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Enjoy a day sipping and sampling the unique flavors of Idaho at these eight wineries and cideries you can drive, walk or bike to in Boise and Garden City.

Cinder Wines

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

Winemaker Melanie Krause of Cinder Wines invites you to stop by and “take a sip of the story we’ve captured in the bottle!”

Plan Your Visit

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

208.906.0055 | Open daily 11 a.m.- 6 p.m.

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 | Fri-Sun: 1 p.m.- 6 p.m.

Wine Bar

813 W. Bannock St, Boise, ID 83702

208.820.VINO | Wed – Sat: 4-9 p.m.

Scoria Vineyards

Preceded by three generations of farmers, Sydney Nederend leaned on her family’s crop-raising heritage, expertise and equipment to launch Scoria Vineyards in the Snake River Valley in 2014. Scoria, which derives its name from the volcanic rock lining the land, cultivates bold red varietals that can be enjoyed at its downtown tasting room.

Plan Your Visit

111 S. 10th St. Boise, ID 83702

208.550.2472 | Tues-Sat: 2-8 p.m.

Meriwether Cider Co.

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

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

Plan Your Visit

Taproom

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​5242 Chinden Blvd., Garden City, ID 83714

208.972.6725 | Tues – Sat: 3-9 p.m. & Sun: 1-7 p.m.​​​​​​​

Cider House

224 N 9th St, Boise, ID 83702

208.972.6725 | Tues – Sat: 4 -10 p.m. ; Sun: 1-7 p.m.

Rolling Hills Vineyard

Inspired by her experience helping out with her family’s winemaking hobby in California’s San Joaquin Valley, Lori and Mark Pasculli purchased an existing vineyard in the Eagle Foothills American Viticulture Area (AVA) to create Rolling Hills Vineyard and produce their own selection of enjoyable wines using Idaho and Washington grapes.

Plan Your Visit

152 E. 52nd St. Garden City, ID 83714

208.948.3136 | Wed-Sat: 12-8 p.m.

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 | Mon – Sat: 12- 7:30 p.m. ; Sun: 12 – 6:30 p.m.

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 or 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: 12-6 p.m.

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!

5286 W. Chinden Blvd, Garden City, ID 83714

208.793.1773 | Mon – Wed: By appointment; Thurs – Sun: hour vary, check hours before arriving

To fully experience these gems make a day of it with this mix and match list of Urban Wineries. Tasting fees may apply. Please enjoy responsibly. Cheers!

For more information on Idaho’s award-winning wineries visit the Idaho Wine Commission.


Published on August 10, 2017