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.

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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

Our Phinny Hill Carmenère just earned the distinction of top Carmenère at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, the mother of all American wine competitions! It was the only Carmenère to receive a Double Gold medal, adding to its impressive pedigree.

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CHASING PLATINUM

January 1, 2017

     We just won FIVE Double Platinum & Platinum Awards! Eric Degerman, moderator of the Platinum judging, recently congratulated us and commented, "I believe that is an unprecedented batting average for that many qualifiers." We entered 5 wines and 5 were awarded Double Platinum

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