Step one: Start winery. Step two: Become wildly successful immediately. That was the simple business plan for Kim Crawford Wines. They executed it perfectly. The winery started in 1996 as an at-home business near Auckland, New Zealand. Less than five years later, their aromatic wines were winning awards and popping up in stores across the United States. Oh, they also moved into a fancy winery and started buying vineyards. From the beginning, they've strived to produce vibrant, fruit-driven wines that put a spotlight on the natural flavors of their grapes. And since, at this very moment, your corkscrew is not where you think it is, they helped kick-start the screw-cap revolution you love so much.
Where Are Kim Crawford Wines Produced?
If you know New Zealand wine, you know the Marlborough region is tops for winemaking. You also won't be surprised to learn that after a few years of making some killer wines on New Zealand's North Island, Kim Crawford relocated to the South Island's Marlborough region.
Of course, thanks this move, the winemaker also owns vineyards all along the coast of New Zealand. Today, they produce top-ranked bottles from grapes grown all across the nation.
Stand Out Wines:
There's no room for subtlety at Kim Crawford — go big or go home, right? In fact, they strive to produce varieties that are both vibrant and crisp. Every bottle also bears its own sense of personal style, highlighting the big, unique flavors and features of New Zealand.
Both their reds and whites will strike your palate with boldness and won't ever let you forget them.
Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc:
You'll truly taste the Marlborough region's Waiaru Valley with every sip of the Sauv Blanc. Fresh and juicy, with enough grassiness to remind you that you're drinking a Marlborough wine, and it pairs well with fresh seafood like lobster and oysters or crunchy veggies like asparagus and salads.
Kim Crawford Pinot Noir:
Pinot Noir lovers know that this deep, red wine is all about balance. That's why Kim Crawford sources grapes from a variety of soils on New Zealand's South Island to produce a poetic mixture of flavors in every bottle of Pinot. You'll adore the oak notes, especially when chowing down on some lamb or risotto.
Kim Crawford Small Parcels:
As if each bottle of Kim Crawford weren't special enough, the winemaker highlights unique batches in the Small Parcels range. Treat yo'self to the Favorite Homestead Pinot Gris, crack open a bottle of Wild Grace Chardonnay for a delightful treat or pop open some Fizz Methode Traditionelle and make any moment special. Or, enjoy it any time. It's always the right time for one of Kim Crawford's Small Parcels.