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Plan Your Garden City Staycation With These Great Wineries

by | Feb 13, 2023 | Craft Beverage Corridor, Trip Itineraries

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Looking for a way to get out and have some fun without getting too far from home? A staycation in gorgeous Garden City, Idaho, is the perfect place to start! And, of course, no staycation would be complete without an assortment of snacks and drinks–and if it’s wine you’re looking for, Garden City delivers.

Here’s how to plan your staycation and grab a few drinks along the way!

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Garden City Wineries to Put On Your Itinerary

Ready to see where your Garden City adventure will take you? Here are a few wineries to mark on your map:

Telaya Wine Co

Nothing says “Garden City” like a view of the Boise River, and that’s exactly what you’ll find at Telaya. This winery doesn’t just have a riverfront porch; it has a tasting room, private tours, and even events like “Sip2Give,” which supported local organizations including Boise Black Dog Rescue and the Women’s and Children’s Alliance in 2021. Old-world inspired and Idaho-crafted, Telaya is the perfect first stop on any staycation.

Quick Tip: If you want a souvenir from your staycation–or if you want to surprise friends and family with a treat–check out the Telaya gift sets. These carefully paired wines make it easy to remember the taste of your adventure.

Coiled

“Here’s to those following their own winding path!” That’s the spirit around which this local winery was built, and it comes through in every sip. Named for the Snake River Valley, Coiled makes everything “from vine to wine” right under its own roof. You can taste, shop, and enjoy a view of beautiful Garden City outside the huge windows.

Quick Tip: Wishing your staycation could last a bit longer? Coiled has wine clubsย  complete with private parties, free monthly tastings, and more. It’s the perfect way to make Garden City feel like your own private retreat.

Rolling Hills Vineyard

Rolling Hills Vineyard isn’t just a wonderful a great way to enjoy Garden City. It’s also a unique experience combining Idaho and Washington grapes–a true taste of the West. You’ll taste award-winning wines, enjoy movie nights, and plan your staycation around “Idaho Wine Weekends.”

Quick Tip: One of the best things about the Treasure Valley is that your staycation isn’t limited to any one town. From Garden City, you can reach Boise, Meridian, and Eagle in just a few minutes. While Rolling Hills Vineyard has an estate in Eagle, it’s not currently open to the public–but there are plenty of other great things to see in this town, so don’t mark it off your list.

Staples of a Garden City Staycation

Of course, a true Garden City staycation doesn’t just have to be about drinks. Check out these other things to do while you’re resetting your palate:

Explore The River

The river is the beating heart of the Boise area. No matter where your adventure takes you, be sure to make some time for this stunning natural attraction–and keep an eye out for the birds, frogs, turtles, and other wildlife that also call Garden City home.

Enjoy Your Favorite Art

Whether you love painting, sculpting, live music, or another artistic endeavor, Garden City is the place to be. In between drinks, check out some of the area’s most creative minds and works in the galleries spread across town.

Take Pictures

Don’t forget to make those memories! Garden City has plenty of unique photo ops, from historical locations to candid shots at all those wineries. Be sure to share on social media so your friends can see how you made your staycation into something special!

Plan Around Events

Garden City–and the entire Treasure Valley–is built around a strong sense of community. That means there’s always a fun local event to enjoy–so plan your staycation accordingly.

Garden City is the perfect town for a staycation and a wine tour all wrapped up in one. Just don’t forget to slow down in between tastings and enjoy everything else the area has to offer!

Ready to begin your Garden City staycation? Check out our trip itineraries for a little inspiration!