The Lewis-Clark Valley is the newest American Viticultural Area in Idaho and Washington. Winemakers are using locally grown wine grape varietals to craft bold, award-winning, premium wine. Visit and taste the difference....after all, we've been doing it since 1872.









That's what you'll find when visiting the wineries of the Lewis-Clark Valley. We're easygoing about most things, except the quality of our wine. That, we take seriously.

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Colter's Creek

Meet the Grapes

The Lewis-Clark Valley AVA is home to 16 vineyards growing more than 81 acres of grapes with approximately 20 unique varietals.

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Wine is Ancient History

The Lewis-Clark Valley has deep roots in wine. Grapevines were planted in the Lewis-Clark Valley as early as 1872.

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  • 2 Bad Labs Vineyard
  • Arnett Vineyard
  • Basalt Cellars
  • Clearwater Canyon Cellars
  • Colter’s Creek Winery
  • Colter’s Creek Vineyard
  • Lindsay Creek Vineyards
  • Rock ‘n’ J Vineyard
  • Spiral Rock Vineyard
  • Umiker Vineyard
  • Vine 46
  • Wasem Estate Vineyard

2 Bad Labs Vineyard

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Arnett Vineyard

Initial plantings in 1999 with primary varieties Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

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Basalt Cellars

Grapes are now grown locally at our estate vineyard and contracted from other quality growers around the Columbia Valley AVA including Sagemoor’s Wienbau, Dionysis and Bacchus Vineyards, Dwelly Vineyard in Walla Walla, Verhey Vineyard near Union Gap and Willard Family Farms near Prosser.

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Clearwater Canyon Cellars

Education paved the path to success for Clearwater Canyon Cellars. Coco, our winemaker, capped her formal education with a doctorate degree studying wine microbiology. Karl, our vineyard manager, studied soil science as it relates to agriculture and soil nutrition.

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Colter’s Creek Winery

Colter’s Creek Winery has been crafting wines from our estate vineyard since 2007. Our tasting room and restaurant is a quaint oasis nestled in Juliaetta, Idaho. In 2012, we opened our Main Street location as a place to taste our wines and sample from our eclectic menu, all in the company of good friends and just a beautiful 30-minute drive from Moscow and Lewiston.

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Colter’s Creek Vineyard

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Lindsay Creek Vineyards

Lindsay Creek Vineyards started its vineyard development in 2007, with only 150 grapes. Currently we own and operate over 15 acres of vines. Our transition from wheat to growing quality wine grapes has been fast paced, educational, yet extremely rewarding.

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Rock ‘n’ J Vineyard

Initial plantings in 2009 with primary varieties sourced are Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Spiral Rock Vineyard

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Umiker Vineyard

With initial plantings in 2003, the primary varieties sourced are Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Franc and Chardonnay.

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Vine 46

Vine 46 is a boutique winery featuring an eclectic variety of red wines and small sampling of white wines. The winery was created among a diverse group of individuals who came together to share a common passion – appreciation and exploration of great wines.

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Wasem Estate Vineyard

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Christmas Comes Early for Lewis Clark Valley Winemakers

Wine Press Northwest has released the Best of the Best of 2016 and the Lewis-Clark Valley AVA is well-represented among this distinguished list. You’ll find four wineries and 13 wines made the cut. Clearwater Canyon Cellars entered five wines into the judging. Each earned a Platinum, highlighted by Double Platinum for a Carménère that Coco…

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Sip & Shop This Holiday

Our Lewis Clark Valley wineries have the best gift of all this holiday season, wine! Check out the tasting events, wine shipping specials, wine baskets, and other wine-related gifts at these local wineries: Basalt Cellars Wine Club Tasting (public welcome with a $10 tasting fee) December 2, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm. While you’re there…

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Lewis Clark Wines Make Seattle Times Top 50 List

Three Lewis Clark Valley wineries took three of the top 50 spots on Seattle Times Top 50 regional wines of 2016 list. Kudos go to our local winemakers who are making our region known for producing top quality wine. Clearwater Canyon Cellars 2014 Phinny Hill Vineyard carménère, Washington, $28: The Northwest’s rising star of winemaking…

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Wine Gifts Bring Holiday Cheer

Let’s face it. The holidays are upon us. Whether we love it or despise it. We have a tiny suggestion to help make everyone’s holiday a little brighter. A bottle of wine and fun wine apparel from one of the Lewis-Clark Valley wineries is sure to add holiday cheer to anyone on your list. Don’t…

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Top Wines Under $30

Wine Press Northwest asked Pacific Northwest wineries to send them red wines that retail for $30 or less. Out of all the Oregon, Washington, and Idaho wineries who submitted, two Lewis Clark Valley wineries made the list. In the red blends category 100 wines were judged. Colter’s Creek Koo Koos Kia ($22) and 2013 Arrow…

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Idaho – The Newest Real Estate Investment in Wine

“Where would you invest in vineyard real estate?” It’s a question I hear surprisingly often and since I travel extensively to track business developments in the wine industry, I do have access to information that enables and shapes my answer. The “short list” of where I’d personally invest in vineyard land has held steady at…

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New Lewis-Clark Valley appellation established on Washington, Idaho border

Source: Good Fruit Grower The federal government has designated a growing wine grape region on the border of Washington and Idaho as the Lewis-Clark Valley American Viticultural Area. The appellation sits in a geographic region known as the “banana belt” for its high temperatures compared with surrounding areas. Almost 150 years ago, farmers who had…

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Lewis‐Clark Valley Named Newest American Viticultural Area

AVA designation shows continued growth of Idaho’s wine industry Boise, Idaho – Idaho’s wine industry continues to flourish with the newly approved Lewis-­‐Clark Valley American Viticultural Area (AVA). The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) today announced this important federal designation, which defines the geographic region of northwestern Idaho and bordering eastern Washington…

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A Toast to the Emerging Wine Industry

Celebrate the regional success and discuss high priority needs for improving the economic vitality in North Central Idaho. As it takes many to make change, CEDA invites our members, economic partners, education, industry and public to join us. This year we are thrilled to discuss the emerging wine industry and the designation of the Lewis-Clark…

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Honoring Our Past

By Trevor Hertrich, Edible Idaho South Lewiston area winemakers push for recognition of Northwest’s pioneering wine region A wine’s noblest aspiration, it can be argued, is its expression of character from the place where it was grown. And the finest of those places have names. Names that even the most casual wine drinker knows: Chablis,…

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