Syringa Winery specializes in making wines from grapes grown in the Snake River Valley. The wines are crafted using traditional wine making techniques, i.e., frequent visits to the vineyards to hand-sample and taste the fruit before harvest; fruit sorting and picking by hand; manually punching down in open-top fermenters; gentle squeezing in a bladder and basket press; individual topping off of barrels monthly and racking each barrel four times a year. The wines are unfiltered, unfined and cellared in separate vineyard lots in American, French, and Hungarian oak barrels. The “free run” and “pressed wines” are placed in separate barrels for aging, and then later blended by discerning palates.
Syringa Winery is one of Idaho's most revered wineries, started by winemaker Mike Crowley.
Syringa Winery, established in 2007, continues its limited production of award winning wines, widely regarded as consistently high quality at prices below many of their peers.
The winery, in the heart of Boise is one of the most picturesque areas in the state. It reflects Syringa Winery's commitment to sustainable wine-making, environmental values and a love of the beautiful place they live. Since the beginning their focus remains squarely on their customers – treating them as friends who are always welcome at the winery.
About the Winemaker
Mike worked as an Enologist and Assistant Winemaker for a number of years for other wineries in Washington and Idaho, gaining the experience needed to carry out owning and operating a small boutique winery.
Mike attended Walla Walla Community College, graduating with a degree in Enology and Viticulture. Mike also has a bachelor’s degree in Production Management (BBA) from Boise State University.