The Site

Hawaiian for goddess, Kiana sits atop a gently sloping hill at the southern end of our estate, overlooking our winery building to the north and Terres Basses to the south.

  • Elevation: 460 – 570 feet 
  • Aspect: South-facing 
  • Soils: WillaKenzie soil series: Sedimentary, moderately deep well-drained fine loamy soil derived from colluvium, sandstone, and siltstone (marine origin) 

The Vines 

  • Varietal: Pinot Noir 
  • Date planted: 1996 
  • Clones: 114 & 777 
  • Schematic: 7.5’ x 5’ spacing with VSP training 

Site expression in the wine

Kiana is grown on a gentle south-facing ridge on the southern portion of the WillaKenzie Estate. The terroir here produces a Pinot Noir that offers both lifted red-fruited and savory aromas, moderate structure and balanced acidity.