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Wine Variety: Sauvignon Blanc

2019 May 14

Rivaura Estate Vineyard and Winery

Nestled in the rolling hills on both sides of the Clearwater River near Lewiston, Idaho, Rivaura is an estate vineyard and winery run by three generations of the Hewett family.

  • 2018 CAB SAUV (91 POINTS)

    Owen Bargreen Master Wine Critic

  • 2018 RIVER RANCH RED (91 POINTS)

    Owen Bargreen Master Wine Critic

  • 2018 Grenache (91 points)

    Owen Bargreen Master Wine Critic

  • 2018 Viognier (91) points

    Owen Bargreen Master Wine Critic

  • 2019 19 Rose (91points)

    Owen Bargreen Master Wine Critic

  • 2018 Syrah (92 points)

    Owen Bargreen Master Wine Critic

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2019 May 14

Ste. Chapelle Winery

From high atop “Winery Hill,” Ste. Chapelle overlooks the scenic views of the famous Snake River winding through the valley below. They are dedicated to showcasing the extraordinary quality and unique regional personality of their Idaho vineyards, consistently producing wines of exceptional complexity and nuance. Ask how you can save; become a wine club “Friend.” Their beautiful sunset will enhance your wedding or private event.

  • 2014 Panoramic Idaho Riesling Ice Wine, SRV

    Gold MedalIdaho Wine Competition 2015

  • 2014 Panoramic Idaho Riesling Ice Wine, SRV

    Bronze MedalSan Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2016

  • 2013 Chardonnay, SRV

    Silver MedalIdaho Wine Competition 2015

  • 2013 Panoramic Idaho Cabernet Sauvignon, SRV

    Silver MedalIdaho Wine Competition 2015

  • 2013 Panoramic Idaho Syrah, SRV

    Gold/Best of ClassIdaho Wine Competition 2015

  • 2013 Panoramic Idaho Syrah, SRV

    Bronze MedalSan Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2015

  • 2013 Panoramic Idaho Malbec, SRV

    Gold MedalIdaho Wine Competition 2015

  • 2013 Panoramic Idaho Malbec, SRV

    Silver MedalSan Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2016

  • 2013 Special Harvest Riesling

    Gold – Best of Class MedalSunset International Wine Competition 2015

  • 2013 Special Harvest Riesling

    Silver MedalIdaho Wine Competition 2014

  • 2012 Special Harvest Riesling, SRV

    Gold MedalIdaho Wine Competition 2013

  • 2012 Special Harvest Riesling, SRV

    Silver MedalSan Francisco Chronicles Wine Competition 2014

  • 2012 Merlot, SRV

    85 PointsWine Enthusiast 2015

  • 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, SRV

    85 PointsWine Enthusiast 2015

  • 2012 Gem State Red, SRV

    86 PointsWine Enthusiast 2015

  • 2012 Gem State Red, SRV

    Silver MedalIdaho Wine Competition 2014

  • 2012 Chardonnay, SRV

    Silver MedalGreat NW Wine Competition 2014

  • 2012 Panoramic Idaho Series Grenache, SRV

    Silver MedalIdaho Wine Competition 2014

  • 2011 Panoramic Idaho Series Petit Verdot, SRV

    Silver MedalIdaho Wine Competition 2014

  • 2011 Panoramic Idaho Series Petit Verdot, SRV

    Gold MedalWine Press Northwest 2013

  • 2011 Panoramic Idaho Series Black 16 Chardonnay, SRV

    Gold MedalIdaho Wine Competition 2014

  • 2011 Panoramic Idaho Series Black 16 Chardonnay, SRV

    Bronze MedalSan Francisco Wine Competition 2015

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2019 May 13

Syringa Winery

Syringa Winery was conceived out of my love for wine, winemaking, and the winemaker lifestyle. I have worked as an Enologist and Assistant Winemaker for a number of years for other wineries in Washington and Idaho, gaining the experience I need to carry out my dream of owning and operating my own small boutique winery. I attended Walla Walla Community College and Washington State University, graduating with a degree in Enology and Viticulture. I also have a Bachelor’s degree in Production Management BBA from Boise State University. The Syringa name, which was originally taken from the Idaho State Flower, is also my niece’s name. My late sister, Heather, named her only daughter Syringa. I was inspired to name my winery after her since she I such a special person in my life. The name is really a celebration of my dynamic sister and her life that was so special to so many people. Syringa Winery specializes in making wines from grapes grown in the Snake River Valley AVA. The wines are crafted using labor-intensive, traditional wine making techniques, i.e., frequent visits to the vineyards to hand-sample and taste the fruit before harvest; fruit sorting and picking by hand; manually punching down in open-top fermenters; gentle squeezing in a bladder and basket press; individual topping off barrels monthly and racking each barrel four times a year. The wines are unfiltered, unfined and cellared in separate vineyard lots in American, French, and Hungarian oak barrels. The “free run” and “pressed wines” are place in separate barrels for aging, and then later blended by discerning palates.

  • 2011 Tempranillo, SRV

    Double Gold MedalIdaho Wine Competition 2014

  • 2011 Tempranillo, SRV

    Gold MedalIdaho Wine Competition 2014

  • 2010 Sangiovese, SRV

    Bronze MedalIdaho Wine Competition 2014

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