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A group of people sitting in an Idaho winery vineyard are toasting with Idaho wine and food in front of them.
Wine Pairings With Idaho Wine

Sipping on Idaho wine is an adventure in itself, but the art of pairing these exquisite wines with delectable dishes creates a sensory tasting experience that elevates both elements to new heights. 

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Applying Harvest to Harvest (H2H) as a soil amendment.
Scientists Working to Help Idaho's Vineyards

The summer of 2021 was the hottest summer on record in Idaho. The Idaho Wine Commission heard the industry express concerns about drought, the effects of climate change, and the availability of water...

Idaho Wine Friends Cheers
Chill Advice for Traveling with and Storing Idaho Wine

Summertime means wine country excursions, dining alfresco, and sipping delicious Idaho wines and ciders on a patio somewhere—whether in your own backyard, a favorite restaurant, or one of Idaho’s...

Bud break on vineyards in Idaho during spring
Is it Spring Yet? Idaho’s Grapevines Want to Know

Much of Idaho has had a long, cold winter. In Idaho’s Treasure Valley—home to the Snake River AVA and the Eagle Foothills AVA, March has come and gone like a lion. It will go down for now in the...

Idaho’s 2021 Grape Harvest: Bright and Intense—Like Idaho’s Summer

Intense Heat

Temperatures soared across the Pacific Northwest in June this year, and the heat wave lingered in Idaho for a good chunk of the summer. National Weather Service data showed the Treasure...

Idaho winemakers hope 2021’s intense heat leads to intense flavors

Idaho saw its summer temperatures rise sharply in June and continue through the months of July and August with temps regularly over 90 degrees— often climbing to triple digits. Climate research has...

The ABCs of the IWC

So, you get our emails, read our blogs, and love Idaho wine. But how much do you know about us and the work we do? And more importantly, how can YOU help us help grow the popularity of Idaho wines?

We wrote the book on starting a winery in Idaho

So, you have an idea. You like wine. Maybe you even have a background in science or chemistry. Or maybe you’ve fermented a batch or two and just have a knack for it. Now you’re thinking about going...

Survey says? Come as you are!

Remember the old days when ordering a bottle of wine filled you with dread? Back when a tuxedoed waiter would look down his nose and shudder at you for ordering a dry white with your ribeye. Or a...