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Sunday Funday at Ste Chapelle Winery in Nampa

Have you ever visited a winery? Did you know that Idaho has some of the best-tasting wineries right here in the Treasure Valley? I wanted to share my Sunday visit out in Nampa that I think you might really enjoy.

Photo by: Kekeluv
Photo by: Kekeluv

I want to start by saying that this isn’t an advertisement and nobody is paying me for this feature.┬áMy wife and son are visiting family this weekend and I decided to take a drive out to one of my favorite wineries, Ste Chapelle in Nampa.

Why am I writing about wine? I want everyone to understand I don’t know a thing about wines. I barely get through a glass of red wine and white wines taste flat to me. I’m definitely NOT any type of specialist on wines. That doesn’t make me an idiot though. I would much rather hang out with a group of women drinking wine than a bunch of guys drinking beer. Hence, one of my first dates with my wife was out at that very winery in Nampa, Idaho.

Tastings: Most wineries have what they call “tastings” as options to sample┬átheir wines.

My vast knowledge of wine was from the movie, Sideways, starring Paul Giamatti as this depressed writer. This show follows Giamatti and co-star Thomas Haden Church around California on a wine tasting tour celebrating Churches engagement. This is a dry comedy, but VERY funny while learning a bit about wines. Sideways won an Academy Award and also starred our favorite doctor on Grey’s Anatomy, Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh.)

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Let’s go from the Napa Valley to Nampa. Ste Chapelle is an inexpensive way to relax, have a few drinks, and enjoy the atmosphere. You taste 5 wines or sparkling wines of your choice for $5 or the pay $10 to sample 5 from their Reserved list. They will even let you keep the glass you drank from as a courtesy! Don’t quote me on that, but I think you keep it 😀

I took a few pictures and will list the links. I was super impressed with the service and how personal the staff was. They were also having a part of their Summer Concert Series on the lawn which looked to be pretty entertaining. Check out the details here and I’m definitely giving it 💋💋💋💋 out of 5 kisses. You can’t beat $5, free Ste Chapelle wine glass, and samples from 5 wines of your choice. This would make for a quic2-hourur date or lunch with the girls. It’s about a 30-minute drive from the Eagle exit.

Have fun! I’ve attached a few photos below. I only took a couple because I just feel like a creeper in places like this snapping away.

 

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