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Indian Creek Winery

Indian Creek Winery

Indian Creek Winery
1000 N McDermott Rd
Kuna, Idaho
USA 83634
Phone: (208) 922-4791

Contact: Bill Stowe
Email: icwinery@mindspring.com

Bill and Mui Stowe,along with their kids, will, Greg and Tammy, planted 21 acres to Riesling, Chardonnay,& Pinot Noir. Some Riesling was pulled in the early 1990's and in about 1998, Pinot Clones 777,513,515 were added to complement the original Pinot Clones (2A, Clevener Marifeld and Gamay Beaujolais), as well as some Syrah. Currently, there are fifteen acres in the vineyard.
The Stowe Vineyard is at 44 degrees latitude, elevation 2,626 feet. Growing seasons are ideal-long, sunny and warm (Average 82 degrees). During the growing season, there is literally on precipitation and nights are cool (average 52 degrees). The soil is silty loam, generously mixed with limestone. The soils lie on cracked lava, thus there is great drainage.
Winters and frost have had some impact. Vintages 86,89 and 91 wew lost to extreme winter cold; winters since 91 have been generally mild. We've seen some minor frost damage in each of the springs since 1999, generally damaging only the young vines. Pinot Clones and the Syrah...finally.
We sell small quantity of fruit to home winemakers each year (grapes, crushed grapes, juice). We also purchase Malbec, Cab Sauvigon, and Merlot from the reknowned Woodriver Vineyards, whose wine growing standards equal those of the Stowe Vineyards.

Winemaker: Mike Mclure

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