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July 17, 2021 - July 18, 2021

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Northwest Winefest

Summer Wine Tasting Event

Make plans to join us this summer for our Northwest Winefest on July 17 & 18, 2021! Sample great wines from around the Pacific Northwest while enjoying summer at Schweitzer!

Make sure to book your room so you can be here all weekend! 

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The Schweitzer NW Winefest is back for the sixth year!

Come on up for two days in the Schweitzer Village. Great bands, great wine, great food and great fun! We have 5 bands lined up, 20 regional wineries with 80 wines, barbeque, arts & crafts vendors and activities for the whole family.

To participate in the wine tasting (and drinking) you’ll simply purchase your souvenir wine glass with tasting tickets in the Mountain View patio near the Clocktower. Then head to “Wine Alley” to sample whichever wines interest you. Just hand the server your ticket and they’ll pour the wine of your choice. Each ticket gets you 2 ounces of wine so you can work your way around the village sampling all the great wines. You can purchase additional tickets at the glassware sales area so you can keep sampling all weekend. Vote for your favorite white, red and rose wines, then purchase bottles of your favorites to take home!

We’ll have all our other summer activities available to keep you entertained as well. Take a ride up the Great Escape chairlift and visit the Sky House lodge at the top of the mountain! Check out the Trampoline Jumper, arts & crafts vendors, hiking, biking, chairlift rides, climbing wall, disc golf and more!


Wine Tasting:
12pm - 7pm Saturday
12pm - 5pm Sunday

Chairlift open for hiking, biking, and sightseeing 11am-5pm,  Saturday and Sunday.

Food vendor sales:
11am - 7pm Saturday
11am - 5pm Sunday 


$30 - Stemless souvenir wine glass with 6 tasting tickets (2oz each)
$40 - Insulated Stainless wine glass with 6 tasting tickets (2oz each) SOLD OUT (Sat, 1pm)
Additional tasting tickets are $3 each Tickets can only be used in 2021 NW Winefest glassware
Lift tickets - $20 foot traffic and $35 bikes


Saturday, July 17
12pm - 2pm - Brendan Kelty Trio
2:30pm - 4:30pm - Brian Jacobs & Chris Lynch
5pm - 7pm - Letter B

Sunday, July 18
12pm - 2pm - Justin James Band
2:30pm - 5pm - Smokey Brights 


The Schweitzer Activity Center by calling 208-255-3081 or email .


Complimentary parking available in the Gateway & Fall Line Lots. Carpooling and shuttling are highly recommended. SPOT bus will run from the Red Barn to the Village every 30 minutes from 11am - 7:30PM Saturday and 11am - 5:30pm Sunday. Downhill shuttles will leave from below Lakeview Lodge. Complimentary RV parking available at the Fire Station near the roundabout (no services.)


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