2015 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.

Local Grapes

We produce wines made from grapes grown within 20 miles of our winery.

We made the King of Platinum List!

"Coco is the first head female winemaker..."

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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.

News from the Cellar

'Tis the season for giving!  Are you struggling to decide what you're going to give the to the wine loving person (or people) in your life for the upcoming holiday? Look no further!  Clearwater Canyon has gift cards that can be loaded with any dollar amount.  They can be purchased at

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The spring edition of the University of Idaho Magazine featured an article about Karl and me! We have a long history with the University of Idaho.  Karl completed his Master's Degree in Soil Science in 2000 and stayed on as Soil Scientist for 11 years after graduate school. I completed two

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