Spring Release at Parma Ridge Winery


 
A really good release party at Parma Ridge Winery on April 18. Warm temperatures. Clear skies. Great food. Great wines. Here are the wines that were released and the Tapas we had. Left-Click any photo to see enlarged.

 

 

2018 Avielle. 100% Merlot. This Rosé is maned after Avielle, our fiery daughter with Strawberry Blonde hair. Enjoy notes of sweet honey and ripened strawberries with a crisp finish. [Blog Note: Don’t miss this one. It is superb!]
Paring: Crostini with Borsin, Crispy Prosciutto and Blackberry Compote.

 

 

2018 Tre Bianchi. 63% Gewürztraminer, 20% Riesling and 17% Viognier. Meaning “Three Whites” in Italian, this full-bodied white features pronounced citrus and melon notes.
Paring: Tempura Halibut Bites with Unagi Sauce.

 

2016 The Last Zin. 75% Merlot and 26% Zinfandel. “The Last Zin” is a final hurrah to our Zinfandel that perished in the hard-freeze of 2016. This estate-grown red is balanced with notes of wild blackberry, smooth tannins and a touch of charred caramel.
Paring:“The Rochester” – A Korean Chicken Slider with Arugula, Grilled local sweet Onions and Sriracha Aioli. [Superb!]

 
2016 Tempranillo. 100% Tempranillo. This Spanish Varietal features subtle spices, roasted red pepper and dried cranberry with a smooth oak finish.
Paring: Fresh Fried Chips and Chipotle Cheddar Dip wwith Smoked Chorizo and Filet Mignon Bites.

Weekend of March 7 at Parma Ridge Winery and Bistro


Join us this Weekend with Wonderful Wine, Fabulous Food and an Amazing View
We are open Wednesday & Thursday from 12-5 p.m. for Wine Tasting, Beer and our Small Bites Menu, Friday & Saturday 12-9pm and Sunday 11 am- 5 pm with our Full Bistro Menu, Wine Tasting & Beer.
Reservations Required for Dining from 5-9 p.m. Friday & Saturday.
You can now text us at 208-946-5187 to make a reservation.

Parma Ridge was featured in the AAA Magazine, thank you Nathan Leigh for the write-up on our location!

“Settle in at Parma Ridge Winery, just southeast of Parma, Idaho, and on a clear day you might be able to see nearly 60 miles from east to west—a panoramic view of the whole lower Boise River Valley.” —Nathan Leigh

Join us for Happy Hour Friday from 4-6 p.m.
$1 off Mimosas
$3 Cans of Payette Beer
$7.50 Mesquite or Deluxe Sliders with beer, mimosa or wine purchase
$7.50 Personal Pepperoni, Sausage Mushroom or Fungi Flatbreads with beer, mimosa or wine purchase

Save the Date for these Upcoming Events

St. Patrick’s Day Weekend, March 15-17th
Featured Special – Corned Beef Sandwich (pictured above)
The perfect pairing of Corned beef, Melted Swiss cheese, Sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing on a Ciabatta Roll with Fresh Cut Rosemary Garlic Truffle Fries for $10.95 –while supplies last!
Enjoy our Full Bistro Menu and Wine Tasting all Weekend

Spring Equinox Weekend, March 22-24th
Friday & Saturday 12-9 p.m. & Sunday 11a.m. – 5 p.m.
Preview Tasting of our 2018 Avielle, Rosé of Merlot, Enjoy a glass for $6
Roll-out of New Spring Menu
March Madness FINAL 4, Buy 4 Bottles of Wine, Get 2 Free of equal or lesser value, no other discounts will be applied
Enjoy our Full Bistro Menu and Wine Tasting all Weekend

Easter Brunch and Special Menu, Sunday, April 21 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Menu to Follow
Make your reservation today

Mother’s Day Brunch and Special Menu, Sunday, May 12 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Menu to Follow
Make your reservation today

Eat, Drink and Be Merry!
LIMITED QUANTITIES – STOCK UP NOW
2016 Reserve Syrah, Retail $34, Wine Club $28.90, 5 Cases Left
2017 Reinhart Riesling, Retail $20, Wine Club $17.00, 18 Cases Left
2016 Reserve Merlot, Retail $35, Wine Club $29.75, 27 Cases Left
2017 LaRea Dolce, Late Harvest, Retail $28, Wine Club $23.80, 27 Cases Left
2016 Storm Red, Retail $35, Wine Club $29.75, 28 Cases Left
2016 Joshua Storm, Retail $32, Wine Club $27.20, 32 Cases Left
2016 Kenneth Storm, Retail $32, Wine Club $27.20, 39 Cases Left

Best Ever Biscuits and Gravy
Sunday Brunch Specials
Breakfast Sandwich – $7.95
Bacon, Egg and Cheddar Breakfast Sandwich with Cheesy Bacon Fries
Best Ever Biscuits and Gravy – $7.95
Sausage Gravy over a Fresh Bacon Cheddar Biscuit topped with a Sunny Side Up Egg
Brunch Burger – $9.95
Quarter-Pound Burger with Melted Double Cream Brie, Applewood Smoked Bacon, and Sunny Side Up Egg with a Lemon-Tarragon Aioli and Rosemary Garlic Truffle Fries

Have you seen the recent 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!
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

 

 

Soups will only be on the menu for two more weekends — Come out and enjoy them while they are here!
Stay Tuned for our Next Wine Release Mid-April

Japanese Special March Festival


I found this to be interesting. That’s probably because of my Cultural Anthropology background.

