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Idaho Wine Tours

Idaho Wine Tours for Boise State Alumni and Friends

This is a fantastic way to support Idaho wineries and learn more about our growing wine industry.  Everyone is welcome on the tours — not only members!  Member and non-member rates apply only to the customized wine tours for the Alumni Association.  All members must present their membership cards to Idaho Wine Tours on the day of the tour.

 

Spring 2017 Tour

Parma Ridge, Huston Vineyards, Koenig Vineyards and Hells Canyon

This fun, safe and educational tour includes a family-style lunch at Parma Ridge Winery to start the afternoon. Buses will depart from the new Alumni and Friends Center at 11 a.m. and return to the Alumni and Friends Center no later than 5 p.m.  To ensure a safe outing, please consider rides and alternative methods of transportation to and from the Alumni and Friends Center. Complimentary parking is available for wine tour participants.

One bus that accommodates ten passengers will be operated, and possibly two buses for twenty if Boise State alumni and friends fill the seats up as quickly as we expect. Cost includes all food, wine tastings and tips. Wine bottles are available for purchase at the wineries. Space is limited — must be 21 years of age to participate. Learn more about each winery below.

Saturday, April 22 – SOLD OUT!

Saturday, May 20 — SOLD OUT!

Alumni Association Members: $72 per person (Bring a valid membership card to be reimbursed $8 on the day of the tour.)
Nonmembers: $80 per person
Time: 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

Complimentary lunch

  • Provided by Parma Ridge chef and winemaker Storm Hodge
  • Walnut crusted brie
  • Tossed salad
  • Grilled chicken flatbread with black cherry BBQ sauce
  • Vegetarian flatbread: mozzarella and garlic oil, smoked bleu cheese, sautéed pears with honey and butter, spicy pecans topped with fresh arugula and balsamic reduction
  • Rosemary truffle fries with mesquite aioli

 

About the Wineries

Parma Ridge (established 1998)

The tasting rooms offers a variety of estate wines, a full lunch menu from scratch, private parties with custom menus, and a beautiful vineyard space for events.  The winemaker, Storm Hodge, is a chef by trade and eager to engage your senses with the combination of both wine and food. Winemaker: Storm Hodge

READ MORE ABOUT PARMA RIDGE

Huston Vineyards (established 2006)

Visit the brand new facility on the Sunny Slope with beautiful views of the surrounding orchards and the Snake River.  This tasting room features Koenig Vinyard wines and Koenig Distillery vodka, brandy, and whiskey selections. Winemaker: Greg Alger

READ MORE ABOUT HUSTON VINEYARDS

Koenig Vineyards (established 1995)

Visit the brand new facility on the Sunny Slope with beautiful views of the surrounding orchards and the Snake River.  This tasting room features Koenig Vinyard wines and Koenig Distillery vodka, brandy, and whiskey selections. Winemaker: Greg Koenig

READ MORE ABOUT KOENIG VINEYARDS

Hells Canyon Vineyards

Hells Canyon Vineyards produces all hand-crafted, grown and bottled wines from the beautiful Snake River Valley of Idaho.  It is the oldest Idaho vineyard for wine grapes and was founded in 1981 on the sunny slope above the banks of the Snake River, overlooking the Owyhee Mountains. Winemaker: Steve Robertson

READ MORE ABOUT HELLS CANYON VINEYARDS

Special Member Benefit of 10% Discount

Boise State Alumni Association members will receive a 10% discount on all Idaho Wine Tours, including these special tours that provide a unique dining experience at Parma Ridge Winery.  Enter to win giveaway at lunch to members only.  Non-members welcome!