Kiona Vineyards Winery

The hands that tend our vineyards are the same that craft our wine, a rare tradition in today’s wine industry. For three generations our family’s vineyard-to-bottle ideology has allowed us to create lively, approachable wines with plenty of chara

Touring Region
Current Weather
Fair
Fair, 65° F

Amenities
RV Parking, Picnic Area, Reception Facilities, Tasting Room, Retail Sales, Wedding Facilities

Hours of Operation
M-Sun 12pm-5pm

Open to the Public
Yes

Yearly Production (in acres)
30000

Variety List
Sangiovese
Rose
Syrah
Viognier
Zinfandel
Blend - Rhone Style Red
Barbera
Carmenere
Roussanne
Riesling
Cabernet Franc
Cabernet Sauvignon
Chenin Blanc
Chardonnay
Late Harvest/Dessert/Ice Wine
Lemberger
Malbec
Merlot
Gewurztraminer

Our Story

Kiona Vineyards and Winery pioneered what would later become the Red Mountain AVA in 1975 by planting Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Riesling. That original planting was followed by Merlot, Lemberger, and Chenin Blanc in 1976. We currently grow more than 20 Vitis vinifera varietals on approximately 250 acres in the AVA.

Three generations of the Williams family are involved in the day-to-day operations of Kiona Vineyards and Winery. The hands that tend our vineyards are the same that craft our wine, a rare tradition in today’s wine industry. There is no “hand off” between vineyard manager and winemaker, as those responsibilities are not split between mutually exclusive positions at Kiona. This understanding of our product from vineyard-to-bottle allows us to create lively wines that are a true expression of the Red Mountain AVA.

It is our goal to make Old World-style wine with New World fruit. To this end, we generally make wines with a deft, restrained style that emphasizes food pairability and balance. We do not employ harsh flavor extraction techniques and wines that are known to improve with time are often released after a significant aging period. It’s impossible to make good wine without good fruit, which is why we make wines that showcase the world-renowned grape growing areas of Red Mountain and Washington State.

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