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“Red Mountain's Gem”

Kiona Vineyards and Winery
Ranked #3 of 19 things to do in Benton City
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: We plant grapes. We grow grapes. We make wine. We sell wine. All on Red Mountain. And all as a family. Come taste wine.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
Reviewed September 2, 2013

Where to start? Amazing tour. Amazing view. Even better wine.
I'm a wine collector and self-proclaimed wine snob. I've been purchasing wine from Kiona for years. It's truly great wine. The wines all have a certain 'attitude' about them. I couldn't pinpoint where the attitude came from until I visited the vineyard. We were treated to an afternoon with the owner and winemaker and a walking tour of the vineyard, production facilities, and barrel room. These wines are truly hand crafted. Yes, there are machines. There have to be machines, right? What I mean by hand crafted is the utter care, precision, and professional experience that goes into the tending of grapes, processing, and bottling . Every step is well balanced between automation and artisan craftsmanship. It's truly impressive.
The important take-aways:
-Plan to walk away with some wine. You'll be happy you did.
-Ask for the stories and people behind the names of the wines. Chances are you'll be able to meet them.
-Be sure to check out the wine that comes from the "end of the road".

It's a great experience with great people! Kiona is a "must do" when in the region!

Thank Lawrence C
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

Kiowa wines have a distinctive taste that you will find intriguing or perhaps not. We very much enjoy their reds but certainly know others who are less enthralled. The venue is comfortable with a fine view of the vinyard. Good service and wine knowledge is evident. This is a must try to see if you are Ana vid fan.

Thank Jim B
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

The tasting room is in a nice location with good views of the area. The FREE tasting covered quite a variety of wines. The $5 fee for tasting the botrytised Ice Wine was worth the money. An excellent Ice Wine. We walked away with a bottle of the Cab-Merlot -- a good wine and a good value at $15.

Thank gourmetvinotraveler
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

We arrived a little early to this vineyard. They were gracious enough to open early. The service was exceptional. The wines were delicious. This was our favorite winery in the Yakima Valley area. A must for both reds and whites.

Thank J M
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Award winning wines in every category! A great place for a group, they have a large variety of wines to serve a variety of tastes. Great service! Awesome view! Family owned!

Thank Margaret H
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