The 2014 Idaho Winery to Watch, according to Wine Press Northwest
Hat Trick Red: Bronze Medal winner, Sunset International Wine Competition
Holiday Update – Nov 14, 2014: We had quite a snowstorm this week. The vines are covered in snow and we are preparing for the holiday season. Our tasting room is open year-round every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon to 5 pm. We are also adding additional tasting room days on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Nov 24-26, right before Thanksgiving. Hours are 12 noon to 5 pm. The weekend after Thanksgiving will be our annual wine-and-cheese pairing, and our winemaker’s birthday party. See our events page for more details. Wine Club Members–check your email for a special holiday invitation.
Crush Update – Oct 10, 1014: Harvest season is upon us! Our first crop harvested this year was some Moscato from our own vineyard that we planted in the spring of 2012. We have also processed several other varietals from the Snake River Valley. There are still a few varietals to go before we finish this year’s harvest season. Making wine is a lot of physical work with some very specific technical details. Would you like to learn about the details of winemaking and taste special wines? We offer a custom private tour and tasting of the wine production facility to groups of 10-12 people for $300. Use the Contact Us tab to reserve your private tour.
Read about us in the news:
4 Reasons to Visit Idaho Now
The Great Pacific Northwest and Tempranillo
2014 Idaho Winery to Watch: HAT Ranch Winery
Best Up-And-Coming Wine Regions
Idaho’s Hat Ranch Winery Taking Over Vale Brand
Local Business News
Hat Ranch Buying Vale Wine Co.
Our winemaker presented at the Society of Wine Educators annual conference in Seattle to a group of sommeliers, masters of wine, wine distributors and aficionados. He spoke about Northwest Tempranillo and told the group about the perfect growing climate for Tempranillo in Idaho.
A recent cause to celebrate was earning a spot on the list of medal winners at the Sunset International Wine Competition! Our Hat Trick Red, made in the Snake River Valley, was ranked similarly to other red wines from places like Barossa Australia, Mendoza Argentina, and Paso Robles, Santa Barbara and Napa Valley California.
We believe in the special climate and soils (called “terroir”) in the Snake River Valley that makes this place a world-class wine growing region. We selected this location specifically to make wine. That’s Right! The Snake River Valley in Southwestern Idaho is a world-class wine region. It is similar to Washington but has it’s own microclimate distinction, as well as a marvelous wine community.
HAT Ranch Winery was established in 2011, and has since gone on to win medals in wine competitions and rapidly grow a local following for our wines. We hope you come visit our tasting room located on the Sunnyslope Wine Trail and taste our premium wines for yourself.
Tasting Room and Art Gallery Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Noon to 5 pm.
Our art gallery is currently showcasing collections of works by local artists Destiny Sellers and Linda Varnes and photography by Pete Grady. Glass charms are handmade by Michelle Bigelow.
We work with local artists to display their work and all of our gallery art is for sale.