Wine Away The Thanksgiving Blues

Posted by Mike and Erica Carr on Monday, November 14th, 2016 at 12:31pm.

Bitner Has A Case Special & Great Wine

Celebrate With Over 20 Idaho Wineries!

If you have recently experienced a move to Boise don't miss out on the annual barrel tastings and other Thanksgiving holiday events that are put on by the ever growing Idaho wine industry. Here are a few highlights and tips to get you headed in the right direction. There are now over 20 wineries in the greater Boise area holding some sort of tasting, pairing or food and wine extravaganza's.

 

2016 Idaho Thanksgiving Wine Tasting Tips!
No tasting fee and free soups at Koenig! While Greg makes wine for alot of local wineries it seems as if his has that little something extra!
Bitner has a case special where you buy a case of red and get 6 bottles of Whites for $1 dollar each! Yowza!
Cinder is raffling a magnum bottle of reserve Tempranillo each day! I Like her reds! They are great! Plus it is in town!

 

Bitner Vineyards 

November 25-27 | 12-5pm
Purchase 1 case of red wines, receive 6 white wines for $1.00 (2 Chardonnay, 2 Dry Riesling, 2 Late Harvest $116.75 Value). $5 Tasting Fee. Friday (18th) -Sunday (27th), 12-5pm, Black Friday 10am-6pm.

Cinder Wines

November 25-26 | 11am-5pm
Barrel samples from the cellar, full wine lineup for tastings, one-on-one wine seminars from the wine making team, commemorative Schott-Zwiesel wine glass, art projects for the kids on the mezzanine, food truck all day (no turkey!), great holiday deals and drink specials, double magnum of reserve Tempranillo to be raffled each day (proceeds go to the Ada County Boys and Girls Club). Fee: $5 Wine Club members / $15 Guests (includes Schott-Zwiesel glassware- $15 value). All ages welcome!

Coiled Wines

November 25-27 | 12-6pm
Enjoy barrel tasting on the 25th & 26th. Food truck and live music on the 27th.

Crossings Winery

November 24 | 11am-4pm
Thanksgiving Dinner on Thanksgiving Day. Ham or Turkey Dinner with the trimmings and dessert for $20.

Fujishin Family Cellars

November 25-27 | 11am-6pm
Barrel Tasting is $5 for non-members, complimentary for members. Featuring delicious soup from the Orchard House and complimentary tastings of current releases.

HAT Ranch Winery

November 25-27 | 11am-6pm
Enjoy new wine releases. $10 tasting fee includes cheese pairings and sweets.

Hells Canyon Winery/Zhoo Zhoo Wines

November 25-26 | 12-5pm
Launch into the holiday season enjoying the company of friends and family, and don’t forget, lots of wine! Follow the trail from the tap room, the winery, the wine lounge and into the wine library, sampling direct from the barrel, new release wines and older vintages as you go. Wines from Hells Canyon Winery and sister brand, Zhoo Zhoo will be served, as well as treats. End up in the wine shop where you can take advantage of the best wine prices all year including buy one get one free case specials. F & J Grilling, specializing in tri-tip, will be on hand when you work up an appetite! $10 for tasting,
$8 for wine club members, includes tasting and souvenir stemless glass.

Huston Vineyards

November 25-26 | 12-5pm
Huston Vineyards will celebrate by extending tasting room hours prior to Thanksgiving. From Friday, Nov 18th thru Wednesday Nov. 23 guests can stop in andpick up their favorite holiday wine from 12-5 pm daily. On Friday, Nov 25 and Saturday, Nov 26 guests will be treated to Christmas at the Barn. Guests will arrive to receive a Huston Vineyard Signature Wine Glass and enjoy a four course wine and food tasting. Sample the upcoming vintage during barrel tasting and engage with owner Gregg Alger about the nuances of the 2015 vintage year. Cost is $10/person with Circle Club Members getting in for $5/person. Sunday, November 28 they will return to regular tasting hours and format.

Indian Creek Winery

November 25-27 | 11am-5pm
Special tastings out of the barrel with the winemaker. Sip on a variety of current releases, a selected library wine, enjoy music and appetizers and shop in
the eclectic gift shop with featured vendors. Bring the whole family as there will be a Thanksgiving photo booth and a wino arts 'n crafts table. Entry: wine club $7, general $10 includes logo glass.

