Wines

We make very classically inspired sparkling Idaho wines in the style that they make sparkling wines in the Champagne region in France, but we also have a new world twist on them. Different varietals, different names, and different timelines than the “classic” Champagne route.

We began to dabble in our own winemaking in 2013 and produced our first “commercial” vintage in 2014. That year we started working with Ron Bitner to bring in Chardonnay to make a “blanc de blanc” style sparkling Chardonnay. Through the winemaking process we began to build our own story and find our winemaking voices and decided to call it “Whitewater” because if you don’t know what you’re doing it can look a little tumultuous and frothy coming out of the bottle, just like a rapid in a river.

We began to add to our profile in 2015, we brought in more Chardonnay and some Syrah to make a rosé. To date it has been our lightest pink wine, but the most food friendly. Try it with chicken marbella, that's our favorite!

Current Releases

2015 Whitewater
"2015 Whitewater"
$36

100% Bitner Vineyards Chardonnay fermented dry and then bottled with additional sugar and yeast for a secondary fermentation in bottle. A true “methode traditionale” sparkling wine made in Idaho, with Idaho fruit, by Idahoans to boot! Riddled by hand, disgorged by hand, and finished with just a hint of sweetness. Very fine bubbles and a cheerful yellow hue with tart apple, juicy pear flavors, and fresh brioche.

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2015 Sparkling Rosé
"Runoff Rosé"
$36

100% Bitner Vineyards Syrah fermented dry and then bottled with additional sugar and yeast for a secondary fermentation in bottle. A true “methode traditionale” sparkling wine made in Idaho, with Idaho fruit, by Idahoans to boot. Aged sur lees for 26 months, riddled by hand, disgorged by hand, and finished completely dry. Very fine bubbles in the glass with a light pale dried apple skin. Dusty raspberry aromas with a hint of rosehip tea. Apricot, pear, and sandalwood flavors are enhanced by the fine bubbles on the palate.

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Future Releases

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Past Releases

2014 Whitewater
"Whitewater"

100% Bitner Vineyards Chardonnay fermented dry and then bottled with additional sugar and yeast for a secondary fermentation in bottle. A true “methode traditionale” sparkling wine made in Idaho, with Idaho fruit, by Idahoans to boot. Aged sur lees for 30 months, riddled by hand, disgorged by hand, and finished with just a hint of sweetness. Persistent and fine bubbles in the glass with a mellow sunny yellow hue. Baked apple tart notes with underlying ripe apricot, pear, and fresh baked ciabatta bread.