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!
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