Idaho Drinks More Wine Than Any State in the Country; These Are Boise’s 5 Favorites Wineries
Last week, Marco shared an article explaining how Idaho earned the rank of being one of the least angry states in the country. One of our listeners was quick to find out that it's because we're the wine drinking capital of the United States.
Jessie R. isn't wrong! MSN recently revisited Vine Pair's 2020 ranking of which states drank the most wine per capita and sure enough, Idaho took the top spot. According to the numbers that VinePair crunched Idaho residents drinking about 1.2 gallons of wine per capita. Washington D.C. took the #2 spot (1.02 gallons) and New Hampshire checked in at #3 (.84 gallons.)
We can't say that we're overly shocked that we ranked #1 on the list. Idaho already has over 60 wineries and the Sunnyslope wine region near Caldwell has the perfect altitude, climate and soil to grow a variety of different grapes. Those vineyards have gone to produce some pretty incredible award winning wines.
The secret's starting to get out about Idaho being a wine destination. The USA Today's 10 Best editorial team has called our wines the Pacific Northwest's greatest secret. Travel and Leisure introduced the Sunnyslope as "The Award-Winning Wine Valley You've Never Heard Of - Until Now."
But which wineries to we locals love? According to TripAdvisor these are the Treasure Valley's top 5 favorite wineries!