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Kiona Vineyard

In 1975 my family started Kiona Vineyards and Winery. We plant grapes. We grow grapes. We make those grapes into wine. And then we sell wine. So here it goes:

We plant grapes: My Grandfather decided to pour his life savings into planting a 12 acre vineyard on a desolate swatch of dirt and sagebrush that would later be called the Red Mountain AVA. He had to bring in power, lay down a gravel road, and dig a well. People thought he was nuts. Back then one could not Google "grow wine grapes in Washington state" with any degree of success. But here we are, several decades and 250+ acres later, sitting on one of the most sought-after vineyard sites in the hemisphere.

We grow grapes: Pretty self explanatory. Visitors to our tasting room are able to see firsthand the vineyards we use to make our wines. Abstract descriptions of far-off grape sources are not a part of our curriculum. My Dad is the vineyard manager. He’s pretty awesome.

-JJ Williams