At the end of February we harvested some beautiful organic daffodils grown alongside our pinot gris and pinot noir vines. Employees joined in cutting flowers and bundling bouquets for the American Cancer Society, and of course they took a few home for themselves too. The flowers, along with everything other than grapes, are grown under the watchful eye of Jessie Russell our Garden Manager and resident horticulturist.
Yesterday afternoon marked the return of some of our favorite little farm workers. Sheep are naturally gifted when it comes to weeding, mowing, watering, and fertilizing.
NAC Recipe: Roast Salmon w/Sweet & Sour Onion Confit, served w/Sauteed Spinach & Deep-Fried Polenta Croutons
by Christopher Israel
Suggested Pairing: King Estate Pinot Gris
From King Estate’s New American Cuisine Pinot Gris Cookbook (1995)
The results of the 2010 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition are in and King Estate had two double gold medal winners and three gold medals. 2008 Signature Pinot Gris was also named one of the San Francisco Chronicle’s top 100 wines of 2009.
From the July & August 2009 issue of Northwest Palate, comes this six page article by Peter Szymczak about King Estate. The article focuses on some of our eco-friendly farming practices, as well as our rapidly growing culinary program. There is beautiful photography by Andrea Johnson throughout, and great Halibut recipe from our Executive Chef Michael Landsberg.
Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines in The World is considered by many to be the authoritative list of the year’s best wines. We are proud to announce that King Estate’s 2008 Signature Pinot Gris made the cut and also received a 90 Point score and the “Smart Buy” designation.
Wine Spectator has chosen 2008 Acrobat Pinot Gris by King Estate as the Wine of the Week for December 28th, 2009. Spectator also provided a nice recipe for a suggested pairing: Deviled Quails Eggs on Toast.
Acrobat is wine born to introduce even more people to the power and grace of Pinot Gris & Pinot Noir. Grown sustainably in the gorgeous hills and valleys of Western Oregon, these wines work wonderfully with food of all kinds and are equally satisfying on their own.
Acrobat was introduced only a few short months ago but has already been met with tremendous acclaim from wine press, sommeliers, and most importantly consumers.
This is the first advertisement in our “We Owe the Future” campaign intended to draw the public’s attention to environmental issues affecting the future of our civilization and the health of the planet.
Signature Recipe Perfect Match: Signature Pinot Gris
Developed in our winery restaurant by former Executive Chef Michael Landsberg, this dish has become a favorite among our visitors, and appears on the menu each summer.