Hina Matsuri in Japan

Source: https://matcha-jp.com/en/753
Although it is not a national holiday, March 3rd is a special day for girls. Families who don’t have young daughters might not do anything special on this day.
March 3rd is Japanese Girls’ Day or Hinamatsuri. Ornate dolls are displayed in the family home to mark the beginning of spring and to wish good health and good fortune for all of the girls in the family.
However, a tradition of this festival is still passed down until now. Actually, how people celebrate Hina Matsuri is different from place to place. We will introduce here what the Japanese people usually do on this day.
Hina Dolls represent what the imperial family was like in the ancient times. The dolls on the top tire of the platforms represent the emperor and the empress. The rest of the dolls are three court ladies, five musicians and the minister of the Right and Left who used to support the government in the old days. There are some decorations such as Gissha (oxcarts), small cupboards, Japanese paper lamps called “Bonbori”, and orange and peach tree branches displayed on the tire of platforms.
The facial expressions and costumes of each doll are also different depending on their personality and position.
The special meals for Hina Matsuri are Amazake (sweet drink), Chirashizushi (a style of sushi) and Hina Arare (sweet colorful rice crackers).
Amazake is a traditional Japanese sweet and thick drink made from fermented glutinous rice. Amazake literally means “sweet alcohol” but it has less than 1 percent of Shirozake alcohol in it. So children are also able to drink it.

Shirozake
Drinking Shirozake, which is a traditional sweet sake, was one of the customs to get rid of bad things out from your body. But Shirozake is an alcoholic drink, so Amazake was made with the children in mind.
Hina Arare are colorful and cute small rice crackers. The colors of these rice crackers have meanings. White represents the earth of the winter, pink and red represent life, while green represents the green shoots in the spring. Hina Arare is a snack showing our expectations toward the arrival of spring after the long cold winter. People also say that you will live healthy for this coming year if you eat each color of Hina Arare.
Chirashizushi is a type of Sushi which has lotus roots, shrimp and thinly shredded egg omelet on the top of vinegar rice. It has been a dish enjoyed widely at celebrations.
The ingredients in Chirashizushi have meanings as well. The lotus root is said to give one the power to see what will happen in the future, shrimps are a symbol of longevity and so on.

Source: https://www.thespruceeats.com/japanese-girls-day-hinamatsuri-party-dishes-2031057
As with almost all holidays, food and drink play a role on Girls’ Day, with rice wine and rice cakes taking center stage, along with flower blossoms. Hinamatsuri is also called Momo no Sekku, which means a festival of peach blossoms. Peach blossoms, shiro-zake (white fermented rice wine) and hishi-mochi (diamond-shaped rice cakes) are placed on the stand with the hina dolls. Hishi-mochi are colored pink representing peach flowers, white representing snow, and green representing new growth.
Traditionally, girls in Japan invited their friends to a home party to celebrate this festival. Many people prepare a special meal for girls on this day, including savory dishes such as chirashi, which is sugar-flavored, vinegared sushi rice with raw fish on top; clam soup served in the shell; and edamame maze-gohan, mixed rice usually consisting of brown rice and soybeans.
Other popular dishes to serve at a Girl’s Day celebration are inari sushi—rice-stuffed tofu pockets—with miso grilled salmon and cabbage ramen salad. Sweets are on the menu as well, incorporating a feminine shade of pink, like chi chi dango, which are pink pillows of mochi (glutinous rice flour and coconut milk), a favorite among children, and sakura-mochi, a pink, sweet rice cake. Some families include an impressive edible centerpiece, such as the layered chirashi sushi cake.

Some recipes for Hina Matsuri
(The recipes listed below can be found at the link above.)

Chirashizuchi
Easy Seafood Chirashizushi: Use a shortcut of packaged sushi seasoning to quickly season steamed rice and add pre-cooked gomoku vegetables for this delectable dish. Add your favorite toppings of choice.
Edamame Maze-Gohan (Mixed Rice): Is easy to prepare, especially for large crowds. Steamed rice is mixed with furikake seasoning, bottled nametake (seasoned mushrooms), and shelled edamame for a delicious rice dish.
Inari Sushi: Preparing a dish for a large crowd doesn’t need to be complicated. Find out the secrets of making quick inari sushi with impressive results.
Cabbage Ramen Salad: This spin on the traditional Chinese chicken salad recipe uses crunchy dried ramen noodles, cabbage, and shredded chicken to create a zesty Japanese-fusion salad.
Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken Wings: Let your slow cooker do all the work to whip-up a batch of delicious teriyaki chicken wings with just a few ingredients, and use the free time to prepare a few other dishes.
Miso Ginger Marinated Grilled Salmon
Miso Grilled Salmon: Miso-grilled salmon can easily be prepared by making the marinade ahead of time and then letting the salmon marinade for a few days in the fridge. All you need is an oven or a grill to cook up delicious fillets in under 40 minutes.
Clam Soup: A traditional soup that is often enjoyed on Hinamatsuri is clam soup. This clear style soup is known as sumashijiru and is simply seasoned from the broth of the clams.
Chi Chi Dango: These pillowy soft bites of mochi are made of glutinous rice flour and coconut milk. These pink, soft mochi are an absolute favorite among children.
Sakura Mochi: Sakura mochi is a glutinous rice dish that is often enjoyed during Hinamatsuri. This slightly sweetened, pink mochi is filled with sweet red beans (koshian) and wrapped in a salted sakura (young cherry blossom) leaf.

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