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Appellation: Snake River Valley

Planted Vineyard Acres: 400

  • The largest vineyard in Idaho
  • Supplier to many of Idaho’s best known wineries, in addition to Precept’s own Ste. Chapelle Winery and Sawtooth select wines
  • With south, west, north and east facing slopes at about 2,500 feet, the micro-climates differ greatly at the site, allowing for a wide selection of varietals to be planted

Planted Varieties: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Gewürztraminer, Grenache, Malbec, Merlot, Mourvèdre, Muscat Blanc, Petit Verdot, Petite Sirah, Pinot Gris, Primitivo, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Tempranillo, Viognier

Topography: The south and west facing slopes are the warmer areas of the vineyard, better suited for vinifera grapes which thrive on the long, hot days of the Idaho summers, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. The east and north facing slopes are ideal for varieties requiring more vigor and cooler climates, such as Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling