Both wine and table grape varieties are grown on more than 1,600 acres of vineyards across Idaho. The long warm summer days, cool nights and well-drained volcanic soils are key ingredients for growing grapes with exceptional flavor and sugar content.
Idaho grapes are harvested in September and October—after Californian and before Chilean grapes arrive in the market, giving Idaho an important marketing window for table grapes. Several table grape growers in Idaho are selling their grapes to local schools where the sweet and delicious fruit is a big hit with Idaho students.
Idaho also grows great wine grapes that make wonderful Idaho wines.
Grapes are also great served fresh, or as part of the Grape and Plum Ambrosia.