Sep 12 September 12 Growers

EAGLE MAGAZINE - Eagle Foothills Grape Growers Association

The Eagle Foothills provide a harmonious balance of well-draining soil, abundant water sourced from the Snake River Aquifer, and south facing slopes that create the perfect environment needed for an American Viticulture Area (AVA). The Eagle Foothills AVA is the first to be contained within Idaho and supports an expanding local industry in high demand. The vineyard owners featured in this article are passionate trail blazers, striving to provide high quality products that utilize this amazing area. They are a few of the members of the Eagle Foothills Grape Growers Association (EFGGA) – a platform for local grape growers to communication about legislation that could impact their livelihood and to collaborate with other avid wine enthusiasts!

Aug 28 August 28 Wine

USA TODAY 10BEST - Idaho wine is the Pacific Northwest's greatest secret

When you think of Idaho, you might think of outdoor adventures and potatoes. But, wine? Believe it or not, the young, small, yet mighty and quickly growing wine community is producing some pretty fantastic wines. It makes sense, considering acclaimed wineries sit just over the border in Oregon, Washington and even the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia. The terroir for growing grapes in Idaho is ideal: hot summer days and cool nights, vine-loving volcanic soils, good water sources and cold winters that allow vines to go dormant and rest.