Money Tales: Farm to Vineyard, with Courtney Kingston

Money Tales podcast interviews Courtney Kingston, who shares about the nonlinear financial and person journey that is starting a business. She looks back on the growth of KFV from a seedling idea to the multi-generational undertaking that it is today.Know more

Princeton Alumni Weekly spotlights Kingston Family Vineyards

Princeton Alumni Weekly spotlights Kingston Family Vineyards in their Spring 2021 issue. The two-pager focuses on alums Courtney and Michael Kingston, who provide insight into how KFV got started and what keeps them so passionate about wine.Know more

Tim Atkin's MW Chile 2021 Special Report

Tim Atkin's acclaimed First Growth classification honored Kingston Family in his 2021 report. It's a quality-based assessment of "Chile's best producers,” inspired by the 1855 Bordeaux classification system in France. Seven of our 2019 wines were awarded scores of 90 points or higher; our 2019 Alazan Pinot Noir received 94 points, 2019 CJs Barrel Sauvignon Blanc 95 points, and 2019 Bayo Oscuro Syrah 96 points.

Elite Traveler features Kingston Family Vineyards

Elite Traveler lifestyle magazine features Kingston Family Vineyards in their Spring 2021 issue as a spot to visit on a day trip from Santiago, Chile’s capital. The spread includes a beautiful picture of our vines and a word on why KFV and the Casablanca wine region is worth visiting. Know more

Alder Yarrow's Vinography on the Evolution of KFV

Vinography, Alder Yarrow’s highly-acclaimed wine blog, featured KFV in August of 2020 in a poignant article titled “Wines of the Wild Horses: Kingston Family Vineyards, Casablanca, Chile.” It details the evolution of the business from its early days to the deeply involved family affair that it is today. Know more

FoodWalkers comes to Casablanca Valley

Kingston Family Vineyards has been spotlighted by FoodWalkers, a food and travel publication that is “dedicated to hungry people who scour the world for local food and want to share it with others.” Read about the KFV origin story as well as the author’s ebullient and gracious take on a pre-pandemic trip to the winery. Know more

Forbes Profiles Kingston Family

Forbes has chosen Kingston Family Vineyards to feature for their successful business decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Before the coronavirus, hosting guests in an intimate setting was key to how we shared our small corner of the world with others.  Right now, and for the foreseeable future, we can’t do that. The bright light in the darkness is what we can do.” Know more

Forbes’ 2020 Small Giants

Kingston Family Vineyards has been recognized as one of the 2020 Forbes Small Giants Community finalists. We are humbled to be included with the other companies in this list that highlights 25 privately-owned companies whose commitment to greatness over fast growth has enabled them to best serve their customers, employees and communities, all while maintaining profitability. Know more

Bring South America Home

Forbes’ and Condé Nast’s award winning Butterfield & Robinson, known for luxury bike tours, chose Kingston Family for their Bring South America Home virtual destination series. Courtney Kingston will host an intimate tasting and conversation for B&R guests at home. 

A Sensory Journey to Casablanca

Luxury travel company Indagare inspires travelers to share connections, information and discoveries. Indagare selected Kingston Family Vineyards to represent South America for its Global Classroom to bring people on a sensory journey to the Casablanca Valley. 

Chile: 2018 – Best Vintage in Last 20 Years?

Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate releases scores for Kingston's 2018 vintages. For Chile in 2018, the “conditions of the year provided such a perfect scenario for producing great wines”. Know more

92 points, 2018 Alazan Pinot Noir

91+ points, 2018 Sabino Chardonnay

James Suckling explores Chile

James Suckling features Kingston as one of the most distinguished Chilean vineyards for cool-climate Syrah. Our 2020 ratings from this accomplished critic are included. Know more

93 points, 2018 Bayo Oscuro Syrah

93 points, 2018 Lucero Syrah

Stanford Visit Leads to Innovation

The Tugboat Institute’s Evergreen Journal has recognized Kingston Family Vineyards as a market-leading business making a dent in the universe through its academic focus. Know more

$15 Wines That Taste Like $50: Chilean Pinot Noir

James Suckling features Kingston Family Vineyards’ Tobiano Pinot Noir as an exceptional value from Chile and ready to pour right now. Know more

Don't Bet The Farm

In a feature by Small Giants’ Founder Paul Spiegelman, Forbes has highlighted Courtney Kingston and her family’s commitment to growing the entrepreneurial community in Chile through their farm in the Casablanca Valley. Know more

Family Business Global Magazine

The official global magazine of Family Business United featured Kingston as one of the global champions of the family business sector. In the magazine’s Spring/Summer 2020 issue you will find insights, professional perspectives and latest research into our family business. Know more

