From high atop “Winery Hill,” Ste. Chapelle Winery overlooks thousands of acres of fertile orchards and farmland in Southwestern Idaho known as Sunny Slope, with the famous Snake River winding through the valley below. Founded in 1976 by the Symms family, Ste. Chapelle Winery is named after the beautiful La Sainte Chapelle in Paris, built by King Louis IX as the court chapel during the 13th century. The winery tasting room follows the airy feel of La Sainte Chapelle with its high, bright cathedral-style windows, vaulted ceilings with wooden beams and a stained glass grapevine window greeting its visitors.
Originally founded with the intention of being a small operation, Ste. Chapelle quickly expanded to meet consumer’s demand as the Idaho wine growing region built its reputation. Today, it is the leading winery in Idaho in both production and sales volume. Ste. Chapelle produces approximately 130,000 cases per year. State-of-the-art presses, a high speed bottling line and best practices make this a world-class winery.
In 2012 Precept Wine welcomed Ste. Chapelle to its Northwest family of wineries, bolstering Ste. Chapelle’s distribution and visibility as a quality brand on the world’s stage.