Cold Springs Winery

The Wine


Our Story


Bill Ringert/Owner

After a rewarding career as a water-rights attorney, Bill Ringert and wife, Bing, segued their shared passion for wine by developing a boutique Idaho winery. Bill’s comprehensive geologic and hydrologic research led him select ground on the eastern ledge of the Snake River Plain near Hammett. Spring water from the Lost River Aquifer emerges on the northern corner of the property and volcanic ash in the soil contributes to the high quality and unique character of the wine grapes grown on the estate.



Jamie Martin/Master Winemaker

Jamie Martin has been a mainstay of Idaho viticulture since 1980, when he and his family planted their first wine grapes in the Hagerman Valley. His first wine label, Rose Creek, produced internationally-acclaimed wines, laying the foundation for a nascent wine region. His work as a master winemaker has taken him to France, Jeruselum, and the szechen region of Western China. In 2002, he began working with Bill & Bing Ringert to develop the vineyards that would become Cold Springs Winery.





The Winery

Wine & Science

The science of wine is a weird science: part technical skill, part mythical alchemy. The soil that bears the vine is a composite of rock, weather, climate, and microrganism, bringing to bear notes and echoes, sense memories of a particular place and growing season. Moths pollinate the blossoms under cover of darkness. The fruit grows. Skins acquire an almanac of the elements—mineral, sun, rain and spring water that has traveled underground aquifers through ancient lava flows. When finally night cools and the fruit is full to bursting, it is time for crush. The concert of microbiology, zymology, and chronology, time itself lending a hand to the crafting of fine wine.

Our tasting room hours are noon-5pm every Saturday and Sunday or by appointment. $5 tasting fee good toward purchase.

Cold Springs Winery is located along Interstate 84 approximately 60 miles east of downtown Boise and 65 miles west of Twin Falls.


wine club

Wine Club

Enjoy an exclusive variety of Cold Springs wine twice a year
(October and April). 
- 10% discount on any additional purchases from 
   Cold Springs Winery.
- 20% case discount on any additional case purchases from
   Cold Springs Winery.
- Free wine tasting for you and a guest every time you visit us.

Six clubs to choose from:
- Six Mix: 6 bottles of mixed red and white wines. 
- Twelve Mix: 12 bottles of mixed red and white wines.
- Six Red: 6 bottles of red wine.
- Twelve Red: 12 bottles of red wine.
- Six White: 6 bottles of white wine.
- Twelve White: 12 bottles of white wine.

*Our Winemaker’s reserve wines will be included when available. These wines are limited releases and only available at the winery and on our website.

There is no fee to join the club. Your credit card will be billed for the wine, tax and shipping. A membership can be canceled at any time by calling or emailing 30 days prior to club shipment.

We do not ship to states where prohibited by law.

Please call us at 208-366-7993 for more information about our wine club memberships.




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