Take Your Palate for a Tour!
Looking for fun things to do while you are in Lewiston, Idaho? Twisted Vine Wine Tours combines the best of Idaho wine, Lewiston history (including Nez Perce Tribal culture), and all you could ever want to know about the Lewis-Clark AVA. Our bespoke tours highlight local living and wine.
The wineries are chosen by you (in collaboration with Clint) to provide the exact type of tour that fits your needs. From wine connoisseurs to a person who has never gone wine tasting, you'll want to come back again and again!
Depending on the style of wine tour you choose, you will have the opportunity to sample some of Lewis-Clark AVA’s finest wine offerings, while on most occasions meeting the winemaker and experiencing exclusive, behind-the-scenes activities. There’s something for everyone in Lewiston with Twisted Vine Wine Tours!
All DAY ADVENTURE. MOST POPULAR. ALL INCLUSIVE.
Syrah Ultimate Concierge Wine Tour
For the guest who wants it all, this is your tour. Start out with a pickup from your Lewiston-based residence and have lunch. Then explore up to four wineries on this VIP wine tour of regional wineries, and end with dinner and a complete chef culinary experience by Foodology catering with a three-course dinner, paired with wine, at a local vineyard or scenic location. Of course, you always get behind-the-scenes access, learning about local culture, history, and the Lewis-Clark AVA.
Venues: Take A Look At The Venues Listed Below And You Can Choose Up To Four Of Your Choice!
Cabernet Concierge Wine Tour
Explore up to four venues, with lunch included at a local restaurant, on this VIP wine tour of regional wineries, while getting behind-the-scenes access, and learning about local culture, history, and the Lewis-Clark AVA.
Note For Venues: Take A Look At The 8 Venues Listed Below And You Can Choose Up To Four Of Your Choice!
Viognier Venture Concierge Wine Tour
Head out of town, into the rural landscape that hasn’t changed for millennia. Visit the gorgeous Rivaura tasting room, located at their estate vineyards. This panoramic view overlooking the Clearwater River is perfectly paired with their multi-award-winning wine.
Head into the rural landscape to Colter’s Creek, enjoy the beautiful view at Rivaura, then one more winery of your choice listed below! Hear about history, culture, and Lewis-Clark AVA.
Muscat Concierge Wine Tour
Explore three wineries on this VIP wine tour, while getting behind the scenes access, and learning about local culture, history, and the Lewis-Clark AVA.
Venues: Take A Look At The Venues Listed Below And You Can Choose Up To Three Of Your Choice!
Why choose us?
We offer tours that are all-inclusive and provide an intimate experience that cannot be found with other companies. We offer exclusive access to some of the best wineries in the area, which allows our guests to have memorable and unique opportunities in the wineries and tasting rooms that are unavailable to the general public.
Fun & Adventure
Our wine tours are the perfect way to have fun and create lasting memories with friends or family. We offer concierge-level service, so you can relax and enjoy the experience without worrying about the details.
Our knowledgeable and friendly staff will take care of everything, so you can just sit back, relax, and enjoy the wine and exclusive access, in the presence of your friends and family.
We have a wide selection of tours to choose from, so you can find the perfect one for your group. We can also customize a tour to fit your specific needs.
What People Are Saying
We had the Best time! Clint was knowledgeable and fun! We learned new things about our area that we hadn't known before. He truly cared about us all having a great time and made everything very enjoyable! I would recommend this tour to anyone! Thank you Clint! 😊 Our meals were amazing as well!!
17th August 2022
My wife Beth and I paired up with another larger group. We met some new friends , and had a great time! Was a fun filled day visiting the various vineyards and tasting very good wine. Clint is very knowledgeable in the industry and loves to teach us all about it, ( fun to listen to). We highly recommend anyone to try out twisted vines wine tours!
19th July 2022
We had a great time! Clint's expertise, skill, and humor left us with a great deal of knowledge and fun memories. An added bonus was the generous discount that was available at the hotel. More wine! We will definately be visiting with Clint on a future tour.
17th July 2022
Clint, owner and operator of Twisted Vine was awesome. His knowedledge of wine is incredible. Each winery gave us a warm welcome and told us about their wines. Clint did a great job of keeping accommodations above par. Did I mentiuon this was a great time in Lewiston......
6th July 2022
Clint is an excellent host and tour guide! The tour was informational, tasty and very entertaining ! Thank you
17th December 2021
Wow! A very fun, informative and personalized wine tour. Five wineries and an awesome lunch. I highly recommend this tour. You will not be disappointed. Thank you Clint for making our girls weekend the best!
17th November 2021
This is a must do wine tour! Clint is an expert on wines in the Lewis-Clark Valley. He is professional and yet laid back! He told so many amazing stories throughout our tour and met every possible expectation. We tasted some exceptional wines and saw amazing views! Clint seemed to have a really great relationship and reputation with all the wine makers, which in turn gave us some special treatment during our tour. This was an exceptional in every way!
17th October 2021
A great day! Clint exceeded our expectations and provided a fun and informative day. His knowledge about wine and the region is impressive and not the least bit pretentious. The staff and owners of each of the wineries were a pleasure to be with and learn from and we are going home with plenty of fine wines to enjoy but there was no pressure to purchase. Because we were with Clint, we got special attention and can’t recommend Twisted Vines enough. Thanks, Clint!
