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There are eight hidden gems in Boise’s backyard that make up an Idaho urban wine tour adventure. You can drive, walk or bike to these wineries and cideries located in downtown Boise or Garden City and enjoy a day sipping and sampling the unique flavors of Idaho. Check out the list below to plan your tour.

Cinder Wines

woman next to fermenting grapes
Winemaker Melanie Krause of Cinder Wines. Photo Credit: Ray J. Gadd.

Winemaker Melanie Krause of Cinder Wines started her wine journey as a consultant in Boise in 2006. Cinder Wines was born in 2008 at their current Garden City location. Over eight years, Cinder shared space with four other wineries. Melanie invites you to stop by to “take a sip of the story we’ve captured in the bottle!”

Plan Your Visit

107 E. 44th Street, Garden City, ID 83714

208.376.4023 | Open Daily 11am-5pm

Coiled Wines

Leslie Preston, winemaker of Coiled Wines, trained in California and began buying grapes from Idaho and transporting them to California to make wine. Preston’s favorite grape is Riesling and highlights it in her Dry Riesling and Sparkling Riesling “Rizza”.

Plan Your Visit

Tasting Room

3408 W. Chinden Blvd, Garden City, ID 83714

208.820.VINO | Thurs-Sun 12-6pm

Wine Bar

813 W. Bannock St, Boise, ID 83702

208.820.VINO | Thurs-Fri 3-10pm & Sat 1-10pm

Longdrop Cider Co.

Longdrop Cider Co. was founded in 2014 and launched their cider at Treefort Music Festival in 2015. At Longdrop they use only earth’s goodness to make their ciders (nothing artificial). They opened their downtown Boise location in early 2016. Stop by for a taste and enjoy a bite from Smoke & Thyme!

Plan Your Visit

603 S. Capital Blvd., Boise, ID 83702

208.342.0186 | Mon-Fri 11:30am-Close, Sat 12pm-Close & Sun 12-5pm

Meriwether Cider Co.

woman pouring cider
Sample some cider from Meriwether Cider Co. Photo Credit: Kim Fetrow.

The Leadbetter’s are a firefighting family that found themselves at a crossroads that brought them to Idaho from Colorado to create Meriwether Cider Co. There cider is brewed with the same zeal as their love for the wilderness.

Plan Your Visit

5242 Chinden Blvd., Garden City, ID 83714

208.972.6725 | Wed-Thur 4-8pm, Fri 4-9pm, Sat 12-9pm & Sun 2-6pm

Mouvance Winery

The Mouvance Winery story began in 2007 when Lonnie and Judy planted a Pinto Noir vineyard in the Willamette Valley in Oregon. In 2012 they opened their Downtown Boise tasting room. Stop by to join their “circle of influence” (French meaning for Mouvance).

Plan Your Visit

1414 W. Grove St., Boise, ID 83702

208.629.7781 | Fri-Sun 12-6pm

Telaya Wine Co.

wine glasses on outdoor table
Enjoy a glass of wine on Telaya Wine Co.’s outdoor patio. Photo Credit: Kim Fetrow.

Telaya Wine Co. began with their first red blend in 2008. The winemakers blended their two favorite places, the Tetons and La Playa, and established a home base in Idaho where they lead wine lovers on a delicious journey.

Plan Your Visit

240 E. 32nd Street, Garden City, ID 83714

208.557.WINE | Daily 12-6pm

Split Rail Winery

Split Rail Winery was the brainchild of Jed Glavin who never makes the same wine twice. Stop by to taste wine from a can and wine fermented in a concrete egg and broaden your tasting experience.

Plan Your Visit

4338 Chinden Blvd., Garden City, ID 83714

208.490.0681 | Wed-Sun 12-6pm

Potter Wines

Potter Wines was born when Von Potter had the crazy idea of making wine with Jalapeños. Stop by for a taste of their Jalapeño Wine or stay the course with their Syrah.  They’ll have a glass ready for you!

505 43rd Street, Garden City, ID 83714

208.866.7765 | By appointment

To fully experience these gems make a day of Idaho Wine-ing with this mix and match list of Urban Idaho Wineries. Tasting fees may apply. Explore all the wine options Idaho has to offer by clicking here. Please enjoy responsibly. Cheers!

Brenna Christison is a self-proclaimed social media buff and chocoholic whose favorite wine varietal is Riesling. She’s moved up the ranks of the Idaho Wine Commission and has a passion for sharing the good news about Idaho wines. Brenna is a guest contributor.