Our Kingston Echelon range showcases some of the best fruit we bring into the winery each vintage. Only wines of exceptional fruit vibrancy and flavour intensity are selected for Echelon, wines that have superb drinkability now as well as the ability to age beautifully.
It was in the 1990s that Bill Moularadellis, Kingstons founder and chief winemaker, pioneered Petit Verdot in the Riverland after noticing that wines that contained the variety stood out with exceptional colour, vibrancy and weight. It has since become Kingstons signature variety and our Petit Verdots have gone on to win numerous trophies and gold medals around the world.
Petit Verdot is a late ripening variety (the name translates to the little green one) and struggles to ripen in its European homeland. We have extensive plantings in deep sandy soils on limestone adjacent to the winery, where the grapes are able to reach full ripeness and intensity.
This elegant Petit Verdot displays layers of bright berry fruit and herbs on the nose which follow through onto the palate which, along with well integrated oak, gives way to a generous finish.
Kingston Specialty Wines 2015 Guild of Fermentation Fanatics
A group of young and not quite so young wine makers got together to create The Guild where we can release our own creations as a collective while allowing our individual style to shine through.
“My Shiraz displays plenty of colour and deep ripe fruit; I didnt use too much oak but theres enough there to add great structure. I made it to be enjoyed young and find it goes particularly well with charcoal grilled sirloin”
My parents Nina and Steve are both Greek immigrants to Australia and met each other while picking grapes in the Riverland in 1961. They soon bought a plot of land on which to build a farming business and in 1965 they proudly picked the first grapes off their own vineyard.
I grew up amongst these vines, learning the family business before founding the winery next to our vineyard in 1985. Our winemaking style quickly struck a chord as we began exporting our wines around the world, finding particular early success in the UK and Canada.
From these beginnings we have grown to become one of Australias most significant wine exporters and grape growers, strongly focused on long term relationships with customers around the world and building our reputation for quality, reliability and continuous improvement.
Nina and Steve still can still be found at the winery on most days while I continue to run the winery and vineyards. My wife Ivanka looks after key export customers while our three daughters have the Mo Sisters Vineyard. I look forward to the day they start adding their own chapters to our familys journey in wine.