Why we pay $1200 per barrel.
Barrels are a winemaker’s spice rack, imparting vanilla, smoke, bacon, or coffee, enhancing flavor to pull out that one special characteristic.
For a boutique winery, barrels are a critical component, and not only for storing the wine. Just as a great chef brings forward the ingredients’ best qualities through applying the appropriate spices, a winemaker can use a barrel to accentuate that one component that takes a wine from a good wine to something special, memorable, exciting.
This spring, we’re releasing FIVE new white wines. We’ve never released this many at once, but in the spirit of sunny weather and how much love our patio is getting, we figured if not now, when?
A few of these varietals may be new to you. We went off the well-beaten path with some of the wines (especially our Anam), but what is a journey if you can’t take a moment to explore some new routs? In our experience, the lightly-traveled paths lead to the most unexpected surprises- and Anam is definitely a pleasant surprise.
These wines are going to make an outstanding white-flight, which is how we recommend enjoying them when you come to the winery. With a flight you’ll get to choose three wines, and have all the glasses poured at once so you can taste them back-to-back.
Five new wines can seem like a lot. So, here’s our cheat sheet to help you decode our Spring Line up and find your perfect white.
Great Northwest Wine published a great article on Washington and Idaho Syrah and its continued growth in popularity! Thank you Andy Perdue and Eric Degerman.
Boise, Garden City, Eagle and Meridian offer a ton of things to do for visitors. From the Village in Meridian to walks on the Green Belt, the Treasure Valley has something for everyone.
We love that there are so many great things to do in Idaho, and here are a 11 of our favorites. If you're visiting, don't hesitate to ask our Tasting Room Staff for more recommendations.
“One of my favorite activities to share with my sons is taking them to Rediscovered Books in downtown Boise. They have a wonderful selection in a very welcoming environment – and their staff is always more than happy to answer our questions or make suggestions.”
- Carrie, Owner & Winemaker
This winter has been one the Treasure Valley will not quickly forget. It’s been decades since we’ve seen this kind of snowfall and low temperatures. So besides having to shovel our driveways on a daily basis and keep a healthy stock of snow-melt in the garage, we have also been thinking about how this cold spell will affect Idaho’s 2017 grape production.
When a vine is hit by a cold snap, what really suffers are its dormant buds, which are what develop into fruit in the spring. The buds that develop into fruit are bundled up together inside an external, scaly, protective layer.
Vineyard & Winery Management gave Idaho Malbec a great shout out in its Jan-Feb 2017 edition. Our 2016 Malbec is still in barrel, but we're excited about its potential!
Telaya is proud to announce the official release of our first rosé! A lot of thought, creativity, and heart went into making this particular rosé. Here’s a behind-the-scenes peek into how we developed it and what makes it special.
From thedailymeal.com- make sure to take follow the link to read through the whole article!
The state’s latest AVA, Lewis-Clark Valley, was approved in early 2016 and borders eastern Washington, who will share the designation. Grapevines were planted there in the mid-nineteenth century, but were felled by Prohibition and not revived until the 1970s. But the comeback has held a steady if contained pace. Today, there are 1,200 acres of vineyard — auspiciously, not enough to satisfy a growing thirst for Idaho wines — in which cold winters, cool nights, warm days in the summer fruiting season, and plenty of sunshine could help this Pacific Northwest state’s reputation catch up to that of its two better-known neighbors...."READ MORE HERE
A new year is always a good time for reflection. We had some big wins in 2016, including moving into our new facility on the Greenbelt, producing our first rosé, and being named the 2016 Idaho Winery of the Year. As grateful as we are for these developments, we are looking forward to what’s to come, and from where we’re sitting things look exciting! Here are a few reasons why the Telaya family is certain that 2017 is a great year to be an Idaho winery.