Home to more than 50 wineries across the state, Idaho has one of the steadiest growing wine industries in the United States. The last 30 years have proven Idaho to have ideal weather and soil for some of the best wines cultivated in the Pacific Northwest. Award-winning, locally run, and premium results are all common factors of many Idaho wineries established in recent years.
Here are a couple of Idaho wineries that stand out for their handcrafted wines, which are often featured in downtown Boise restaurants.
3 Horse Ranch Vineyards
3 Horse Ranch Vineyards has been producing wine in the foothills above Eagle, Idaho for over 15 years. Founders Gary and Martha Cunningham left California for the beautiful landscape and welcoming community of Idaho. Together, they founded 3 Horse Ranch and built it into the largest family-owned winery in Idaho, focusing on distinctive fruits and Italian and Austrian winemaking techniques. Proudest of their Cabernet and Syrah, 3 Horse Ranch Vineyards’ elegant, handcrafted wines are featured in many fine dining Boise restaurants.
Renowned for their Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah-based wines, Telaya has won many winemaking awards in Idaho and the Northwest over the last few years. These include the 2016 Idaho Winery of the Year.
Telaya is a family-run wine winery dedicated to cultivating handcrafted wines with exceptional results. The company works with high-quality Idaho and Washington vineyards, whose grapes serve as the foundation for Telaya's world-class wines. Starting in 2008 with only 50 cases, they now have a strong presence in downtown Boise and are featured by many of the finest Boise restaurants.
While many restaurants in downtown Boise feature Idaho wines, Chandlers has exemplified a deep commitment to offering wines from Idaho and around the world. The restaurant was awarded the Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence in 2017 and continues to develop relationships with local wineries like 3 Horse Ranch Vineyards and Telaya.
Chandlers’ exclusive staff of sommeliers has extensive knowledge of Idaho wines and which will go best with the restaurant’s first-rate steak and seafood dishes. The best steakhouse Boise has to offer, Chandlers is committed to using local ingredients and offering the finest wines in Idaho.
Chandlers has a well-earned reputation as Boise’s best steakhouse. It offers guests world-class service, the most delicious steaks and seafood in Idaho, and ambiance that is second to none. The extensive menu at Chandlers features seafood flown fresh to Boise on a daily basis and handpicked, locally sourced ingredients.