Ste. Chapelle Winery of Idaho

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Advantage

 

When conversations start across the country about Idaho I am sure that the topic of Idaho Potatoes comes up at one time or another in those conversations.   I'm sure this makes sense since so many commercials and articles have been written about that awesome crop that put Idaho on the national map.

Something else has been brewing in Idaho since immigrant wine-makers from France and Germany as far back as 1872 recognized that Idaho is a wonderful environment for wine grapes.  Dry summer weather and fast draining volcanic ash soils at elevations up to 2,800 feet provide healthy growing conditions.

Most of the vineyards in Idaho are planted close to the Snake River that runs through southern Idaho.  The flow of air over moving water draws off heat in the summer and spreads a moderating humidity in the winter.

Ste. Chapelle Winery of Caldwell Idaho discovered long ago what 15 other major wineries have since discovered over the past several years.  Ste. Chapelle Winery was founded in 1976 and is named after the beautiful La Sainte-Chapelle in Paris which was built by King Louis IX as the court chapel during the 13th century.

Creating over 150,000 cases of wine per year, Ste. Chapelle Winery is the undisputed king of Idaho Wineries.  Those cases are distributed throughout the United States, Europe and many Pacific Rim countries.  Ste. Chapelle Winery has an exclusive contract to the state's larges vineyard, Skyline which consists of 375 acres of beautiful vineyards.  Ste. Chapelle Winery produces a wide array of fine varietals including Merlot, Riesling, Ice wine, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah.

Winemaker Chuck Devlin works closely with the University of Idaho and the USDA experimental vineyard located at Parma, Idaho.  They are constantly experimenting with new grape varietals and clones for the future.

Summers at Ste. Chapelle Winery are amazing with spectacular settings.  Concerts from Blues to Jazz to Classical to Jydeco, it has something for everyone.  The grounds are amazing complete with a beautiful gazebo that is host to many weddings.  The main building is host to many corporate gatherings and live bands will play there year-around.  They also market Idaho products from a gift store open daily.

So now you have it.  The next time the conversation of Idaho comes up you can now add St. Chapelle Winery and Idaho's growing wine industry to your topic of conversation.  Oh and don't forget to order your wine.  I have ordered wine and had it shipped directly from Ste. Chapelle Winery over the years.  They are wonderful to work with.

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with RE/MAX Advantage, Canyon Counties #1 Brokerage in sales and listings
specializing in Boise Idaho Real Estate and Southwest Idaho Real Estate.

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Rita Taylor
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The pictures are beautiful and the article makes it sound lovely.  And all of us thought Idaho was just for potatoes!

Rita 

Apr 23, 2007 04:00 PM #1
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George Tallabas
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Thank you Rita...I am really trying to promote this beautiful state.  Have a great evening.
Apr 23, 2007 04:03 PM #2
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Cyndee Haydon
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
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Who knew - I love wine - I'm loving Idaho more and more....but who can keep up with you - I can see you got bit by the Localism bug (:-)) - what a resource you've offered people in your local market - you're doing a great job - keep it up!
Apr 23, 2007 07:03 PM #3
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Ray Saenz
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Geroge,

Great localism as always :)  I am watching YOU !!

Apr 23, 2007 08:04 PM #4
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Laurie Manny
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Very nice article George.
Apr 23, 2007 09:32 PM #5
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Ann Cummings
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Hi George - lovely post on your area. Potatoes for sure, but wine? Who knew?!!?! Now the world will know a little more about your great area, thanks to your great local posts! Nicely done! Ann
Apr 24, 2007 12:03 AM #6
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George Tallabas
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Cyndee...thank you so much my dear friend.  I hope to open the door to Idaho to the world.  What kind of wine to you favor my friend?
Apr 24, 2007 01:24 AM #7
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George Tallabas
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Thank you Ray for your support.  Have a great day.
Apr 24, 2007 01:25 AM #8
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George Tallabas
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Laurie, coming from you that is a great compliment.  Thank you
Apr 24, 2007 01:26 AM #9
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George Tallabas
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Ann, thank you very much my friend.  I hope more and more will discover the beauty of this great state plus the diverse culture and business.  You are too kind Ann.  Havea  great day.
Apr 24, 2007 01:28 AM #10
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Sarah Cooper
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Hi, George!!  I'm going to try my wine tonight!  Thank you SO MUCH for that!  You are really much too generous!  Looking at these gorgeous pictures and hearing more about it is great anticipation -- what a beautiful place!  Thanks again and I hope you have a great day!
Apr 24, 2007 03:45 AM #11
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George Tallabas
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Sarah Cooper....you are very welcome my friend.  If you could see Ste Chapelle in person your heart would melt.  Please let em know how you like your wine my friend.
Apr 24, 2007 04:08 AM #12
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Cyndee Haydon
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
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George, Jack & I both favor the dry reds of merlots or cabs - but I've been known to drink most anything after a long day with 2 young boys (LOL) - have a glass for me! :-)
Apr 24, 2007 07:49 PM #13
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Neal Bloom
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George,

Interesting post..not a big wine drinker only red for me heart but I would love a good old potato from Idaho to go with it.

I had a story to share with you about real estate..when you get time please check it out.

I hope you do not mind the link ..if so you can delete it.

Thanks

MISTAKES MAY BE COSTLY BUT SOMETIMES THEY BRING YOU BUSINESS

Apr 24, 2007 11:36 PM #14
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George Tallabas
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LOL...Cyndee,  Thank you my friend and have a great day.
Apr 25, 2007 01:55 AM #15
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George Tallabas
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Thanks Neal, I will check your post out my friend.
Apr 25, 2007 01:55 AM #16
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Tracy Santrock
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There it is St. Chapelle Winery in Idaho!!  What a great location up on the hill
Jun 18, 2007 01:17 AM #17
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George Tallabas
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Thank you Tracy.  It is an awesome place.
Jun 18, 2007 02:16 AM #18
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Having lived in California when I was a kid, I thought that Napa Valley was the place that wine came from. It is so wonderful to discover how wineries are thriving in the Pacific Northwest. Oregon has over 300 wineries! Many of which produce wines that are on the top 100 in the world list. Amazing. Ste. Chapelle Winery looks absolutely gorgeous. Thank you.

Sep 28, 2007 12:34 AM #19
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George Tallabas
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Bridgett - Thank you. I hope I get a chance to see your beautiful wineries and I hope some day you can visit the beautiful St. Chappelle!
Sep 28, 2007 06:24 AM #20
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