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Fri., June 13, 2014, 4:03 p.m.

Idaho wine month

Ron Bitner, a grape and wine producer in southwest Idaho for more than 30 years, enjoys a glass of shiraz-cabernet sauvignon at his vineyard near Marsing, Idaho. The grape harvest is in full swing for local producers. (Associated Press)
Ron Bitner, a grape and wine producer in southwest Idaho for more than 30 years, enjoys a glass of shiraz-cabernet sauvignon at his vineyard near Marsing, Idaho. The grape harvest is in full swing for local producers. (Associated Press)

File photo. Ron Bitner, a grape and wine producer in southwest Idaho for more than 30 years, enjoys a glass of shiraz-cabernet sauvignon at his vineyard near Marsing, Idaho.

CALDWELL -- June is Idaho Wine Month and experts say the Idaho wine industry is growing. That's why the Idaho Wine Commission is doing everything it can to promote flavorful reds and whites made right here in the Gem State.

From Chardonnay to Cabernet, wine is helping put Idaho on the map.

"It's been a fun industry to watch grow," said Ron Bitner, owner of Bitner Vineyards in Caldwell. Full story. KTVB.com

We enjoy wine at Casa Hval, but I just looked through our wine racks and the only Idaho wine we have is from Pend O'Reille winery. What are we missing.
 




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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.