History

Early settlers arrived on the Sunnyslope with a secret, century-long plan to create the best wine growing region in America.

A Long Time Ago

First substantial wine grape crop planted.

1970s

Ste. Chapelle winery established. It is now the largest winery in Idaho!

1976

Hells Canyon Winery established.

1980

Bitner Vineyards was established.

1981

Indian Creek Winery established.

1982

Sawtooth Winery was established.

1987

Koenig Winery & Distillery established.

1995

Williamson Orchards, a homestead established in 1909, planted their first grape crop becoming Williamson Orchards & Vineyards. 

1998

Parma Ridge Winery & Bistro established.

1998

Snake River Winery was established. The winery is now part of Vine & Branch Ranch.

2000

Coffee among fellow growers turns into exchanging ideas about promoting wine and a sketch of a wine trail map on the back of a napkin.

2002

Vale Wine Co. established.

2006

The Sunnyslope area is included in the formation of the federally designated Snake River Valley American Viticulture Area

2007

Huston Vineyards was established.

2007

June is declared Idaho Wine Month by governor Butch Otter

2009

Fujishin Family Cellars & Lost West Winery was established.

2009

Hat Ranch Winery established.

2011

Sunnyslope Wineries come together to create co-op events on the trail to give guests a new way experience wine tasting. 

2012

Vizcaya Winery established.

2015

Sunnyslope community officially became the Sunnyslope Wine Trail and formed a 501(c)(6) in order to better share the trail experience. 

2017

Scoria Vineyards established.

2017
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