Sip and Savor: Celebrate Idaho Wine and Cider Month in Garden City

by | Jun 15, 2023 | Craft Beverage Corridor, Spotlight

Wine toast friends

Everyone should enjoy great wine. That’s why, during Idaho Wine & Cider Month, we’re thrilled to share numerous ways for you to sip, savor, and celebrate the incredible wines and ciders in Garden City.

Sip: Discover Where to Find Your Favorite Wines

Garden City’s heralded wineries and cideries are entering a new golden era, and there’s no better time to raise a glass to their continued success. We’ve curated a selection of new releases, upcoming events, and remarkable new spaces that should be at the top of your must-try list during this enchanting month.

Savor: Delight in the Flavors of Garden City

Indulge your taste buds in the exceptional flavors of Garden City’s wineries and cideries. Sample a diverse range of wines, from robust reds to crisp whites, and experience the craft of cider production. Every sip will take you on a journey through the skill and passion of our local artisans. Explore the art of wine and cider-making, and immerse yourself in the captivating stories behind each tasting room or bottle.

As you embark on your wine and cider adventure, you’ll be delighted to explore the enticing new spaces that have recently emerged in Garden City. From charming outdoor patios to elegant tasting rooms, each venue provides a unique ambiance that complements the exquisite flavors you’ll encounter. This town has more wineries, cideries, and breweries per square mile than anywhere else in Idaho!


Cinder wines

Cinder Wines, named after the volcanic cinder found beneath the vineyards, has been recognized as one of the top urban wineries in the West by Sunset Magazine. While indulging in the renowned Dry Viognier and Syrah from Cinder Wines in the comfort of your home is an option, securing a reservation for an exquisite tasting experience at their charming tasting room is highly recommended. Immerse yourself in a 90-minute guided tasting adventure for a group of six, and enhance the enjoyment with a delectable cheese and charcuterie board. To make a reservation, call (208) 906-0555.

Cinder’s 2020 Syrah ranked as the competition’s No. 1 wine at the Great Northwest Platinum Wine Awards. (You can check out all of their current releases here.)

Celebrate Idaho Wine & Cider Month with Cinder:

June 25: Q Morrow in concert at Cinder. 

Originally from Caldwell, ID, Q Morrow is a NYC-based guitarist who plays jazz, Latin, and Brazilian music.

Time: 6 pm (come early for food truck and drink specials!)

  • As a sideman, he’s worked with artists such as the Fugees, Lauryn Hill, Chabuco, and Liz Rosa, to name a few, and performed at venues including Carnegie Hall & The Monterey Jazz Fest.
  • He is currently on the faculty at Jay Zs RocNation School of Music, Sports, and Entertainment at Long Island University Brooklyn, teaching guitar, music theory, and aural skills classes. Q co-leads TRAQ ATAQ with bassist Sam Trapchak.
  • Tickets:  Click Here
  • Food truck:  Terroir (4- 8 pm)
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Coiled Wines

Commemorate Idaho Wine & Cider Month with a relaxing patio sipping session, visit Coiled Wines.

Their charming tasting room feels like a second home, where you can peruse the winery’s complimentary Little Library, savor a delightful Dry Riesling or robust Black Mamba, and bask in the warmth of the summer sun. Coiled regularly organizes fun events, including art workshops, dance classes, and live music performances, so stay updated by checking their Facebook page for the most recent updates.

Celebrate Idaho Wine & Cider Month with Coiled Wines:

June 15: Pool Party Bingo!

Join Meredith and Alex for monthly bingo at Coiled Wines Thursday, June 15, at 5:30 pm. This summer, “pool party” themed game night will be a blast. This event is free, with many fun prizes! Bingo fills up quickly, so arrive early! We encourage you to bring friends, family, and your snacks! Visit Coiled Wine’s website for more information.

June 18: Father’s Day Black Mamba Special. 1 – 7  pm while supplies last. Visit Coiled Wine’s website for more information.

June 20: Summer Solstice Yoga. Join the winemaker, Leslie, for her inaugural yoga class at the winery! Summer solstice, wine, and yoga, what could be better for the soul?  All levels are welcome. Your $20 ticket also includes a glass of Coiled wine. Visit Coiled Wine’s website for more information.

June 21: Paint with Angry Easel. We love collaborating with Michelle at Angry Easel for paint nights! We firmly believe masterpieces are easier to create with a glass of wine! All levels are encouraged, 6-8 pm. Visit Coiled Wine’s website for more information.

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Meriwether Cider

Mark your calendars now, because Meriwether has a full month of events to keep you busy!

