Where to go wine tasting in Idaho

When I told a family friend that I was going to Idaho to tour the state’s wine regions, he responded with a snarky quip: “I didn’t know they make potato wine.” After a weekend filled with tastings at nine wineries, I never did find that potato wine. I did, however, get a taste of why local winemakers swear that one of the best burgeoning wine regions in America is adjacent to the country’s potato basket.

Like many wine regions, Idaho’s wineries are best seen firsthand. It’s closing in on 6:00 PM, and Telaya Wine Co. in Garden City, Idaho, is quickly filling up for Thirsty Thursday. Earl Sullivan, the owner and winemaker at Telaya, points me toward a map of the microclimates and soil types of the Snake River Valley, where he sources some of his grapes. If you squint, it’s not all that dissimilar to maps winemakers have shown me in Fr... Read More

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Where to go wine tasting in Idaho

When I told a family friend that I was going to Idaho to tour the state’s wine regions, he responded with a snarky quip: “I didn’t know they make potato wine.” After a weekend filled with tastings at nine wineries, I never did find that potato wine. I did, however, get a taste of why local winemakers swear that one of the best burgeoning wine regions in America is adjacent to the country’s potato basket.

Like many wine regions, Idaho’s wineries are best seen firsthand. It’s closing in on 6:00 PM, and Telaya Wine Co. in Garden City, Idaho, is quickly filling up for Thirsty Thursday. Earl Sullivan, the owner and winemaker at Telaya, points me toward a map of the microclimates and soil types of the Snake River Valley, where he sources some of his grapes. If you squint, it’s not all that dissimilar to maps winemakers have shown me in Fr… Read More

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