The Best Wineries and Tasting Rooms in Boise & the Treasure Valley
Boise has a bit of something for everyone. A rich history for history buffs, gorgeous natural sceneries for nature lovers, amazing food and drinks for passionate foodies, and, of course, fantastic wineries and tasting rooms for casual wine lovers and connoisseurs alike.
Idaho’s capital city is home to some of the finest wine tasting rooms, thanks to the abundance of vineyards in the surrounding counties.
If you’re in town looking for a Boise-style wine tasting tour, you’re in luck, as we’ve rounded up the best Boise wineries and tasting rooms (plus some Treasure Valley & Canyon County vineyards) in the area!
Enjoy this roundup!
Allie Mann | Editor
BOISE WINERIES AND TASTING ROOMS
Located along 44th Street in Garden City, Cinder Wines is another winery that cultivates its wines from volcanic soil. Regarded as “one of the West’s best urban wineries,” this winery offers a selection of traditional wines and blends consisting of tempranillo, chardonnay, syrah, cabernet sauvignon, and more.
For the best experience, you can call ahead and reserve a table for a 90-minute guided wine-tasting tour. You can pair your wine with their cheese, charcuterie boards, or local craft chocolates as part of the package. But if you just happen to drop by, walk-ins are also welcome.
Cinder Wines is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 1 to 7 p.m.
Coiled Wines is a local Garden City favorite for many wine enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike thanks to its friendly service and extensive wine collection, consisting of nearly 2,000 cases.
They also serve wine-pairing snacks like Parm Crisps, Root Chips, and others while you enjoy their cozy yet elegant tasting room. Catch live music events now and then by staying up to date with their event calendar.
Coiled Wines is open from Thursday to Sunday from 1 to 7 p.m.
Par Terre Winery was built on the dreams of a couple named Travis and Mallory, a pair of retired professional ballet dancers with a passion for winemaking. Located along West Chinden Boulevard in Garden City, this winery and tasting room offers a wine selection of arneis, merlot, viognier, and en l’air red blends.
Par Terre Winery and Tasting Room is open from Friday to Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m.
If you’re feeling adventurous, Potter Wines is definitely the spot to check out. This Garden City winery is famous for its signature line of jalapeño wines, plus other traditional vintages and blends in stock. They also offer a range of beers and cocktails for non-wine drinkers, plus some non-alcoholic drinks for your kids to enjoy.
Drop by Potter Wines along West Chinden Boulevard on Thursdays from 2 to 7 p.m., Fridays from 2 to 7:30 p.m., Saturdays from 12 to 7:30 p.m., and Sundays from 12 to 5 p.m. Private tasting from Monday to Wednesday is available through appointments.
The Rolling Hills Urban Tasting Room is a family-owned and operated tasting room located along 52nd Street in Garden City. They offer a wide selection of award-winning wines, from silver-awarded rosé to double platinum cabernet franc. They also offer a great menu of snacks, charcuterie boards, and desserts to pair with your wine while you enjoy their cozy yet chic interiors. They host live music events now and then, so make sure to check their event calendar.
The tasting room is open from noon to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays, until 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and until 6 p.m. on Sundays.
Named after a volcanic rock, SCORIA Vineyards sources its wines from grapes grown on fertile, volcanic soil.
You can find their tasting room in the heart of downtown Boise, where they offer an array of red wine varietals, from chardonnay to cabernet blends. They don’t have a food menu, nor do they allow outside snacks, but they do have a stylish seated tasting room that features a sleek and modern neutral-palette aesthetic.
Visit their Boise tasting room from Thursday to Sunday from 12 to 6 p.m.
Split Rail Winery caters to a younger and more adventurous generation of wine lovers, promising a unique and exciting selection of Idaho-sourced Rhône-style wines. Their interiors are the same as their wines — fun, artsy, and chic. Plus, this winery has lots of space for you and your family to enjoy, as well as snacks, food trucks, and non-alcoholic drinks you can order for the kids and non-drinkers.
