Kingston Estate Wines

South Australia

Star Rating:

www.kingstonestatewines.com

Address
Sturt Highway, Kingston-on-Murray, SA 5331
Kingston on the Murray
South Australia SA 5331
Telephone
(08) 8243 3700
Facsimilie
(08) 8243 3777
Opening Hours
Not
Winemaker
Bill Moularadellis,, Brett Duffin
Established
1979
Dozen
100 000
Vineyards
1000 hectares

James' Review

Kingston Estate, under the direction of Bill Moularadellis, has its production roots in the Riverland region, but also has long-term purchase contracts with growers in the Clare Valley, Adelaide Hills, Coonawarra, Langhorne Creek and Mount Benson. It has also spread its net to take in a wide range of varietals, mainstream and exotic, under a number of brands at various price points. Exports to all major markets.

Author: James Halliday


About this winery

At family-owned Kingston Estate Wines, we've built our enviable reputation for consistently making quality wines that are so generous in flavour and superbly drinkable.

A reputation that's under-pinned by our quest to capture South Australia's best regional qualities.

In 1979 Sarantos and Constantina Moularadellis planted 40 acres of vines and when son Bill Moularadellis completed his oenology degree in 1985, Kingston Estate Wines was officially born. Today, Kingston Estate winery and vineyards continues to thrive under the fervent care of Bill and his family.

Kingston Estate Wines encapsulates the very essence of what gives Australian family-owned wineries their great reputations today. Proud traditions are devotedly passed down from one generation to the next, and passion runs through our very veins. Here at Kingston Estate, family means everything as we continually strive to nurture our traditions and uphold our reputation for making exceptional quality wines that capture the best that South Australia can offer.

Specialties

Kingston is the Petit Verdot specialist.

Back in the late 1990's Bill Moularadellis had the foresight to pursue plantings of Petit Verdot realising how well suited Australia's warm climate was to this temperamental grape variety. Name from the French works meaning "little green one", the variety needs all of Australia's beautiful sunshine to ripen perfectly.

Bill's foresight and resolve, when many in the wine industry doubted his vision, was rewarded when Petit Verdot emerged as the 'next big thing' and the 2002 Kingston Echelon Petit Verdot was awarded top gold at the 2003 Royal Melbourne Wine Show.

Today Kingston's Petit Verdot (in the Kingston Echelon and Kingston Estate ranges) is considered by many as the benchmark for this variety in Australia as it consistently receives awards in major wine shows around the world.

Kingston Estate Wines are now the largest single vineyard owner of Petit Verdot in Australia.

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Distribution Information

NEW SOUTH WALES & AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY
Young & Rashleigh Wine Merchants

Contact: Mal Williams
PO Box991
CROWS NEST NSW 2065

email: gus@youngandrashleigh.com
phone: 02 9967 5900
fax: 02 99675944

SOUTH AUSTRALIA & NORTHERN TERRITORY
Empire Liquor

Contact: Brenton Quirini
PO Box 299
EDWARDSTOWN SA 5039

email: sales@empireliquor.com.au
phone: 08 8371 0088
fax: 08 8371 0388
mobile: 0419 808 770

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Fine Wine Wholesalers

Contact: Mandy Sloan
32 Parkinson Lane
KARDINYA WA 6163

email: mandy@fww.com.au
phone: 08 9314 7133
fax: 08 9314 7134

QUEENSLAND
High Spirits Wholesale

Ken Balfe
0410 410 615


VICTORIA
Sante Wines

Contact: Krisdianne Shimmin
Suite 8, 8 Bromham Place
RICHMOND VIC 3121

email: kris@santewines.com.au
phone: (03) 9429 1990


TASMANIA
Fine Drop Wines

Contact: Ryan O'Malley
38b Sunderland Street
MOONAH TAS 7009

email: info@finedrop.com
mobile: 0428 379 877

International Sales Information

Not Available

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Very good producer of wines with class and character. Will have two (or more) wines rated at 90 points and above (or possibly one at 95 and above).

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