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“A Vine To Wine Experience”

Through Idaho’s Finest Vineyards


Enlightened Vine provides beautifully curated wine tours and private wine tastings in the sun-drenched rolling hills of the Snake River Valley.

Those who wish to experience the burgeoning world of Idaho wine production are invited on immersive wine tours through lovely and charming vineyards just outside of Boise. Taste world-class wines and tour the properties of the award-winning wineries who make them, while guided by a seasoned wine professional. Intimate connections are created with the growers and producers of exceptional wines in southern Idaho, showcasing the heart, soul and passion put into every bottle. Private wine tours throughout the Treasure Valley and Snake River Valley, personalized to the desired experience and knowledge level of your group are available and encouraged.


This idea sparked proprietor and wine professional Darby Tarantino to create Enlightened Vine as an educational Vine to Wine experience featuring bespoke wine tastings, food pairings, and unforgettable vineyard and winery tours in Idaho’s scenic Snake River Valley and beyond.

With more than twenty years of experience in the wine, culinary arts and hospitality industries, Darby has studied viticulture, enology and wine business and holds a degree and multiple certifications in the field. She has worked as a culinary director and a director in hospitality and has served as a professional wine judge for regional and national wine competitions. She attended and taught at the world-renowned Ballymaloe Cookery School in County Cork, Ireland, which is the only culinary school in the world to be located on its own 100-acre organic farm. She attributes her passion for sustainable farming practices to this experience. When Darby isn’t sharing her love of wine with others, she enjoys hiking the Boise foothills, skiing the slopes of Bogus Basin, and practicing yoga asanas and daily meditation.

Whether you have just begun your wine adventure or are seeking further knowledge along the way, each Enlightened Vine experience will spark your passion and enrich your senses, from Vine to Wine.


Fully Immersive Experiences to Inspire, Educate and Enlighten

A wine tasting experience with Enlightened Vine is designed to enrich your senses and awaken your curiosity. See, hear, smell and taste every aspect of wine production while in the company of impassioned wine professional, Darby Tarantino. Experience professional wine evaluation up close and personal, while soaking up the natural beauty of Idaho’s award-winning wineries.


Into the Vines – Vineyard & Winery Tasting


Go beyond the glass and get into the vines with this fully immersive Vine to Wine tour. Elevate your senses as you connect with the grape growers and wine producers who are making their mark on this burgeoning wine region. Learn about common vineyard farming practices and winemaking secrets as you tour the grounds and taste the wines of the Snake River Valley’s most boutique wineries.

4 – 6 hours
Starting @ $119 per person

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Taste the Grape – Educational Wine Evaluation

Sip, savor and stretch your wine legs as we take a deep dive into the ever-changing world of wine. Learn the fundamentals of wine tasting in this full sensory experience, which will teach you how to identify different grape varietals, evaluate aromatics, and challenge your palate as professional wine tasters do. Understand how wines are selected to pair with foods to complement and underscore flavors. Enjoy this comprehensive wine tasting experience with a group of family, friends, or colleagues from your home, office, or other location of choice.

*Optional food pairing available.

90 – 120 minutes
Starting @ $49 per person

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A highly personalized wine adventure, planned by the best in hospitality. Taste unusual and delicious pairings, sample unique wines of the world, and even travel to other wine regions with a professional guide. The Vine’s the Limit for this fully customizable wine experience. Call to inquire about booking an unforgettable, tailored-to-you, wine-tasting adventure.

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I loved Darby’s interaction with the group during our experience even though we were on very different levels of wine knowledge. She opened up my eyes to the world of wine and I now feel more confident when purchasing wine and can speak more intelligently about it when sharing it with others.

– Tonya B.

The selection of wines from different regions, the delicious food pairings during our private wine tasting, they were outstanding! Plus, the educational insights and listening to questions from other attendees made it a very enlightening experience.

– Christopher C.

I had never experienced a food and wine pairing like this before and was amazed at how the wine can complement the food so well. Darby was awesome about letting us taste then discuss ourselves, then providing her thoughts without there being any right or wrong answer.

– Sandra C.

Darby’s level of expertise in wine and hospitality shows with every interaction she makes. Every little detail has been considered to ensure her guests have the best experience possible.”

– Misty P.

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