People Say…

June 20 2012

People say the nicest things about King Estate

Welcome to the second edition of People say…. We’ve rounded up links to recent articles, blog posts, and social media mentions about King Estate, as well as subjects we find interesting. Have something you think we should share? Drop us a line on Facebook, tweet us @kingestate, or just send a message using the contact form.  Here are the links for this edition of People say

The Eugene Register Guard follows Pastry Chef Tobi Sovak to her home kitchen in Eugene, revealing insights about cooking at home:

“It’s not about having the best equipment or the swanky kitchen, but at home it’s more about the food and the family. The company. That’s way more fun.”

Register Guard: Her flair for tasty fare

Fred Tasker of the Miami Herald breaks down the differences (and similarities) between Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio, and offers his recommendations, including our 2009 Domaine Pinot Gris.

“The wines are popular because they’re dry and light, crisp and lively, great as aperitifs and with light summer foods. Good to chill and serve at picnics or on patios.”

Miami Herald: Pinot gris, pinot grigio: One grape, two lovely summer sips

Dan Radil of Washington’s Bellingham Herald shares details from his recent visit to the winery.

“In short, despite it’s size, this winery pays attention to the smallest of details.”

Bellingham Herald:
Oregon’s King Estate Winery offers a wine-and-food universe unto itself

Wine Julia is a blog written by Julia Crowley, Eugene wine writer who also happens to be a King Estate Tower Club member. She was recently nominated for several awards at the upcoming 2012 Wine Blogger’s Conference, including Best Blog Post of the Year.  Here are two recent posts in which she highlights King Estate wines:

Wine Julia:
Pfeiffer Vineyards + King Estate = Vineyard Designate Divine Wine

King Estate 2009 Bradshaw Vineyards Pinot Noir

Just back from the 2nd annual Oregon Pinot Gris Symposium, Wine Enthusiast and Seattle Times wine writer Paul Gregutt describes his experience as the keynote speaker at this new forum.

“If there is one compelling take-away from all this, it should be that whatever you may read in ‘The Press’ about how difficult or poor Oregon’s 2010 and 2011 vintages were, please feel free to ignore such pessimistic prognostications and decide for yourself. Among its many other virtues, Pinot Gris has the ability to shatter such myths-in-the-making with just one sip.”

Unfined & Unfiltered: Oregon’s Other Pinot

Bern’s Steakhouse of Tampa, Florida is arguably one of the most iconic wine restaurants in the nation.  Their retail partner, Bern’s Fine Wines, recently featured the 2011 Luminous Pinot Gris as their wine of the week:

“Just in time for the upcoming dog days is a brand new wine from King Estate that is so refreshing, so unique and so delicious that you will want to stock your cellar.  Bern’s Fine Wines & Spirits is thrilled to offer the 2011 King Estate ‘Luminous’ Pinot Gris Rosé – a delicious, bone dry rosé that exhibits flavors of orange rind, pomegranate and floral notes backed by bracing acidity and minerality.”

Bern’s Fine Wines:
Wine of the Week – 2011 King Estate Luminous