Education paved the path to success for Clearwater Canyon Cellars. Coco, our winemaker, capped her formal education with a doctorate degree studying wine microbiology. Karl, our vineyard manager, studied soil science as it relates to agriculture and soil nutrition. They work together each day toward the goal of producing ultra-premium wines from the Lewis Clark Valley and select vineyards within the greater Northwest. We are inspired to bring notoriety back to the valley as a world-renowned area for growing wines.
Idaho Winery of the Year
by Wine Press Northwest
A Labor of Love
Karl & Coco Umiker are growing grapes and living as fourth generation farmers on their family’s land in the Lewis Clark Valley.
Our 2012 Phinny Hill Carmenere won #24 on The Seattle Times' top 50 best wines of 2014!
We produce wines made from grapes grown within 20 miles of our winery.
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News from the Cellar
The Lewis-Clark Valley AVA has been approved!April 4, 2016
It is official! The valley we call home is now an American Viticultural Area (AVA)! The Lewis-Clark Valley AVA was approved by the Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) on April 20, 2016, just in time for the AVA Launch event. From this point forward, wines produced from grapes GROWN within theRead More
Join us for a "Taste of Peru"!April 4, 2016
Join us for a "Taste of Peru"! Chef Gustavo Ramirez of Happy Day Catering will be pairing five delectable courses with our wines. Chef Gustavo moved here eight years ago from Peru and will sharing the cuisines of his home country with our valley for the first time on May 21. We will be holdingRead More