The 8 Best Wineries in Idaho

The Snake River Valley and Lewis-Clark Valley are home to the best wineries in Idaho.
Written by Alison Daurio
Reviewed by Kathleen Flear
Updated on May 16, 2022
Nestled among the rolling hills of the Snake River and Lewis-Clark Valleys are some best wineries that
has to offer. To experience the exquisite taste of the Gem State’s top bottles, head to Coeur d’Alene Cellars, Parma Ridge Winery, or Williamson Orchards and Vineyards.
When you think of Idaho, the first thing that comes to mind is probably potatoes—not wine—but with over 65 wineries and 1,300 acres of vineyards, Idaho is the northwest’s premier up-and-coming grape-growing state. Whether you prefer red wines, white wines, chardonnays, merlots, or street wines—you can find a winery in Idaho to suit your taste buds.
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Coeur d’Alene Cellars: the fine art of wine

Address: 3890 N. Schreiber Way, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815
Hours: 12 pm to 5 pm, Tuesday through Thursday & 12 pm to 7 pm, Friday and Saturday
Fees: $7 to $10/glass
Pet friendly? Yes
Family friendly? Yes
Coeur d'Alene Cellars
to pair a sampling of their small-batch, high-quality wines with a delicious cheese board or charcuterie plate. Their premium wines are exclusive to northern Idaho, eastern Washington, and tasting-room visitors, including favorites such as the “Opulence” Reserve Syrah or the Viognier “Vio.” Listen to live music from local artists or sign up for Paint Nite to combine wine-tasting with fine art.
Nearby: Thrill-seekers can try ziplining with
Timberline Adventures
, and eat lunch in a 30-foot-high treehouse. The
Mineral Ridge National Recreation Trail
is a moderately challenging, 3.3-mile hike around Coeur d’Alene Lake where you might even catch a glimpse of a bald eagle!

Fujishin Family Cellars: premium Idaho wines

Address: 15593 Sunny Slope Rd., Caldwell, ID 83607
Hours: 12 pm to 6 pm
Fees: Wine tasting is free; bottles range from $19 to $87
Pet friendly? Yes
Family friendly? Yes
Located on the Sunnyslope Ridges in the Snake River Valley, the
Fujishin Family Cellars
offers free, guided wine tasting for groups of up to 6 people. The tastings last about 45 minutes and include four wines plus a “wine of the week” selected from the vineyard’s delectable assortment of Tempranillo, Viognier, Syrah, and Chardonnay wines.
Nearby: There’s outdoor fun for the whole family at
AgVenture Trail
, where you can pick fresh produce and learn about farmstead life.
Lake Lowell Park
offers a beginner-friendly, 15-hole disc golf course for your crew to compete on.

Jovinea Cellars: classic and new-age winemaking

Address: 301 Main St., Suite #106, Lewiston, ID 83501
Hours: 11 am to 6 pm Friday and Saturday
Fees: $10/person 
Pet friendly? No
Family friendly? Yes
Located in downtown
Jovinea Cellars
is a family-run winery that produces small batches and focuses on non-traditional presentation styles such as Italian Rosé, skin-fermented white wines, and late harvest. Groups of up to 10 people can participate in a guided tasting of six different wines with the option of pairing them with artisan chocolates.
Nearby: History buffs can discover the Nimiipuu people of the pacific northwest by visiting
Nez Perce National Historic Park
. For outdoor adventures, try
whitewater rafting
at Salmon River Canyon.

Parma Ridge Winery: bringing joy through wonderful wine, fabulous food, and an amazing view

Address: 24509 Rudd Rd., Parma, ID 83660
Hours: 12 pm to 7 pm, Friday and Saturday & 12 pm to 4:30 pm on Sunday
Fees: $10/person
Pet friendly? Yes
Family friendly? Yes
Voted the “best place for a glass of wine” in Canyon County by the Idaho Press, the
Parma Ridge Winery
pairs its selection of estate wines with a full bistro menu. Enjoy live music while you drink and eat in a cozy dining room with windows that look out onto the vineyard. Parma Ridge wines like Tre Bianchi, Ridge Red, and Isaac Storm range from $22 to $42 a bottle.
Nearby: For old-fashioned fun, catch a film at the
Parma Motor Vu Drive-In
and enjoy a classic snack like a chili dog, jumbo pretzel, or popcorn. The
Old Fort Boise Replica and Museum
is a fun way to learn about Idaho history and includes a campground on its property that allows both tents and RVs.

