Carl John Kingston, the patriarch and pioneer, came to Chile looking for copper (good idea) and gold (crazy idea). "Gramps" Kingston was an American originally from Central Mine, Michigan, which exists only as a ghost town today in Michigan's upper peninsula. The Kingstons settled in Casablanca in the 1920's, where they have established a 7,500-acre cattle ranch. In the 1990’s the Kingston family took note of the valley’s distinct similarity to California’s Central and Sonoma Coasts. Today, Kingston is one of a handful of Chilean vineyards who are leveraging Californian viticulture and winemaking expertise to uncover the potential of coastal Chile. Highly-regarded winemaker Byron Kosuge brings years of experience in cool-climate winemaking. Kingston farms at very old low yields, typically 2 to 3 tons per acre.