IDAHO IS    AVA.3      @Boise

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Muscat Pinot Gris, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Viognier
    • Hybrids– 
  • RED= Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lemburger, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Sangiovese, Syrah, Temprillo
    • HybridsBaco Noir, Dechaunac, Leon Millet, Marechal Foch

GEOGRAPHY REGION– Pacific North-West(East), STATE-Idaho, LATITUDE: 43.6° N

  • BORDERS-Washington(West), Oregon(West)
  • Sub-Zones/ AVA.’s Eagle Foothills AVA., Lewis & Clark Valley AVA., Snake River Valley AVA.

TOPOGRAPHY Rolling/ Hilly/ Valley(Snake River), +Alt.2,500ft.

  • On~Snake/ Clearwater~Rivers~
  • Canyon and Low Bench Lands Formed by the Snake & Clearwater Rivers
  • **Refer to PACIFIC NORTH-WEST/ Topographic Events For Detailed Information.

SOILS Metamorphic, Volcanic, Sedimentary, Wind-Loess

  • Glacial Moraine- Glacially Formed Accumulation of Unconsolidated Debris That Was Transported and Deposited When the  Glaciers Regresses.
  • **Refer to TERROIR/ Geology & Soil For Detailed Information On Soils.

CLIMATE Continental, Irrigation Satisfied by Snake River Aquifer, +Diurnal Shifts(+40°)

  • BENEFITS– Northern Latitude Location, Leads to Longer Growing Days.
  • CHALLENGES– Spring Frost

VINICULTURE Numbers of Wineries- (62/60 Bonded/ 2  Virtual) As of 2020, #26 State/ USA.


  • 1860’s- First Vines Planted In Lewiston
  • 2000’s- Present- New/ Modern Wine Movement

CULTURE History and Culture of Smaller Mom & Pop Wineries.

  • AGRICULTURE… Potato, Cherry, Apple, Peach
  • ASSOCIATIONS~ ~Lewis & Clark Valley Wine Alliance~

GEOGRAPHIC DISCLAIMER~ To Understand the Wine World and Benefit From an Understanding of Idaho’s Geography is Needed and the Ability to Visualize Its Wine Regions Topography.  Idaho is Organized In a North to South, / East to West Orientation and Intended to Be Researched as So.

IDAHO     @Boise

  • WHITE=   |   RED=  **Refer to AVA.’s For Varietal Information.
  • GEOGRAPHY- REGION-Pacific North-West, STATE-Idaho(Greater)
  • VITICULTURE Wines Produced In IDAHO Non-Conforming to Specific AVA.
    • Estate/Producers-(Not Located In Demarcated Sub-Zone) Camas Prairie, Coeur d’Alene, Small House
    • Vineyards-(Not Located In Demarcated Sub-Zone) Snyder“Estate”, Sweetbriar“Estate


  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Riesling
  • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Syrah, Tempranillo
  • GEOGRAPHY- STATE-Idaho(South-West), BORDERS: Oregon(Laps/ West), Multi-Appellation
    • Sub-Zones/ AVA.’s- Eagle Foothills AVA., Lewis-Clark Valley AVA.
    • CITIES-Boise, Caldwell, Garden City
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly/ Valley(Snake River)
    • Sub-Zones- Eastern Snake River Valley, Sunnyslope
    • On~Clearwater~River~Tributary~Snake~River~
    • Rift Valley On West End of Snake River Plain.
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary
  • CLIMATE- Continental+Diurnal Shifts(+30°)
  • VITICULTURE- 1,800 ac. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers- Albero Verde Vigneto, Annadelle, Arena Valley, Bitner, Buhl, Cellar 616, Cinder, Coiled, Cold Spring, Cuesta Sol, Crossings, Famici Wine Co., Feather Winds, Frenchman’s Gulch, Glenns Ferry, Fujishin, Hammett, Hat Ranch, Hells Canyon, Huston, Holesinsky, Indian Creek, Kerry Hill, Kendred, Koenig, Mandeville, Mountain Home, Mouvance, Parma Ridge, Potter, Sawtooth, Scoria, Ste. Chapelle, Syringa, Telaya Wine Co., Vizcaya, W2, Weston, Vizcaya, Zhoo Zhoo
    • Vineyards- Arena Valley“Estate”, Annadelle“Estate”, Bankhead, Bitner, Cameron Lane, Cold Spring“Estate”, Crossings“Estate”, Daniel, Famici“Estate”, Feather Winds“Estate”, Fraser, J Victor, Hells Canyon“Estate”, Holesinsky“Estate”, Huston“Estate”, Indian Creek“Estate”, Kigiacomo, Kindred“Estate”, Koenig“Estate”, Lanae Ridge, Mandeville“Estate”, Martin, Ollie, Parma Ridge, Pathway, RDJR, Rose Cottage, Sawtooth“Estate”, Scoria“Estate”, Skyline, Sol Invictus, Ste. Chapelle“Estate”, Symms, Terra Native, Toelson“Estate”, Villa Mori, Vizcaya“Estate”, West Foothills, Weston, Williamson, Windy Ridge, Wood
  • HISTORY- 2007- AVA. Officially Established
  • **Refer to WASHINGTON/ Snake River Valley West For Additional Information.


  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Muscat, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Viognier
  • RED= Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Garnacha, Merlot, Mourvèdre, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Syrah, Tempranillo
  • GEOGRAPHY- STATE-Idaho(North-West), In Snake River Valley AVA.
    • Area Surrounding Lewiston & Clarkson, (Laps/ 38% of AVA. In Washington)
    • Near Washington/ Oregon/ Idaho Tri-Border
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling, Canyon & Bench-Lands, +Alt. 1,380 ft.
    • On~Clearwater~River~Tributary~Snake~River~
  • SOILS- “Metamorphic, Volcanic, Sedimentary, Alluvial
  • CLIMATE- Continental+Diurnal Shifts(+30°)
  • VITICULTURE-ac. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers- Basalt, Clearwater Canyon, Colters Creek, Lindsay Creek, Rivaura, Vine46, Woodie, 
      Vineyards- 2 Bad Labs, Arnett, Colter Creek“Estate”, DeVleming, Karl & Coco Umiker, Rivaura“Estate”, Rock ‘n J, Spiral Rock, Wasem
  • CULTURE- ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Lewis & Clark Valley Wine Alliance~
    • 2016- AVA. Officially Established


  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Roussanne, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier
  • RED= Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Garnacha, Merlot, Mourvèdre, Petit Verdot, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY- STATE-Idaho(South-West), In Snake River Valley AVA.
    • COUNTIES-Ada, Gem,  CITIES– Eagle, Emmett
    • North-West of Boise-City(25mi.),  @Hw.#55
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous
    • SLOPES/ Prospect Peak, +Alt.2,500ft.-3,400ft.(Peak 4,874ft.)
    • On~Willow~Creek~Tributary~Snake~River~
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Granite Pebbles, Volcanic, Ash Sedimentary, Wind-Loess
  • CLIMATE- Desert, +Diurnal Shifts(+30°)
  • VITICULTURE- 49,815 ac./ 80 ac. Planted,  CHALLENGE– Irrigation/ From Snake River Aquifer
    • Estate/ Producers- 3 Horse Ranch
    • Vineyards- 3 Horse Ranch“Estate”, Curlew, Dashie Dude, Floating Feather, Meadowlark, One Stone Hill, Rolling Hills, Skyline Vines, Whispering hills
  • CULTURE- 2016- AVA. Officially Establised

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**Refer to BIBLIOGRAPHY/ SOURCES For Details On Scholarly Works Referenced.