Shadow puppet is a natural wine bar and bottle shop, offering wines on the spectrum of “natural” production from wild / lo-fi to ancestral.
Also, along for the ride are select local Boise winemakers. Oh! Let’s not forget the stellar local, regional and specialty craft beers. Uh… and $2 Tecate… because why not?
Why did we choose the name Shadow Puppet?
Wine not? Seriously, though, wine puns or references to the old world, vines or viticulture terminology, are a scourge in the lexicon of names for wine establishments. At the core these types of names are disingenuous. So many in the industry of wine are angling to evoke old world simple beauty while meeting their bottom line with cheap mass-produced swill that is nothing more than wine-flavored-beverage. What we're talking about? Oh yeah, the name. Simply put, we named ourselves Shadow Puppet because it sounded charming and fits nicely with our desire to have a low-lit, comfortable environment in which to socialize or quietly unwind. In a world of shadows, the humans are the puppets.
The space at the moment is in its first phase; to be a quality grab & go bottle shop on the bench, with top notch wines, almost exclusively from small producers, has been our first goal. Who knew the tasting room would be such a hit! Becoming a public house for those who gravitate towards the pleasantries of an arty, dreamy nostalgic collage has been a true honor.
So come on down and enjoy a world where the shadow is the light!!