Clearwater Canyon Cellars Blog

Fall Release 2013!

September 10, 2013

Join us for our Fall Release of new wines. We’ll debut our 2011 Renaissance Red, 2011 Phinny Hill Vineyard Carmenere, and 2011 Umiker Vineyard Syrah. Doors will be open: September 13th, Friday from 3-8pm September 14th, Saturday from 12-5pm September 15th, Sunday from 12-5pm  

Northwest Media! Thank you for our beautiful website!

January 25, 2013

Explore our new website! Special features include E-COMMERCE, BLOG, EVENTS, WINE stats and tasting notes, HISTORY of winemaking in the Lewis Clark Valley and more! Go check it out and see for yourself! Now that we have survived the dreaded ‘end of the year paper work’ we will be posting with greater frequency! Stay tuned, many exciting CCCellars happenings to report! I don’t want to give it all away at once though! Drive by Northwest Media to see their big, beautiful window display illustrating their great work on our website! Thank you Michelle Witthaus, Patrick Brown-Hayes, Jenny Purington, and Sara Morrow!…

Holiday Open House at Clearwater Canyon Cellars

November 26, 2012

  Time: – Friday, Dec. 14th, 5-8pm – Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 15th & 16th, 1-5pm   Highlights: – Releasing our 2010 Verhey Vineyard Syrah! Only 67 cases produced. This is a rich, jammy, and complex wine perfect for those cold evenings ahead.   – This may be your last chance to purchase some of your favorite wines such as the 2011 Sweet Return, 2009 Merlot, and 2009 Cab Franc. These wines are almost sold out!   – Lynne Guillot will exhibit photographs from her “In the Vineyard” collection that showcases the Umiker Vineyard. For the Holiday Tasting, she will…

American Glass

August 18, 2012

  Have you ever wondered where wine bottles are made? We bottle all Clearwater Canyon Cellars wines in American made glass as part of our commitment to buying local and keeping our money where our life is. Surprisingly, the vast majority of US wineries are bottling in glass made outside the US, mainly China. I have always been aware that we pay more for American glass (almost two times as expensive as Chinese glass) but I had no idea until recently that Clearwater Canyon is such an outlier due to our choosing to buy American glass. According to several glass…

We are rock stars!

August 6, 2012

  Ronald Holden says we are ROCK STAR winemakers! See his article in Crosscut by clicking HERE.    

We are on the Radio!

July 6, 2012

Our first radio ad! This ad will be playing on pacific empire radio’s 101.5 atation broadcasting to the Lewis Clark Valley and surrounding area. Click the link below to listen! Clearwater Canyon Cellars radio ad 7_6_2012

Uncorked at the Boardwalk

June 29, 2012

Join us for “Uncorked at the Boardwalk”, an evening of live Jazz & Clearwater Canyon Cellars wine this Saturday (June, 30th) from 4-7 at the Boardwalk Marina in Coeur d’alene. Come enjoy the fruits of our labors!  The weather is going to be perfect! Follow this link to learn more about the boardwalk marina bar… If you can’t make it to the boardwalk…you can visit Karl and stay cool at the winery this Saturday from 1-5pm. Cheers! Coco

Wine writer recommends Clearwater Canyon

June 18, 2012

We participated in Savor Idaho on June 10th. About 1,000 people tasted wine from 28 Idaho wineries and nibbled on gourmet food prepared by Boise area restaurants. We had the opportunity to dine (at Fork in Boise) with Ben Weinberg prior to the event. Ben is a well traveled wine writer and recommended two of our wines to his blog readers! Click here to read what Ben wrote about us and to get a good laugh at the picture he posted of me slurping and swirling our wine! Can’t take me anywhere!

Seasons Bistro!

June 6, 2012

If you’re looking for some really unique and tasty food in a cozy atmosphere you need to check-out Seasons Bistro! They just added our 2009 Cab Franc, Merlot, Renaissance Red, and Malbec to their wine list. Tina Poe (chef/owner) tasted our wines the other day and got so excited/inspired she planned a wine pairing dinner with Clearwater Canyon Cellars wines for EVERY course! The dinner is June 13 and it is already filling fast! Go to their webpage for reservations and more info ( Download menu    

Clearwater Canyon Cellars wine is now available at River Dance Lodge in Syringa Idaho.

June 1, 2012

This is a great stop if you are driving between Missoula Montana and Lewiston. Great food and a compelling wine list ….yup it is a must do…sip Clearwater Canyon Cellars Lochsa at the Lodge after a long day on the Lochsa! Peter Grubb, the owner, is a real wine lover. I took this picture of Peter in front of one of the cabins (COMPLETE WITH HOT TUB). Can you see the wine stains on his teeth? He seemed to really like our Cab Franc 😉 Check them out at  

May in the Umiker Vineyard – Video

May 27, 2012

  Watch ‘May in the Umiker Vineyard’! Click on the picture below. The vines are growing fast now! The inflorescences (clusters of flowers) have formed which will soon bloom and become grape clusters. Our 2010 planting of Chardonnay is producing its first crop! Check in on our kids…we have propagated our Syrah and Viognier and they are soon to join their family in the vineyard.

LC Valley Grown Carmenere

April 12, 2012

Tasting the first ever Lewis-Clark Valley grown Carmenere with the the proud growers of the ‘Near Eden Vineyard’. I got lost in the nose of this wine…big pepper and floral aromas..there isn’t much of it making it that much more special!