Small House Winery, in Sandpoint, Idaho sources its grapes from some of the finest vineyards in the northwest including Washington State (Columbia Valley, Walla Walla and Red Mountain to name a few) And the Willamette Valley in Oregon.
The first vintage was released in November 2013 and you can purchase wines here on this site. We will keep this site updated as they become available in local stores and restaurants or you can sign up for our email list over the on the right to be notified of any news.
A Winery? In Sandpoint, Idaho?
In 2009, two friends who love wine, were feeling restless and in need of a creative outlet. One night over some wine, (maybe too much?) they decided they could do this themselves. “You know, why don’t we make wine?”
Patrick Werry is owner and winemaker at Small House. He went about teaching himself how to make wine in his free time and figured out how to buy grapes from the finest grape-growing regions in the US: Willamette Valley, Yakima, and Walla Walla, Washington. <– that is harder than it sounds. Growers won’t just sell their fruit to anyone.
Small House opened to the public in November 2013. That year, we were honored with a Silver medal at San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition for our signature, Red Blend.
Samantha Carston, wine production assistant, and Patrick pose with their bling.
During harvest, he and the crew drive down to pick up the grapes and transport back to the winery in Sandpoint to crush, de-stem and make the wine.
Price should not be a barrier for wine lovers to to enjoy extraordinary wines.
The vision is to lovingly create delicious, approachable wines, and to one day, just be a winemaker. But you know what they say, the best way to build a small fortune in the wine business is to start with a large one!
Why Small House? We are a small group of people and want to keep it that way. We touch every piece of fruit, sort it by hand, press it by hand, and ferment it by hand. We constantly taste as they progress (it’s a tough job, but someone has to do it.)
We would have called it La Petite Maison, but that sounds pretentious and we aren’t French, so, you know, Small House.
Welcome to our house.