Until recently, Idaho was known for its potatoes. But as oenophiles flock to the state’s volcanic valleys, word is getting out—Idaho is actually a wine lover’s dream. It’s also a haven for women winemakers. 

With cold winters and hot, dry summers, Idaho’s Lewis Clark Valley, Snake River Valley, and Eagle Foothills have similar climates to the great wine-growing regions of the world. In the past ten years, they’ve all seen exponential growth as American Viticultural Areas, with 60 vineyards now operating across the three regions.