You can find the Split Rail Winery along West Chinden Boulevard, Garden City. It’s open daily, from 12 to 6 p.m. from Sunday to Thursday and 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. from Friday to Saturday.
Aside from an amazing view of the Boise River Greenbelt, Telaya Wine Co. offers a spacious and inviting tasting room, an outdoor patio with above-ground fire pits, and an excellent selection of old world-style wines, such as syrah, cabernet sauvignon, petit verdot, and more. They offer grazing boxes to pair their wines with, but you’re more than welcome to bring your own food or snacks from nearby restaurants or on-site food trucks.
On certain days, they have live performances on their outdoor patio. You can also lounge on the patio with your furry companions, as it’s also a pet-friendly establishment.
Telaya Wine Co. is open every day from noon til 7:30 p.m. from Monday to Thursday and Saturday, and up until 8:30 p.m. on Fridays and 6:30 p.m. on Sundays.
3 Horse Ranch gives you a fantastic view of the sprawling foothills of Eagle, Idaho, while you sip on their home-grown and cultivated wine. Their tasting room, Ranch House, offers an extensive wine collection of Rhône-style wines, traditional wines, red varietals, and more. This winery features live music performances by local musicians, as well as a unique offering of yoga-and-wine sessions.
Visit the 3 Horse Ranch Vineyards from Wednesday to Saturday from 12 to 6 p.m.
Situated along the rolling Eagle Foothills is Dude DeWalt Cellars, a cozy winery where you can enjoy a gorgeous view overlooking the Snake River Valley while dining and wining on fantastic food and wine. Their wine selection consists of pinot gris, riesling, chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon, syrah, merlot, and blends. You can also grab a bite from parked food trucks and their in-house menu of food plates and appetizers.
Their tasting room is open on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12 to 6 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 12 to 8 p.m.
SUNNYSLOPE WINE TRIAL IN CANYON COUNTY
Just a short drive from downtown Boise is Sunnyslope Wine Trail, a long stretch of road that takes you through the scenic vineyards, charming tasting rooms, and picturesque views of Snake River Valley.
If reading that inspired you to go on a wine-tasting tour of your own, we highly recommend Destination Caldwell’s wine tour map so you can sample the best of what Canyon County has to offer.
Here are some of the wineries you should check out on the Sunnyslope Wine Trail:
Parma Ridge Winery & Bistro – A 0.5-acre sprawling vineyard that prides itself on offering hand-picked estate wines and a fantastic full bistro menu.
Kindred Vineyards – A quaint and cozy vineyard that boasts an amazing wine selection and delicious wood-fired pizza to go with them.
Bitner Vineyards – A vineyard known for its award-winning wine and sustainable farming practices.
Hat Ranch Winery – A family-owned and run winery that features great-tasting wines and an outdoor seating area overlooking a rolling vineyard.
Peaceful Belly Farm – A small family-owned winery, farm, and restaurant that offers home-grown and cultivated wines and ciders, along with a locally sourced full-range food menu.
Williamson Orchards & Vineyards – A 50-acre family-owned vineyard with a rich history of producing award-winning and regionally recognized wines.
Sawtooth Estate Winery & Vineyard – A nationally acclaimed estate vineyard and winery regarded as one of the most significant wine-grape growers in Snake River Valley.
Ste. Chapelle Winery – The largest winery in Idaho that’s also known for its soft red, white, and huckleberry wines.
Huston Vineyards – A cozy vineyard nestled along the uniquely named Chicken Dinner Road, offering a line of award-winning wines and wine blends.
Hells Canyon Winery and Zhoo Zhoo – A family-owned and estate-grown winery that showcases an extensive wine selection and sustainable farming practices.
Vale Wine Company – A boutique Idaho winery that produces award-winning vintage and classic varietal wines.
Indian Creek Winery – A family-owned and operated winery that offers a wide range of award-winning varietal wines.
Vizcaya Winery – A boutique, family-owned winery that serves award-winning wines sourced from their Meridian and Kuna vineyards.
Kerry Hill Winery – A boutique winery and estate vineyard that offers award-winning varietal wines, a gorgeous natural setting, and excellent live music.