Ste Chapelle Winery

Maurine Johnson to depart Ste. Chapelle; Meredith Smith steps up as Ste. Chapelle and Sawtooth winemaker

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After 29 years of service to Ste. Chapelle Winery, legendary Idaho Winemaker Maurine Johnson is leaving to take a new position with Hogue Cellars in Washington State. Effective July 7, Sawtooth Estate Winery Winemaker Meredith Smith will be promoted to head winemaker of both estates for Precept Wine in Idaho. “Maurine is an institution in …

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Eyes on Idaho in Marketwatch

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Idaho’s quickly-growing wine scene is capturing the attention of the wine trade across the country. In a recently released story in Marketwatch, “Eyes on Idaho,” by Angel Antin, Precept Wine CEO Andrew Browne enthusiastically participated and opined on Idaho’s promise. An excerpt: “Idaho’s story is in the bottle,” says Andrew Browne, president and CEO of …

Could Idaho Be America’s Next Great Wine Region?

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Excerpts from Copyright Ted Loos/Travel & Leisure, November 4, 2015 Move over, potatoes. It’s wine’s time to shine. If you’ve already acknowledged that the Northwest corner of our great United States is a hotbed for fine wine—Willamette Pinots, Walla Walla Cabs, and the like—then how much of a stretch is it to accept next-door …

Ste Chapelle Block 16 Chardonnay

Growing Idaho Wine Country Beckons

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Copyright 2015 Salt Lake Tribune Read the full story here. A trip to wine country is closer than you think. Instead of heading west to California and its famed winemaking regions in Napa and Sonoma, go north to Idaho, where there are more than just potatoes. There are 51 wineries throughout the Gem State, but …