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.
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.
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..."
News from the Cellar
Selway Blending TrialsApril 4, 2020
Blending trials have been consuming Coco's days! To put a spin on things we made a video of us working on the 2018 Selway blend. We finally nailed it in the end but it took a few more trials like this one. Now you know how we do it and why Karl is so strong!Read More