Sunday, May 31, 2015

Come For the Idaho Potatoes and the Lake But End Up Enjoying Some Wine


One thing that you may not know is Idaho is known for other things besides potatoes. One of those things is Idaho Wine. 

Idaho is a small but growing wine region with the natural resources to sustain world-class vineyards and wineries stretching from North Idaho down 500 miles to the Snake River Valley.

The warm climate, well-drained soils and direct access to water sources provides Idaho the key ingredients for fruit-forward wines with good structure. 

Leading Varietals: 

White:
Chardonnay
Riesling
Viognier

Red;
Cabernet Sauvignon
Syrah
Tempranillo 
Merlot
Malbec

Here is a list of the Idaho Wineries within a short drive of our bed and breakfast: 

Coeur d'Alene Cellars
(Tues - Sat: 11:00 - 5:00 p.m.)
3890 N. Schreiber Way
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815
208-664-2336

Pend d'Oreille Winery
(Open daily all year; tours by appt.)
220 Cedar Street
Mailing Address: PO Box 1821
Sandpoint, ID 83864
208-265-8545
877-452-9011

Small House Winery
(Saturdays:  11 am - 6 pm
and by appointment))
1636 Baldy Park Drive
Sandpoint, ID  83864
208-290-2016

TimberRock Winery
(Please call for an appointment)
2338 S. Big Rock Road

Post Falls, ID  83854
208-777-9669

You can also find several Idaho Wines at local restaurants and bars in Coeur d'Alene to enjoy! 




Things to Consider:

1. Call ahead to the wineries to verify hours and to schedule a tour. 
2. If you are flying you will need to put any wine you purchase in your checked baggage. Make sure you have a safe way to transport them. 
3. When dining out at a Coeur d'Alene restaurant ask your server if they offer a selection of Idaho wines. 
4. Our deck is the perfect place to enjoy any of the wines you purchase after your wine adventure. 

American Country Bed and Breakfast is happy to help you with suggestions on things to do in and around Coeur d'Alene! You will never hear us "wine" about providing you with an amazing trip experience



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