Samantha Maxey, Premier Wine Tour Operator

Snake River Wine Tours, owned and operated by Samantha Maxey, is southwestern Idaho’s premier wine tour operator. Due to Samantha’s incredible taste for hospitality, hard work and ability to make friends everywhere, Snake River Wine Tours was voted the #1 Best Wine Tour in the North America by USA Today in 2022 and 2023.

After moving to Marsing, Idaho, from the Midwest to be with her husband in 2016, Samantha got a job in the local hospitality industry at a winery. Over the next year, Samantha created personal Idaho wine country tours for family and friends, and quickly recognized the opportunity to turn her passion into a full-blown business. Taking that leap of faith in 2018, she launched Snake River Wine Tours with the purchase of their first Sprinter Van, and she quickly became an influential entrepreneur in Southwest Idaho.

Samantha now offers tours to over 20 wineries in the Snake River Valley Wine Region, each offering exceptional wines and unique tasting experiences in one of three vans in her fleet. Samantha takes exceptional pride in her guests’ experience and focuses on what’s most important: their wine tour experience. Meet Samantha and explore Idaho wines during your Southwest Idaho visit.

Owned and operated by Samantha Maxey, Snake River Wine Tours is southwestern Idaho’s premier wine tour operator, offering tours to over 20 wineries in the Snake River Valley Wine Region. Photo courtesy of Southwest Idaho Travel Association

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