Split Rail Winery has no vineyards and no fax (business cards say, "Fax: those still exist?"). Located in the heart of Garden City, Idaho, Split Rail is an urban winery. The vintners buy grapes from vineyards in the nearby Snake River Valley American Viticulture Area, add yeast and water, and make wine. Breweries have been buying ingredients and making beer for ages.
Split Rail Winery is "the stampede for local agriculture, the epitome of pleasure and the turning wheels of evolution." Their goal is to "keep Idaho's lips red and our hair and minds in temporary disarray."
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Monday, October 7, 2013
Salmon and ranchers both need water. Salmon swim up rivers and streams to spawn; ranchers irrigate hay fields to provide winter feed for their livestock. Eastern Idaho rancher Merrill Beyeler believes that these uses can coexist.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Ballard Family Dairy and Cheese is using solar thermal energy, and other energy upgrades, to turn Jersey milk into irresistible, prize-winning cheeses. Learn more in my story, Sunnyside of Cheesemaking, in the Fall issue of Edible Idaho South.