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Kiona Vineyards & Winery

Kiona Vineyards & Winery Kiona Vineyards was founded by John and Ann Williams with former partners in 1972 with the purchase of 86 acres of raw land in the arid climate of Southeastern Washington. Located on Red Mountain, the site would later be an internationally recognized premier wine appellation. The original site was void of roads utilities or structures. The partners recognized the site as one which could produce grapes that exhibit the bright fruity varietal intensity of the cooler upper Yakima Valley and the rich full bodied character of the warmer Columbia Basin. Combined with these ideal climatic conditions is a deep, well drained, chalk like soil structure, which is in some ways similar to those of the finest vineyards in Europe. Before the first acreage could be planted in 1975, wells were drilled, roads were platted, and electricity was brought in from three miles away. The initial Kiona production in 1980 was 504 cases, compared to the 25,000 cases produced in 2002. With the talented team of Scott Williams and Glen Fukuyama, recent growth has been concentrated on producing world class wines. The result of this effort is now available in the market. Kiona's success has been remarkable. National and international recognition has focused attention on our vineyard. The Red Mountain area, pioneered by Kiona Vineyards, is considered one of the prime growing regions in Washington State. There are currently several wineries nearby. Numerous vineyards with excellent reputations for quality have been developed in the Red Mountain area.

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44612 N. Sunset NE, Benton City, WA, US, 99320 Email: info@kionawine.com
Phone: 509-588-6716 Web: www.kionawine.com
Fax: 509-588-3219
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Products



  Cabernet Sauvignon
Washington State. Careful lot selection and selective blending yields a flavorful, complex, darkly colored, well balanced, full-bodied wine.
  Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Bottled
Red Mountain. Traditional full-bodied Cabernet from Kiona’s original Estate Vineyard on Red Mountain. Smooth and elegant with complex flavors, good acid and moderate tannin.
  Cabernet-Merlot
Washington State. Pleasing and inviting aroma of blackberries. Elegant balanced style; with fruit flavors and soft tannins.
  Chardonnay
Washington State. Fresh fruit and spice aroma with appealing flavors of apple and pear. A hint of oak rounds out this very drinkable wine.
  Chenin Blanc
Columbia Valley. Citrus, melon and pear aroma with a slightly sweet, tart green apple finish. Wonderful sipping and food wine.
  Dry White Riesling
Columbia Valley. Floral peach aroma with a crisp, refreshing finish. Contains a hint of residual sugar. Excellent food wine.
  Estate Bottled Chardonnay
Red Mountain. Traditional style. Rich, toasty, complex, well-integrated barrel fermentation fragrances. Excellent balance of fruit and oak.
  Gewurztraminer
Late Harvest Red Mountain. Classic late harvest aromas married to wonderfully distinctive flavors. Very sweet. Serve with dessert or all by itself.
  Ice Wine
Red Mountain Chenin Blanc. Nectar of the Gods! Very sweet, viscous, decadent wine with stunning complexity. Serve as dessert to top off that special meal.
  Lemberger
Columbia Valley. Medium-bodied red with spicy, currant and blackberry flavors. Deep black cherry color with moderate oak. Very drinkable
  Merlot
Columbia Valley. Classic full-bodied, well balanced with complex fruit and ample oak. Deep purple-garnet color. Drink or age.
  Sangiovese
Red Mountain. Kiona's adaptation of this delicious Italian varietal. Serve with veal scallpini or pasta for a delightful dinner.
  Syrah
Red Mountain. Sports a jammy, currant and fruit nose accompanied by light spice and pepper with a rich smooth finish.
  White Riesling
Columbia Valley. Smooth, light, spicy flavors. Slightly sweet with enough acid to balance the sugar.
  White Riesling
Deep gold sweet wine with delicate citrus and floral flavors.
  Zinfandel
Estate Bottled Red Mountain. Our Estate Zinfandel is a jammy, big-fruited, well balanced Red Mountain wine that is drinking well.

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