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Coverage of the 2013 King Estate Tower Club Harvest Moon Festival

October 08 2013

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In the company of our beloved Tower Club members, we celebrated the season’s bounty at the 8th Annual Harvest Moon Celebration on Friday, September 20th, 2013. Once again we gathered en masse for an evening of fine wine and food live music from a quartet lead by Michael Radliff.

The celebration’s menu featured fresh produce from our estate orchards, gardens, charcuterie kitchen, and bakery, supplemented by the high quality ingredients of three key vendors: fisherman Jacob Farrens of Oregon Pride Seafood, artisan cheesemaker Mariano Battro of La Mariposa, and pork farmers Mark & Kelly Payne of Payne Family Farms. These vendors gave special tastes of their products at the reception, and joined us for dinner.

Each of the evening’s courses, designed by Executive Chef Benjamin Nadolny, was carefully considered and paired with a selection from our wine library.

Photos from our 2013 King Estate Tower Club BBQ

September 27 2013

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On a perfect July evening, we had the pleasure of hosting just over 300 wine club members for our annual summer BBQ. Each year we feature a fantastic menu of food and wine, and this year was no exception. Paying tribute to the different styles of BBQ across the country, we served regional specialties from the Pacific Northwest, Texas, and Tennessee, alongside mixed grill from our own charcuterie kitchen.  Guests took home freshly picked organic blueberries from our garden as party favors.

PACIFIC NORTHWEST

Wood Roasted Northwest Salmon with Apple Cider Gastrique, Caramelized Root Vegetables, Fingerling Potatoes & Blueberry-Cornmeal Cake

TEXAS SMOKEHOUSE

Slow Cooked Beef Brisket with Assorted Sauces,
BBQ Baked Beans with Pork Belly, Honey Glazed Carrots with Roasted Shallots & Red Velvet Cake

MEMPHIS STYLE

Dry Rubbed & BBQ Pork Spare Ribs,
Red Bliss Potato Salad with Crème Fraîche, Traditional Coleslaw & Pecan Tart

ESTATE MIXED GRILL

Estate-Made Sausages with Mustards
& Pickled Items, White Cheddar Mac & Cheese, Garden Salad

Plus

Artisan Cheeses & Accompaniments,
Assorted Estate-Baked Breads

Wines

2008 Blanc de Noir
2007 Signature Pinot Gris
2011 Luminous Pinot Gris
2006 Signature Pinot Noir
2006 NxNW CV Cabernet
2005 Domaine Pinot Gris Vin Glace

 

While some guests played lawn games, others danced the night away to Portland band “Five Guys Named Moe”, making their third straight appearance at this event. This 12-piece show band, rocking hits from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, is one of our favorites for live entertainment. A good time was had by all!  This event sells out every year, so contact Elizabeth Allcott at 541-942-9874 or towerclub@kingestate.com to make advanced reservations for 2014.

 

Tower Club Release Party and Tasting

May 21 2013

Tower Club Release and Party

Last week we had the pleasure of hosting close to 600 guests over three days at our quarterly members-only tasting. We were graced by unseasonably gorgeous spring weather and held the event on the north patio of the Visitor Center. Tower Club members tasted six newly released wines and enjoyed some delightful nibbles prepared by Sous Chef Sean Winder, including Manchego and Quince Bruschetta with Pistachios, Salmon Cakes with Remoulade, and Pork Belly and Rouge River Blue Cheese Arancini with Roasted Tomato Aioli. Many members also opted to stay for dinner in our estate restaurant.

Invitations to these private tastings are extended exclusively to Tower Club members. Along with this benefit, members also receive limited-production wines, discounts on wine purchases, and complimentary tasting at the wine bar.

For more information about membership, please contact Tower Club Manager Elizabeth Allcott at towerclub@kingestate.com or 541-942-9874, ext. 102.

Photos & More from the 2012 Tower Club Harvest Moon Celebration

October 17 2012

2012 Harvest Moon Celebration for the King Estate Wine Club, Eugene Oregon Tower Club

In the company of good friends, the King Estate Tower Club celebrated the season’s bounty at the 7th Annual Harvest Moon Celebration on Friday, September 14th, 2012. Once again we gathered en masse for an evening of fine food & wine, live music by Liesl Brooks, and the company of CEO Ed King and our head winemaker Jeff Kandarian.

The celebration’s menu featured fresh produce from our estate orchards, gardens, charcuterie kitchen, and bakery, supplemented by the high quality ingredients of three key vendors: fisherman Jacob Farrens of Oregon Pride Seafood, artisan cheesemaker Mariano Battro of La Mariposa, and rancher John Neumeister of Cattail Creek Lamb. These vendors gave special tastes of their products at the reception, and joined us for dinner.

