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Celebrate Thanksgiving With Idaho Wine

Whether you are planning a solo holiday weekend or looking for a unique way to show off Idaho to family and friends, Thanksgiving wine-related events are always a great way to experience this thriving industry. From special blends to barrel tastings, many Idaho wineries have something unique going on over the holiday weekend.

Below is a list of some of the wineries that will be open over Thanksgiving Weekend, as well as specials they have to offer. For more winery information and directions, please click on the individual winery links below.


3 Horse Ranch Vineyards

November 26 & 28 – 30 | 12 PM – 6 PM
For the first time ever, 3 horse Ranch will be vertically tasting their Cabernet Sauvignon library wines. Enjoy these fine wines with some fruit and cheese while you’re at the ranch. Recieve 10% off the library wines. Tasting flight $5pp, free to Les Trois Vins members.

Bitner Vineyards

November 21 – 26 | 12 PM – 5 PM
November 28 | 9 AM – 6 PM
November 28 – 30 | 12 PM – 5 PM

Enjoy appetizers at the winery Thanksgiving week. To celebrate Black Friday, purchase one case of reds at full price and get one case of Chardonnay at no cost.

Cinder, Coiled & Telaya

November 28-30 | 11 AM – 5 PM
Come enjoy barrel tastings with all three winemakers as well as tastings with each winery and a complimentary logo glass. While your there enjoy Surel’s Other Place art gallery on the mezzanine, food trucks and kids’ interactive art station. $15pp or 2 free admissions per wine club membership.

Fraser Vineyards

November 29 | 1 PM – 6 PM
November 30 | 2 PM – 4 PM

Saturday only, enjoy barrel tastings with bread, cheese and chocolate pairings for $8pp. Not in the pairing mood, stop by Sunday for some last minute barrel tasting, $4pp. Special Holiday Pricing on bottle purchases.

Fujishin Family Cellars & Lost West Winery

November 28-30 | 11 AM – 6 PM
Stop in and enjoy complimentary tastings of current release, and barrel tastings for $5pp (free for members).

HAT Ranch Winery

November 28-30 | 12 PM – 5 PM
Black Friday? Forgetaboudit! Celebrate the winemaker’s birthday! Enjoy wine & cheese tasting and birthday cake. November 28-29 | 12 PM – 5 PM Hells Canyon Winery & Zhoo Zhoo Head over for the annual wine sale & holiday open house featuring new release wines and older vintages. $8pp includes souvenir stemless glass.

Hells Canyon Winery & Zhoo Zhoo

November 28-29 | 12 PM – 5 PM
Head over for the annual wine sale & holiday open house featuring new release wines and older vintages. $8pp includes souvenir stemless glass.

Huston Vineyards

November 21 – 26 & 28 – 30 | 12 PM – 5 PM
Enjoy great pairings of three wines and small bites, with an added bonus of barrel tasting the 2014 vintage. November 28-30. $10pp includes custom Huston wine glass.

Indian Creek Winery

November 28 – 29 | 11 PM – 6 PM
November 30 | 12 PM – 4 PM

Don’t miss the release of Indian Creek’s 2012 Primitivo. Enjoy a wide array of wine samples, music, appetizers, photo booth and barrel tasting with the winemaker, as well as sampling/selling of library vintages. Tasting fee $7pp & $5 members; includes logo glass (50% of tasting fees will benefit the Humane Society).



Koenig Vineyards

November 26 | 11 AM – 5 PM
November 28 – 30 | 11 AM – 5 PM

Stop in and enjoy tastes of new releases as well as complimentary housemade soup and wine specials!

Mouvance Winery

November 28 | 12 PM – 7 PM
November 29 | 12 PM – 6 PM

Black Friday enjoy happy hour all day with $5 glass pours of selected wines, 10% off all bottles of wine and 25% off all bottles of wine when you buy three or more. Saturday stop by for an open house to taste Oregon Pinot Noirs with food pairings and holiday discounts on all bottles of wine.

Pend d’Oreille Winery

November 28 – 29 | 1 PM – 5 PM
Don’t miss Pend d’Oreille’s annual holiday barrel tasting at the winery production facility. Call for reservations 208.265.8545.

Périple Wines

November 28 – 29 | 12 PM – 5 PM
Stop by the new digs and to enjoy barrel tasting and chocolate pairings.

Potter Wines

November 28 | 1 PM – 5 PM
Enjoy free tastings of Syrah, Riesling, Pumpkin and Jalapeno wines and Thanksgiving specials.

Sawtooth Estate Winery

November 29 – 30 | 11 AM – 4 PM
Thanksgiving open house and barrel tasting. $15pp, $10 members includes wine glass, tour, barrel tasting with winemaker Meredith Smith and wine pairings. Live music by Dan Costello. Wines on sale by case and bottle.

Snake River Winery

November 28 – 29 | 12 PM – 4 PM
Visit the vineyard for barrel samples of new creations as well as old favorites with winemaker Scott DeSeelhorst. Food and wine available for purchase.

Split Rail Winery

November 26 | 4 PM – 8 PM
November 28-30 | 12 PM – 6 PM

Friday and Saturday enjoy light appetizers, barrel tasting and holiday spirt. Wednesday and Sunday no barrel tasting but lots of spirit!

Ste. Chapelle Winery

November 28 – 29 | 1 PM – 4:30 PM
Enjoy barrel tastings, mini tour, light fare, wine pairings and a logo wine glass. $10pp, $5 members. Friday music by Johnny Butler and Saturday music by Jeannie Marie. Save $25 on mized cases of wine.

Williamson Orchards & Vineyards

November 28 – 29 | 10 AM – 4 PM
November 30 | 12 AM – 5 PM

Stop by for an afternoon of barrel tasting, music, cheese and chocolate. Receive 30% off wine by the case.


*All Idaho wineries are closed Thanksgiving Day

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