New Hours at Parma Ridge Winery and Bistro!


Join us this Weekend with Wonderful Wine, Fabulous Food and an Amazing View
This Weekend are open Friday 12-9 pm, Saturday 12-5 pm & Sunday 11 am-5 pm.
You can now text us at 208-946-5187 to make a reservation.
 

 
This Week!
We are open Wednesday & Thursday from 12-5 p.m. for Wine Tasting and Light Appetizers,
Friday & Saturday 12-9 pm and Sunday 11 am- 5 pm with our Full Bistro Menu and Wine Tasting.
Reservations Required for Dining from 5-9 p.m. Friday & Saturday.
You can now text us at 208-946-5187 to make a reservation.

 

Tomorrow! [Wednesday Oct 31, 2018] Trick or Treat at Parma Ridge – October 31, 12-5 p.m.
Enjoy Free Wine Tastings from 12-5 p.m. and Buy 2 get 1 Free Wine Bottles (equal or lesser value). Limited Appetizers available for purchase.

Appetizers available Wednesday & Thursday during Wine Tasting Hours:
Rosemary Garlic Truffle Fries With Mesquite Aioli – $5.95
Coconut Shrimp with Coconut Lime Rice with Korean Barbeque and Sweet Chili Dipping Sauces – $9.95
Mini Cheese Board with Beecher’s Aged White Cheddar, Chefs Choice Assorted Cheeses, Sliced Salami & Crackers – $7.95
Storm’s Famous Northwest Clam Chowder or Cream of Mushroom Soup with a slice of grilled Baguette – $5.95 cup, $7.95 bowl

SAVE THE DATE
Signs & Wines, Thursday, November 15, 6-8 p.m.
Create your own Hand-Painted Reclaimed Wood Sign!
Receive Instruction, Supplies, One Glass of Wine, Light Appetizer and a Finished Masterpiece
$50 per person, All proceeds Benefit the Parma Highschool Band
Register by Contacting Stephanie at 208-946-5187 or Lisa at 208-412-9359.
View the Flyer here!
Pre-Payment Required to confirm your registration

November 23-25 Thanksgiving Weekend Barrel Tasting and Art & Wine Sale
Stock up for the holidays! We are offering 50% off all original Stephanie Lindsey paintings in the Tasting Room and 20% off 6-Packs of Parma Ridge Wine (any combination).
Barrel Tasting by Winemaker Chef Storm Hodge from 2-4 pm Friday – Sunday.
Also, food specials all weekend long – come hungry!
Thanksgiving weekend hours: Fri. 12-9 pm, Sat. 12-9 pm, and Sun. 11 am-5 pm.
Limited Space Available, Reserve your spot today.

Have you enjoyed our New Desserts or New Appetizer yet? Come on by this weekend!

Pumpkin Cheesecake, $6.95
Creamy Pumpkin cheesecake on Graham Cracker Crust Topped with Sweet Sour Cream Spread

Try our Autumn Apple Galette ala Mode
Autumn Apple Galette ala Mode, $6.95
Apple and Golden Raisin Filled Pie Served with Ice Cream and a Rum Caramel Sauce
 

 

 

 
 

Pork Crustini

Pork Crustini, $8.95
House-Smoked Pulled Pork with Blue Cheese Fondue and Cherry Chipotle BBQ Sauce on a Toasted Baguette

Have you seen the latest articles on Parma Ridge? Parma Ridge was voted #1 Winery in Idaho By House Beautiful. See the line up Here!

Great article by By Andy Purdue and Eric Degerman of Great Northwest Wine on the Idaho Wine Industry. Parma Ridge made the list with our 2016 Dry Rose of Merlot – Read it here! Only 5 Cases left for you to enjoy.

Limited Quantities Left! Stock up this weekend before they are SOLD OUT
Quattro White Wine Blend – SOLD OUT
2016 Isaac Storm Red Blend – SOLD OUT
2016 Carmenere SOLD OUT
2016 Viognier – less than 1 case
2016 Dry Rose of Merlot – less than 1 case
2016 Estate Grown Merlot – 1 Case
2017 Reinhart Dry Riesling 20 Cases
2016 Chardonnay 30+ Cases
2016 Storm Red 30+ Cases
2016 Joshua Storm 30+ Cases

If you didn’t have a chance to come to the Wine Club party on September 22nd, your wine is available for pick-up in the tasting room during business hours. If you have not been charged and are a wine club member, we need an updated credit card for you– please call or stop by at your convenience.

