Thanks to Your Support, The King Estate Restaurant Is Here to Stay!

August 25 2011

The Restaurant at King Estate is here to stay!
This year King Estate faced a surprising challenge to our restaurant’s operation. Many of you know first-hand that our restaurant program is built on a firm dedication to support local sustainable agriculture, and it is just one of a great many rising businesses in Oregon’s food and wine industry that promote values like organic farming, fair wages, and fostering a vibrant local economy. In many ways the misguided appeal of our restaurant permit was aimed at senselessly undercutting the rising food and wine industry in Oregon.

With your very, very important support, which came in many forms: petition signatures, letters to legislators, blog comments and more, we undertook a major initiative at the Oregon legislature to protect ourselves and like businesses across this great state. As a result, we were not only able to protect our restaurant but we changed the law for the benefit of all wineries, and even paved the way for a few others in the state to establish their own full service restaurants. It was a profound success that began with a collective effort to speak up for common sense, for the future, and for responsible job creation.

We had a lot of help from legislators across the state and from both sides of the aisle. In particular the Lane County delegation stood out, and the leadership of Representative Paul Holvey and Senator Floyd Prozanski was indispensable. Governor Kitzhaber supported the Oregon wine industry and us all the way. We owe a tremendous amount of gratitude to them and the overwhelming majority of their colleagues, and most importantly to you.

Thank you for supporting us, and supporting sustainable food and wine in Oregon, an industry that is quickly garnering a worldwide reputation and drawing people to visit our state from all around the globe.

Ed King founder of King Estate Winery a champion for Oregon farmersWith your help, the system worked!

Our sincerest gratitude,

Ed King & all of us at King Estate

    • Harriet Merrick

      Congratulations! Good for King Estate, good for Oregon! King Estate has been a great model for how to “do it right”.

    • Harriet Merrick

      Congratulations! Good for King Estate, good for Oregon! King Estate has been a great model for how to “do it right”.

    • Harriet Merrick

      Congratulations! Good for King Estate, good for Oregon! King Estate has been a great model for how to “do it right”.

    • http://www.facebook.com/mutineermagazine Alan Kropf

      The wine bottle drummer is RAD.

    • http://www.facebook.com/mutineermagazine Alan Kropf

      The wine bottle drummer is RAD.

    • http://www.facebook.com/mutineermagazine Alan Kropf

      The wine bottle drummer is RAD.

    • Dave Hansen/Paula Burnette

      Congratulations in persevering to correct a law that no longer reflected the needs of citizens of this state.  As customers of King Estates, members of the Tower Club, and regular diners in your restaurant, my wife and I have long appreciated the standards that King Estate embodies and the obvious care and dedication that goes into everything associated with your business.  We believe Oregon citizenry and industry owes you the THANK YOU for spearheading something that would have been impossible to change with a lesser benchmark than King Estate.

    • Dave Hansen/Paula Burnette

      Congratulations in persevering to correct a law that no longer reflected the needs of citizens of this state.  As customers of King Estates, members of the Tower Club, and regular diners in your restaurant, my wife and I have long appreciated the standards that King Estate embodies and the obvious care and dedication that goes into everything associated with your business.  We believe Oregon citizenry and industry owes you the THANK YOU for spearheading something that would have been impossible to change with a lesser benchmark than King Estate.

    • Dave Hansen/Paula Burnette

      Congratulations in persevering to correct a law that no longer reflected the needs of citizens of this state.  As customers of King Estates, members of the Tower Club, and regular diners in your restaurant, my wife and I have long appreciated the standards that King Estate embodies and the obvious care and dedication that goes into everything associated with your business.  We believe Oregon citizenry and industry owes you the THANK YOU for spearheading something that would have been impossible to change with a lesser benchmark than King Estate.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1316221276 Sher Woods

      Woo hoooo so happy for you neighbor!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1316221276 Sher Woods

      Woo hoooo so happy for you neighbor!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1316221276 Sher Woods

      Woo hoooo so happy for you neighbor!

    • Bobette

      Marvelous news for so many people.
      Thank You,
      Bobette

    • Bobette

      Marvelous news for so many people.
      Thank You,
      Bobette

    • Bobette

      Marvelous news for so many people.
      Thank You,
      Bobette

    • RICHARD SULKES

      I’m thrilled… for King Estate and all the things that you do SO well… and for me “cuz I LOVE visiting you restaurant. Congratulations!

