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Spoken Wines invites you to join their journey to wine regions around the world. You will meet inspiring wine makers, hear intriguing stories and learn about exhilarating wines. Find out how you can bring this experience to your home.

Spoken Wines invites you to join their journey to wine regions around the world. You will meet inspiring wine makers, hear intriguing stories and learn about exhilarating wines. Find out how you can bring this experience to your home.

Join our Journey

Join our Journey

Visit our YouTube and Instagram to explore wine regions from around the world.

Visit our YouTube and Instagram to explore wine regions from around the world.

Connect with the Winery

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Experience the people, place and culture behind the wines.

Experience the people, place and culture behind the wines.

Find Exceptional Wines

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We connect you with incredible wines from across the globe to enjoy at home.

We connect you with incredible wines from across the globe to enjoy at home.

Haven’t tried Idaho wines? Start with this one and it will blow you away. Vibrant, full bodied with well integrated tannins that carry you to a long complex, lingering finish.

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Hells Canyon Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

An old world style red Bordeaux blend. Layers of flavorful dark red fruit, balanced and very easy drinking.

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Hells Canyon Claret Veronique Bottle

A Burgundy style Chardonnay from their 43 year old vines. Very crisp, mineral, vibrant and super clean on the finish.

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Hells Canyon Reserve Chardonnay Bottle

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When Steve Robertson and his wife, Leslie, were at the Culinary Institute of America “the wine started to speak” and drew them to France. After a year of learning from some of the best, they came back to Idaho and started their own wine journey. Steve, and a small group of legendary winemakers in the state of Washington were the first to explore winemaking in the PNW. A perfect location was found in the early 80s overlooking the Snake River in SW Idaho. Daughters Hadley and Bijou have joined their parents in running this small but powerful boutique-winery making quality wines. The family believes in a modest, basic lifestyle enjoying the simple pleasures of life.

When Steve Robertson and his wife, Leslie, were at the Culinary Institute of America “the wine started to speak” and drew them to France. After a year of learning from some of the best, they came back to Idaho and started their own wine journey. Steve, and a small group of legendary winemakers in the state of Washington were the first to explore winemaking in the PNW. A perfect location was found in the early 80s overlooking the Snake River in SW Idaho. Daughters Hadley and Bijou have joined their parents in running this small but powerful boutique-winery making quality wines. The family believes in a modest, basic lifestyle enjoying the simple pleasures of life.

the robertsons

the robertsons

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idaho // united states

Place

Place

The first Hells Canyon vineyards were planted in 1981 above the banks of the Snake River in SW Idaho. Planted at 2,700 feet, or 823 m, in volcanic, loamy sand soils that are gently southward sloping towards the river provided a perfect terroir for Bordeaux grape varieties. The porous volcanic rock allows for rapid warming in spring providing a jump start to the season.  The warmth of the river protects the vineyards from frost in both spring and fall further extending the season.  Soothing breezes of the river temper the summer heat and drop the night temperatures. This allows Hells Canyon to grow their grapes to optimum maturity and vibrant acidity that are found back in their flavorful, complex wines.

The first Hells Canyon vineyards were planted in 1981 above the banks of the Snake River in SW Idaho. Planted at 2,700 feet, or 823 m, in volcanic, loamy sand soils that are gently southward sloping towards the river provided a perfect terroir for Bordeaux grape varieties. The porous volcanic rock allows for rapid warming in spring providing a jump start to the season.  The warmth of the river protects the vineyards from frost in both spring and fall further extending the season.  Soothing breezes of the river temper the summer heat and drop the night temperatures. This allows Hells Canyon to grow their grapes to optimum maturity and vibrant acidity that are found back in their flavorful, complex wines.

Culture

Culture

Yep, Hells Canyon Winery is in Idaho where statehood was gained just 130 years ago. It’s that simple, rugged, down-to-earth way of life you can still find at Hells Canyon. The Robertson family were one of the early families to pioneer wine producing vineyards in the Pacific NW. A less-is-more approach in sustainable growing practices and an expansive solar system allow the winery to minimize their footprint. The original art on their wine labels reflect the family’s deep passion for Idaho’s habitat and wildlife conservation. Their philanthropic passion goes to entrepreneurship for at-risk and low-income women and refugee support programs.

