One of our favorite grapes. In 1975 our family planted one of the first vineyards in the Columbia Valley, an areanow known for producing some of the world’s most powerful, opulent wines of distinction. For three generations we have worked together on our farm to grow exciting, vineyard-driven wines that capture the essence of the Columbia Valley. Chenin Blanc grows exceptionally well in the Columbia Valley, where big temperature swings and ample sunlight ensure nice ripening and vibrant acidity. Strong demand and limited old-vine acreage keep Chenin Blanc in the hands of only a few top-notch producers, Kiona Vineyards and Winery included. Our plantings at the Kiona Estate vineyard date back to 1976. With trademark bright, crisp, fruit-forward characteristic and immense ability to pair with food, our Chenin Blanc is a definite crowd-pleaser. Texture and mouthfeel are an emphasis here; we included barrel ferments and clay amphora treatments in the final blend. Small amounts of Viognier and Roussanne add length and intrigue. A stalwart in the Kiona Vineyards portfolio since 1980, Chenin Blanc continues to impress.
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