Meriwether Cider is owned and operated by the Leadbetter family, a group of adventurous firefighters and nomads. Meriwether ciders are fizzy, refreshing, and delicious, each crafted with a hint of hops, blackberries, or ginger, without artificial flavors, essences, or sugar.

According to Meriwether, Cider has a rich history in the United States but almost vanished during Prohibition. They believe cider bridges the gap between wine and beer and is perfect for casual outings with friends or sophisticated dinner parties with in-laws. During Idaho Wine and Cider Month, be sure to stop in and check out the fizzy fun festivities at Meriwether Cider. You won’t regret it.

Visit Meriwether’s website and Facebook page for more event information.

Celebrate Idaho Wine & Cider Month with Meriwether Cider:

EVERY SUNDAY: Foothills for the Foothills (2 – 6 pm)
On Sundays, $1 of every bottle of Foothills Semi-Dry sold goes directly to Ridge to Rivers, the organization that maintains and protects the Boise Foothills trail system! WE LOVE THE FOOTHILLS!

EVERY TUESDAY: Trivia at the Cider House (7 – 8:30 pm)

June 14 & 21: Crafty Wednesdays (5 – 8 pm)
This is a weekly event where you can bring your craft or art project and join other creative folks in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. Everyone is welcome, whether you’re a seasoned crafter or just starting.

June 15, 22 & & 29: Growler Thursday (4 – 8 pm)
Every Thursday, enjoy $5 off growler fills of every Meriwether Cider! 

June 18: Father’s Day Axe Throwing and Tacos! (Noon – 6 pm)
Treat your Dad to an unforgettable experience that combines axe-throwing excitement with the refreshing taste of handcrafted cider. Treat your dad’s taste buds to a feast from the renowned Big Beantz taco truck! Indulge in mouthwatering tacos filled with delectable flavors that satisfy even the heartiest appetite.

June 24: Live Music from Uncle Chris
Join us for folk & mountain tunes performed by the incomparable Uncle Chris.

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Par Terre Winery

This small-but-mighty winery earned a silver medal from Cidercraft Magazine for its rosé collaboration with Meriwether Cider — and that’s just one of the many highly drinkable offerings that Par Terre’s husband-and-wife team puts out.

When temps warm up in June, reach for their celebratory Sparkling Rosé or crisp En L’Air White and enjoy it on the tasting room patio. 

The tasting room is open Friday – Sunday, noon – 5 pm. The winery shares space with the local arts organization Project Flux Dance

Celebrate Idaho Wine & Cider Month with Par Terre Winery:

June 18: Dad’s Day Dance Off. Celebrate Dad and all the humor, love, and sweet moves our positive male role models bring to our lives! Prizes are available for all contestants (brave enough to enter), and one Grand Prize for the man with the best moves! 

June 25: Tasting Notes with Project Flux. A unique event of creating and consuming art that includes a tasting of 3 wines and an intimate creative encounter with Project Flux Director Lydia Sakolsky-Basquill! $25 General | $20 Encore Club

Visit the Par Terre website and Facebook page for more information on summer events.

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Potter Wines

Discover the enchanting world of Potter Wines, a locally-owned winery offering award-winning reds, crisp whites, and delightful rosés.

Immerse yourself in their friendly atmosphere, knowledgeable staff, and fun events. Indulge in the perfect blend of family, flavor, and hospitality at Potter Wines! Cheers! 

Celebrate Idaho Wine & Cider Month with Potter Wines:

  • June 16: Murder at the Luau
  • June 17: Market Day (Nampa Farmers Market, Boise Farmers Market, Capital City Public Market)
  • June 20: Caldwell Farm to Fork Farmers Market
  • June 24: Market Day (Nampa Farmers Market, Boise Farmers Market, Capital City Public Market)
  • June 25: Paint Party with the Angry Easel
  • June 27: Caldwell Farm to Fork Farmers Market

Visit the website and Facebook page for more information on summer events. 

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Rolling Hills Vineyard

Rolling Hills Vineyard, a family-owned and operated winery, is renowned for its award-winning wines, including the prestigious double platinum and gold-winning 2018 Cabernet Franc. Committed to excellence, they offer a delightful selection to satisfy every palate.

However, their love extends beyond the vineyard to include a special place in their hearts for rescue animals. For over 30 years, the Pasculli Family has welcomed these furry friends into their home, recognizing the importance of providing a loving environment for pets in need. The family introduced the Mascot wine to support animal shelters throughout Idaho. With every purchase of this delicious wine, 10% of the proceeds are donated to carefully chosen shelters every quarter. By enjoying Mascot wine, patrons indulge in exceptional flavors and contribute to the well-being of shelter animals across the state.

