In the wine industry, an American Viticultural Area (AVA) designates a specific geographic region as historically and topographically distinct, producing wines with distinguishable characteristics. Historically, most wine grown in Idaho, as well as some areas of eastern Oregon, are part of the Snake River Valley AVA, but Eagle has a sub-AVA all it's own known as the Eagle Foothills AVA.
The Eagle Foothills AVA designation tells the story of the uniqueness of the Eagle Foothills' grapes. The extremely well-drained, sandy and quartz-laden soil creates a uniformly small berry size contributes to the concentrated and mature flavors produced in the award-winning wines. For more information on the Eagle Foothills AVA, check out the Idaho Wine Commission website. You can also download the 2018 Wine Tour Guide (PDF).
The Eagle Foothills AVA is home to many grape growers and to Idaho's largest family-owned winery, 3 Horse Ranch Vineyards. 3 Horse Ranch features a tasting room, and is currently building a custom crush facility.
We invite you to experience Eagle's remarkable viticultural area with wineries, tasting rooms and vineyards.