Escape the Every Day Through Wine Tasting in Eagle

Wine Tasting in Eagle


Escape the Every Day Through Wine Tasting in Eagle

By Michelle Ochsner

More than just an indulgence, wine is an experience warranted by nothing other than an occasion to celebrate taste. Even though the affair is celebrated in the most exotic places in the world, one doesn’t have to travel far to enjoy the spirit of wine.

A European tradition, grape-growing, and winemaking are a growing industry in Southern Idaho. Eagle accompanies several vineyards that prepare fertile soil for the ideal root system with winemakers that personally care for grapes that thrive because of the valley’s four seasons. As the fruit becomes dormant in the cold winter and luscious in the summer with hot days and cool evenings; winemaking in Eagle ranks among the best.

Starting with Idaho’s rich fertile soil, vines are prepared to grow the finest grapes and stored to age in ways to create a first-rate flavor. Selecting how to store wine is a specialty of its own. Wines are aged in French, American, and Hungarian Oak Barrels in climate-controlled areas and when ready; bottled with a label as special as the wine it’s self.

Novice or masters, the variety of accompaniments to explore are lavish to modest. The process, by which one experiences wine, depends on many circumstances. With several venues for all occasions, Eagle bids formal tasting rooms (some with food pairing), education classes, and entertainment. Some offer club perks while others are more casual. Many establishments include live music while others have the honor of hosting special events such as weddings.

Many vineyards in Eagle have received prestigious recognition from the Idaho Wine Commission, Northwest Wine Press, and assorted wine festivals. In tasting rooms, visitors gain better insight and understanding of wine directly from the winemaker’s.

The Eagle Food and Wine Festival is a fundraising event that benefits local charities. The festival promotes donations for charities such as the Landing Community Center, Wyakin Warrior Foundation, and Meals on Wheels by promoting the best local restaurants and wineries in the area.

The festival’s contact, Mary, enjoys visitor’s reactions to the winemaker’s passion and enthusiasm. For her, the event brings the community together and provides a good, long-lasting impact. “Eagle has a very special spirit of community that you can count on to rally for a good cause.  We are lucky that our event has been so heartily embraced by not only Eagle but the entire Treasure Valley!  There is a great desire to embrace and support local endeavors – restaurants, wineries, and charities.”

For pleasure, special occasion, or local charitable event; Wine symbolizes culture, style, and fun.



Eagle Food and Wine Festival





Save the Date!

This year’s Eighth Annual Eagle Food and Wine Festival will be on Saturday, September 13th from 6-9 p.m.at BanBury Golf Course in Eagle. This year’s beneficiaries will be the Boys and Girls Clubs of Ada County, which serves more than 4,000 children in the Valley, and the Eagle Food Bank.


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