Savor Idaho brings local wine to the spotlight

Posted at 6:36 PM, Jun 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-10 20:36:44-04

A seasonal staple in the local wine industry attracted a sold-out crowd to the Idaho Botanical Gardens Sunday. Savor Idaho is the state's premier wine and food event of the year. 

Lead by the Idaho Wine Commission; vendors celebrated the tenth anniversary of the event offering wine tastings, and samples of fresh local food. 

Organizers hope the event will help Idahoans embrace the growing wine industry in the Gem State.

"I think the biggest thing is there are 53 wineries in the state. Currently, we have 1300 acres planted. And we have an economic impact study that we did in 2013, and we have a 170 million dollar economic impact. And so it's pretty impressive the amount of money the wine and grape industry is producing for the state, and it's only going to keep growing," said Moya Dolsby, Executive Director for the Idaho Wine Commision.

More than two dozen of those wineries were on hand pouring samples Sunday. Including many that are growing grapes right here in the Treasure Valley.