The vines of "Colter's Creek" are nestled near the confluence of the Potlatch and Clearwater Rivers. The steep, south-facing slopes of the river canyon coupled with the cooling effects of the river make Colter's Creek the perfect site for growing premium grapes. The original vines, planted in the 1980's, are some of the oldest in Idaho. Vines are hand pruned, trained, and thinned to a level that optimizes grape quality, as only quality grapes can become fine wine. The mission of Colter's Creek Winery is to produce outstanding wine from local grapes, including both estate wines and wines sourced from other vineyards in the Lewis and Clark Valley. Our small, family-owned winery produces wine in small batches, from hand-picked fruit, using the care and gently handling that only a small winery can attain.
2008Open to Public:
Yes, by appointmentHours of Operation:
By appointmentTasting Fee:
From Lewiston: Travel east on Highway 12/95 towards Missoula/Orofino. When the Hwy 12/95 splits, remain on Highway 12. Turn left onto Highway 3 towards Kendrick/Juliaetta/St. Maries. Turn right onto Arrow Highline (first right). At the top of Arrow Highline (pavement ends), turn left onto Colter Creek Lane. The winery is located at the end of a 1-mile long gravel road.View Map
Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet franc, Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot gris, Syrah, Bordeaux blendsProduction per year:
Currently available in Phil's Foods, Juliaetta Market, Harvest Foods, Frontier Foods, Wine Company of Moscow