Press, Scores, Reviews

It’s not why we do it (but it still feels good)

We make wine for a lot of reasons, and scores, reviews, and the like aren’t one of them. Still, it does feel good to be recognized, consistently, as a winery that puts out product of the highest quality from one of the world's premier growing regions. 

2018

2018, November The Seattle Times Top Wines for the 2018 Holidays - 2016 Estate Red Mountain Heart of the Hill Malbec and Gewürztraminer
2018, November The Seattle Times Top 50 Wines in the Pacific Northwest Under $30 - Our Blend is #20
2018, October The Seattle Times Top 50 Wines in the Pacific Northwest - Red Mountain Old Block Cabernet is #7
2018, October Great Northwest Wine 2018 Great Northwest Wine Invitational - 2016 Estate Red Mountain Merlot Gold
2018, October Great Northwest Wine 2018 Great Northwest Wine Invitational - 2016 Estate Red Mountain Malbec Best of Class
2018, October Sip Northwest 2018 Best of the Northwest - 2014 Estate Red Mountain Sangiovese
2018, October CNN Travel Tri-Cities - The New West Coast Wine Country
2018, September Wine Enthusiast 91 Points - 2017 Estate Red Mountain Chenin Blanc Ice Wine
2018, September Seattle Met Magazine 30 Most Exciting Wines in Washington - 2014 Estate Red Mountain Old Block Cabernet
2018, September The Growler Magazine 2016 Estate Red Mountain Lemberger - Wine By, Of, And For The People
2018, August SavorNW 94 Points - 2014 Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
2018, July Somm Select 2013 Estate Red Mountain Reserve Writeup By Master Sommelier Ian Cauble
2018, May Wine Enthusiast The Pioneering Family-Run Wineries of Washington
2018, April Wine & Spirits 91 Points, Best Buy - 2014 Red Mountain Syrah
2018, April Wine Enthusiast 91 Points - 2014 Estate Red Mountain Old Block Cabernet Sauvignon
2018, March Wine Press Northwest 2018 Washington Winery of the Year
2018, February SavorNW 92 Points - 2014 Estate Red Mountain Lemberger
2018, January Wine Enthusiast 90 Points - 2013 Estate Red Mountain Old Block Cabernet Sauvignon
2018, January Savor NW 94 Points - 2016 Columbia Valley Chenin Blanc
2018, January Savor NW 96 Points - 2013 Estate Red Mountain Reserve
2018, January Savor NW 94 Points - 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

2017

2017, December Wine Press Northwest Platinum Judging Best Cabernet Sauvignon - 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
2017, November Wine & Spirits Year's Best US Cabernet Blends - 2013 Estate Red Mountain Reserve
2017, November SavorNW 92 Points - 2014 Estate Red Mountain Heart of the Hill Malbec
2017, October WA Tasting Room 91-95 Points, Editor's Choice - 2013 Estate Red Mountain Reserve
2017, October Great Northwest Wine Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition - Best of Class and Gold x2
2017, September Wine Enthusiast Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Best Buys - 2014 Estate Red Mountain Lemberger #70
2017, September Seattle Met Magazine Top 100 Washington Wines - Two Kiona Wines Make List
2017, September Wine Enthusiast 92 Points - 2016 Estate Red Mountain Chenin Blanc Ice Wine
2017, June Sip Northwest 30 Iconic Red Wines from the Pacific Northwest - 2013 Estate Red Mountain Reserve
2017, May Wine Enthusiast 90 Points - 2015 Estate Red Mountain Fortunate Sun Late Harvest Chenin Blanc
2017, May Wine Enthusiast 89 Points - Estate Red Mountain Pioneer Red Version I
2017, May Wine Enthusiast 90 Points, Best Buy - 2014 Estate Red Mountain Lemberger
2017, April Wine & Spirits 88 Points, Best Buy - 2013 Estate Red Mountain Merlot
2017, April Wine & Spirits 91 Points - 2013 Estate Red Mountain Reserve

2016

2016, December Wine Enthusiast 91 Points - 2013 Estate Red Mountain Reserve
2016, December Wine Press Northwest 2016 Best of the Best in the NW, Platinum - Estate RM Gewürztraminer
2016, December Wine Press Northwest 2016 Best of the Best in the NW, Platinum - Estate RM Cabernet Franc
2016, July San Francisco International 98 Points, Best Bordeaux Blend - 2013 Estate Red Mountain Reserve

2015

2015, November Wine Enthusiast 93 Points - 2014 Estate Red Mountain Chenin Blanc Ice Wine
2015, November Wine Enthusiast 91 Points - 2012 Columbia Valley Merlot
2015, November Tri-Cities Wine Festival Best of Class 2013 Estate Red Mountain Reserve, 14x Awards
2015, September Seattle Met Magazine Washington's 100 Best Wines - 2014 Chenin Blanc Ice Wine
2015, June San Francisco Chronicle Kiona Medals 4x Including Double Gold for Red Mountain Syrah
2015, June The Wine Advocate 91 Points - 2012 Estate Red Mountain Old Block Cabernet Sauvignon
2015, June The Wine Advocate 90 Points - 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

