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Idaho Wine Regions

South Central

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High-Desert Wine Heaven

Wineries in this region are just a short drive outside of Boise, making it an easy day trip for travelers and guests from around the state. Grapes from this region have it good. They benefit from the area’s diurnal shift, a.k.a. hot summer days and cold nights, to create the perfect balance of natural sugars and acids. There are also two cideries in the area for those who want to explore something deliciously different. Looking to make some more memories? Check out some of the area’s unique regional attractions, like the Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument, the Snake River Canyon Rim Trail, Shoshone Falls (known as the Niagara of the West), and Craters of the Moon National Monument.

For more trip-planning inspiration, check out our friends at Visit South Idaho.





Best known for

Chardonnay, Syrah, Pinot Noir

Top non-wine related activity

Hitting the local hot springs


Organic & down-to-earth

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6 Wineries in Idaho’s South Central Region

Cedar Draw Cider

Operated out of their three-acre family farm, they are a unique nano-cidery offering a wide variety of ciders ranging from bone-dry to semi-sweet, all perfectly balanced. They source local ingredients, including fruit from their own orchard. Their tasting room is open two days a week and offers charming indoor and outdoor seating.
20305 HWY 30 Buhl, ID 83316

Highpoint Cider

Founded by two brothers in the heart of the Tetons, Highpoint Cider pushes the envelope by crafting drinkable, small-batch, modern ciders that are low in sugar, balanced, and refreshing. The perfect pairing after a day of adventure in the mountains.
7565 Lupine Ln., Ste. D Victor, ID 83455

Cold Springs Winery

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Grown and bottled at their vineyard in Hammett, Idaho, Cold Springs wines capture the nuance and essence of the region. Experience their wines at their tasting room.
7853 W. Ringert Ln. Hammett, ID 83627

Holesinsky Winery and Vineyard

Holesinsky Winery has been using French-style wine making techniques to produce award-winning wines since its establishment in 2001 by James Holesinsky. For 20 years, Holesinsky has proudly produced organically grown grapes. The vineyard is free of glysophates, chemicals & pesticides and does not use any synthetic fertilizers, weedkillers or fungicides.
1498 Valley Steppe Dr. Buhl, ID 83316

Sweetbriar Vineyard and Winery

Sweetbriar is a small vineyard and winery just northeast of Mountain Home producing Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lemberger, Riesling, Pinot Gris and Vignoles.
12150 E. HWY 20 Mountain Home, ID 83647

Y Knot Winery

Wine, dine and nine at Idaho’s destination winery. Established in 1988, Y Knot Winery is one of Idaho’s oldest locally owned wineries. Enjoy locally-inspired food made from scratch, daily wine flights, a challenging nine hole golf course and live music on the weekends. RV park, cabins and rental house located along estate vineyards.
1289 W. Madison Ave. Glenns Ferry, ID 83623
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