Food & Drink

Film tells story of Idaho wines

Idaho’s burgeoning wine industry got another boost in March with the premiere of a documentary called “Idaho Wine: From Bud to Taste Bud.”

The film, made by the husband-wife team of Drew and Rhea Allen, showed their film at the Sun Valley Film Festival to positive reviews. They hope to now bring their production on the road to show others across the Pacific Northwest what Idaho wineries have to offer.

The Allens came up with the idea for “Idaho Wine” about five years ago, then spent the past two years filming the documentary through their company, Peppershock Media.

The film runs a bit more than an hour and tells the story of Idaho wine going back to its pre-Prohibition roots before diving into the origins of its modern history in the mid-1970s. The filmmakers also focus on many of the state’s newer wineries, including Cinder, Koenig, Bitner, Clearwater Canyon and others.

The film will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray later this spring. Peppershock Media is taking pre-orders at

To give you a taste of the film, here are a few Idaho wine’s we’ve recently sampled.