Kiona Winery, Started on the Red Mountain in 1972
The history of Kiona winery began when John Williams bought land on the Red Mountain in 1972 and planted the first vineyards here in 1975. The Red Mountain has been the home of the winery for forty years, and three generations of the winery have worked in the family business. Now, the Red Mountain is considered one of the best grape-growing region in the World. There is no outside investment involved, and the family is responsible for everything. Their mission is to grow premium grapes that help in making the best, delicious wines that show the quality and character of their gifted terroir. Their employees share their ideas and aims, and a lot of care is taken of the land where they work. All this is done to make sure the winery keeps going for as long as possible in the future.
50 Wineries Buy Their Grapes
The vineyards are where the real work is done. Almost all the process takes place by hand, and each vine is individually looked after. They hold an excellent brand value and reputation because of which more than 50 wineries in the Pacific Northwest buy their grapes for their wines. The main grape varietals that grow in their estate are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Carmenère, Lemberger, Sangiovese, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Roussanne, Viognier and Chardonnay. These grapes go into the production of their exquisite red, white, rose, and dessert wines. All their products, from the harvest of grapes to the bottled wine, shows their immense quality and hard work.