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Vandal Crest, Grape Harvest, and Meads. Oh my!

Camas Prairie Winery is the new proud producer and carrier of Vandal Crest Wines. When purchasing a delicious Vandal Crest Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay or Pinot Gris, a large portion of each bottle’s sale goes directly toward student scholarships. Hand crafted “I-Vandal” branded boxes are available for purchase with Vandal Crest wines to complete this unique gift. Support your local community, University, and students while pleasing your palate.

Grape harvest is on its way and is expected to take place either the second or third week of September. Due to the particularly wet, hot summer this harvest is anticipated to be especially bountiful and flavorful.

In shop at Camas Prairie Winery, mead production is underway. Both Huckleberry and Strawberry meads are currently brewing and will be ready for bottling before the end of this month . Other wines being bottled in the coming weeks include, Hog Heaven Red wine, Lemberger, Sarah’s Blush and Spiced Wine.

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Posted by on September 7, 2012 in Monthly Newsletter


August Beer of the Month – Belhaven Scottish Ale

CPW’s Beer of the Month
Belhaven Scottish Ale

One of my personal favorite beers we carry here at the winery in the ever so smooth, Nitro-Can!
The CO2 canister at the bottom of the can helps to give this beer its incredibly smooth head straight from the can.  Be sure to watch the tiny bubbles come to life as you pour!

Commercial description:
Malty and hoppy, we at Belhaven love the classic Scottish Ale and we’ve been brewing it longer than any of the other beers we produce. Delivering a sweet, smooth and creamy finish, Scottish Ale has a stunning ruby colour in the glass. Magic.

Brewed  By: Belhaven Brewery
Style: Scottish Ale
Alcohol Content:
5.2% by volume
Sale Price: $3 + tax


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July 2012 Updates

We hope everyone had a fun and safe Fourth of July!  We stayed open on the holiday and had a great time hanging out with locals who stayed in town for the day.  

Events this month:
Wine Tasting 101 Class – Friday, July 6th 7PM @ The Winery
Pat Travers Band – Summer Guitar Benefest 2: Saturday, July 14th from 3-10PM @ Nez Perce Co. Fairgrounds in Lewiston, Idaho

Come and check out the new beers we have in stock! Great premium brews including:
Karlovacko Pivo Beer from Croatia – Poland
Coyote Moon from Snipes Mountain Brewing – Sunnyside, WA.
St. Lupulin from O’dell Brewing – Fort Collins, CO. 
Konig Pilsener from Konig Brauerei – Germany

And be sure to try our Beer of the Month & get receive 25% OFF the Westmalle Trappist Ale Dubbel – Rated #96 Beer of Fame from 

We will not be hosting our live music series this month as we will be the sole beer & wine caterers for the Summer Guitar Benefest 2 at the Nez Perce County Fairgrounds in Lewiston, Idaho.  Tickets for the event are $20 available at or in Moscow at: The Studio (210 S. Main Street) or Keeney Bros Music Centers (123 East Third Street).  Call 208.596.8006 or e-mail for more information.


July 2012 Beer of the Month – Westmalle Trappist Ale Dubbel

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Brewed by: Brouwerji Westmalle
Country: Belgium
Style: Dubbel
Alcohol by volume: 7.0%
Sale Price: $5.62 + tax

Beer description from brewery:

Westmalle Dubbel is a dark, reddish-brown Trappist beer with a secondary fermentation in the bottle. The creamy head has the fragrance of special malt and leaves an attractive lace pattern in the glass. The flavour is rich and complex, herby and fruity with a fresh-bitter finish. It is a balanced quality beer with a soft feel in the mouth and a long, dry aftertaste. The Dubbel contains 7% alcohol.

Since 1856 the monks have also been brewing a dark Trappist beer along with their table beer. Since the recipe was modified in 1926, they have been brewing slightly heavier beer. This is the foundation of today’s Dubbel.


