Although Idaho is traditionally associated with potatoes, the rapid growth of the wine industry will be celebrated through June for Idaho Wine Month.
Idaho has had a long history of wine production dating back to the 1860’s which has ballooned into more than forty commercial wineries in the state.
Hot summer days and cool nights during the summer make ideal growing conditions for a variety of grapes.
Moya Dolsby from the Idaho Wine Commission explained to On Your Side about the Gem States recognition in the wine community, “People should pick Idaho wines because they want to support local and it’s a great product. There’s some amazing Idaho win out there and it’s affordable. Why reach for that $100 dollar California Cabernet or that $50 Washington Merlot when you can have a local $15-$20 Idaho wine that’s just as good.”
From farm to table and vineyard to bottle, there are dozens of wine event scheduled across the state.
For more information on upcoming events, visit here.
To view a gallery from GMI's trip to Ste. Chapelle Winery click here.