Wine on the Snake River through Hells Canyon 5 Days
Chef Rhody comes to our Hells Canyon Wine on the River trip with over 30 years of gourmet experience and has cooked in some of the finest establishments in the country. Classically French trained, his repertoire transcends many cultures and ethnicities. He has been our regular chef on the Idaho wine trips for a number of years and always garners rave reviews with his wild, Idaho-centric menu featuring trout, duck and buffalo. When not on the river, he can be found cooking backstage at the many popular festivals in the nation for some of the best musicians around. Personable and full of colorful stories, Chef Rhody adds a fun element while offering fresh, made-to-order dinners in challenging environments.
Chef Rhody preparing green beans for another exquisite riverside meal
Choice Washington wines from Precept Wines will be thoughtfully paired with delicious cuisine and presented by their knowledgeable wine representative.
Rafting through the deepest gorge in North America on the Snake River through Hells Canyon
Hells Canyon, home of the mighty Snake River, is the deepest gorge in North America. Marking the border between Idaho and Oregon, Hells Canyon plunges to depths of nearly 8,000 feet between the Seven Devils range to the east and Oregon’s rim country to the west. Through this tremendous gorge, the warm, clear waters of the Wild & Scenic Snake River thunder through some of the most exciting, big-wave rapids in the Northwest; in calmer sections, the Snake serves up great fishing and wildlife viewing opportunities. Hells Canyon’s watery bliss is matched by its stunning rockscapes and the intriguing remnants of past inhabitants, both indigenous and transplanted, creating a rich river adventure that’s hard to beat.
In addition to the canyon scenery and whitewater there are a number of interesting places we may visit along the way. The Native Americans who once called this place home left remnants of their dwellings as well as many interesting pictographs depicting their lives. There are also historic homesteads along the river like McGaffee Cabin—a homestead preserved from the early 1900s and Kirkwood Historic Ranch and Museum.