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.

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Greetings, fellow wine lovers! We made the King of Platinum list (or Queen of Platinum in our case)! Coco is the first head female winemaker and first Idaho winemaker to accumulate 10 Platinum awards! A winery gets on the King of Platinum list once they receive 10 Platinum medals. Our 2014 Coco's

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