2014

2014, December Wine Enthusiast 93 Points, Editor's Choice - 2012 Old Block Cabernet Sauvignon
2014, December Wine Enthusiast 92 Points - 2012 Estate Red Mountain Reserve
2014, December Wine Enthusiast 92 Points, Best Buy - 2013 Late Harvest Riesling
2014, December Wine Enthusiast 91 Points - 2012 Estate Red Mountain Malbec
2014, December Wine Enthusiast 91 Points, Best Buy - 2013 Chenin Blanc
2014, December Wine Enthusiast 90 Points, Best Buy - 2012 Estate Red Mountain Lemberger
2014, December Wine Enthusiast 90 Points, Editor's Choice - 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
2014, December Wine Enthusiast 90 Points - 2012 Red Mountain Syrah
2014, October Sip Northwest Magazine Best of the Northwest 2014 Feature - 7 Kiona Wines Mentioned
2014, October Sunset Magazine Two Best of Class Winners in Sunset Magazine's '14 Wine Competition
2014, September Seattle Met Magazine Washington's 100 Best Wines - 2012 Chenin Blanc Ice Wine
2014, August Beverage Testing Institute 91 Points, Best Buy, Top 10 Red Wine $15 and Under - RM Lemberger
2014, August Beverage Testing Institute 89 Points, Best Buy - 2012 Cabernet - Merlot
2014, June The Wine Advocate 89-91 Points - 2012 Estate Red Mountain Malbec
2014, June Seattle Wine Awards Double Gold x2, Gold x2, and More
2014, June NW Wine Summit Best White Wine and Medals x14
2014, March Seattle F&WE Kiona Medals x5 at 2014 Seattle Food & Wine Experience
2014, March Wine Enthusiast 94 Points, Cellar Selection - 2012 Red Mountain Chenin Blanc Ice Wine
2014, March Wine Enthusiast 93 Points - Red Mountain Cyclops II
2014, March Wine Enthusiast 90 Points - 2010 Estate Reserve Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
2014, March Wine Enthusiast 89 Points, Editor's Choice - '10 Washington State Cabernet Sauvignon
2014, March Wine Enthusiast 89 Points - 2010 Columbia Valley Merlot
2014, March Wine Enthusiast 90 Points, Best Buy - 2011 Estate Red Mountain Lemberger
2014, March Wine Enthusiast 92 Points, Best Buy - 2012 Columbia Valley Late Harvest Riesling
2014, March Wine Enthusiast 88 Points, Best Buy - 2012 Washington State Riesling
2014, March Wine Enthusiast 91 Points, Best Buy - 2011 Estate Red Mountain Dry Riesling
2014, January San Francisco Chronicle Kiona Medals 12 Times in San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

2013

2013, November Tri-Cities Wine Festival Best of Varietal x2 and More
2013, November Grand Harvest Awards Double Gold/Best of Class, Gold x3, and More
2013, October Great Northwest Wine Wine of the Week and "Outstanding!" - Estate Red Mountain Cabernet
2013, September Seattle Met Magazine Top 100 Washington Wines - Best Under $25 - Red Mountain Ice Wine
2013, July Great Northwest Wine Excellent and Best Buy - Columbia Valley Chenin Blanc
2013, July Wine Enthusiast 91 Points, Cellar Selection - Red Mountain Cyclops
2013, July Wine Enthusiast 94 Points, Editor's Choice - Single Berry Select
2013, June Critics Challenge Best of Class Red Rhone Blend - Red Mountain Cyclops
2013, June Seattle Wine Awards Double Gold x2, Gold x2, Silver x1
2013, May Riverside International Wine Awards Chairman's Award/Unanimous Gold, Best of Show, International Riesling Foundation Sweet Wine Trophy - Late Harvest Riesling
2013, March The Wine Advocate 89 Points - Estate Red Mountain Merlot

2010

2010, September The Wine Advocate 92 Points, 90 Points, and 89 Points
2010, June Seattle Wine Awards Kiona Brings Home Three Double Golds and a Silver
2010, April Seattle Magazine Best Washington Late Harvest Wine Under $25

2009

2009, October Seattle Magazine 20 Best Washington Wines Under $20 - 2003 Washington Cabernet
2009, August Seattle Wine Awards Kiona Brings Home Gold and Double Gold
2009, June Vinography.com The Best Wines in Washington State - 7 Kiona Wines Rated
2009, May Appellation America Kiona's History and Interview with John and Scott Williams

2008

2008, November Wine Press Northwest Best of the Best in the Great Northwest - 9 Kiona Wines Rated
2008, November Dallas Morning News Kiona One of Winningest Wineries Over Last 20 Years
2008, October Seattle Magazine Best Winery Tasting Room - Kiona Vineyards and Winery

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