The Idaho wine industry is growing, much like the rest of the state. Vineyards have been maintained here since early settlement, and have astoundingly over 1,300 acres of grapes planted presently.
One of the best ways to explore this incredible Idaho history and taste it for yourself is to book an excursion with Idaho Wine Tours!
Your Wingmen to Idaho Wine
The Idaho Wine Tours Buses have been running for over 7 years, but recently, it changed ownership to Shari and Neil Bray. The couple moved to Idaho after a request from their teenage daughter came for a change of pace and community. They visited Boise, fell in love with our wonderful city, and purchased the Idaho Wine Tours business not long after.
They hope to show native Idahoans and visiting tourists the epic beauty, history, and quality of our Southern Idaho wineries in a fun, relaxed and casual tour.
Tours Given By Idaho Wine Tours
To book your tour, first think about the region you would like to visit. You have a choice between the historical SunnySlope region or the hidden gem Star and Eagle regions. Once you know which region you would like to tour, browse the list below and have four vineyards in mind that you would like to visit. Your tour guide will be in touch with you to either hear your request or make a professional suggestion.
- Single Seat on Tour for Star & Eagle - $95
- Single Seat on Tour for SunnySlope - $105
- Tour for Four Sunnyslope - $400
Sunny Slope Tour
- Huston Vineyards
- Hat Ranch
- Koenig Distillery and Vineyards
- Ste. Chapelle Winery
- Sawtooth Winery
- Hells Canyon / Zhoo Zhoo
- Williamson Orchard and Vineyards
- Kindred Vineyards
- Scoria Vineyards
- Kerry Hill Winery
Eagle & Star Tour
- Sol Invictus
- Dude Dewalt
- 3 Horse Ranch
What to Expect From Your Tour
You will meet your tour bus at a designated pickup area. It is best to arrive 15 minutes before pick-up. During your tour, you will visit four different wineries on the Sunnyslope tour and three wineries on the Star/Eagle tour.
An interesting feature of the Idaho Wine Tour experience is their charcuterie boards and picnic sandwiches that are available to be added onto your tour cost. This takes the worry and hassle out of packing a lunch and allows you to fully sit back and relax. The Idaho Wine Tour team aims to not only show you a great time, but keep you comfortable and nourished. If you have ordered food, it will be available at your first stop. You are also welcome to bring your own snacks or lunch to enjoy throughout the tour. It’s a great time to sip your wine a little slower, take in the scenery and visit with your group.
The crew also keeps water on hand, a cooler to keep your food items chilled, and room for your own coolers if you prefer.
Their fleet comprises two different buses. Big fans of Top Gun, buses Goose and Ice Man reflect the company's casual, fun-loving spirit. Goose can hold 10 passengers, and Ice Man can hold 13. If you have 8 or more people in your group, you can request to have the bus to yourself. If your group is smaller, enjoy this chance to make new friends!
*Fun Fact! These buses aren’t the only family members named after Top Gun characters. Shari and Neil’s two dogs are the original namesakes, and can sometimes be found accompanying guests on winery tours.
At its core, Idaho Wine Tours‘ goal is to give wine lovers a casual, relaxed, truly Idaho experience. Stay in touch with them at these links!
Totally Boise Loves a Wine Tour
We agree with Shari at Idaho Wine Tours and try to get out to taste our local Idaho wine as often as we can. You can always see what new wineries we’re trying next at our Instagram and Facebook page. We also love to see what new places you are trying, so tag us at #totallyboise and @totallyboise to share your wine find with our Totally Boise community!
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