Idaho Wine Competition 2018 Results!
Parma Ridge Winery brought in 5 Silver Medals and 1 Bronze for the following wines:
Silver
Parma Ridge Winery 2016 Dry Rosé of Merlot, Snake River Valley $16.95
Parma Ridge Winery 2016 Joshua Storm Red Wine, Snake River Valley $32.00
Parma Ridge Winery 2016 Parma Ridge Vineyards Estate Viognier, Snake River Valley $16.50
Parma Ridge Winery 2016 Parma Ridge Vineyards Merlot, Snake River Valley $28.00
Parma Ridge Winery 2016 Storm Red, American $35.00
Bronze
Parma Ridge Winery NV Quattro White Wine, Snake River Valley $17.95

Did you see the amazing write-up about Parma Ridge? Read it here: http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/idaho/restaurant-wine-country-id/
We have Wine tasting and our New Fall Menu all weekend long! See you this weekend on the Ridge!

Cheers,

Steph and Chef Storm
Sous Chef and Assist Winemaker Megan Hartman

Parma Ridge Winery
24509 Rudd Road, Parma ID, 83660
208-946-5187
http://www.parmaridge.wine

 

 

Try our new Pork Crustini with the 2017 Pinot Gris
Enjoy your Favorite Wines in a Beautiful setting

Happenings at Parma Ridge Winery and Bistro this Weekend – Oct 12


Join us this weekend for Wonderful Wine, Fabulous Food and an Amazing View!
We are open Friday,12-9 p.m., Saturday 12-5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. with wine tasting and our regular menu all weekend long.
You can now text us at 208-946-5187 to make a reservation.
RESERVATIONS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR FRIDAY EVENINGS AND SUNDAY BRUNCH!!!
STARTING NOVEMBER 3rd — EXTENDED SATURDAY HOURS
12-9pm Saturdays. Reservations Required for Saturdays between 5-9pm

 

Storm’s Northwest Clam Chowder

Cream of Mushroom Soup

SOUPS ARE BACK!

Fall is in the air and Parma Ridge is your place to be with Storm’s Famous Northwest Clam Chowder and Cream of Mushroom Soup. Enjoy a cup for $5.95 or a bowl for $7.95. Both come with a slice of Sourdough Baguette

Have you seen the latest articles on Parma Ridge? Parma Ridge was voted #1 Winery in Idaho By House Beautiful. See the line up Here!

Great article by By Andy Purdue and Eric Degerman of Great Northwest Wine on the Idaho Wine Industry. Parma Ridge made the list with our 2016 Dry Rose of Merlot – Read it Here! Only 5 Cases left for you to enjoy.

Harvest is in full swing at Parma Ridge! We’ve harvested our 2018 Viognier, Chardonnay & Gewurztraminer off of our vineyard and Riesling & Chardonnay from Fargo Farms. Reds Start Next Week! See below for pics.

New Wine Releases
2016 Carmenere (Limited to Wine Club Only due to limited Quantity), $32
This bolder style wine is balanced with deep spice. Hints of bell pepper and dark fruit allows this rich wine to pair well with steak, pork, curries and various grilled meats.
2016 Reserve Merlot, $35
Enjoy dark black cherry, toasted cardamom and charred caramel on this bold yet balanced estate-grown red.
2017 Pinot Gris, $17.95
Made with 100% Pinot Gris, this wine features citrus notes with a crisp, tart finish.
2017 LaRea Dolce Late Harvest Gewurztraminer, $28
Named from Storm’s mom, Susan LaRea, our LaRea Dolce is an homage to one of the sweetest people we know. Made with 100% Gewürztraminer grapes, this late harvest wine features notes of peach and apricot.

Limited Quantities Left! Stock up this weekend before they are SOLD OUT
Quattro White Wine Blend – SOLD OUT
2016 Isaac Storm Red Blend – less than 1 case
2016 Carmenere (Limited to Wine Club Only due to limited Quantity), less than 1 case
2016 Viognier – less than 1 case
2016 Dry Rose of Merlot – 1 Case
2016 Estate Grown Merlot – 2 Cases
2017 Reinhart Dry Riesling 21 Cases
2016 Chardonnay 30+ Cases
2016 Storm Red 30+ Cases
2016 Joshua Storm 30+ Cases

We had an excellent Member-Only Event on Saturday September 22nd, thank you to all who could join us. These lucky winners won our Raffle

SUSIE KNIE, GRAND PRIZE — Chef Storm!
Chef will cook for you and your guests at your home. Enjoy an Evening with the Winemaker Chef and Wife Stephanie as they create a cuisine for 4 guests. Who wouldn’t want this prize??!! Chef Storm will work with you on the date and the menu and make sure it will please you and your guests.

