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Old 03-14-2008, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Boise-Metro, ID
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Now that Southwestern Idaho has received it's AVA designation (American Viticultural Area-a designated wine-grape growing region), you will probably start to hear more about the grape growing business.

Boisean will launch bus tours of Valley wine country | Business | Idaho Statesman (http://www.idahostatesman.com/business/story/323183.html - broken link)

Below are the wineries and grape varieties that fall under the Appellation designation.

Snake River Valley - Appellation America
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Old 03-16-2008, 05:15 PM
 
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Question Idaho Wine and Idaho ....... to be served?

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Now that Southwestern Idaho has received it's AVA designation (American Viticultural Area-a designated wine-grape growing region), you will probably start to hear more about the grape growing business.

Boisean will launch bus tours of Valley wine country | Business | Idaho Statesman (http://www.idahostatesman.com/business/story/323183.html - broken link)

Below are the wineries and grape varieties that fall under the Appellation designation.

Snake River Valley - Appellation America
Torrie,

I think it was Syringaloid (I might be wrong - sorry if I am) who made what I thought was an excellent point in another thread. Idaho does grow and make a lot of food.

I'm guessing there will be wine tasting at the various vineyards like other states do. Is there anyway to link other Idaho foods to be served with the wine?

You may not have the ability to make that happen, but perhaps you know someone else in the business that you could forward this idea to? It is just an idea, but one I'd like to see implimented throughout ID - cross-promoting various ID products at events.

MSR
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Old 03-17-2008, 09:30 AM
 
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Torrie,

I think it was Syringaloid (I might be wrong - sorry if I am) who made what I thought was an excellent point in another thread. Idaho does grow and make a lot of food.

I'm guessing there will be wine tasting at the various vineyards like other states do. Is there anyway to link other Idaho foods to be served with the wine?

You may not have the ability to make that happen, but perhaps you know someone else in the business that you could forward this idea to? It is just an idea, but one I'd like to see implimented throughout ID - cross-promoting various ID products at events.

MSR
That was probably me because I have mentioned Idaho products and food before. I've been to a few wine tasting events at some of the local wineries and of course they are very good about promoting Idaho grown products/food. The Buy Idaho campaign is huge in the Treasure Valley and the push is obvious to support local producers. The Buy Idaho stickers are all over Boise in the storefronts and we are very lucky in this valley to have so many goods grown locally and local restaurants really support this too.
I read once that Canyon County is one of the 10 most productive and diverse agricultural counties in our great nation and this fact is obvious at the farmers markets scattered around the valley each year.
I am always happy to go to a high end restaurant in downtown Boise and seeing local Kobe Beef, poultry, fish, herbs, fruit and wine on the menu, all from right here in the Treasure Valley.
Torrie, I think the fact we now have an official Wine region that Boise's growing tourism industry will diversify itself even more. I love the fact we have so many vineyards and wineries in this valley. It is a perk!
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Old 03-17-2008, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Boise-Metro, ID
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That's a good idea MSR, I did pass it on to the significant other, not sure he has much clout over the idea, but he could certainly weigh in with his opinion. I'm sure many local producers appreciate the concept of buying Idaho and would gladly reciprocate. I think for the wine tour, they're(the wine tour itself) providing the food for the trip. Some of the wine tasting rooms are smaller and can't accommodate a lot of people all at once. As the function gains popularity, it wouldn't surprise me to see tasting rooms make adjustments in order to handle larger crowds and maybe with that offer more local food choices.

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Torrie, I think the fact we now have an official Wine region that Boise's growing tourism industry will diversify itself even more. I love the fact we have so many vineyards and wineries in this valley. It is a perk!
I know it's pretty exciting isn't it? It's just another aspect that will hopefully help to keep our local economy strong. We need the diversification, nothing worse than putting all your eggs in one basket. Though I welcome industry specific business' such as the Tech Industry, I don't want this area to turn into a "one" industry metro city, as down the road when hard times hit, it can destroy the local economy. Michigan is the perfect example of this happening with the auto industry. Funny thing, speaking of Michigan, I was watching MSNBC yesterday and the state of Michigan had a commercial trying to promote new business' to come to their state. I've never seen a commercial such as this before, but I'm sure it has something to do with the poor state of their economy.

So having a wine region in our area will surely be a benefit in more ways than one. To me, it's just another exciting aspect to living in the Treasure Valley.
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Old 03-19-2008, 03:09 AM
 
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That's a good idea MSR, I did pass it on to the significant other, not sure he has much clout over the idea, but he could certainly weigh in with his opinion. I'm sure many local producers appreciate the concept of buying Idaho and would gladly reciprocate. I think for the wine tour, they're(the wine tour itself) providing the food for the trip. Some of the wine tasting rooms are smaller and can't accommodate a lot of people all at once. As the function gains popularity, it wouldn't surprise me to see tasting rooms make adjustments in order to handle larger crowds and maybe with that offer more local food choices.



I know it's pretty exciting isn't it? It's just another aspect that will hopefully help to keep our local economy strong. We need the diversification, nothing worse than putting all your eggs in one basket. Though I welcome industry specific business' such as the Tech Industry, I don't want this area to turn into a "one" industry metro city, as down the road when hard times hit, it can destroy the local economy. Michigan is the perfect example of this happening with the auto industry. Funny thing, speaking of Michigan, I was watching MSNBC yesterday and the state of Michigan had a commercial trying to promote new business' to come to their state. I've never seen a commercial such as this before, but I'm sure it has something to do with the poor state of their economy.

So having a wine region in our area will surely be a benefit in more ways than one. To me, it's just another exciting aspect to living in the Treasure Valley.
Torrie,

I agree it is always good to have a more diversified economy. I can see a real future in Idaho Vineyards.

Hopefully, down the road, organized tours, such as buses or flights or people living elsewhere in Idaho, who want to taste the various offerings, may occur.
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Old 05-01-2008, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Boise-Metro, ID
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Default Science of wine soon to be taught in the Treasure Valley

Well, I thought about posting this under jobs as I see how this can be potential for those in the field, but since there's a wine thread all ready started, so I'll just post in here.

Science of wine: TVCC pursues viticulture program | Local News | Idaho Statesman (broken link)
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Old 06-11-2008, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Boise-Metro, ID
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St. Chapelle's, 2 NW wineries sold
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