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, +Diurnal Shifts(+40°)

  • 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 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.


  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Riesling
  • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Pinot Noir, Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY- STATE-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+Diurnal Shifts(+30°)
  • VITICULTURE- 1,800 ac. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers- Bitner, Cinder, Indian Creek, Koenig, Sawtooth, Scoria, Ste. Chapelle, Telaya Wine Co.
    • Vineyards- Bankhead, Lanae Ridge Sawtooth, Scoria Estate”, Skyline, Willamson
  • **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, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah
  • 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- Clearwater Canyon Cellars, Colters Creek, Lindsay Creek, Rivaura
      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
  • GEOGRAPHY- STATE-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, Ash Sedimentary, Wind-Loess
  • CLIMATE- Desert, +Diurnal Shifts(+30°)
  • VITICULTURE- 100 ac. Planted,  CHALLENGE– Irrigation/ From Snake River Aquifer
    • Estate/ Producers- 3 Horse Ranch
    • Vineyards-

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