NATIONAL DRINK WINE DAY: one of the many

Did you know that there are approximately 17 national wine day observations recognized on the National Calendar? But let's be honest, true winos needn't an excuse to uncork their favorite bottle of Merlot or Rosé!

The National Wine Day season begins in February and lasts until New Year's Eve! That's right: wine season is pretty much every season. Winter, spring, summer, or fall, it's the low-key cheerleader that inspires us to adult another day. Listed below are the wine days celebrated for the remainder of February through April 2023.

February Wine Days

  • February 1, Furmint Day #furmintday
  • February 16, Syrah Day #syraday
  • February 18, Global Drink Wine Day
  • February 26, Open That Bottle Night

March National Wine Days

  • March 3, National Mulled Wine Day
  • March 13, International Reisling Day

April Wine Days

  • April 14, Tannat Day
  • April 17, International Malbec Day
  • April 27, World Marselan Day


Over the last decade, KTVB reports the Gem State's wine country has become one of the fastest-growing in America.

Boise has become a destination. We see a lot of people that come here regionally from Phoenix, from Washington, from Oregon, a lot of people from California, which is great, but I’d say right now, it's still a big local community, but we get a lot of out of town guests, which is really great for Idaho tourism as a whole, because they're putting more heads and beds in Boise and they're going out to more restaurants downtown.

—Samantha Maxey, owner of Snake River Wine Tours

Back in 2011, Idaho only had 40 operational wineries to speak of, but fast-forward to 2022, and it now boasts a total of 70—an impressive 75% increase. Let's take a look at some other fascinating facts about Idaho's blossoming wine industry.


  • According to the Idaho Wine Commission, the Gem State wine industry is 150-years-old
  • Idaho has three unique American Viticultural Areas: the Snake River Valley, the Lewis-Clark Valley & the Eagle Foothills
  • Since the 1970s, Idaho wine has made a name for itself with cool varietals such as Riesling, Chenin blanc, Chardonnay & Gewürztraminer
  • Only within the last few years has the state has seen an increase in red wine production with a focus on Syrah, Cabernet, Merlot & Sauvignon
  • Idaho wineries span approximately 1,300 acres across the state
  • In 2018, Idaho wineries produced over 130,000 gallons/2,800 tons of wine

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