The very first thing I do is take visitors to Downtown Boise and the seasonal farmers markets. Then we go out to a meal at a local restaurant that features Idaho products and order Idaho wine. Visiting a local winery is next on the list, considering there are 34 within an hour drive.
It’s all about your friends, family and your dog. No one cares about your brand of shoes or what purse you are carrying. Idaho doesn’t have the “who are you and what can you do for me” mentality. It is very friendly. You can walk down the street, smile at someone walking by and start a conversation with a complete stranger. That doesn’t happen everywhere you go.
Teaching people Idaho’s wine country is in their own backyard, creating exceptional wine that is nationally recognized and having a positive economic impact on our state.
I hope they remember the unity of all these diverse businesses.
Because it is new, exciting and it hasn’t been done before. I welcome the opportunity to make people aware of what the wine industry is doing while working with great people in the community. I am excited to learn from the current leaders in our community.
The awareness of local products has changed a lot since 2008. People are asking for local products, making retailers excited to provide them. I am no longer begging restaurants to carry Idaho wine. Consumers are asking for it.
The Idaho Wine Industry! We have a thriving wine industry making exceptional wine and bringing significant economic impact to our state.
Community is everything to the wine industry. We are constantly relying on each other to propel the industry forward by working together, being nice and asking people to drink and eat local.Next Sponsor