12 Essential Chilean Food Experiences You Can't Miss

Check out The Guardian’s feature of Kingston Family Vineyards’ Sauvignon Blanc as one of the 12 unmissable food experiences in Chile. Know more

Family Business: Portola Valley Vintner

San Francisco based PUNCH magazine profiled Courtney Kingston who brought a North American headquarters to Portola Valley for her family’s Chilean Vineyard. Photo credit: Annie Barnett, PUNCH Magazine. Know more 

Growing with Purpose Podcast

Last year, we were honored to be named a Forbes Small Giants Community finalist. This year, Courtney Kingston spoke with Small Giants Founder Paul Spiegelman on his "Growing with Purpose" podcast. Check out our episode, "Don't Bet the Farm." Know more

Foodwalkers Blog: Tour and Lunch Experience

Foodblogger Kevin Cox beautifully illustrates the story of our family history and coming of age as a revered Casablanca vineyard. He writes, “...You will nod your head at the pioneering spirit of the Kingston family and quickly take another sip.”Know more

Venue Report

Chilean Bucket List Location

The Venue Report named KFV as one of the top 24 places to visit in Chile: “One of the gems of the Casablanca Valley, Kingston Family Vineyards produces some of the best Pinot Noir of the region.” Know more

Pinots from Parts Unknown

In Food & Wine’s 2019 Spring Wine Guide, our 2017 Tobiano Pinot Noir was highlighted as part of a ‘Pinots From Points Unknown’ feature. Wine Editor Ray Isle writes, “Only a few wine regions produce great examples...whether due to bursts of new winemaking talent or vineyards planted by visionary risk-takers."

Tim Atkins MW Chile 2019 Special Report

Our 2017 CJ's Barrel Sauvignon Blanc was named one of the White Wines of the Year in Tim Atkin’s Chile 2019 Special Report. Several other Kingston Family wines also received mention for being awarded a score of 90 points or higher.

Kingston Family Vineyards in Ski Magazine

Wine & Spirits

93 points, 2017 Cariblanco Sauvignon Blanc

91 points, 2016 Sabino Chardonnay

Kingston Family Vineyards in Ski Magazine

Casablanca Valley’s Boutique Wineries

"Kingston is a picturesque winery — from the long palm tree-lined dirt road that leads up to the property to the sweeping views of farmland and vineyards," said Drink Insider in their recent article which also praised our 2015 Bayo Oscuro SyrahKnow more

Kingston Family Vineyards in Ski Magazine

Coastal Chilean Winemakers Who Are Redefining Wine

The Napa Valley Registrar profiled winemakers in Chile, including our own. "Amael is married to winemaker Sofia Araya from Veramonte. They both agreed that their recipe for a good marriage is that they taste the other’s wines and help each other with challenges." Know more

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Wine & Spirits

93 points, 2016 Tobiano Pinot Noir

92 points, 2015 Bayo Oscuro Syrah

Kingston Family Vineyards in Ski Magazine

Vinography Unboxed

Vinography once again rated one of our wines, this time it was our much lauded 2017 Cariblanco Sauvignon Blanc, and he awarded it between 9 and 9.5 points (out of 10) calling it "Lovely and distinctive." Know more

Kingston Family Vineyards in Ski Magazine

El rincón privilegiado de Casablanca

The western corner of Casablanca, closest to the sea, where our vineyards grow is called Las Dichas. In an article for El Mercurio, wine critic for Wine & Spirits Patricio Tapia, lauded the area calling for it to be named an appellation. He also highlighted our Syrah, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc. More (en español) ››

Kingston Family Vineyards in Ski Magazine

Chile's Terroir Driven Wines are Shifting the Narrative

"Chile is on the cusp of a breakthrough in premium Pinot Noir" our winemaker, Amael, told writer Michelle Williams during her visit to the winery for Snooth's article on the country's terror-driven wines. Know more

Kingston Family Vineyards in Ski Magazine

Vinography Unboxed

Vinography wine writer, Alder Yarrow, recently tasted our 2016 Lucero Syrah awarding it a score of around 9 (out of 10) and commending its "excellent acidity". Know more

Kingston Family Vineyards in Ski Magazine

Harvest in Chile’s Casablanca Valley – A Dusty Paradise

Drink Hacker came to see us in March and took at tour with our consulting winemaker, Byron Kosuge. Recommending us in the article about her visit, writer Renee Humphrey also gave a mention to our elusive wild horsesKnow more

Kingston Family Vineyards in Ski Magazine

Sonoma-Style Complexity at Half the Price

Vinepair recently wrote an article on pinot noir in South America, highlighting our Tobiano. They said this: "Smooth and filled with wild berry aromatics, Kingston’s Tobiano Pinot Noir is half the price of many California bottles." Know more

