It is really great when “one of our own” from the Snake River AVA receives such an outstanding award or certification as Ron Bitner of Bitner Vineyards did. (See their link in the sidebar) Here is the full story from Moya Shatz, Exec Director of the Idaho Wine Commission. Congratulations Bitner Vineyards!!
While I wouldn’t recommend sipping on any green-tinted wine in honor of St. Patrick’s Day—there is another kind of “green” wine that would be perfect for the occasion!
Bitner Vineyards, based out of the Sunnyslope Region in Caldwell, has just been awarded the very first LIVE Certified Vineyard in Idaho! LIVE is a 501(c)3 organization that independently certifies environmentally and socially responsible winegrowing in the Pacific Northwest. What this means is that Bitner underwent a rigorous third-party inspection process, verifying that the vineyard is farmed using ecologically sound pest management practices, workers are being treated fairly and waterways are being protected from agricultural activities.
Cheers to Bitner Vineyards, we will salute a glass of “green” wine to that accomplishment!
Moya Shatz Dolsby,
Executive Director43.624890 -116.214093