MEL GOODSON – 2nd Prize
$50 Gift Certificate
Bottle of 2016 Storm Red
4 Parma Ridge Logo Wine Glasses

HOLLY STOTTS – 3rd Prize
$25 Gift Certificate
Bottle of 2016 Chardonnay
2 Logo Parma Ridge Logo Wine Glasses

If you didn’t have a chance to come to the Wine Club party, your wine is available for pick-up in the tasting room during business hours. If you have not been charged and are a wine club member, we need an updated credit card for you– please call or stop by at your convenience.

 

 New Desserts on the Menu
Wine Lover’s Chocolate Cake
A Red Wine Infused Dark Chocolate Sponge Cake Filled With a Joshua Storm Butter Cream & Finished With a Chocolate Genache
$6.95 / Paired with Joshua Storm for $13.50

 

 Grand Marnier Crème Brûlée
A Grand Marnier Custard finished with a candied orange peel
$6.95 / Paired with Late Harvest Gewürztraminer $14.50
 

 
 

 Grilled Summer Peaches — Limited time only!
Cinnamon Sugar Grilled Summer Peach, Topped With a Marscapone Whipped Cream and covered in a Spiced, Joshua Storm Reduction
$6.95 / Paired with Dry Rosé of Merlot $11.50

Advertising Opportunity —
Parma Ridge Winery is working with VIP Media Guides to create a Tasting Guide for our customers and new visitors. If you are a business or vendor and would like to be featured, we will include you in our preferred vendor list. These magazines will showcase all our wines in descriptive detail alongside pricing and ordering options, upcoming events and coupons. Sample ads can be found at: https://www.vipmediagds.com/. Please contact me (Stephanie) at info@parmaridge.wine or Sarah Kalin at sarah@vipmediagds.com for more information.

Idaho Wine Competition 2018 Results!
Parma Ridge Winery brought in 5 Silver Medals and 1 Bronze for the following wines:
Silver
Parma Ridge Winery 2016 Dry Rosé of Merlot, Snake River Valley $16.95
Parma Ridge Winery 2016 Joshua Storm Red Wine, Snake River Valley $32.00
Parma Ridge Winery 2016 Parma Ridge Vineyards Estate Viognier, Snake River Valley $16.50
Parma Ridge Winery 2016 Parma Ridge Vineyards Merlot, Snake River Valley $28.00
Parma Ridge Winery 2016 Storm Red, American $35.00
Bronze
Parma Ridge Winery NV Quattro White Wine, Snake River Valley $17.95
We have our full menu and wine tasting all weekend long! See you this weekend on the Ridge!
See you this weekend on the Ridge!
Cheers,

Steph and Chef Storm
Sous Chef and Assist Winemaker Megan Hartman

Parma Ridge Winery
24509 Rudd Road, Parma ID, 83660
208-946-5187
http://www.parmaridge.wine

 

 

Enjoy some of these favorites before they’re sold out!
One-Inch Cut Ribeye Steak

Birthday Party for Robin at Parma Ridge Winery and Bistro


And what a super party it was. Great food prepared by Chef Storm – Prime Rib Bar – and awesome family: Chris and Anna, Ray and Annabel Lusty from Utah, Marnie and Eric and Robin and I. Happy that it was still warm enough to eat on the patio overlooking the vineyard, as pictured here. And if you have never eaten at the winery, you really need to go. No! You REALLY need to go. Super good wines! Super good Wait Staff and Owners and super good food prepared by Chef Storm and Sous Chef Megan! Call first though, for reservations. RESERVATIONS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED 24509 Rudd Road Parma ID 83660 US (208) 946-5187 info@parmaridge.wine. See their link in the sidebar. Here are some photos of our visit.