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Viva Vino

"Don't miss the Kingston Pinot Noir" said Ski Magazine following their visit to see us last year. We are one of two wineries featured in their Spring 2018 issue on what to visit between ski sessions in Chile. Know more

Tim Atkin Special Report on Chile

Tim Atkin Special Report on Chile

93 points, 2016 Alazan Pinot Noir

92 points, 2016 Sabino Chardonnay

91 points, 2017 Cariblanco Sauvignon Blanc

90 points, 2016 Tobiano Pinot Noir

The Boutique Producers Reinventing Chile’s Wine Scene

The Boutique Producers Reinventing Chile’s Wine Scene

"A note of ocean salt pokes through on a solid finish" is how Wine Enthusiast describes our 2016 Alazan Pinot Noir. Both our Alazan and 2015 Lucero Syrah earned 90 points in the March issue which also highlights Kingston Family as a pioneer in boutique winemaking in Chile. Know more

Somm Select features our Lucero Syrah

Somm Select features our Lucero Syrah

"Though the Kingstons are American by blood, they’ve had five generations immersed in Chilean farming and culture—it certainly shows in their wine. This candidly elegant Syrah triggers a sense of identity and puts it in the top ranks of value reds." Ian Cauble, Master Sommelier on our 2013 Lucero Syrah recently featured by Somm Select. Know more

Kingston Family Vineyards at the Amangani Hotel

Jackson Hole Wine Dinner

Over the years we've hosted winemaker dinners at the Amangani - among the top hotels in the west according to Condé Nast - and this year we're looking forward to pouring our wines alongside gourmet versions of classic Chilean dishes. Please join us on February 2nd at the Amangani in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Reservations at

Courtney Kingston and Princeton in Latin America

PLAS as a Kingston Tradition

While studying at Princeton University, Courtney pursued a certificate in Latin American Studies, learning all she could about Chile and the region. Twenty years later, Princeton University Program in Latin American Studies followed up with her to see how her major changed her career path. Know more

Patricio Tapia Sauvignon Blanc

El sauvignon blanc está hot

South America's most respected wine critic, Patricio Tapia rated our unreleased 2017 Cariblanco as one of the best nine Sauvignon Blancs in Chile for 2017. More (in Spanish) ››

Courtney Kingston In Menlo

Courtney Kingston is fifth generation steward of family farm in Chile

Courtney was recently featured by Menlo Park magazine, In Menlo and talks about being a steward of the family Farm and doing it partly remotely from the Kingston Family Vineyards U.S. Headquarters in Portola Valley, California. Know more

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Descorchados 2018

95 points, 2016 Alazan Pinot Noir (Vino Revelación)

95 points, 2016 Sabino Chardonnay

95 points, 2016 CJ's Barrel Sauvignon Blanc

93 points, 2016 Tobiano Pinot Noir

93 points, 2017 Cariblanco Sauvignon Blanc

92 points, 2015 Bayo Oscuro Syrah

91 points, 2015 Lucero Syrah

90 points, 2017 Rosé

Chilean Pinot Noir

Beware, World, Pinot Noir Is On Its Way

Early in October, along with several prominent Chilean winemakers, we spoke at a presentation on Chilean Pinot Noir in in New York City. Attended by several journalists and wine writers we made our predictions for a bright future for Chilean Pinot Noir. Know more

Palm Drive for Vintage Sixteen

Vintage Sixteen Documentary Feature

Last year, filmmaker Dan James visited to capture the post-harvest winemaking process at the winery. Combining the footage filmed here with what he had from other southern hemisphere wineries, he created the documentary Vintage Sixteen. You can see us in the film which is now available for purchase on Vimeo. Know more

Team for Old Corral Club Backyard Party

Old Corral Club Backyard Party 2017

In early September we held a gathering in Courtney's backyard for our Old Corral Club members to taste our latest wines alongside a few B. Kosuge wines made by our consulting winemaker, Byron Kosuge.

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2017

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2017

For the fourth year in a row we've been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. Thank you to our entire team and to the guests who have visited us over the years for making this happen and continuing to spread the word about our small family winery.

