Whitewater and Wine in Hells Canyon

Photo Courtesy of Visit Lewis Clark Valley

Hop aboard a jet boat with a glass of local Lewis-Clark Valley AVA wine in hand as you’re guided deep into Hells Canyon, North America’s deepest river gorge. Taste and learn about the grapes growing in the steep canyon walls and discover why this region was boasted as a prime wine region with roots dating back to 1872. Today, their winemakers are recognized world-wide for their premium handcrafted wines.

As you travel upriver your tour guide will regale you with tales of the historical wine region, native Nez Perce Indians, of steamboats sinking and mining communities. They’ll point out petroglyphs, blue heron, eagles and big horn sheep. You’ll discover an evening in Hells Canyon tasting your way through award-winning Lewis-Clark Valley AVA wines paired meticulously with the local flavors of the region. Truly an evening of great wine, fine food and spectacular views of Hells Canyon.

The comfortable, durable tour boats are built right here in the Lewis-Clark Valley out of welded aluminum and are engineered to maneuver the rapids and rugged canyon conditions with ease. Tours run on demand—so we encourage you to make your reservations prior to arriving to the Lewis-Clark Valley; however, they do accept last minute reservations or private charters for groups of 20 or more.

 

WINE TASTING JET BOAT TOURS & EVENTS

Chef, Hope, Vine – August 24, 2019

Enjoy a jet boat ride up Hells Canyon where a 5 course dinner and wine tasting awaits – an evening you won’t forget! Lewis-Clark Valley Chamber; 509.758.7712; lcvalleychamber.org/chef-hop-vine

Wine on the Snake

Jet boat up the Snake River and spend the afternoon tasting wine among the orchards at Garden Creek Ranch in Hells Canyon. Snake River Adventures; 800.262.8874; snakeriveradventures.com

unWINEd Tasting Dinner Cruise – June 15 & July 27, 2019

Enjoy 5 award-winning wines meticulously paired with your gourmet dinner menu. Beamers Hells Canyon Tours; 800.522.6966; hellscanyontours.com