Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Idaho Wine Country

Throughout Idaho, wineries are offering special Valentine’s Day activities including tastings, chocolates and gourmet cheese.

Below is a selection of the wineries open to celebrate Valentine’s Day. For more winery events, information and directions, please visit www.idahowines.org.  

 

44th Street Wineries
107 1/2 E. 44th Street

Garden City, Idaho 83714
Celebration on February 14th from 6:30-10pm

Join Cinder, Coiled and Telaya Wines for their Valentine’s Day Progressive Dinner and Dancing at the Winery. Cost is $85/person and seating is limited. Make your reservations here.

 

Huston VineyardsHuston Vineyards
16473 Chicken Dinner Rd.
Caldwell, ID 83607
208.455.7975
Celebration February 15-17 from 12-5pm

Join Huston Vineyards as they launch their 2012 Chicken Dinner White. Dream Chocolate will be pairing their specialty chocolates with the Chicken Dinner wines for a special Valentine’s Day weekend!

$5 per person fee includes tasting and specialty chocolate pairings from Dream Chocolate.

 

Indian Creek Winery
1000 N McDermott Rd
Kuna, ID 83634
208.922.4791
Celebration February 9-10 from 12-5pm

Indian Creek will have two new releases out, the Reserve Star Garnet and Reserve Pinot Noir that they will be tasting along with a full lineup of wines. St. Lawrence Gridiron food truck will be on hand to offer some tasty food choices, and the winery will  provide chocolates to pair with the Radiant & Ruby Dahlia Ports.

The winemaker will be helming a ‘Valentine’s Blending Station’ where guests can blend their very own bottle for a small additional cost. There will also be a ‘Couple’s Creation Station’ where guests can make a Valentine’s cork necklace or a wine label coaster.

Local artists Lauren T. Kistner Arts, Angie’s Metal Art, DeMoss Glass art, Crzy Lady Creations and Gypsy Lovers Designs will also be on hand showing off their art and music to the crowds.

Travis from local band Hillfolk Noir will be playing both days from 1:30-4pm, and there will be sales on select wines.

$5 per person fee includes a special stemless glass to keep, tasting of several wines, chocolate pairings and Valentine’s crafts.

Sawtooth VineyardSawtooth Winery
13750 Surrey Lane
Nampa, ID 83686
208.467.1200
Celebration February 9-10 from 12-5pm

Sawtooth Winery is celebrating Valentine’s Day with their third annual Valentine’s wine and chocolate tasting event!

Guests can enjoy an array of Sawtooth wines delicately paired with The Chocolate Bar’s gourmet chocolates.  Additionally, there will be specials including 30% off cases of chocolate wines and 20% off selected wines.

The event is only available to 21+, and the fee is $10 per person if purchased beforehand here or $15 per person at the door. The event is free to wine club members.

Syringa WinerySyringa Winery/Split Rail Winery
3500 Chinden Blvd.
Garden City, ID 83714
208.490.0681
Celebration on February 9th from 12-6pm

Split Rail and Syringa will be doing a combined wine and chocolate pairing. Cost is $10 to try 4 wines (2 Split Rail, 2 Syringa), each paired with a different chocolate. Boxes of chocolates can be purchased with the wines as Valentines gifts.

 

 

Woodriver Cellars
3705 N Highway 16
Eagle, ID 83616
208.286.9463
Celebration February 14-16 from 6:30-9pm

Guests can treat a loved one to a special dinner for two at the Woodriver Cellars tasting room. Each evening will feature a four-course dinner for two by candlelight, paired with WRC wines; a bottle of WRC Sweet Pink and chocolates to take home; live music and a tour of the winery with our winemaker (Available on Thursday & Friday evenings only.)

Cost is $130 per couple, and reservations are available each night between 6:30-9pm. Full menu is available here.

Zhoo Zhoo
18835 Symms Rd.
Caldwell, ID 83607
208.283.1501
Celebration February 9-10 from 12-5pm

Local wine sisters, the Zhoo Zhoo girls, will host their annual Valentine Open House at Hells Canyon Winery. The event will feature wine tastings (including barrel tastings of new releases and reserve wines from both Zhoo Zhoo and parent brand Hells Canyon), treats and discounts on bottle and case purchases.

Entry is $5 and includes a commemorative stemless “kiss” glass and tasting.