The winery was founded in 1987 in Idaho’s Snake River Valley. The estate vineyards surrounding Sawtooth Winery were once rich pastures owned by Charles Pintler. The Pintlers saw a greater potential in the steep, south sloping hills, and set out to grow wine grapes. Known for Riesling, Pinot Gris, Syrah, Merlot and Tempranillo, the winery, the Snake River Valley and Idaho have gained increasing national acclaim with winemaker Bill Murray leading its program. The Sawtooth label is distinctly unique, depicting the jagged Sawtooth mountains and conveying the grandeur of Idaho's scenic wilderness and sporting. Sawtooth Winery is continually recognized for making high-quality distinctive wines of exceptional character and depth. The quality of the vineyard and winemaking is evident in every bottle of Sawtooth wine.