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.
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News from the Cellar
CHASING PLATINUMJanuary 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 PlatinumRead More
Our Carmenère made #11 on the Seattle Times 'Top 50'!November 11, 2016
Andy Perdue of Great Northwest Wine has rolled out his ‘Top 50 Regional Wines of 2016’ in The Seattle Times. For the third year in a row our Carmenère has made the list! It made #11! It’s great to see how many other Carmenères made the list.Read More