Experience Idaho Wine – Let’s Live.Drink.Local.
Sip Back and Let’s Play Idaho Winery Bingo!
Whether you are a wine connoisseur or simply enjoy strolling through the lush rolling vineyards, Idaho’s wine regions are the perfect place to sip back and relax all while experiencing agriculture.
What’s better is you can play our “Live.Drink.Local.” Idaho Winery BINGO card as a fun way to patronize your favorite (or newly discovered) Idaho winery at any time! Just download this graphic to take along with you while you sip!
To agventure true local Idaho wine…
We suggest stopping at these fine Idaho Preferred member wineries while you are playing Winery Bingo:
Idaho Wines and Vines
A little history, Idaho’s first vines were planted during the American Civil War, and from 1856 through 1919, Idaho’s wine industry flourished. Prohibition halted the production of wine across the country, and it wasn’t until the 1970s that Idaho’s wine industry began to make a slow comeback.
In 2007, the Snake River Valley AVA was federally approved to become Idaho’s first officially designated grape-growing region in Southwest Idaho. In 2015 and 2016, the Eagle Hills AVA and Lewis-Clark AVA were also federally designated, respectively.
Today, Idaho boasts over 70 wineries, 1,300 acres of planted vineyards, and with over 5.5 million acres officially designated for grape-growing, there is, quite literally, room to grow.
Check out Idaho’s American Viticultural Areas Map from the Idaho Wine Commission for a detailed look at each region:
Here are some interesting facts about the Idaho wine industry:
- Idaho boasts three federally designated American Viticultural Areas. AVAs are official grape growing regions in the United States, certified by the Tax and Trade Bureau of the US Dept. Of the Treasury. To become an officially designated AVA, petitioners must prove the area meets a list of strict standards, including an explanation of specific geographic or climatic features that distinguish it from the surrounding regions and affect how grapes are grown.
- Idaho’s three AVAs include Snake River Valley AVA (2007), Eagle Hills AVA (2015), and Lewis-Clark Valley AVA (2017).
- For a bottle to bear a prestigious AVA label, the wine must consist of a certain percentage of grapes grown within that AVA’s boundaries. For example, to boast a Snake River AVA label, the wine must consist of 85% grapes grown within the boundaries.
Taste Local Locator
Where to find local Idaho wines:
Our retail partners have gone the extra step in making sure you can always find and support local wineries! Here you will find locally produced wines utilizing grapes grown right here in Idaho.
Moscow Food Co-Op
Lark and Larder
Albertsons Market Street
Head to the Wineries
No matter where you are in Idaho, it is easy to enjoy Idaho wines! See our comprehensive list of Idaho Wineries, Tasting Rooms, and Cideries below!
For detailed information and resources visit Idaho Wines from the Idaho Wine Commission