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June 2012 Updates

June Events Calendar:

Friday 6.15 – Moscow Artwalk @ downtown, Moscow
Friday 6.15 – Against the Grain Event @ the Silos 3-9PM
Saturday 6.16 – Live Music Series!
Solo Sax Sessions with Noah Peterson 7-9PM @ the Winery

Live Music Series June 16th from 7-9PM – All Ages Welcome

“While cowboy jazz might be a bit of a stretch, folk jazz fits like a glove.  A former Marine and proud Montanan, Noah’s country-boy roots are always showing up in his stories and his music.”

The summer is upon us, even though everyone in Moscow or even the entire Palouse area, can agree with me that it doesn’t feel very summer-y lately.  But we have been busy indoors here at the winery.

Our new 2012 Palouse Gold Mead is finally back on shelves for all of our Mead Maniacs out there!

We even bottled a new vintage of Huckleberry Honey Mead that is still yet to be released.  But I’ll give you the inside scoop–it’s got a little higher alcohol content than the current vintage and an incredible balance between the honey and the Northwest’s beloved huckleberries.

If you “Like” us on Facebook and follow our Twitter (@CmsPrairieWnry) you have been seeing our updates about our IndieGoGo Campaign.  If not, what are you waiting for??

We have reached $320 in our fundraising efforts to purchase an in-house label printer but we still are quite far away from our goal and only have 24 days left!!
How about instead of getting your usual coffee tomorrow morning, go to and donate just $3-$5.  Every single dollar counts and the benefits of a new printer are endless!

 For example, the new vintage of Huckleberry Honey Mead had an initial alcohol content of 13.8%.  IF we had our own label printer, we could easily adjust the alcohol content on our computer and print them the same day.  Instead, Jeremy had to go and work his wine maker magic to lower that alcohol percentage and get it to the 12% level because that is what we currently have printed on our hundreds of pre-printed labels.  And let’s be honest, who wouldn’t enjoy a little extra kick in their glass of Huckleberry Mead?

This month I’ve been very busy revamping Camas Prairie Winery’s internet presence.  Be prepared to see a new website complete with an on-site shopping cart and the premier of Vandal Crest Wines!  
We are the official producer of Vandal Branded Wines through the Vandal Crest Program.  Expect to see these images on our already well-known and best selling wines: Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Go Vandals!

Visit for more information.  Expected launch date is July 25th!

The Vandal Crest Wines mean a lot to us here at Camas Prairie Winery.  As a Vandal Alumni and former student-athlete, I bleed silver and gold!  After all, I wouldn’t be here in Moscow if it weren’t for the University of Idaho.  We are very excited to deliver our same great wines with iconic images of the state’s land grant institution. – Wine Bar Manager, Charlotte Otero


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May 2012 Updates

May 2012 Updates at Camas Prairie Winery

  • The Raspberry Brut Champagne has been moved to reserve stock as we reach the end of this vintage.  Our best selling sparkling wine is now reserved for Wine Club Members Only!  We only have about 6 bottles left. Get yours today before they’re all gone! $22 – membership discount does not apply.


  • This month’s live music series will be on Saturday, May 19th from 7-9PM.  Poet the Parrot, a local folk/bluegrass band will be LIVE!  No cover as always, all ages are welcome and free appetizers will be available with the purchase of a drink.


  • We will also be at the Texas Roadhouse Blues Tour Benefit on May 19th from 5PM to Midnight at the Latah County Fairgrounds.  There will be beer, a barbecue and live music featuring Lance Lopez and Wes Jeans.  For more information on the tour visit:
    Tickets are $10 at The Studio at 210 S. Main Street.

Need Graduation Gifts? Get the Grad a custom labeled bottle of wine with their name, graduation date and a personal message! Just a $5 setup fee.  
We have stunning labels for WSU, New Saint Andrews College, and Military labels that are great for ROTC commissioning.  


May 2012 Beer of the Month – Mikkeller Czech-Style Pilsner

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Brewed By: Mikkeller
Country: Denmark
Style: Bohemian Pilsner
Alcohol Content: 4.6%
Liquid Volume: 300ml
Price: $7

Grassy and spicy hops blend well with a slight lemon tartness.  Refreshingly crisp carbonation with a medium weight body.


Receive 25% OFF the Mikkeller Czech-Style Pilsner for the entire month of May!