Thousand Springs Winery and Vineyards. Our beautiful area located on the banks of the Snake River is noted for its premier terroir; fertile, sandy soil, hot summer days, and cool nights, an ideal place for growing premium wine grapes. Today there are 700 Chardonnay vines planted along with 1300 Syrah and 100 Merlot vines. Drip irrigation is used to conserve water and control weeds. Organic fertilizer (fish emulsion) is used to refurbish the soil to its healthy, natural state. This approach; not only environmentally sensitive, has increased production 3 fold and produces grapes of the highest quality.