Welcome to Camp Vino!
We at the Idaho Wine Commission know wine can be intimidating. There are so many different kinds, years, and even vocab that can be daunting.
Camp Vino is a new, day-long event designed to teach wine basics, help explore Idahos Sunnyslope wine region, and have fun!
It will take place on Sunday, September 15 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The seven-hour tour will begin with a chartered bus taking campers to the Sunnyslope wine region. Along the way, guides will lead campers through experiences with wine, games, wine, trivia, wine, and prizes (and wine)!
Throughout the day Idaho grape growers, wine makers and local business owners will share:
The history of Idaho Wines
The culture of Idaho wines
How wine grapes grow
How wine is made
How to drink wine
How to pair wine with food
How to talk about wine
How to visit a tasting room
And even How to buy wine at the grocery store (weve all been in that intimidating isle).
Campers will have breakfast, lunch, snacks and plenty of samples of vino.
Why is it called Camp Vino?
Remember how fun summer camp used to be? Youd get out of your comfort zone to learn new things like how to shoot an arrow or climb a tree. Youd make new friends and gorge on smores. Camp Vino is like thata day camp for big kids. It will be an action-packed day where you can learn new things, connect with others and sip your way through Idahos finest.
What will we do?
Your camp guides will meet campers for sign in at the Boise Co-Op at Meridian. From here, campers will get on a chartered bus and head to the Sunnyslope wine region of Idaho in Caldwell. During the day-long adventure youll learn about:
The History of Idaho Wines (Bus)
The Science of Growing Grapes (Williamson Vineyards)
How Wine is Made (Koenig Vineyards Crush Pad)
How Food and Wine Work Together (Koenig Tasting Room)
The Culture of Idaho Wines (Bus)
How to Drink Wine (Sawtooth Winery)
How to Buy Wine (Boise Co-Op)
How many wines will we try?
Four local wineries and our partners at the Boise Co-Op are participating in Camp Vinoeach will pour samples of wine.
What if I dont know anything about wine?
Good! That means youll learn some cool new things throughout the day. No one needs to be a Sommelier-level (or even wine snob level) to attend. Since Camp Vino will cover the basics, it is perfect for those who know they like wine, but dont know much about it and arent comfortable throwing out words like terroir or viticulture.
Who should join Camp Vino?
You enjoy trying and learning new things.
You like wine, beer or cocktails.
You make a point to support local business and buy local/shop small.
You want to be more comfortable sharing, talking about and buying wine.
You havent tried Idahos wines or been out to Idaho wine country.
Youre new to Idaho or the Treasure Valley and want to meet others.
You like to have fun!
What all comes with my ticket?
Camp Vino tickets will include transportation to and from Idaho wine country, lunch, wine tasting fees for four wineries, snacks, guided instruction, winery activities, swag bags, and more!
What should I bring?
Pack your camp basics to prepare for an Idaho summer day. That means campers should come with comfortable shoes (youll be walking out in the vineyards), sun screen, water, and a camera for epic selfies.
If we missed anything, send a us your questions!
Sunnyslope WIneries - Starting Location - Boise Co-op Meridian (View)
2350 N Eagle Rd
Meridian, ID 83646
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|