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Take In The Sunnyslope Harvest Season This Fall with Idaho Wine Tours

Last updated September 01, 2022 by Totally Boise

Fall means harvest season in wine country, and what better way to experience it than to do a tour of Idaho’s beautiful wineries? The perfect weather and rich, volcanic soil throughout Idaho and the high elevation of Southern Idaho has led to a bounty of wineries in the Sunnyslope Wine Region, each with their own unique and award-winning wines.

Idaho Wine Tours will have you exploring a variety of local wineries by bus, giving you the freedom to get a little tipsy (we won’t judge) and enjoy yourself on a unique fall adventure!

Tasting wine on a balcony

Your booking includes roundtrip transportation, as well as tasting fees at the wineries. Most tours pick up between 10:30 am-11:30 am and drop off between 4:30 - 5:30 pm, with roughly one hour spent at four different wineries. That’s six hours of drinking wine and having a good time!

Harvest Season at Sunnyslope with Idaho Wine Tours

Come September and October, it’s grape harvest season at the many wineries of the Sunnyslope Wine Region. This is a great time to get out and experience the excitement it brings along with heavy grape bunches – you can even help pick them in at some wineries!

During your tour, you’ll be greeted by informative and inviting wine proficients for each tasting room, giving you the 411 on whichever wine you try. There are ten wineries in the region to choose from for your tour:

  • Huston Vineyards
  • Hat Ranch Winery
  • Scoria Vineyards
  • Veer Wine Project
  • Koenig Vineyards
  • Williamson Orchards & Vineyards
  • Ste. Chapelle
  • Sawtooth Winery
  • Kindred Vineyards & Winery
  • Hells Canyon Winery
  • Famici Wine

If there are some you’d prefer to visit over the others, just let Idaho Wine Tours know and they’ll be happy to cater your tour to your preferences. Learn more here,
Sunnyslope Wineries

Book an Unforgettable Holiday, Corporate, or Family Party with Idaho Wine Tours

Idaho Wine Tours make for a fun, memorable outing for your next holiday, corporate, family, or friends get-together. Private tours are for groups of 8 or more. You’ll want to book ahead of time, especially if you’re looking for a weekend tour which is the busiest time. Weekdays are slower, but some wineries may be closed.

Idaho Wine Tours has two buses for tours, the “Iceman,” which can fit up to 13, and “Goose” (the owners are big Top Gun fans), which can hold up to 10. Together, they can accommodate 23 people comfortably, and enough space left for extra coolers or your bounty of purchases from the tour.

Where you go is up to you; just tell Idaho Wine Tours which wineries you want to visit! Click here to book your private tour,
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Tasting wine at a table
Tasting wine at a table

Tips and Tricks to Help You Make the Most of Your Wine Tour

Your Idaho Wine Tour is sure to be a memory for a lifetime, but it never hurts to keep a few things in mind to make your experience even better.

  • Alcohol is prohibited on the bus, but you’ll be sampling so many delicious glasses at the wineries!
  • Hydration is key! Water is supplied on the bus and at each winery, but it’s always a good idea to bring your own.
  • Freel free to bring snacks or a cooler of food. After all, six hours with only wine is…a lot.
  • Wear comfortable clothing to accommodate the weather, which any good Idahoan knows can change in a second.

Most importantly, have fun! Sit back, relax, and let Idaho Wine Tours show you the beauty of Idaho’s award-winning winery region! Read more Idaho Wine Tours tips here,


Explore Idaho Wine Country

Idaho Wine Tours is your ticket to exploring the incredible wine regions of the Treasure Valley. Their tours offer you a fun, casual experience with none of the hassle of finding a designated driver. On top of that, you get to support Idaho's economic well-being because, as the Idaho Wine Commission has proven, every dollar you spend in the local wine industry produces $260 in revenue for Idaho.

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