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Idle Hour Winery

41139 Highway 41
Oakhurst, , CA 93644

Tasting:   Sept-May: Friday-Sunday 11am-5pm, June-August:Wed-Sun 11am-5pm or by appointment
  Tours by Appointment
  Winery on same premises as Queen's Inn and Wine Bar.
Price Range:   $16-$34
Established:   2006
Vineyards:   Heringer Vineyard, Simpson Vineyard, Love Ranch
Winery Dog:   Zinfandel, border collie

Special Events

We participate in the Madera Wine Trail weekends every February, May and November. Details are available at
We offer two Release Parties a year, the third Saturday of January and the second Saturday of June. New wines are showcased with fabulous food pairings!

Idle Hour Winery Description

Idle Hour Winery, formerly Panoche Valley Vineyards is the creation of winemaker Anna Marie dos Remedios. She began making wine as a hobby to relieve the stress of her day job as a newspaper journalist/business owner. After studying traditional winemaking methods at UC Davis and at Calera Wine Company, Anna Marie founded her own winery, focusing on three traditional methods in particular: native yeast fermentation, gravity flow racking and the use of neutral French Oak. These methods applied to her fermentation allow each wine to show a distinct taste of the terroir from which it originates.

Anna Marie partnered with Deb Payne and together, they decided to relocate the winery to Oakhurst, making Idle Hour Winery the first winery in this small town, which is just outside the south entrance to Yosemite National Park. They also own and operate the Queen's Inn by the River, a happily situated 8-room inn and wine bar & beer garden located on the same property as Idle Hour Winery.

The current releases at Idle Hour Winery include single vineyard designated Viognier, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Tempranillo and Petite Sirah. They are also producing Rhone varieties from other vineyards: Marsanne from Madera County, Cabernet Sauvignon from Mariposa County, Pinot Noir from the Santa Lucia Highlands on the Central Coast, Cabernet Franc from Lodi and Tempranillo from Clarksburg on the Sacramento Delta. Idle Hour Winery welcomes visitors to come taste these handcrafted wines.


Idle Hour Winery Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Resort Like
Off the Beaten Path
Family Run
Country Charm
Casual & Relaxed
Dog Friendly
Cabernet Sauvignon
Pinot Noir
Sustainable Ag. practices
Organic Grapes
Petite Sirah
Cabernet Franc
Gift Shop - Special
Tours Available
Private Tasting
Picnic Sites- Superior
Event Space
Guest House/B&B
Wedding Services
Sit-Down Tasting
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