The Snake River creates a microclimate ideal for grape growing. Carmela's elevation (2,500 ft.) makes us one of the highest vineyards in the Pacific Northwest. Add long days, cool nights, and the rich volcanic soils and you have an ideal convergence of factors producing grapes with concentrated flavors and naturally high acidities. Most Carmela wines are estate grown and bottled. Carmela is one of the first Idaho wineries to offer a Meritage, America's equivalent of a French blended Bordeaux wine. Our current selection of wines include Chardonnay, Semillon, NJOY Zen White, Riesling, Rivers Mist, Old Vine Sweet, Desert Ice, Merlot, Cabernet Merlot, Red Meritage, Cabernet Sauvignon, NJOY Zen Red, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Reserve Merlot and Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. All of our wines are made with 100% Idaho Grapes. Our tasting room in Glenns Ferry is open daily. Winding its way between 30 acres of vineyards is our public 4,478 yard 9-hole golf course. Make a day of it! Come for a game of golf, wine tasting and lunch or dinner at our French style stone chateau featuring a restaurant, bar, gift shop, and banquet-conference rooms. Carmela Vineyards can host your banquet, wedding, reunion or corporate retreat.
1988Open to Public:
YesHours of Operation:
Mon- Sat 11:00 am-9:00 pm Sun 10:00 am-8:00 pmTasting Fee:
$5.00 per person, Tour Fee: $10.00 per person. Includes signature Carmela wine glass (Friday, Saturday & Sundayfrom Noon to 8pm. Please schedule tour in advance), Group Tour Fee: $8.00 per person for groups of 8 or more in addition to wine discounts.
Westbound; Take exit 120. Turn right onto Bannock and follow to 1st street. Take 1st street into the center of town and turn right onto Commercial. Follow Commercial down to the water tower and turn right onto Madison Avenue. We are located approximately 3/4 of a mile down Madison on the left hand side. Eastbound; Take exit 121. Turn left onto 1st and follow it into the center of town to Commercial. Follow Commercial down to the water tower and turn right onto Madison Avenue. We are located approximately 3/4 of a mile down Madison on the left hand side.
Our wines have been awarded Double Golds, Golds and Silver Medals in wine competitions throughout the country.
Johannesburg Riesling, Lemberger, Semillon & MerlotProduction per year: