Winery planned on Riverside Hotel grounds in Garden City

Earl and Carrie Sullivan of Telaya Wine Co. say they have completed a deal to build a winery and tasting room right beside the Riverside Hotel.

“It’s been surreal,” Earl Sullivan told Great Northwest Wine. “This is a huge opportunity for Telaya with the largest hotel in the state of Idaho as our next-door neighbor and people being able to use the Greenbelt as an avenue to bike to our winery.

“This will fit in with everything that’s happening in Garden City around the wine and craft beverage industry, and the city officials have been wildly supportive of us moving to this location.”

Riverside Hospitality member Kristen Jensen said via email, “The synergy created between the two companies will bring additional tourism to the area and strengthen Garden City’s position as Idaho’s Craft Beverage Corridor.”

Sullivan, 43, said he hopes to break ground by June 1. Telaya will take over the Riverside Hotel’s little-used western parking lot, a stone’s throw from the river. He declined to disclose the price of the project.

“I’m really hopeful that people will be excited about the possibilities of a facility on the river as well as the opportunity to ride their bike and have a glass of wine,” he said.