Sarantos and Constantina Moularadellis developed a small vineyard and founded Kingston Estate during the 1960s and 1970s, they brought the food-and-wine-loving traditions of their sun drenched Greek homeland to the equally sun-drenched Riverland district of South Australia.
Their son Bill, a graduate winemaker from Adelaide's renowned Roseworthy College, took over the reins of Kingston Estate in 1986 and has transformed it from a small, "cottage industry" vineyard and winery into one of the Australian wine industry's major players.
Though not technically a “small winemaker”, Kingston Estate is still a family business, but instead of crushing just 60 tonnes of grapes each year Kingston Estate has the capacity to handle 20,000 tonnes and is a significant exporter to European, North American and Asian markets as well as marketing several highly regarded brands on the domestic market.
Wine is a major part of Bill's life and to make the best wine possible he has always held true to the belief that any wine's potential quality is determined in the vineyard.
Vineyards for this wine are located in South Australia’s Limestone Coast. The highly rated area has a relatively cool climate and is home to Coonawarra, Mount Benson and Padthaway regions, among others.
A crisp, vibrant Chardonnay exhibiting the classic regional qualities and elegant structure typical of the cool climate Limestone Coast. 2020 was a dry and temperate vintage, with complementary cool nights which help concentrate ripe fruit flavours along with balanced acidity.
Clare Valley is one of Australia’s oldest wine producing areas. The unique combination of geography, geology and climate is synonymous for producing high quality wines. The 2019 vintage was dominated by drought conditions, resulting in early ripening of high quality fruit.
Now sourced exclusively from Kingston Estate’s vineyard in Clare Valley, this wine is superb. Clare Valley is one of Australia’s oldest wine producing areas. The Clare’s combination of geography, geology and climate is synonymous for producing high quality wines. The 2019 vintage finished with smaller berry size and lighter crops as a result of lower than average rainfall.
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