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Colter's Creek Vineyards and Winery

Colter's Creek Vineyards and Winery

Colter's Creek Vineyards and Winery
20154 Colter Creek Lane
Juliaetta, Idaho
USA 83535
Phone: (208) 874-3933
http://www.colterscreek.com/

Contact: Mike Pearson
Email: Contact@colterscreek.com

The vines of Colter's Creek are nestled along the Potlatch river near it's confluence with the Clearwater. The elevation of the vineyard is between 800 and 1200ft., making it one of the lowest elevation vineyards in Idaho. The steep, south facing slopes of the river canyon coupled with the cooling effect from the river makes this a perfect site for growing grapes.
The 5-acre Spencer Block, consisting of Chardonnay, Riesling, and Rkatsiteli, was planted in 1986. In 1997, a new owner established the Komze Block, 3 acres of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot. In 2002 the vineyard was again sold and remained untouched for the next 5 years.
In the winter of 2007 we bought the deserted vineyard. Surprisingly most of the vines survived years of neglect due to a hearty root system and sufficient annual rainfall. Over the next 2 years we re-trellised and retrained the vines and added a new drip-irrigation system. In the spring of 2009, we planted 3 more acres, comprised of Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Tempranillo, Gewurztraminer, Grenache, Viognier as well as test plots of Sangiovese and Nebbiolo. Nearly 25 years after it's birth, the vineyard is now healthy and thriving.

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