We first planted Merlot as a test and for years we sold the grapes to other wineries. But we've always wanted to tell the Kingston Merlot story through our own wine. Then in 2017 we found four rows under an imposing native Quillay tree and it was, without a doubt, the place to source our first four barrels of Merlot.
For many varietals, 2017 was very hot - but not for the Merlot. Full of aromas of red fruits and spices, this wine’s freshness, acidity, and natural tension are striking. It shows the purity and potential of Merlot in the Casablanca valley. Read more in Amael's tasting notes ››