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Carmela Vineyard

Carmela Vineyard Carmela Vineyard, originally founded in 1988, is owned by Roger Jones. The impressive stone winery sits overlooking the Snake River, adjacent to Three Island State Park. 48 acres of vineyards are planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Johannesburg Riesling, Muscat Cannelli and Lemberger. The Cabernet Franc is one of the most popular wines it produces. The wines of Carmela are made from Idaho grown grapes. A unique 9-hole golf course winds its way through the fifty acres of vineyards surrounding the winery. Golfers come from all over the region to golf, enjoy the beautiful surroundings and treat themselves to all the offerings of the Carmela Winery. The tasting room is open daily; the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner. Good food, good wine and - golf

I-84 to Glenns Ferry exit; follow signs, winery is near Three Island State Park

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1289 W. Madison Avenue, Glenns Ferry, ID, US, 83623 Email:
Phone: 208-366-2313 Web:
Fax: 208-366-2548
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rhodies says...
It's your wife's birthday and you have been driving all day long headed back to the east coast, ~ obviously you better come up with something. Late in the evening as we approached Glenns Ferry, ID, I see a sign that states winery and restaurant and golf and RV park, and it looks like I might be saved. But in my head was the continuous wine thought, "remember, we are in Idaho". Well, my bride of 37 years could not have been more pleased with the wines, meal, peaceful RV park, and as a bonus, a double magnificent rainbow after the evening's dinner. We bought the last case of their Obama 'Yes We Can!'zen red wine (yes, you read that correctly, not zin), plus my wife's birthday selections: Pinot Noir, 2004 King Hill Vineyard Reserve Merlot ($$), Cabernet Franc, and a pretty good Meritage. Nice porch setting for a dinner with LARGE glasses of Cabernet Franc. Can't say we will ever have the opportunity to find this place again, but we left with fond Idaho winery memories.

SLL says...
Horrible experience at Carmela Vineyards, we have been going to this vineyard for weekend getaways and numerous events for the past 9 years. We recently made another visit and we will NEVER be back. We had several people come from out of town to golf, as we had told them how nice it was and a great course for everyone. It is a 9 hole course which is what we have always golfed in the past, once we got there we were told we had to pay for 18 since it was a weekend. The cost ended up being $36.00 per person, one of the carts we had would barely run and there were none to replace it. The golf course was in horrible condition, the greens were pretty much dirt with some mostly dead grass. We also had a gift certificate for Carmela, we ended up having money left after golfing so decided to have dinner at the restaurant. We gave the gift certificate to the waitress and then were told by the manager we could not use the gift certificate for any food purchases. This was not stated on the gift certificate, there were some exclusions which we were well aware of and this was not one of them. After a long discussion with the manager, she still would not do anything for us and said we had to pay for our entire dinner. The dinner was overpriced for what we received, steaks were not good quality and not cooked as ordered. After our visit I tried contacting the owner who I was told was local man and never received any correspondence. There are many other local wineries and golf courses with services that far exceed those of Carmela and they have lost all of our group as customers.