Old and New Parma Ridge Merlot
Chris and Anna
Annabel and Ray Lusty
Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad
Brie Plate
Fondue
Prime Rib Bar. Chef Storm is slicing the Prime Rib.
Plated Prime Rib Dinner.
Grand Marnier Brûlée
Grilled Peach and Wine

Bobby Burns Birthday Party


The Bobby Burns Supper Night is coming up on the anniversary of his birthday on January 25. He was born on January 25, 1759. The supper night is celebration of his poetry and songs.
“Robert Burns was born on 25 January 1759 in the village of Alloway, two miles south of Ayr. His parents, Willian Burnes[s] and Agnes Broun, were tenant farmers but they ensured their son received a relatively good education and he began to read avidly. The works of Alexander Pope, Henry Mackenzie and Laurence Sterne fired Burns’s poetic impulse and relationships with the opposite sex provided his inspiration. Handsome Nell, for Nellie Kilpatrick, was his first song. [robertburns.org]”
According to Wikipedia,

Robert Burns (25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796), also known as Rabbie Burns, the Bard of Ayrshire, Ploughman Poet and various other names and epithets, was a Scottish poet and lyricist. He is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland and is celebrated worldwide. He is the best known of the poets who have written in the Scots language, although much of his writing is also in English and a light Scots dialect, accessible to an audience beyond Scotland. He also wrote in standard English, and in these writings his political or civil commentary is often at its bluntest.[robertburns.org]

He died July 25, 1796 at the age of 37. So why is he so famous?
“The Ploughman poet. Poems Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect – The Kilmarnock Edition. The main reason Burns is so popular today is because of the themes and language of everyday life that he used. His poems were humorous and he used small subjects to express big ideas. [robertburns.org]
So, you say, what prose or poetry did he write that I might know? Try Auld Lang Syne But the poetry that I like best is,

A Red, Red Rose (1794)
O my Luve’s like a red, red rose,
That’s newly sprung in June:
O my Luve’s like the melodie,
That’s sweetly play’d in tune.

As fair art thou, my bonie lass,
So deep in luve am I;
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
Till a’ the seas gang dry.

Till a’ the seas gang dry, my dear,
And the rocks melt wi’ the sun;
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
While the sands o’ life shall run.

And fare-thee-weel, my only Luve!
And fare-thee-weel, a while!
And I will come again, my Luve,
Tho’ ’twere ten thousand mile!”

You can find a list and links to his works at Robert Burns Works.

OK. But what about the party? The dinner or supper?
“The annual celebratory tribute to the life, works and spirit of the great Scottish poet, Robert Burns (1759-1796). Celebrated on, or about, the Bard’s birthday, January 25th, Burns Suppers range from stentoriously formal gatherings of esthetes and scholars to uproariously informal rave-ups of drunkards and louts. Most Burns Suppers fall in the middle of this range, and adhere, more or less, to some sort of time honoured form which includes the eating of a traditional Scottish meal, the drinking of Scotch whisky, and the recitation of works by, about, and in the spirit of the Bard.

Every Burns Supper has its own special form and flavour, though there are probably more similarities than differences among these gastro-literary affairs. Individual tastes and talents will determine the character of your Burns Supper. Some celebrants may contribute the composition of original songs or poems; some may excel at giving toasts or reciting verse; while others may be captivating storytellers. A particular group of celebrants will, over time, develop a unique group character which will distinguish their Burns Supper celebration from every other.” [robertburns.org]
Let’s start here –

A Bottle And Friend (1787)
There’s nane that’s blest of human kind,
But the cheerful and the gay, man,
Fal, la, la, &c.

Here’s a bottle and an honest friend!
What wad ye wish for mair, man?
Wha kens, before his life may end,
What his share may be o’ care, man?

Then catch the moments as they fly,
And use them as ye ought, man:
Believe me, happiness is shy,
And comes not aye when sought, man.
__________
from Burns Night: My Supper With Rabbie

Is there that o’re his French ragout,
Or olio that wad staw a sow,
Or fricassee wad mak her spew
Wi’ perfect sconner,
Looks down wi’ sneering, scronful’ view
On sic a dinner? [robertburns.org]

Here is one recipe for the traditional supper.

BRIDIES

Pastry
2 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
1/3 c. butter
1/3 c. shortening
5-6 T. ice water

Meat Filling
1 and 1/2 lean steak (flank or round)
4 tsp. butter (or suet)
1 onion- finely diced
1 carrot- finely diced
salt and pepper

1. Sauté vegetables in the butter until soft
2. Slice meat into very long thin slices, on the diagonal. Cut into pieces 1 inch long. Mix with sautéed veggies. Salt and pepper to taste.
3. Roll out pastry and cut into 4″-5″ circles. Arrange meat on top, brush edges with egg wash, fold over and crimp together. Slit a hole in each pie. Egg wash tops if desired. Bake 30 minutes at 400 degrees. Makes 10-12 small pies.

For the rest of the Bobby Burns Supper Menu, including Cullen Skink (haddock), Bridies (recipe above), The (Bagless) Haggis and Neeps and Tatties (turnips and potatoes), follow this like – Burns Supper Recipes [robertburns.org].

