theCompass mobile application is a winery, brewery, and distillery locator for North America.

Sawtooth Winery

Sawtooth Winery The winery, formerly known as Pintler Cellars, was founded in 1987 and started as a fifteen-acre vineyard in the heart of the Canyon County region of the Idaho's Snake River Valley. The vineyards surrounding Sawtooth Winery were once rich pastures owned by Charles Pintler. The Pintlers saw a greater potential in the steep, south sloping hills, and set out to grow wine grapes. Seven acres of European vinifera vines were planted in 1982, including Chenin Blanc, Riesling, and Semillon grapes. In the following year, four additional acres were planted, including Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. In 1987, the first harvest of fruit was available for the winery. In 1987, 2000 cases of wine was produced. In 1988, Pintler Cellars became bonded and an official winery. That year, the winery crushed its first grapes and produced wine at its own facility. It was bottled under the Pintler Cellars label. The next year, a tasting room was opened and curious visitors traveled to enjoy Idaho's new premium winery. In the years to follow, Chardonnay was planted, along with other experimental varieties. More recently, the vineyard has new plantings, including Syrah, Pinot Gris, Cabernet Franc, and Voignier. Pintler Cellars joined Corus Estates & Vineyards in 1998. The winery then changed its name to Sawtooth Winery. The new Sawtooth label is distinctly unique, depicting the jagged Sawtooth mountains and conveying the grandeur of Idaho's scenic wilderness and sporting. Sawtooth Winery is continually recognized for making high-quality distinctive wines of exceptional character and depth. The quality of the vineyard and winemaking is evident in every bottle of Sawtooth wine.

On I-84 go south at Exit 36( Franklin exit) to 11th Ave North turn right, to 3rd street So. turn left, 1 block to 12 Ave South (HWY 45), 8 miles to Missouri Ave turn right and follow the winery signs. The winery is located about 10 miles south of Nampa, ID on the hill top overlooking Hidden Valley.

View Map | View Weather

Address Web Social
13750 Surrey Lane, Nampa, ID, US, 83686 Email:
Phone: 208-467-1200 Web:
Back to ID wine list


  Cabernet Sauvignon
This wine has intense aromas of spices, black berry, and soft oak. It has a big mouth feel, exploading flavors at the beginning, and carrying all the way through the velvety tannins to a long finish.
This wine has aromas of ripe pineapple and tropical fruits with a hint of vanilla and oak. Rich and round mouth feel, with lingering vanilla and ripe fruit tones in the finish.
  Late Harvest Gewurztraminer
Aromas of apricot and peach nectar are combined with ripe apple, honey, ad a hint of vanilla. Rich, sweet, and a well balanced acidity precede a clean finish.
Deep aromas of mint, cinnamon, cedar, and vanilla give way to bright fruit flavors. This wine has a rich mouth feel, velvety tannins, and a long finish.
  Pinot Gris
Aromas of peach and pears that lead way to crisp acidity. Bright fruit flavors throughout and a beautiful clean finish.
  Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Intense aromas of blackberry pie, spice and mint and oak give way to big structure, round, ripe tannin and a long finish.
  Reserve Chardonnay
Rich intense aromas of grapefruit, citrus, vanilla, and a hint of oak. It has a well-balanced mouth feel, rich fruit flavors, and a long clean finish.
  Reserve Merlot
Intense aromas of spice, mint and vanilla. It has well integrated tannins and rich full mouth feel that leads to a lingering finish.
Riesling, one of the four "nobel grapes," makes especially good wines in Idaho with our combination
  Skyline Red
Rich aromas of black fruits, vanilla, spice and a hint of mint procede intense flavors of spice and black berries. Rich, round and long in the mouth. 40% Syrah, 40% Cabernet, 3% Tempranillo, 10% Merlot
Rich aromas of black fruits, vanilla, spice and a hint of mint precede intense flavors of the spice and black berries. Rich round and long in the mouth.
This wine has bright floral and perfume aromas. Ripe pear and pinapple flavors with a hint of vanilla that proceed a long lingering complex finish.


Add New Review