We’re not Kiona Cellars. We’re not Kiona Selections. We are Kiona Vineyards. That’s an important distinction for us to make, because we grow grapes. For our own winery and for more than 60 others. Kiona Vineyards is formed by three estate Red Mountain sites, all with their own distinct personalities and charisma. They are the essence of our family’s forty-year tradition.
Red Mountain’s pioneering vineyard, planted in 1975 by John Williams and Jim Holmes. Predominately planted in Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, this vineyard and the attention it has received over the last 40 years has made Red Mountain what it is today. This elder statesman of Red Mountain is also home to the most esteemed Lemberger planting in the western hemisphere.
Nestled up against Red Mountain and all the way at the end of Sunset Road, lies our Ranch at the End of the Road vineyard. The site has tremendous versatility and produces very pure and very concentrated fruit. All of our estate Syrah is planted here, along with smaller amounts of intriguing Red Mountain varietals including Gewürztraminer and Zinfandel.
Situated in the very middle of the AVA, Heart of the Hill has quickly developed a reputation as a power player on Red Mountain. Winemakers turn to Heart of the Hill for deep, brooding, and assertive wines. Cabernet is king, but smaller plantings of top-notch Carmenère, Mourvèdre, Malbec, and Petite Sirah have proven popular with boutique producers as well.
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