In the April issue of Wine & Spirits Magazine, the results of the 21st Annual Restaurant Poll were announced. The poll represents the best selling wines in America’s top Zagat rated restaurants. King Estate was the 18th most popular wine brand overall, out pacing many wineries from California and abroad that dwarf us in size. This marks the first time an Oregon winery has broken into the top twenty. In the Pinot Gris/Grigio category we came in second behind Santa Margherita, the Italian import that makes nearly 10 times more Pinot Grigio than we make Pinot Gris.
There is no way this could happen without the support of our loyal customers and the restaurateurs that recommend King Estate to their patrons everyday. Thank you for ordering King Estate when you dine, we know you have a lot of options these days.
All Oregon wineries that made the Top 50:
18. King Estate
22. Domaine Serene
44. Domaine Drouhin
How Wine & Spirits Magazine conducts the poll:
To compile the Restaurant Top 50, we asked restaurateurs to list the ten wines that sold best during the last three months of 2009. The brands that make up the Top 50 are those that received the most mentions. To compare results across the past ten years of the poll, we calculate the number of mentions per 100 respondents. To break ties in the rankings, we consider each brand’s total points. The average price for each brand is calculated from the wine list prices given by the restaurateurs.