    • RICHARD SULKES

      I’m thrilled… for King Estate and all the things that you do SO well… and for me “cuz I LOVE visiting you restaurant. Congratulations!

    • RICHARD SULKES

      I’m thrilled… for King Estate and all the things that you do SO well… and for me “cuz I LOVE visiting you restaurant. Congratulations!

    • Marci

      Bravo!! I was introduced to your Pinot Gris when my “fella” randomly selected it at a restaurant six years ago here in So Cal. It still is his favorite white wine. My brother is in Corvallis and I visited him in Jul 2010. We are wine enthusiasts, so of course we had to come to King Estate for lunch and wine tasting!! We loved it! Can’t wait to come back there for another great lunch and tasting.

    • Marci

      Bravo!! I was introduced to your Pinot Gris when my “fella” randomly selected it at a restaurant six years ago here in So Cal. It still is his favorite white wine. My brother is in Corvallis and I visited him in Jul 2010. We are wine enthusiasts, so of course we had to come to King Estate for lunch and wine tasting!! We loved it! Can’t wait to come back there for another great lunch and tasting.

    • Marci

      Bravo!! I was introduced to your Pinot Gris when my “fella” randomly selected it at a restaurant six years ago here in So Cal. It still is his favorite white wine. My brother is in Corvallis and I visited him in Jul 2010. We are wine enthusiasts, so of course we had to come to King Estate for lunch and wine tasting!! We loved it! Can’t wait to come back there for another great lunch and tasting.

    • Tom Nelson

      Great News!  Thanks for sharing. I have been in the restaurant and bar business for 27 years.  you guys are awesome.  I appreciate so much your staff and food and your WINE.  Continued success!

      Ultimate Member

      Tom Nelson

    • Tom Nelson

      Great News!  Thanks for sharing. I have been in the restaurant and bar business for 27 years.  you guys are awesome.  I appreciate so much your staff and food and your WINE.  Continued success!

      Ultimate Member

      Tom Nelson

    • Tom Nelson

      Great News!  Thanks for sharing. I have been in the restaurant and bar business for 27 years.  you guys are awesome.  I appreciate so much your staff and food and your WINE.  Continued success!

      Ultimate Member

      Tom Nelson

    • Sue

      This is great news!  Good, common sense prevailed and Oregon benefits because of it.  Thanks for all you do to contribute to the livability of Eugene, Lane County, and Oregon.

    • Sue

      This is great news!  Good, common sense prevailed and Oregon benefits because of it.  Thanks for all you do to contribute to the livability of Eugene, Lane County, and Oregon.

    • Sue

      This is great news!  Good, common sense prevailed and Oregon benefits because of it.  Thanks for all you do to contribute to the livability of Eugene, Lane County, and Oregon.

    • Lauraley

      That’s wonderful you guys deserve all the praise in the world for your excellent winery and restaurant. I recommend you to anyone I know that’s heading your way.

    • Lauraley

      That’s wonderful you guys deserve all the praise in the world for your excellent winery and restaurant. I recommend you to anyone I know that’s heading your way.

    • Lauraley

      That’s wonderful you guys deserve all the praise in the world for your excellent winery and restaurant. I recommend you to anyone I know that’s heading your way.

    • Lauraley

      That’s wonderful you guys deserve all the praise in the world for your excellent winery and restaurant. I recommend you to anyone I know that’s heading your way.

    • Lauraley

      That’s wonderful you guys deserve all the praise in the world for your excellent winery and restaurant. I recommend you to anyone I know that’s heading your way.

    • Anonymous

      All I have to say is this news reminds me of a very old commercial OH! OH! WHAT A RELIEF IT IS

      Just be sure I never needed the product after a  wonderful at the King Estate Restaurant

    • RichardQuaid

      All I have to say is this news reminds me of a very old commercial OH! OH! WHAT A RELIEF IT IS

      Just be sure I never needed the product after a  wonderful at the King Estate Restaurant

    • Anonymous

      All I have to say is this news reminds me of a very old commercial OH! OH! WHAT A RELIEF IT IS

      Just be sure I never needed the product after a  wonderful at the King Estate Restaurant

    • Joyce/David

      We time our regular trips from Seattle to Medford in order to be at King Estate for lunch,  so this is great news!  Congratulations!!