Celebrate Idaho Wine & Cider Month with Rolling Hills Vineyard Urban Tasting Room:

June 25: Uncorked Chardonnay Release Party (Noon – 3)

Visit the website and Facebook page for more information on summer events.

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Split Rail

Step into Split Rail Winery, where a new generation of wine enthusiasts creates exceptional Idaho-centric wines. With a focus on supporting local agriculture and a passion for exploration, owners handcraft limited-production wines sourced from vineyards across the Pacific Northwest.

Embracing minimal intervention winemaking, they allow the fruit’s natural flavors to shine. Through unconventional aging techniques and a spirit of adventure, they craft distinctive and exciting wines. Visit their spacious tasting room and experience the joy of their acclaimed canned wines. Split Rail Winery embodies the perfect blend of tradition and innovation, capturing the essence of the Northwest soil in every sip.


Celebrate Idaho Wine & Cider Month with Split Rail Winery:

  • June 20: New Vintage Wine Shop Tasting (5-7 pm)
  • June 21: Flowersmith Pop-Up (5-7)
  • June 23: Under the Table Wine Dinner
  • June 25: Cake +Sip – Mad Cake Skills (Noon – 2 pm)
  • June 25: Cake Decorating Class (12:30 – 1:30 pm)
  • June 27: Hyde Park Fine Wines Tasting (6-8 pm)

Visit Split Rail’s website and Facebook page for more information.  . 

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Telaya Wine Company

On Telaya’s inviting porch, you may see two boys caring for the lawn—a key part of the winery’s story. Owners Earl and Carrie discovered the power of family while pursuing separate careers. During a transformative trip to Cabo San Lucas, they envisioned Telaya as a fusion of their love for family and wine. This allowed them to create a space where their passions thrived, and their children flourished.

Telaya has been a special gathering place since 2008, with award-winning wines and a reputation for excellence. Whether you’re a loyal customer or seeking a beautiful riverside experience, Telaya promises an unforgettable afternoon or evening by the river.

Celebrate Idaho Wine & Cider Month with Telaya:

June 16: Chenin Blanc Release. Get ready for a delicious new white wine they will soon add to the lineup! All Day event at Telaya Wine Co. 

June 18: Father’s Day at Telaya’s. Telaya will feature some local makers as a special treat for all the dads joining us! Come by early to take advantage of the amazing Kismet Kitchen brunch from 11 am-2 pm. Vendors, including  Slateroc Woodworx, 3 Sisters Meats, and Adventure Tails will be set up from 1 pm-4 pm and Telaya will serve wine from 11 am-6 pm.

June 19: Rhythm on the River. Every Monday in the summer Telaya will have local, live music playing and a food truck on-site. The festivities begin at 5 pm and start to wind down at 7 pm. Live music: Good Time Charlie | Food truck: Rockin’ Q BBQ

June 21: Pop-up Rhythm on the River. Sam Henry will join the festivities for live music on the deck & Kismet Kitchen will be serving up their delicious menu. The festivities begin at 5 pm and wind down at 7 pm. Live music: Sam Henry | Food truck: Kismet Kitchen

June 22: Tasting Night at Telaya. Tasting night happens once monthly after hours in the tasting room. Come to the winery 6 – 8 pm for an exclusive wine tasting!

June 23 – 25: Rosé Day Duel. Telaya will release two wines of the same varietal for the weekend and ask customers to vote for their favorite. The winning wine will then become available from that day forward. Don’t worry – the wine that doesn’t win will still appear in another duel after getting some extra time to age in the bottle. 

June 23: Pop-up #Sip2Give First Friday Event supporting the Boise Bully Breed Rescue. Telaya has chosen Boise Bully Breed Rescue as the featured Sip2Give participant! On June 23rd, Telaya will donate 10% of all online and tasting room sales to this fantastic organization. More about BBBR. 

June 26 &  June 27: Chandler’s Wine Dinner. This Dinner with Chandlers is So Nice – We are Doing it Twice! Five delicious food courses paired with five special Telaya wines – and the greatest hospitality in Boise. What a way to celebrate Idaho Wine Month! The event is $165 at Chandler’s Boise (981 Grove Street). Call 208-383-4300. 

June 29: Rhythm in the Vineyard. Enjoy great music in a beautiful vineyard setting. Live music: Bo Elledge | Food truck: TXV Nomad ID

Visit Telaya’s website and Facebook page for more information.


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