Koenig Vineyards was founded in 1995 with the goal of hand-crafting small lots of fine varietal wines from the Sunny Slope District of Idaho’s Snake River Valley.
Our commitment to quality starts in the vineyards, where responsible viticulture and low yields enable the harvest of exceptional grapes. Focusing on top vineyards sites with warm micro-climates such as Williamson, Bitner, Hells Canyon and our own Koenig Estate vineyard allows us to produce wines with character and distinction.
The unique volcanic and alluvial soils of the Sunny Slope District combine with Idaho’s high-altitude, arid climate of sunny days and cool nights to produce wine grapes with ripe flavors and balanced natural acidity. It is our ultimate goal to discover vineyard sites and practice winegrowing methods that best convey the remarkable terroir within this exciting new viticulture appellation.
Minimal intervention in the cellar and a dedication to traditional winemaking craft allows winemaker Greg Koenig to bottle wines indicative of their vineyard origin. Varieties produced include Viognier and Syrah – varieties that do exceptionally well in Idaho – as well as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Riesling, Sangiovese, Petite Sirah, Chardonnay and Port-style dessert wines using spirits from our family distillery. Occasional weather conditions also allow for the production of Ice Wine and botrytis-infected late-harvest wines. This wide range of varietals and wine styles is indicative of the diversity of the Snake River Valley and its potential to become an important Northwest wine destination.
We invite you to experience Koenig Vineyards wines for a taste of the diverse landscape and beautiful flavors that are the Snake River Valley.