Wine Club Party at Parma Ridge Winery and Bistro


Close to 100 people, or more, in the new barrel room, which is awesome. And it looks like everyone found the winery ok with the new sign “pointing the way” on hiway 95 – pictured to the left. Look for it! And then being able to use the new barrel room to accommodate all of the people. Such a treat! Artist Stephanie Hodge was the perfect hostess. And Chef Storm Hodge produced some awesome treats to go with the wines being poured. Both Stephanie and Storm are doing a great job with the winery. Look at the following photos to see what Chef Storm made and we consumed. Left Click any of the photos to see them enlarged. And if you want to see what they are doing each week, follow them on the AVA Happenings blog at Parma Ridge Page. (This page changes weekly so follow the page. It’s free.)

We started with a Salmon Spread Bruchetta, but I failed to get a photo. It was too good!

The new barrel room.
Let the party begin!
Some of the many people who attended.
These are the wines that were in our package.
The Smyser’s pour some wine.
Yummy sliders!
Sliders
Storm’s Flatbread
with
chicken, house bbq sauce, cilantro and cheese
Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

 

Thank-You Storm and Stephanie Hodge, owners and winemaker of Parma Ridge Winery in Parma, Idaho for a great evening of food and wine!

Washington Apple Cup


Sunset at Parma Ridge Winery and Bistro
It was a really beautiful night and sunset. Tis is one of those “moments in time” photos that I captured.
Many, many thanks to Stephanie and Chef Storm Hodges for opening the winery and tasting room – and their beautiful house – for this 1st Annual Apple Cup Party. (It celebrates the football game between the Washington Huskies and the Washington State Cougars. Both teams were well represented!) Hopefully, Robin and I will be included next year. Bring more wine!
Chef Storm prepared some awesome Washington Beef! Also was Brocoli Rabe, Mushrooms in Marsala, Chicken Skewers and Potatoes and Gravy. (There are photos below) If you want to see any of these photos enlarged, Left-Click them. Enjoy these photos and the delicious meal we had. Cheers!

Sunset
Tables were set up in the new barrel room!
We offered these wines.
Chicken Skewers
Brocoli Rabe
Chef Storm prepared awesome steaks
The dinner plated. So yummy!

Brunch at Parma Ridge Winery


Thank you so much Artist Stephanie and Chef Storm Hodge for another delightful brunch! These brunches are superb! 5-Star! (Bistro Weekend Menusubject to change – or Parma Ridge Winery and Bistro) And many thanks to Garry and Donna for meeting us at the bistro for lunch, despite the highway detours! Here is what we had along with our 2016 Parma Ridge Winery Tre Bianchi and a 2015 Parma Ridge Winery Carmenere. Cheers! Left-Click any of these photos to see them enlarged.

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Coconut Breaded Deep-Fried Shrimp
over
Coconut Lime Rice
with
Korean Barbeque and Sweet Chili Dipping Sauces
They were that good! Started out with 6 shrimp.

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Korean Barbeque Chicken Skewers
with
Coconut Lime Rice and a Korean Barbeque Sauce

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Parma Ridge Pear Salad
with
Mixed greens with apple cider vinaigrette, Bleu Cheese and Poached Pear with Grilled Bread

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Grilled Flat-Bread
with
Italian Sausage, Pepperoni and Mushroom with Homemade Red Sauce

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Parma Ridge Cream of Mushroom Soup

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Brunch Burger – Quarter-Pound Black Angus Burger
with
Melted Double Cream Brie, Apple-wood Smoked Bacon, and Sunny-side up Egg
with
Lemon-Tarragon Aioli and Rosemary Garlic Truffle Fries

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Best Ever Biscuits and Gravy
Sausage Gravy

over
Fresh Bacon Cheddar Biscuit topped with a Sunny Side Up Egg


And to follow-up from the Parma Ridge Winery web page,

Savor the Flavor
Offering both an in-house menu in the Tasting Room and custom menus for your scheduled event, Storm is looking forward to making your day special. From appetizers to full course meals, Parma Ridge offers both the taste and the view. Come by during tasting room hours to enjoy one of his delicious menu items, or contact us today to plan your special event!

I did mention to Stephanie that Robin and I have probably had close to all of the items offered on the menu. We have never had a bad selection, but there are some we prefer! The Parma Ridge Bistro is definitely a 5-Star winery bistro in the Snake River AVA.

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Love this photo by Stephanie Hodge! So dramatic! I understand that it may be a label sometime in the future.

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