Each of the evening’s courses, designed by Chef Benjamin Nadolny, was carefully considered and paired with a selection from our wine library.

Coverage of the 2012 King Estate Wine Club Barbecue

September 14 2012

King Estate Winery Wine Club BBQ The Annual Tower Club BBQ Oregon Wine Pinot Gris PInot Noir

On a perfect summer evening in late July, we had the pleasure of hosting just over 300 wine club members for our annual summer BBQ. Each year we feature a fantastic menu of food and wine, and this year was no exception. Paying tribute to the different styles of BBQ across the country, we served regional specialties from the Pacific Northwest, the Carolinas, Texas and – with a nod to the King Family roots – Kansas.

PACIFIC NORTHWEST

Salmon with Raspberry Pinot Noir Glaze
Roasted Summer Veggies & Confit Potatoes
Estate Garden Salad

TEXAS

Tri Tip with Estate BBQ Sauce
Aged White Cheddar Mac & Cheese
Bourbon & Brown Sugar Baked Beans

NORTH CAROLINA

Pulled Pork with Estate BBQ Sauce
Traditional Cole Slaw
Rustic German Potato Salad

KANSAS

Kansas City Style BBQ Ribs
Corn Pudding
Watermelon Salad with Feta & Mint

Making their second straight appearance at this event, Portland band “Five Guys Named Moe” rocked hits from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s while club members danced the night away. This 12-piece, horn-driven show band is one of our favorites for live entertainment. A good time was had by all and we expect next year to be no different. It sells out every year, so contact Elizabeth Allcott at 541-942-9874 or towerclub@kingestate.com to make advanced reservations for 2013.

Submit Recipes to Backbone Pinot Gris Contest by September 30th

September 01 2012

Backbone Pinot Gris Recipe Contest

Submit your favorite recipes to the Backbone Pinot Gris pairing contest today!

Registration for the King Estate 2012 Tower Club Summer BBQ Now Open

June 26 2012

Register for the 2012 King Estate Summer BBQ
Registration is now open for one of our most popular  Tower Club events of the year. Reservations are required and this event will sell out so members are encouraged to register ASAP.

This year’s member-only BBQ, taking place on Friday, July 27th at 6:00 PM, pays tribute to regional BBQ specialties from different parts of the country. The buffet menu features Pacific Northwest salmon, Carolina pulled pork, Texas tri-tip and, as a nod to the King family roots, Kansas City BBQ ribs.

The Domaine Pinot Noir Story – Animated Infographic

February 20 2012

Limited Edition King Estate Domaine Pinot Noir in Infographic Box - Animated Infographic

This month, members of the Ultimate tier of the King Estate Tower Club, will receive a limited edition magnum of our Domaine Pinot Noir. The screen printed, wax sealed bottle will arrive in a unique box featuring an infographic that tells the story of the wine and the meticulous barrel selection process that ensures only the best estate organic fruit makes it into our Domaine blend. We’ve posted an animated version of this same infographic for your viewing pleasure.

2008 Roserock Pinot Noir Scores 95 Points

February 16 2012

Wine Spectator has given 95 or more points to only 18 Pinot Noir bottlings in Oregon’s history. Only three Oregon Pinots have ever scored better than 95, one with 96 and two with 97 points. The average price of those three Pinots was about $80. By contrast, the release price of our Roserock was $55.

Roserock Vineyard is perched on a ridge towards the southern end of the Eola-Amity Hills AVA. In cooperation with our winemakers and viticulturists, Roserock grows fruit to our specifications. During the growing season, ocean breezes push through the Van Duzer Corridor in the Coastal Range maintaining a consistently cool climate that is the hallmark of all great Pinot Noir winegrowing regions. Shallow, well-drained volcanic soils of the Nekia series dominate this area. Roserock is LIVE (Low Input Viticulture and Enology) and Salmon Safe Certified. The 2008 Roserock Pinot Noir aged for 15 months in 87% new French oak barrels.

2011 King Estate Tower Club BBQ

September 30 2011

This year’s sold-out Tower Club BBQ aimed to please with sumptuous Northwest cuisine, great wine and a special performance by band Five Guys Named Moe of Portland, Oregon. The menu featured strawberry glazed northwest salmon, tangy BBQ smoked chicken, northwest potato salad, wild rice with local mushrooms, Tobi’s famous sweet corn bread, grilled zucchini, and assorted estate baked goods and fresh fruit.

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