In the 1990's, pioneering winegrowers Martha & Gary Cunningham began planting Rhone and Bordeaux vines of noble origin on the remote hillsides of the Sawtooth Range north of Boise Idaho. Today, this vast, historic ranch is now home to Idaho's largest family-owned winery, 3 Horse Ranch Vineyards. We invite you to experience our remarkable vineyards and wines from America's newest and most fascinating winegrowing frontier, The Eagle Foothills District of the Snake River Valley Appellation in Eagle, Idaho.
In Oregon, both 2014 and 2015 were essentially dry-harvest vintages. In 2015, the earliest on record for many wineries, rainstorms rolled through at the end of August, moistened the parched, drought-hit soils, and refreshed the vines well before they neared ripeness. September was among the coolest on record. Vintners could pick at whatever they considered to be optimum ripeness. By Oct. 4, the wineries were done picking. Continue »
A warm—but not hot—growing season has produced the third straight year of potentially outstanding wines. Oregon vintners usually spend their harvest time looking at rain clouds gathering in the sky, threatening to disrupt their picking. Not this year. Winemakers across the Willamette Valley are feeling relaxed and happy. By the first week of October, many had already finished picking. Continue »