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June is Idaho Wine Month

WineCelebrate Idaho grape growing and wine making all month long. 

Don’t miss out on local wine pairing dinners, tours, live music, events, discounts and more! The Idaho Wine Commission has organized an Idaho Wine Month Toolkit where you can find an Idaho Wine Month Checklist with events and special promos throughout the state during the month of June.

View 2016 Idaho Wine Month Events

Special Idaho Wine Month Features:
Capitol Cellars – Wine Down Wednesday, 25% off all Idaho Wines by the bottle.
Chandler’s Steakhouse – All bottles of Idaho Wine are 50% off on Sunday’s in June.
Crossings Winery – Wine of the Month Bleu Nior $2 off per bottle.
Feathered Winds Wine – Wine Wednesdays $1 off bottles or glasses of wine, 4pm-9pm.
Fork – Idaho Wine features all month long.

Wine RegionsIdaho, which is gaining national attention as a prominent grape growing area and becoming vastly popular for their diverse and quality wine selection has recently added a new American Viticultural Area to their resume. An AVA is a federally designated wine grape-growing region distinguishable by distinct geographic features such as climate, soil, elevation and physical features. Conditions and grapes grown within this geographic region cannot be replicated.

This May, the Department of Treasury established the Lewis-Clark Valley as Idaho’s newest AVA. Other AVAs in the state of Idaho include the Snake River Valley AVA (2007) and the Eagle Foothills AVA (2015). New regions illustrate an emerging wine culture in Idaho and will act as a catalyst for development as more growers investigate the region.

Idaho Wine Fun Facts:

  • Idaho has 50+ wineries

  • The 1st Idaho winery to open after prohibition was Ste. Chapelle in 1976.

  • There are over 25 wineries within 32 miles of Boise.

You can catch the Idaho Preferred at the Wine Month Kick-Off party this Thursday, June 2 from 5:30pm-7:30pm at Juniper in Freak Alley featuring – Cinder Wines, Coiled Wines, Cold Springs Winery, HAT Ranch Winery, Huston Vineyards, Indian Creek Winery, Koenig Vineyards, Mouvance Winery, Split Rail Winery, Telaya Wine Co., Vale Wine Co., Vickers, Vizcaya Winery, Williamson Vineyards, live music, suggested $5 donation to the Idaho Wine Scholarship.

We will also be at Savor Idaho – Idaho’s Premier Wine & Food Event on June 12 at the Idaho Botanical Garden from 2:00-5:00pm.

When posting on social media about Idaho wines during Idaho Wine Month, be sure to use the following official Hashtags: #IdahoWineMonth #IdahoWines

Happy Wine Month, Idaho. Cheers!