IDAHO IS    AVA.3      @Boise

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Muscat Pinot Gris, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Viognier
  • RED= Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lemburger, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Syrah

GEOGRAPHY REGION– Pacific North-West(East), STATE-Idaho, 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

  • **Refer to “TERROIR/ Geology & Soil” For Detailed Information On Soils.

CLIMATE Continental, Irrigation Satisfied by Snake River Aquifer

  • CHALLENGES– Spring Frost

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

CULTURE 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 and Memorized as So.

IDAHO     @Boise

  • WHITE=   |   RED=  **Refer to AVA.’s For Varietal Information
  • GEOGRAPHYREGION-Pacific North-West, STATE-Idaho(Greater)
  • VITICULTURE– Wines Produced In “IDAHO” Non-Conforming to Specific AVA.


  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Riesling
  • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Norir, Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHYSTATE-Idaho(South-West), BORDERS: Oregon(Laps), “Multi-Appellation
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly/ Valley(Snake River)”
    • On~Clearwater~River~Tributary~Snake~River~
    • Rift Valley On West End of Snake River Plain
  • SOILS=Metamorphic“, “Sedimentary
  • CLIMATE= Continental
  • VITICULTURE– 1,800 ac. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers– Bitner, Chapelle, Cinder, Indian Creek, Sawtooth, Scoria, Telaya
    • Vineyards– Bankhead, Lanae Ridge Sawtooth, Scoria ‘Estate‘, Skyline, Willamson


  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Muscat, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Viognier
  • RED= Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHYSTATE-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
  • VITICULTURE– ? ac. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers– Clearwater Canyon Cellars, Colters Creek, Lindsay Creek
      Vineyards– Colter Creek, DeVleming, Karl & Coco Umiker, Rivaura, Spiral Rock, Two Bad Labs
  • CULTURE– ASSOCIATIONS–  ~Lewis & Clark Valley Wine Alliance~


  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Riesling
  • RED= Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHYSTATE-Idaho, In Snake River Valley AVA., North-West of Boise-City(     mi.)
    • @Hw.#55
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly”, +Alt.2,500ft.-3,400ft.
    • On~Willow~Creek~Tributary~Snake~River~
  • SOILS=Metamorphic, Granite Pebbles, Volcanic, AshSedimentary”, Wind-Loess
  • VITICULTURE– 100 ac. Planted,  CHALLENGE– Irrigation/ From Snake River Aquifer
    • Estate/ Producers– 3 Horse Ranch
    • Vineyards

**Snake River Images Courtesy of Delong Maps, Purchase These  Maps at

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