Gov. Little celebrating Idaho Wine and Cider Month

Posted at 6:30 AM, Jun 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-08 18:39:51-04

MERIDIAN, Idaho — Governor Little is celebrating Idaho Wine and Cider Month Friday, June 7 by signing bottles of Idaho wine and cider at Albertsons Market Street.

June is Idaho Wine and Cider Month, a time dedicated to learning about, tasting and supporting the growing wine industry. The Idaho Wine Commission, wineries, cideries and restaurants are hosting a variety of events throughout the month.

Governor Little is showing his support of the wine industry by participating in the bottle signing event. The event runs from 2 to 2:30 p.m. at the Albertsons Market Street location in Meridian.

Governor Otter first declared June to be Idaho Wine Month in 2009. Since then, wineries have increased by 30 percent. The 56 wineries in Idaho contribute more than $170 million to the Idaho economy every year. Wine is an important part of Idaho's growing agriculture industry.

"The Idaho Wine Commission is thrilled to have Governor Little's support to further our mission of growing Idaho's wine and cider industry," said Moya Dolsby, executive director of the Idaho Wine Commission. "We hope Idahoans will use Idaho Wine Month as a chance to fall in love with the quality and variety of wine our grape growers and winemakers provide."

The Idaho Wine Commission acts as a united voice for Idaho's wine industry. Governor Little's support of the wine and cider industry will further the growth and success in the coming years.

You can find a full list of Idaho Wine and Cider Month events here.