Ski Portillo Make a Wish Foundation

Celebrating el 18 de septiembre

In celebration of Chile's national holiday, we donated a case of our wine to Ski Portillo's September 18th fundraiser for Amigos del Municipal, which gives scholarships to talented, young, Chilean musicians to continue their studies through university. A second case went to their fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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A New Look for our Blog

Our blog (and our website if you haven't seen it in a while) got a facelift! Our posts are all still there but we've updated our design. Please have a look and let us know what you think. Know more

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Kingston Family Vineyards Revisited

Ten years ago, for an article in the San Francisco Chronicle, we visited wine writer Tim Teichgraeber to tell him about what we were up to in Casablanca. Ten years later we met with him again to talk about what has changed and how our wines have evolved. Know more

Courtney Kingston and the Boost Podcast

Courtney Kingston on the Boost Podcast

Courtney recently appeared on Mosaic Growth Partner's Boost Podcast sharing her story about founding the winery and some of the personal challenges she's had to overcome throughout the process. Listen here ››

Kingston Family Vineyards and Pulitzer Center

Social Responsibility in a Changing Climate

We were recently featured in a Pulitzer center piece on climate change in Chile. Our guide, Ben, spoke to them about the impact we're seeing, one of the many reasons why we've decided to go organic.(June 2017) Know more

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Wine & Spirits

90 points, 2015 CJ's Barrel Pinot Noir (June 2017)

Chilean Corral Club Barbeque

Chilean Club Corral Barbeque

Our Chilean Corral Club members joined us at the winery for a club-only barbecue and private wine tasting with our winemaker, Amael Orrego. (June 2017)

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James Suckling

94 points, 2015 Bayo Oscuro Syrah (Top 100 Wines of the Andes)

92 points, 2016 Alazan Pinot Noir

91 points, 2015 Lucero Syrah (June 2017)

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Courtney Kingston with Ben Culver

We're Going Organic!

Our vineyards are going organic! To explain a bit more about what that means, and what the process is, our organic assistant and guide, Ben has written this blog post and started a video series, featuring Courtney and Amael, called Charla con Benja. Know more

Wine Enthusiast's Editor's Choice

Wine Enthusiast

In their June 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. (June 2016)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

91 points, 2015 Bayo Oscuro Syrah

92 points, 2016 Alazan Pinot Noir (May 2017)

Wine Enthusiast Editor's Choice

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. Know more

Old Corral Club Backyard Party

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.

Wine and Spirits Top 100 Best Buys

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 Après-Ski

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.

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Robert Parker's 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 Alazan Pinot Noir
93 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) Know 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)
Kitchen Table Bistro

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)

Museum of the Rockies Culinary Classic

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)

Tasting in Vancouver

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.

Wine Bar War Chile

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)

TasteVin Father's Day

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.

Tasting in South Pasadena

Kingston Wine Tasting (South Pasadena, CA)

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

Extraordinary Wine Tasting

Extraordinary Wine Tasting (Bozeman, MT)

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

Courtney Kingston at the WOPN

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 in Santiago

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) Know more

Descorchados 2015

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)

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Wine Enthusiast

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

MOVI Night in Santiago

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)

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Wine Spectator

92 points, 2012 CJ's Barrel Syrah

90 points, 2012 Bayo Oscuro Syrah

90 points, 2013 Cariblanco Sauvignon Blanc (October 2014)

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Highly Recommended (Silver Medal), 2012 Bayo Oscuro Syrah

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

Private Clubs Magazine

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 noir "exceptional". (September 2014)

James Sucking

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)

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90 points, 2013 Cariblanco Sauvignon Blanc (August 2014)

MOVI and the Renewal of Chile

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. Know more

James Suckling Chile's Breathtaking Diversity

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 boys in Casablanca Chile

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) Know more

James Suckling Chile's Wine Revolution

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)

Valparaíso fires

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) Know more

Wine Spectator New Chile

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)

In Vitis Magazine Courtney Kingston

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) Know more

Kim Marcus Impressive Reds in Chile

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)

Stephen Tanzer Focus on Chile

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)

Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Wines of 2013

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) Know more

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Descorchados 2014

94 points, 2011 Lucero Syrah

94 points, 2012 Cariblanco Sauvignon Blanc (December 2013)

Decanter Magazine Courtney Kingston

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)

Mundo Agro with MOVI

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)

Kingston Family in Fodor's Travel

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) Know more

Wine Enthusiast Editor's Choice

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)

Ann Street Studio at Kingston Family

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) Know more

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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)

We joined MOVI

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)

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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) Know more

Wine & Spirits Top 100 Tasting

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)

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Wine Spectator

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

Wine & Spirits Most Popular Chilean Wine

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 at Kingston Family

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)

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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)

Wine Spectator Editor's Choice

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)

Wine Spectator Outstanding Values

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)

Southbay & Ventura Blvd Magazine

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)

Wine Guy Mike Radio show

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)

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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)

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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)

Wine Enthusiast Top South American Wines

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) Know more

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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 Partners with Kingston wines

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 Dinnner

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)

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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) Know more

Donation to Worldfund

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)

Winemaker dinner at Amangani

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)

Stanford Business Magazine

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) Know more

The Almanac

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) Know more

Bon Appetit Sauvignon Blanc

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)

Wine & Spirits Against the Wind

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)

San Francisco Chronicle

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) Know more

Winemaker talk with Byron Kosuge

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) Know more