Winery

Sawtooth Winery


Tucked away in an unassuming hilltop estate in Nampa is a winery that belies its quaint setting. This fully-equipped winery produces approximately 10,000-15,000 cases of wine each year and is handsomely appointed with three climate-controlled barrel rooms.

Crush Capacity: 500 tons

Total Production Capability: 24,000 cases

Barrel Capacity: 2,550

Fermentation Tanks: 24 tanks (48,000 gallon)

Unique Tools and Technology: Sloped bottom red fermenters are used for safe and efficient emptying of red wine fermentations. Sawtooth also uses a reverse osmosis water system (unique for Idaho wineries) and three barrel rooms that are both humidity- and temperature-controlled. In-house laboratory analysis for a range of standard specifications and diagnostics without the lost time of outsourcing. Orion Wine Software allows our winemaking team to issue and track work orders.

Consistent Quality: Cellar and bottling maintenance and QC program features standard operating procedures that ensure highest quality and consistency of products.

Long-Term Plans: We will continue to work with our growers to maximize the quality of fruit, and with the University of Idaho and USDA in the Sawtooth Vineyard experimentation blocks.

Team Strengths: Small but versatile workforce lead by winemaker Meredith Smith.