June 25, 2023 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Detail on Idaho Wine Tastings at Bogus Basin
Idaho Wine Tastings – Take a break from the trails and taste Idaho wine and cider from three local wineries on Sunday June 25th from 2 – 4 pm in the ICCU Base Area Plaza at Bogus Basin.
A Sweet Taste of Idaho
Meriwether Cider, Sawtooth Winery, and Ste. Chapelle are on-site celebrating Wine and Cider Month. Meet Idaho winemakers and learn about Idaho’s welcoming wine community while you enjoy free live music in the ICCU Base Area Plaza. Head next door to the Double R Ranch for the opportunity to purchase wine by the glass.
About the Idaho Wine Commission
Known for its breathtaking wilderness and, perhaps more famously for potatoes, Idaho is also home to a fast-growing wine industry and fantastic wines. Nestled between the Rocky Mountains and the Snake River, Idaho Wine Regions nurture the grapes with a moderate climate, limited precipitation, and a consistent growing season that adds complexity to the grapes.
The characteristically cold winters allow vines to grow dormant gradually while ridding the plants of bugs and discouraging disease. A combination of cold nights and hot days serves to balance acids and sugars. The limited amount of rainfall allows growers to control water through irrigation.
Idaho is known for growing and producing classic varieties including Syrah, Merlot, Riesling, and Chardonnay, along with more adventurous wines such as Tempranillo and Malbec.
We make our cider from apples grown in the Northwest. All our cider is made with real apples with other pure fruit juices, no artificial flavors or essences. Meriwether cider isn’t sweet enough to give you flashbacks from freshmen year of college, but just sweet enough to transport you to hot summer days or to champagne powder on your favorite slope.
About Sawtooth Winery
Founded in 1987 in Idaho’s Snake River Valley, the estate vineyards surrounding Sawtooth Winery were once rich pastures owned by Charles Pintler. The Pintlers saw a greater potential in the steep, south sloping hills, and set out to grow wine grapes. Sawtooth Estate Winery and the Snake River Valley have gained increasing national acclaim for varietals such as Riesling, Pinot Gris, Syrah, Merlot and Tempranillo with winemaker Meredith Smith leading its program. Inside every bottle of Sawtooth lies the spirit of adventure, the mystique of Idaho, and the natural beauty that rests within the snowcapped mountains and crisp, clean rivers of the Snake River Valley.
About Ste. Chapelle
Founded in 1975 in Emmett, Idaho, Ste. Chapelle is well known for producing outstanding wines from the Snake River Valley appellation. Moved to its present facility in 1978, the winery grew quickly, producing Riesling and Chardonnay as well as Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Its popular “Soft” series continues to expand with offerings of Soft Red, Soft White and Soft Huckleberry.