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Songs To Make Wine To

If you’ve ever visited a winery during crush, you will know that winemakers are often a music-lovin’ bunch. Nothing like rocking out in the cellar, particularly with all of the fantastic echo-y acoustics one often finds in a cold, concrete/metallic environment. That being said, here is a 25-song playlist that could play an integral role over the course of Kiona’s 2010 vintage!

1. All Shook Up – Elvis Presley

2. Tossin’ and Turnin’ – Bobby Lewis

3. Bron-Y-Aur Stomp – Led Zeppelin

4. Come Together – Beatles

5. End of the Road – Eddie Vedder (One of Kiona’s estate vineyards is called ‘Ranch at the End of the Road’)

6. Have a Drink on Me – AC/DC

7. I Heard it Through the Grapevine – CCR

8. I Like Dirt – Red Hot Chili Peppers

9. Jewel of the Summertime – Audioslave

10. Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin’ – Journey

11. Sweetest Thing – U2

12. Breathe – Alexi Murdoch

13. Jigsaw Falling Into Place – Radiohead

14. Joy to the World – Three Dog Night

15. Peace of Mind – Boston

16. The Scientist – Coldplay

17. Trampled Under Foot – Led Zeppelin

18. Water of Love – Dire Straits

19. You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb – Spoon

20. Like That – Black Eyed Peas

21. Summer’s End – Foo Fighters

22. That Smell – Lynyrd Skynyrd

Three Song Bonus Set:

23. Red Mountain Wine – Gib Guilbeau (Not my cup of tea, but how could I not include it?)

24. Damn It Feels Good To Be A Gangsta – Geto Boys

25. We are the Champions – Queen (Mandatory finishing song!)

What other songs should be on this list? Leave ’em in the comment section below!

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We are alive! Here’s a quick update on what has been going on with us –

  • Molly got a job as a pantry cook at Ray’s Boathouse in Seattle. If you’ve never heard of this restaurant, all you need to know is that it is one of the premier seafood eateries in the Pacific Northwest. When she started, her responsibilities included salads, cold appetizers, and desserts. She has recently started to work on the grill as well. This position is in addition to her continuing culinary school education, which has just entered the second quarter. Her plan to unleash deliciousness on unsuspecting taste buds continues!
  • We (as in Kiona) are working on new labels, which is a frustratingly laborious and time-consuming process. You can expect a new look from us sometime in the future. How’s that for a non-update update?
  • New Seattle-area tasting room is starting to materialize. More to come very soon, but we are excited to bring our wines to the wonderful folks of Western Washington.

Here is a little video that shows our grape harvester in action for the 2010 picking season.

Thank you for reading/watching, and look to hear from us much more regularly in the future.

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