Wine Enthusiast Editor's Choice

In their November issue, Wine Enthusiast named our 2015 Cariblanco Sauvignon Blanc an Editor's Choice awarding it 91 points saying, “One of Chile’s go-to producers of Sauvignon Blanc has bottled a winner." They also awarded our 2014 Lucero Syrah 91 points and featured it in their special section on Chile. More ››

Old Corral Club Backyard Party

Courtney Kingston recently hosted a group of California Old Corral Club members at her house for a tasting of our 2015 pinot noirs and 2015 chardonnay, with our winemaker, Amael Orrego, who was visiting from Chile.

2016 Top 100 Best Buys

In the October issue of Wine & Spirits our 2013 Lucero Syrah was awarded 93 points and featured on their list of Top 100 Best Buys of 2016.

Ski Portillo's Après-Ski Event

On March 19, we poured our wines at Ski Portillo's après-ski party at Teton Mountain Lodge in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. We are looking forward a follow up event with them in Portillo, Chile in August.

Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

90 points, 2014 Cariblanco Sauvignon Blanc

90 points, 2013 Lucero Syrah (January 2016)

Descorchados 2016

Four of our wines recently received ratings of 90 points or more from Descorchados.

94 points, 2013 Lucero Syrah
93 points, 2013 Alazan Pinot Noir
93 points, 2014 Cariblanco Sauvignon Blanc
91 points, 2014 Sabino Chardonnay

Pairing Tri-Tip Steak with Lucero Syrah

The August issue of Food & Wine magazine recommended pairing our 2013 Lucero Syrah with their Tri-Tip Steak with Grilled Scallion, Ginger and Cilantro Relish. Yum! (August 2015) More ››

James Suckling

94 points, 2013 Alazan Pinot Noir
92 points, 2013 Tobiano Pinot Noir
92 points, 2013 Lucero Syrah
90 points, 2014 Cariblanco Sauvignon Blanc
90 points, 2013 Sabino Chardonnay (July 2015)

Kingston Wine Dinner, Kitchen Table Bistro (Richmond, VT)

On Wednesday, July 22nd, Courtney Kingston will be hosting a dinner featuring Kingston Family wines at the Kitchen Table Bistro in Richmond, VT (near Burlington). (July 2015)

Wine & Culinary Classic, Museum of the Rockies (Bozeman, MT)

On Saturday July 11, 5:30-10pm, Courtney Kingston will be pouring our wines at the Wine & Culinary Classic a fundraiser for the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Montana. (July 2015)

Kingston Tasting Event (Vancouver, B.C.)

On Wednesday, June 24, 5 to 7pm, Courtney Kingston will be pouring Kingston Family wines at a tasting at Marquis Wine Cellars in Vancouver, British Columbia. Please join us to enjoy our Cariblanco Sauvignon Blanc, Alazan Pinot Noir and Lucero Syrah.

2nd Annual Wine Bar War (Miami, FL)

On Thursday, June 18th in Miami, FL, Kingston Family wines will be featured in the 2nd Annual Wine Bar War, organized by Wines of Chile. This event features 4 teams of star sommeliers, each with a short amount of time to build a wine bar, competing for free trips to Chile. (June 2015)

Father's Day Saturday tasting, TasteVin (San Carlos,CA)

On Saturday, June 20, Andy Pflaum will be pouring our wines at TasteVin wine & cheese bar in San Carlos, CA. Please join us to enjoy our Cariblanco Sauvignon Blanc, Alazan Pinot Noir and Lucero Syrah.

Kingston Wine Tasting (South Pasadena, CA)

On Wednesday, June 3rd from 3-6pm, Kingston Family general manager Andy Pflaum will be pouring our wines at Mission Wines in South Pasadena, CA. (June 2015)

Extraordinary Wine Tasting (Bozeman, MT)

Kingston Family Vineyards' general manager Andy Pflaum will be pouring our wines at the Extraordinary Wine Tasting event on Tuesday, May 12th in Bozeman, MT. (May 2015)

The World of Pinot Noir

In March, Courtney was invited to speak on a panel hosted by Jancis Robinson at the World of Pinot Noir in Santa Barbara. Vinography later published this post on the event praising our 2011 Alazan. (March 2015)

Three Perfect Days: Santiago

United Airlines magazine, Hemispheres, recently wrote a feature on Santiago but also made a stop at Kingston, praising our Bayo Oscuro Syrah and Pinot Noir. (December 2014) More ››

Descorchados 2015

94 points, 2013 Cariblanco Sauvignon Blanc
94 points, 2012 Bayo Oscuro Syrah
91 points, 2013 Alazan Pinot Noir
90 points, 2013 Tobiano Pinot Noir
90 points, 2012 Lucero Syrah
90 points, 2013 Sabino Chardonnay (November 2014)

Wine Enthusiast

90 points, 2012 Alazan CJ's Barrel Pinot Noir (November 2014)

Guía Peñín

92 points, 2012 Lucero Syrah
91 points, 2012 Alazan Pinot Noir
91 points, 2013 Cariblanco Sauvignon Blanc
91 points, 2012 Sabino Chardonnay
90 points, 2012 Tobiano Pinot Noir (November 2014)