Pend d'Oreille Winery: dream your life, live your dreams

Address: 301 Cedar St., Ste. 101, Sandpoint, ID 83864
Hours: 12 pm to 8 pm, Tuesday through Saturday
Fees: $10/person
Pet friendly? No
Family friendly? Yes
Located near the placid Lake Pend Oreille, the
Pend d'Oreille Winery
serves traditionally-crafted French wines including Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Pinot Gris. Listen to folk, jazz, or blues at one of their live music events, or channel your creative side while you attend a paint and sip class. Delicious wines are served with your choice of artisan pizza, soup, salad, and other tasty treats.
Nearby: Rent a kayak and enjoy a leisurely paddle down the
Pack River
. To see panoramic views of the City of Sandpoint and the Selkirk Mountains, you can hike or bike to the top of nearby
Gold Hill

Telaya Wine Company: old-world inspired, Idaho made, award-winning wines

Address: 240 E 32nd St., Garden City, ID 83714
Hours: 12 pm to 7:30 pm, Monday through Thursday and Saturday, 12 pm to 8:30 pm on Friday & 12 pm to 6:00 pm on Sunday
Fees: $9 to $15/glass
Pet friendly? Yes
Family friendly? Yes
If you visit the
Telaya Wine Company
, you can explore their tasting room or relax on the patio that overlooks the Boise River while you sample a glass of their Tempranillo, Turas, or Gruner Veltliner wines. Telaya Wine Company believes in the importance of family and enthusiastically welcomes both children—and dogs—to their facilities. 
Nearby: Grab your
fly fishing
gear and head to the Boise River where you can catch a wild rainbow or brown trout. The
Idaho Botanical Garden
offers a stroll through beautiful blooms—and if you’re traveling with the whole family, kids of all ages can learn about edible plants or explore sensory beds in the
Children’s Adventure Garden

Williamson Orchards and Vineyards: good wine starts in the vineyard

Address: 14807 Sunny Slope Rd., Caldwell, ID 83607
Hours: 12 pm to 5 pm, Wednesday through Sunday
Fees: $10/person 
Pet friendly? Yes
Family friendly? Yes
Gaze upon the Owyhee Mountains through the windows of the tasting room at
Williamson Orchards and Vineyards
. Groups of up to five people can sample wines while looking at the Williamson family’s collection of antiques—and if you buy two bottles of wine, tasting is free! Your Rosé,Albariño, or Riesling is accompanied by a charcuterie board that features local chocolates, cheeses, meats, and savory snacks.
Nearby: Animal lovers can catch a glimpse of Idaho species at the
Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge
. The
Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History
, another noteworthy site, was voted one of the “30 Most Amazing Higher Education Natural History Museums” by Best College Reviews.

Y Knot Winery: indulge your senses

Address: 1289 W Madison Ave., Glenns Ferry, ID 83623
Hours: 11 am to 9 pm
Fees: $8 to $9/glass
Pet friendly? Yes
Family friendly? Yes
Expertly crafting award-winning wines for more than 35 years, the
Y Knot Winery
combines spirits with golf, fine dining, or live music. With a casual atmosphere and relaxed dress code, wine tasters can choose to sample any five house wines, ranging from the aromatic Gewurztraminer to the rich Cabernet Sauvignon.
Nearby: Stay in a log cabin at
Three Island Crossing State Park
, and visit their Education Center to learn about The Oregon Trail.
Glenns Ferry Historical Museum
covers pioneer history and how the King Hill Irrigation Project brought early farming development to the area.

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