    • Joyce/David

      We time our regular trips from Seattle to Medford in order to be at King Estate for lunch,  so this is great news!  Congratulations!!

    • Joyce/David

      We time our regular trips from Seattle to Medford in order to be at King Estate for lunch,  so this is great news!  Congratulations!!

    • Jan & George

      It has become a tradition for us to entertain our friends at the King Estate for lunch or dinner each time we visit OR from NY.  This is such great news.  Congratulations!!  Jan & George

    • Jan & George

      It has become a tradition for us to entertain our friends at the King Estate for lunch or dinner each time we visit OR from NY.  This is such great news.  Congratulations!!  Jan & George

    • Jan & George

      It has become a tradition for us to entertain our friends at the King Estate for lunch or dinner each time we visit OR from NY.  This is such great news.  Congratulations!!  Jan & George

    • Jan & George

      It has become a tradition for us to entertain our friends at the King Estate for lunch or dinner each time we visit OR from NY.  This is such great news.  Congratulations!!  Jan & George

    • Jan & George

      It has become a tradition for us to entertain our friends at the King Estate for lunch or dinner each time we visit OR from NY.  This is such great news.  Congratulations!!  Jan & George

    • Jan & George

      It has become a tradition for us to entertain our friends at the King Estate for lunch or dinner each time we visit OR from NY.  This is such great news.  Congratulations!!  Jan & George

    • Jan & George

      It has become a tradition for us to entertain our friends at the King Estate for lunch or dinner each time we visit OR from NY.  This is such great news.  Congratulations!!  Jan & George

    • Jan & George

      It has become a tradition for us to entertain our friends at the King Estate for lunch or dinner each time we visit OR from NY.  This is such great news.  Congratulations!!  Jan & George

    • Jan & George

      It has become a tradition for us to entertain our friends at the King Estate for lunch or dinner each time we visit OR from NY.  This is such great news.  Congratulations!!  Jan & George

    • Jan & George

      It has become a tradition for us to entertain our friends at the King Estate for lunch or dinner each time we visit OR from NY.  This is such great news.  Congratulations!!  Jan & George

    • Jan & George

      It has become a tradition for us to entertain our friends at the King Estate for lunch or dinner each time we visit OR from NY.  This is such great news.  Congratulations!!  Jan & George

    • Jan & George

      It has become a tradition for us to entertain our friends at the King Estate for lunch or dinner each time we visit OR from NY.  This is such great news.  Congratulations!!  Jan & George

    • Jan & George

      It has become a tradition for us to entertain our friends at the King Estate for lunch or dinner each time we visit OR from NY.  This is such great news.  Congratulations!!  Jan & George

    • Jan & George

      It has become a tradition for us to entertain our friends at the King Estate for lunch or dinner each time we visit OR from NY.  This is such great news.  Congratulations!!  Jan & George

    • Jan & George

      It has become a tradition for us to entertain our friends at the King Estate for lunch or dinner each time we visit OR from NY.  This is such great news.  Congratulations!!  Jan & George

    • Teri

      We had dinner on the patio last night. It was one of the best meals I can remember having.  Served by the best staff in the area. It was paired with an incredible wine. All that just 20 minutes from home. Feels like I’m on vacation when I am out there.
      Thanks to you all!
      T

    • Teri

      We had dinner on the patio last night. It was one of the best meals I can remember having.  Served by the best staff in the area. It was paired with an incredible wine. All that just 20 minutes from home. Feels like I’m on vacation when I am out there.
      Thanks to you all!
      T

    • Teri

      We had dinner on the patio last night. It was one of the best meals I can remember having.  Served by the best staff in the area. It was paired with an incredible wine. All that just 20 minutes from home. Feels like I’m on vacation when I am out there.
      Thanks to you all!
      T

    • bkterry

      YAY!!!

    • bkterry

      YAY!!!

    • bkterry

      YAY!!!

    • Doug Gunn

      Congratulations on a great victory! Lovin’ that drummer icon in the logo.

    • Doug Gunn

      Congratulations on a great victory! Lovin’ that drummer icon in the logo.

    • Doug Gunn

      Congratulations on a great victory! Lovin’ that drummer icon in the logo.