MOVI Night in Santiago

We had a great time pouring our wines alongside our fellow MOVI members at the second annual MOVI Night in Santiago. Packed with great wine, food and entertainment, we can't wait for the next one! (November 2014)

Wine Spectator

92 points, 2012 Bayo Oscuro CJ's Barrel Syrah

90 points, 2012 Bayo Oscuro Syrah

90 points, 2013 Cariblanco Sauvignon Blanc (October 2014)


Highly Recommended (Silver Medal), 2012 Bayo Oscuro Syrah

Recommended (Bronze Medal), 2012 Lucero Syrah (October 2014)

Two Don't-Miss Chilean Wineries

Private Clubs Magazine recently named Kingston one of their two "don't miss" wineries in Chile, calling our pinot "exceptional". (September 2014)

92 points, 2012 Bayo Oscuro Syrah 92 points, 2010 Lucero Syrah 90 points, 2012 Sabino Chardonnay 90 points, 2012 Tobiano Pinot Noir 90 points, 2012 Lucero Syrah (August 2014)

Wine Enthusiast

90 points, 2013 Cariblanco Sauvignon Blanc (August 2014)

MOVI and the Renewal of Chile

Wine reviewer and James Beard-award-winning writer, Lyn Farmer, recently sat down with MOVI and reviewed one wine from each member. He also included a nice review of our 2011 Alazan. More ››

Tasting Report: Chile's Breathtaking Diversity

James Sucking's August tasting report, praised Chilean winemaking groups like MOVI for their efforts to diversify Chile's wines. Included was a 92 point rating for our 2012 Bayo Oscuro. (August 2014)

The Kingston Dynasty

The Holderness School Alumni Magazine wrote an excellent article on the three Kingston brothers, (including Michael Kingston) who grew up on The Farm in Casablanca, Chile. (Summer 2014) More ››

Chile's Soulful Wine Revolution

Wine critic, James Suckling, awarded 92 points to our 2010 Lucero Syrah following his visit to Chile last week where he expressed his excitment for the "soulful wines" of Casablanca. (June 2014)

Support for Valparaíso

Following April's devastating fire in Valparaíso we're glad to donate cases of our wine to be used at fundraising events organized by the Chilean Consulate in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut (May 2014) More ››

The New Chile

In the past year, Wine Spectator has tasted over 350 Chilean wines, among them our 2012 Sabino. In his recent report on the country, Kim Marcus calls it the best Chardonnay in Chile. (May 2014)

El afterhour de MOVI

In Vitis Magazine's wonderful piece on MOVI, Courtney Kingston affirms the role the organization has played in her life, finally giving Kingston a voice among the giants of Chilean wine. (April 2014) More ››

11 Impressive Reds in Chile

Following his recent trip to Chile, after a 22 year absence, Wine Spectator Managing Editor, Kim Marcus, named our 2012 Tobiano to his list of 11 Impressive Reds in Chile (February 2014)

Focus on Chile

Stephen Tanzer's article on the increasing quality of Chilean wine included four Kingston wines awarded 90+ points, our 2011 Alazan, 2011 Tobiano, 2011 Cariblanco, and 2010 Lucero (February 2014)

Top 100 Wines of 2013

Following its Editors' Choice award in September, our 2012 Cariblanco was named one of Wine Enthusiast's Top 100 Wines of 2013. (December 2013) More ››


94 points, 2011 Lucero Syrah

94 points, 2012 Cariblanco Sauvignon Blanc (December 2013)

All for Play

Decanter magazine talked to Courtney Kingston about her experience as one of the first to plant red wine grapes in the Casablanca Valley and how she captured others notice. (October 2013)

Fuera de todos los esquemas

Chilean magazine, Mundo Agro, interviewed our assistant winemaker, Alejandra Farfán, for a spread on Kingston, MOVI and artisan winemaking. (September 2013)

Guide to Chile's Flourishing Wine Country

Fodor's Travel Guide included Kingston in their "Guide to Chile's Flourishing Wine Country" where we were among just three wineries mentioned as "standouts" in the region. (September 2013) More ››

Wine Enthusiast Buying Guide

Our 2012 Cariblanco earned 91 pts and was selected as Editors' Choice for over delivering on its price "by a factor of 2 or 3 times" in Wine Enthusiast's buying guide. (September 2013)

Casablanca Valley

During her visit to Kingston, photographer Jamie Beck, managed to capture some stunning shots which she posted and wrote about in her blog, Ann Street Studio. (September 2013) More ››

Santiago and the Sea

In Patricio Tapia's feature in Wine & Spirits, he declared our Sauvignon Blanc one of the "best whites coming from Las Dichas", our little area of Casablanca. (August 2013)

MOVI, Independent Vintners Unite

We've recently joined the Movement of Independent Vintners, a group of garagist winemakers in Chile who have teamed up to promote handcrafted Chilean wine both in Chile and abroad. (June 2013)

