New tasting room brings new amenities, heightened experiences and convenience for wine lovers.
Sawtooth Winery, one of Idaho’s oldest and most iconic wineries, is opening the doors to its new tasting room right in the heart of Idaho’s prestigious Sunny Slope region at 11 a.m. Feb.17.
The new 2,200 square-foot Sawtooth Winery tasting room is located at 19348 Lowell Road Building C in Caldwell and is now neighbor to Idaho’s historic Ste. Chapelle Winery.
The tasting room will offer daily wine tastings, curated merchandise, and provide space for special winery events, like dinners with Winemaker Meredith Smith, as well as act as a great place to stop and watch the sun set over the Snake River Valley from the exquisite new 1,100 square-foot patio. It also offers easier access to its highly acclaimed wines for the community and its burgeoning wine club membership.
Michael Kuhn and Treasure Valley Remodel and Restoration produced the building design and oversaw construction of the new building, which is reminiscent of a rustic, but modern Idaho lodge. New Mexico-based HVL Interiors brought the new space to life with rich basket weave and slate textures against natural fir wood and contemporary industrial steel interiors. The palette is natural and bright with accents of greens, coppers, golds, plums and stone greys from the surrounding environment. The space will have high and low-top bistro tables as well as plush and comfortable areas for more intimate experiences, like the new barrel room where visitors can sip amongst some of Sawtooth’s aging wines. The tasting room pays tribute to Idaho’s iconic fly-fishing culture, including original artwork by local artist Eileen Klatt. Blue Ribbon landscape was commissioned for the new building’s landscape design, which includes an outdoor stone firepit area for enjoyment all year long.
“This is a strategic evolution that marks a new era for our heritage wineries and enables us to offer world-class consumer experiences in the heart of Idaho wine country,” Precept Wine Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Alex Evans said. “The new Sawtooth Winery tasting room has luxurious amenities for our community and tourists to enjoy. In addition, its central location, will provide unparalleled access to the Ste. Chapelle Summer Concert Series and to our Sunny Slope neighbors.”
Sawtooth Winery will continue to source its fruit from its estate vineyard in Nampa and each of the tasting room’s seven dedicated staff are moving to the new location, including longtime tasting room manager Kelli Geselle.
“I’m excited to bring the heart and hospitality of Sawtooth Winery to the Sunny Slope,” Winemaker Meredith Smith said. “I feel this move takes the best of our iconic legacy in Nampa, but allows us to forge a new chapter for its future.”
Sawtooth Tasting Room:
- Address: 19348 Lowell Road Building C, Caldwell, ID 83607
- Phone: 208-467-1200
- Hours: Open Daily 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Region: Sunny Slope
Sawtooth Winery is located in the heart of Idaho wine country and offers panoramic views of Idaho’s prestigious Sunny Slope. Since its founding in 1987, Sawtooth Winery has been synonymous with exceptional quality and has led the way in the development of Idaho’s wine industry by pioneering new vineyards, enhancing winemaking techniques and always delivering the best wine from each Idaho vintage. Today, it produces 10,000 cases of wine each year and is acclaimed for crafting exquisite Riesling, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Syrah, Merlot, Grenache, Malbec and Tempranillo wines. Visit www.sawtoothwinery.com or follow us on Facebook and Instagram @sawtoothwinery.