Try Idaho wine this holiday season

Posted at 10:21 PM, Nov 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-23 00:21:50-05

Consider trying a glass of Idaho wine this holiday season.

33 Idaho wines were awarded gold medals during a competition in August, and the recent harvest is promising even more.

Great wine requires high-quality fruit, and Williamson Winery provides exceptional grapes for eight different Idaho wineries that are helping put Idaho on the winemaking map.

Williamson says Idaho is a great place to grow grapes because of the complexity of the seasons and the ability to control water.

The variety of grapes that grow allows for experimentation that other more traditional regions might not try, giving Idaho wines a unique personality.

This year's harvest is later than normal which Williamson says will result in a wine with well-developed flavor in bottles that will be released in two years. There are plenty of gold medal varieties already available and ready to drink.

The Thanksgiving weekend is one of the busiest times to check out Idaho wineries, so if you're looking for something different to do this holiday weekend, you might want to plan a tour.