Harvest Report 2013: Chile and Argentina

Wine Spectator's 2013 Harvest Report on Chile and Argentina, featured quotes from winemaker, Byron Kosuge. and a picture by our friend and photographer, Elisabeth Calmes. (June 2013) More ››

Wine & Spirits Top of the List Tasting

As one of the top restaurant wines in the US, according to Wine & Spirits annual survey of Zagat-rated restaurant sommeliers, we were invited to pour our wines at their Top of the List tasting in NYC. (May 2013)

Wine Spectator

91 points, 2010 Sabino Chardonnay
91 points, 2011 Alazan Pinot Noir
90 points, 2011 Alazan CJ’s Barrel Pinot Noir (May 2013)

Taste of 2012: Most Popular Chilean Wine

In Wine & Spirits Taste of 2012, Kingston wines were voted the most popular Chilean wines by sommeliers from top Zagat-rated restaurants. (April 2013)

Butterfield & Robinson comes to Kingston

One of Britain's best-known travel companies, Butterfield and Robinson, will begin offering their Chile Biking trip in 2014 and feature a tasting and tour at Kingston Family Vineyards. (March 2013)

Sommelier's Choice 2012

Voted by a panel of top sommeliers, Sommelier Journal named our 2009 Lucero Syrah the winner in the Rhône and Southern French Reds category. (January 2013)

Editor's Choice 2013

Kingston Family Vineyards was selected as a Wine Spectator Editor's Choice receiving such praise as "a perennial top producer of pinot noir" which also "excels in Syrah". (January 2013)

Top 100 Outstanding Values in 2012

Our 2010 Lucero Syrah (90pts) was chosen as one of the Top 100 Outstanding Values in 2012 by Wine Spectator. (December 2012)

Palette of Pinots

Southbay Magazine and Ventura Blvd Magazine featured our 2008 Alazan alongside pinots from Failla in California's Russian River Valley and La Farge in Burgundy, France. (December 2012)

On the Radio with Wine Guy Mike

Courtney talks to Wine Guy Mike about the Kingston family and Chilean wine while doing an on-air tasting of our wines and giving food pairing suggestions. (September 2012)

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

91 points, 2009 Bayo Oscuro Syrah
91 points, 2008 Bayo Oscuro CJ’s Barrel Syrah
91 points, 2011 Alazan CJ's Barrel Pinot Noir
90 points, 2010 Alazan Pinot Noir (May 2012)

Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

90 points, 2008 Bayo Oscuro Syrah: "an enticing nose of smoke, bacon, lavender & blueberry that jumps from the glass.” (March 2012)

Top 100 South American Wines of 2011

Our 2010 Cariblanco was awarded 90 points and chosen as one of Wine Enthusiast’s Top 100 South American Wines for 2011. (December 2011) More ››

Winery of the Year

Kingston Family Vineyards was chosen as one of the Top 100 Wineries of the Year for 2011 by Wine & Spirits magazine. (October 2011)

Vosges Haut-Chocolat features Kingston wines

Vosges Haut-Chocolat, a Chicago-based company founded by chocolate innovator Katrina Markoff, is now pairing our Lucero Syrah with their exotic Aztec Truffle Collection available on their website. (August 2011)

James Beard Dinner

In April 2011, Courtney Kingston was invited to host a James Beard Dinner in his Greenwich Village townhouse in NYC and pour our Alazan and Bayo Oscuro. (July 2011)

Behind the Wine: Courtney Kingston and Kingston Family's Vineyards

K&L Wines interviews Courtney about Kingston Family Vineyards and the effect which the emergence of the global economy has had on the wine business in Chile as a whole. (June 2011) More ››

Worldfund Dinner

Kingston Family Vineyards applauds Worldfund's committment to use education to fight poverty in Latin America through our donation of wine to their fundraising dinner. (June 2011)

Amangani Winemaker Dinner

Over the years we've had the privilege of collaborating with the Amangani Grill Chef Rick Sordahl, for many Kingston Family winemaker dinners at the exclusive Amangani Resort in Jackson Hole, WY. (April 2011)

Days of Wine and Cows

The Stanford Business Magazine spoke to Courtney (Class of '97) about her family winery which involves even the Farm's cows and horses as the vineyards go organic. (November 2009)

Finding the Gold

The Almanac chronicles how the Kingstons transformed their great-grandfather's cattle ranch into a wine grape business and made the decision to produce their own wine. (June 2009) More ››

The Sipping News / Sauvignon Blanc

Bon Appetit chose our Sauvignon Blanc as one of its top five favorites for the summer among others from France, California and New Zealand. (August 2008)

Against the Wind

In Wine & Spirits article on Syrah, our Chilean winemaker, Evelyn Vidal, is interviewed about the difficulty of ripening Syrah so close to the sea. (February 2008)

Chile's Pinot Prospectors

The San Francisco Chronicle talks about Kingston's effort to make "world-class Pinot Noirs" and other wines, meanwhile "teaching Chilean winemakers to do it themselves". (August 2007) More ››

Winemaker Talk: Byron Kosuge

Wine Spectator interviews our consulting winemaker, Byron Kosuge, about how came to be a Pinot Noir pioneer in both California and Chile. (February 2007) More ››