14th August 2021
Fantastic experience! Clint’s knowledge about wine, the history of the region, and personality made this a special event. He has a great reputation with everyone we met and made us feel like long time friends when he introduced us. Our time at each location was never rushed and always had interesting information and stories to share with us. We can’t wait to do this again!
18th July 2021
An exclusive adventure in Historic Lewiston, Idaho
Welcome to Lewiston, Idaho! Our little town is nestled in the heart of the beautiful Lewis-Clark Valley, where the Snake and Clearwater rivers come together. We are surrounded by mountains and wildlife, and the locals are some of the friendliest people you'll ever meet! Our town has a rich history and culture, dating back to the early days of the American frontier. We are proud of our heritage and love to share it with our visitors. So come on down and enjoy the sights and sounds of Lewiston, Idaho!
Frequently asked questions
Heaven’s no! We’re excited you’re going to be joining us for your first trip. In fact, many people going on the tour have never done a wine tasting, so you’re with friends! An educational component will be provided at the first stop when that is the case (just let your guide know!).
A minimum of four is required for the tour to go. However, the maximum amount varies. Six or seven seems to be a magical number. However, for larger groups, I contract with the Wheatland Express.
Also, you may charter the entire van if you choose, regardless if it does not meet the minimum amount.
This is an easy question: whatever you want! In the summer shorts and skirts/dresses is the norm. In the winter, sweaters and sweatshirts, are prevalent. Jeans are always okay. Some people wear khakis. Every once in a great while you’ll see people in a suit and ties. The bottom line is to dress how you feel comfortable, and you will not feel out of place. However, comfortable shoes are strongly recommended. High heels are strongly discouraged, as we will be often standing and walking, and perhaps frolicking in the vineyard!
For the guide, it is completely at your discretion. If you are pleased with the service and effort put forth by your guide, you are most welcome to offer him or her a gratuity. Your thoughtfulness will be greatly appreciated.
If you have a large party, and there is a driver AND a guide, we have already given the driver a gratuity.
If you have chosen to go to Ampersand, gratuity and taxes are already included.
No problem! Pickup is free from any Lewiston Happy Day restaurant. Pickup is also free from any of our other high-quality hotel partners in Lewiston, which include the Hampton Inn & Suites and the Holiday Inn Express. The Quality Inn & Convention Center will transport guests staying with them for free to a pickup location in Lewiston.
Pickup and return from (and back to) your Lewiston residence, or a non-partner hotel, is a popular option. $10 per residence/hotel, plus $5 per person. If you reside or are staying in Moscow, it is $20 per residence/hotel, plus $5 per person.
If you are not in one of these locations, please just ask for a quote.
A 2017 Ford Transit van, with 11 passenger bucket seats. It is kept impeccably maintained.
Yes, without additional charge! Just let us know, in advance, so we can custom craft to your needs. Usually, there are a small number of gluten-free snacks that are included in every tour, just in case, someone has forgotten to mention that they have gluten sensitivities.
If we drive in to the designated rally point to meet the tour, won’t we be too intoxicated to drive?
We strongly encourage our guests to enjoy the Lewis Clark Valley and enjoy the amazing restaurants we have to offer. Take your time, enjoy a meal, and savor this time away from stress. In fact, why don’t you stay at our Preferred Partner, the Red Lion Hotel? We can get you a discount, and there are no worries that way. Mention that you are with Twisted Vine Wine Tours, and they will apply the discount, or contact us for more information. Or, there are our partners at the Quality Inn and Convention Center, the Best Western, the Hampton Inn, or the Holiday Inn Express, who have excellent rooms and great staff to take care of your needs during your stay.
If you would like a private, chartered tours: none. When the tour is chartered, it is considered to be an exclusive and private tour, and you have paid for all 7 seats on the van, regardless of the number of people. The only people who may go are those who you invite (an interpreter may be included by Twisted Vine Wine Tours, LLC, if needed and as arranged with the Responsible Party, at an additional fee.) However, if you are not on a private charter, that is a part of the fun, to meet new and interesting people while enjoying the Lewis Clark valley’s history and culture.
Yikes! So happy you know how to have a good time, but this tour isn’t for you. We will be more than happy to refer you to one of the limousine or taxi cab companies in the area. Most of our clientele are locals who are looking for a stress-free way to explore their own community, ex-pats who are returning to visit family, those traveling on business who crave something off the beaten path, or tourists who are intrigued by our history.
With 24-hour notice, we can push your tour out to a specific time (depending on venue availability, and if no other tours have been booked for that day). With less than 24 hour notice, the tour guide will arrive promptly, and the clock will start. However, the tour will not board the van until the Responsible Party states that it is time to board. In the case of a late start, the guide will talk to the Responsible Party and ascertain her/his preferences. Additional time above the tour window will be billed at $70/hr. If it is a mixed tour and not just one group, the tour will leave no later than 10 minutes after the scheduled departure time.
No. Due to licensing requirements, we are unable to cross the border.
If a total of four people do not sign up, a full refund will be issued. However, after the tour is confirmed with a minimum of four people, there are no refunds. It is not fair to the other three people on the tour to cancel, and the tour will continue as planned.
For the remainder of the tours, that time was booked just for you, and there will be no refunds. If you inform us 72 hours prior to your reservation, we will be happy to reschedule your trip within one year of the original booked date, if space is available. Unfortunately, if the cancellation is less than 72 hours, we will be unable to reschedule your trip, and your tour cost will be forfeited.