Koenig Vineyards

November 25-26 | 11am-5pm
New Tasting Room at 21452 Hoskins Road. New releases, barrel tasting on Friday and Saturday with winemaker Greg Koenig, and housemade soup for all visitors. (No fee).

Meriwether Cider Co.

November 25-27 | 4-8pm
Make cider your go-to Thanksgiving drink! They will have more flavors like Cranberry Crosscut, American Apple Pie, and Foothill Semi-Dry that will pair
beautifully with your holiday feast(s). Thanksgiving (and Christmas) inspired flavors will be available in November as well as opportunities to purchase the gift of Meriwether Cider's Trail Blazer. Membership for yourself or your cider-crazy loved ones.

Mouvance Winery

November 25-26 | 12-6pm
Join Mouvance Winery for Black Friday (and
Saturday!). Specials: In addition their newly released
2012 Pinot Noirs, this weekend only they will also be
adding the 2014 Rosé of Pinot Noir to the tasting lineup;
receive discounts of 25% on all bottles of wine and
40% on our 2011 Pinot Noirs; enjoy select wines for
$5/glass paired with complimentary cheese and
crackers.

Parma Ridge Wine and Spirits

November 25-27, 12-5pm
Stock up for the holidays with art and wine at Parma Ridge. They're offering 50% off all original Stephanie Lindsey paintings in the Tasting Room and 20% off 6-Packs of Parma Ridge Wine (any combination of your choosing). There will be food specials all weekend long!
Friday 12-8pm, Saturday 12-5pm & Sunday 11am –5pm.

Potter Wines

November 26 | 9am-2pm
Stop by the Indoor Boise Farmers' Market to see PotterWines. They will have Syrah, a newly released Syrah/Grenache, as well as Jalapeño Wine Lemonade
and both Chipotle and Original Jalapeño wines.

Sawtooth Winery

November 25-26 | 12-5pm
Open House and Barrel Tasting $10 guests, $5 wine club members.

Snake River Winery

November 25-26 | 12-4pm
Enjoy a relaxed afternoon with food, barrel tastings and sampling with the winemaker at the winery.

Split Rail Winery & Syringa Winery

November 25-26 | 11am-5pm
Meet the winemakers and enjoy a tasting from Split Rail's concrete tank and a barrel tasting from Syringa. Entrance includes a GoVino logo glass and tastings of current & new release wines from both wineries. Food trucks, music, and lots of holiday cheer to boot. Special pricing on holiday wines. $10 per person, club members $5.

Ste. Chapelle Winery

November 25-26 | 12-5pm
Open house and barrel tasting $15 guests, $10 wine club members.

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November 25-27 | 12-6pm
Enjoy barrel tasting on the 25th & 26th. Food truck and live music on the 27th.

Vizcaya Winery

November 25-27 | 11am-7pm
Enjoy live music, food trucks, and a wine release party. There will be discounts on wine all weekend long and a raffle for a wine basket. Friday enjoy music by Patrick Dansereau (2-5pm) and food by Big Mike's Tids & Bits (12-4pm). Saturday Douglas Cameron will be playing from 2-5pm and Big Mike's Tids & Bits will be back (12-4pm). Sunday welcomes the release of the 2013 Windy Ridge Red Blend and a drawing for a wine basket.

Weston Winery & Vineyards

November 25-26 |11am-3pm
Weston Winery winemakers are pouring samples for the public to try from 11am-3pm. Weston Wines are sold exclusively at the Canyon County Co-op. Stop by for a taste of Idaho!

Williamson Vineyards

November 25-27 | 12-5pm
Why battle the crowded stores this weekend? Come out to beautiful wine country and treat yourself to some festive wine tasting. Spend the day enjoying
barrel tasting, soup contest, fun local vendors, Christmas carolers, and stay warm by the fire pit! You can still grab some great deals with our 20% off buildyour-own-6-pack! They will be hosting the Encore Theater Carolers on Saturday, November 26th from 2-3pm. Fees: 5 wines for $5, 2 barrel samples for $5.


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