The Story


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Enlightened Vine began as a belief that the discovery and enjoyment of wine is an ever-changing, lifelong adventure, and the best part is sharing it with others.


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.