Idaho Wines Fly Free
With over 60 wineries, three American Viticultural Areas, and over 1,300 acres of vineyards rooted in fertile volcanic soils, you’re sure to return home with an award-winning, hand-picked bottle of Idaho’s finest. Now when you visit Idaho wineries, you and your new traveling companions can get home easier, and for less on Alaska Airlines. As a Mileage Plan™ member, you’ll be able to check your first case of Idaho wines at no additional cost. Learn More »
About Southwestern Wine
Idaho’s Treasure Valley is rich in resources. The four-season climate, ancient volcanic soil and abundant water supply make this an ideal place to grow grapes and make wine. The state’s heaviest concentration of wineries is within this region’s Sunnyslope Wine Trail, which is part of the Snake River Valley American Viticulture Area (AVA).
The Snake River Valley AVA approved in April of 2007 encompasses 8,000 square miles with 1,125 acres currently planted. Overlaying the ancient Lake Idaho, the shoreline creates its natural boundaries.
The Eagle Foothills AVA approved in November of 2015 encompasses 49,815 acres, fully within the Snake River Valley AVA with 67 acres planted.