When Idaho’s first winery opened its doors in 1976, no one imagined that Idaho’s wine industry would grow to 50 wineries today.
In 2009, 3,200 tons of grapes were harvested and turned into 327,000 gallons of wine.
In 2012, those numbers grew to 3,800 tons of harvested grapes and 434,000 gallons of wine produced.
Much of Idaho’s wine comes from the beautiful rolling hills south of Nampa and Caldwell.
Idaho’s wine industry provides 700 full-time jobs and contributes $73 million to the Idaho economy.
The Idaho wine industry is in its infancy with substantial growth expected in the next 15 years.
Resource: Idaho Wine Commission