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    08/21/2018

    10th Anniversary Harvest starts on Monday!!!

    By: Joe

    Wish us luck as our 10th harvest in the Snake River Valley begins Monday as we bring in 1.5 tons of Chardonnay. This will be the earliest start for us and we are excited to see the first fruit come into the building. Here we go folks! 2015 Harvest....here...

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    08/20/2018

    We bought the building!

    By: Joe

    Greetings! This past summer Melanie & I were able to do something that we have worked over a decade for when we finally purchased the building that our winery has grown up in! We both logged many a long night at the winery as we crafted the first 5 vinta

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    04/07/2016

    Memories of Cinsault

    By: Hailey

    Hello folks! This is Hailey Alexander, Cinder's Enologist, and in the last few weeks I have been reminiscing about the harvest, the wines, and in particular with this awesome warm weather, our Rosé! Here is one my memories from a competitive tasting that Mela

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    01/13/2014

    Garden City Mural Project at Winery !!!!

    By: Joe

    We are proud to announce a collaboration between Cinder Winery, Coiled Wines, local business owners from Cobby's & Martindale Custom Truck Accessories and the local artist in residence program, Surel's Place, to launch a public art project. The goal of th

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    12/02/2012

    Water & Fire: The Snake River Valley AVA

    By: Joe

    Driving around the vineyards in the Snake River Valley makes a person wonder - how did all these weird shapes in the landscape occur? There are shining white hills of chalk, dark columns of basalt, and beds of volcanic cinder in shades of black, red, and oran

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    12/01/2012

    Our Viogniers

    By: Melanie

    Our Viogniers…. a Q&A with Cinder Winemaker Melanie Krause. Why do I make Viognier? Viognier grows beautifully in the Snake River Valley.  I think we can grow Viognier with as much aromatic charisma and textural elegance as any other growing region in

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    11/01/2012

    Veraison 2009, Cinder

    By: Melanie

    In viticulture (grape-growing), veraison is the onset of ripening. The term is originally French (véraison / veʀɛzɔ̃), but has been adopted into English use. The official definition of veraison is "change of color of the grape berries".[1] Veraison repres

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    07/25/2012

    Trip to Spain for “Research”

    By: Joe

    We visited three wine regions while in Spain: the Ribera del Duero, Rueda & The Rioja. All of them were spectacular and inspiring. The Ribera looked like our own Snake River Valley, but with castles on the hilltops. Hot and arid, the Tempranillos we encou

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    06/26/2012

    Introducing Charli Valentina Schnerr

    By: Melanie

    Dear Friends, Our latest & greatest debut is our daughter who was born Friday, March 23rd at 9:36pm in Boise, Idaho. She was a healthy 6 lbs, 4 oz and has stormed into our hearts. Her winemaking mother is doing very well and the whole family feels very, v

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    03/01/2009

    Wineries in Idaho’s Snake River Valley are finally making a mark.

    By: Melanie

    From an article in The Seattle Times by Paul Gregutt (originally published on March 1, 2009):"Although the Idaho wine industry dates back to the mid-1800s, and modern winemaking there began just a decade or so later than in Washington and Oregon, Idaho win

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