Kim Crawford was launched in 1996 in Auckland, New Zealand. With incredible speed, Kim Crawford's powerful, aromatic wines began winning awards and gained a devoted, even fanatical, following.
Only two years after launching, Kim Crawford began exporting to the United States. Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc made the 2003 Wine Spectator Top 100 List to roaring acclaim. It made the Top 100 list again in 2005— and then again in 2006 and 2008. And it was also in 2008 that Wine Spectator awarded the Sauvignon Blanc with a prestigious ranking of 90+ points . . . for the seventh year in a row. Today we're the #1 Sauvignon Blanc, the #1 New Zealand wine in the United States, and Wine Enthusiast's 2016 New World Winery of the Year.