Yep, Hells Canyon Winery is in Idaho where statehood was gained just 130 years ago. It’s that simple, rugged, down-to-earth way of life you can still find at Hells Canyon. The Robertson family were one of the early families to pioneer wine producing vineyards in the Pacific NW. A less-is-more approach in sustainable growing practices and an expansive solar system allow the winery to minimize their footprint. The original art on their wine labels reflect the family’s deep passion for Idaho’s habitat and wildlife conservation. Their philanthropic passion goes to entrepreneurship for at-risk and low-income women and refugee support programs.

hells canyon vineyard

hells canyon vineyard

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Hells Canyon Winery

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Visit the Wild West and meet Hells Canyon Winery, one of the oldest in the Pacific Northwest of North America making wines that rival the best in the West. Yes, in Idaho!! A perfect terroir produces an intense, powerful, complex Cabernet Sauvignon, while over 40 year-old vines are the secret to a crisp, vibrant old world style Chardonnay. Meet a culinary chef turned winemaker after he and his wife traveled to France in the 70s, came back and planted, now, one of the oldest vineyards in Idaho.

Visit the Wild West and meet Hells Canyon Winery, one of the oldest in the Pacific Northwest of North America making wines that rival the best in the West. Yes, in Idaho!! A perfect terroir produces an intense, powerful, complex Cabernet Sauvignon, while over 40 year-old vines are the secret to a crisp, vibrant old world style Chardonnay. Meet a culinary chef turned winemaker after he and his wife traveled to France in the 70s, came back and planted, now, one of the oldest vineyards in Idaho.

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Join our journey to wine regions around the world. You will meet inspiring winemakers, hear intriguing stories and learn about exhilarating wines. Find out how you can bring this experience to your home.

Join our journey to wine regions around the world. You will meet inspiring winemakers, hear intriguing stories and learn about exhilarating wines. Find out how you can bring this experience to your home.

our featured winery

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Hells Canyon Winery

Hells Canyon Winery

Visit the Wild West and meet Hells Canyon Winery, one of the oldest in the Pacific Northwest of North America making wines that rival the best in the West.

Visit the Wild West and meet Hells Canyon Winery, one of the oldest in the Pacific Northwest of North America making wines that rival the best in the West.

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Haven’t tried Idaho wines? Start with this one and it will blow you away. Vibrant, full bodied with well integrated tannins that carry you to a long complex, lingering finish.

Order Now
Hells Canyon Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Haven’t tried Idaho wines? Start with this one and it will blow you away. Vibrant, full bodied with well integrated tannins that carry you to a long complex, lingering finish.

Order Now
Hells Canyon Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

An old world style red Bordeaux blend. Layers of flavorful dark red fruit, balanced and very easy drinking.

Order Now
Hells Canyon Claret Veronique Bottle

An old world style red Bordeaux blend. Layers of flavorful dark red fruit, balanced and very easy drinking.

Order Now
Hells Canyon Claret Veronique Bottle

A Burgundy style Chardonnay from their 43 year old vines. Very crisp, mineral, vibrant and super clean on the finish.

Order Now
Hells Canyon Reserve Chardonnay Bottle

A Burgundy style Chardonnay from their 43 year old vines. Very crisp, mineral, vibrant and super clean on the finish.

Order Now
Hells Canyon Reserve Chardonnay Bottle
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Join our Journey

Join our Journey

Visit our YouTube and Instagram to explore wine regions from around the world.

Visit our YouTube and Instagram to explore wine regions from around the world.

Connect with the Winery

Connect with the Winery

Experience the people, place and culture behind the wines.

Experience the people, place and culture behind the wines.

Find Exceptional Wines

Find Exceptional Wines

We connect you with incredible wines from across the globe to enjoy at home.

We connect you with incredible wines from across the globe to enjoy at home.

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A single vineyard Shiraz from what is believed the oldest vineyard in the world. The wine is as rich and complex as the 180 year old history endured by the vines. A full-bodied, textured wine, showing great complexity with hints of cedar and allspice flowing through to the lengthy, brambly fruit finish. Truly history in a glass. Reflect, listen and let it speak.

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— Chris Dixon

Entrepreneur

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