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Split Rail to split for new spot up Chinden Blvd.

Split Rail Winery is movin’ on up… the street.

The Garden City winery with the combination tasting room and production facility crammed into a small warehouse at 43rd St. and Chinden Blvd. announced it will move to a new spot. The winery will move to a new home on the site of the former Dale’s Auto Sales at 3200 W. Chinden.

Longtime stalwart Dale’s now operates from a location on Fairview Ave. in Meridian. Dale Durham and retired earlier this month and sold the half-acre property to Split Rail.

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Split Rail teased the move with a quirky Instagram video maligning its current location, poking fun at limited seating options and patio space. In the video, Split Rail’s Casey Lea and Jed Glavin got in a mock tiff over the lack of room at the 43rd St. site:

Casey: “Where do you want me to put this?”
Jed: “I don’t know, there’s no damn space.”

In the follow-up, Jed and co-owner Laura Hefner-Glavin appear in front of the long-standing Dale’s sign and announce “it’s 2021 and change is coming!”

Split Rail uses local products and works to “explore new wines and wine styles,” with a “love for drinking, eating and debauchery.”

Don Day - BoiseDev editor
Don is the founder and publisher of BoiseDev. He is a National Edward R. Murrow Award winner and a Stanford University John S. Knight Fellow. Contact him at [email protected].

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