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Northwest Travel & Life - Annual 52 Getaways

Southwest Idaho is blessed with ancient volcanic soil, an abundant water supply and a four-season climate—a recipe for great wine grapes. And enterprising farmers and winemakers have caught on, transforming the Snake River Valley into one of the Northwest’s up-and-coming fine-wine-producing regions. The area that makes up the Sunnyslope Wine Trail has the heaviest concentration of wineries in the state.

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SHERMANS TRAVEL - How to Visit Idaho's Affordable, Up-and-Coming Wine Country

If you had to name an up-and-coming wine region in the United States, the state of Idaho — best known for its long stretches of rugged wilderness and the glam ski resort of Sun Valley — might not be your first choice. But the shores of the Snake River, which makes up a portion of the state’s border with Oregon, provide the kind of fast-draining, sandy volcanic soil where grapes thrive. Viognier, gewürztraminer, petit verdot, and cabernet franc are just a few of the varietals that grow here, in a place with a long history farming all kinds of produce, not just potatoes.