Thank you for your interest in the North Idaho Enological Society (NIES), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to increasing the knowledge, appreciation and enjoyment of wine. North Idaho Enological Society members are a diverse group ranging in age, background and occupation who meet September through May.
Whether you are new to wine appreciation, or are an experienced wine consumer, you are very welcome here!
We have several social functions that are educational, usually focused on tasting, comparing, evaluating and learning about different wines. Each tasting usually feature four to six wines, while following a theme. Bread, gourmet cheese and other food are provided during each tasting to cleanse the palate and accompany the wine. A fee is charged for each tasting, based on actual costs.
Additionally, we have three special events each year. In September, we have an event that kicks off our wine tasting season at a different location each year. In December, we have a Holiday Extravaganza featuring a variety of champagnes and wines. To end our season in May, we have an Anniversary Dinner at the Hayden Lake Country Club. The chefs showcase their talents with special hors d'oeuvres and an elegant five-course dinner accompanied by high-end wines paired to each course.
You are cordially invited to attend one of our tastings as a guest. Please call our reservation chair, Linda Pendleton, at (208) 623-3333 to reserve a spot at one of our tastings or for more information. Each tasting begins at 7:30 p.m. on the third Friday of every month at Lake City Center, 1916 N. Lakewood Dr. in Coeur d'Alene. Reservations are necessary in order to attend. If you are unable to attend booking your reservation, please notify the reservation chair so someone on the wait list can attend.
The NIES annual membership dues are $25 per person, which are due in September each year and are not prorated for joining mid-year. All members and guests must be 21 and older.
Membership benefits include:
Subscription to our monthly newsletter, The Grapevine, which highlights NIES and other local wine events
Discounts on all NIES functions
An NIES name tag
To join NIES, we will need:
A check for $25 payable to North Idaho Enological Society
A completed membership and liability release form (click here for a printable copy of the form)
Send the check and the membership liability release form to: Linda Pendleton 6504 W. Brentwood Lane Spirit Lake, ID 83869