Dear Friends,

My family’s winery has been involved in a lengthy and ongoing appeals process to maintain the special use permit that allows us to operate the restaurant on our property. With so much uncertainty, we have decided to seek a permanent solution for our winery and other landmark wineries through House Bill 3280 and Senate Bill 829, sponsored by our local representatives, Representative Paul Holvey and Senator Floyd Prozanski.

Our restaurant features organic produce grown right here on the property and also showcases the agricultural products of other local farms grown with great care right here in our community. We try our best to source as much of our meats and produce as close to our property as possible and we have developed wonderful relationships with many farms and ranches here in Lane County and around Oregon. For many of these small farms and ranches we are their largest customer and provide them with a venue to promote their products here in their own backyard.

First-class wine deserves to be paired with first-class food. I’ve always believed this and I’ve found it true the world over. Our winery is special, but its business model is similar to the other major wineries around the world. Internationally and throughout California and Washington, wineries are paired with high-end rural restaurants.

Oregon is in a global competition for wine tourism and we have a real opportunity to rise to the top. We compete for global tourists with Napa Valley, Bordeaux, Champagne, and Tuscany. We know that our wine, Oregon’s breathtaking countryside and our local foods offer an experience that few can match. We believe our winery and restaurant, are a platform and showcase for Oregon agriculture.

I am asking for your support for House Bill 3280 & Senate Bill 829 which will allow my winery and restaurant to co-exist. Please sign this petition and add your name to a list of supporters of HB 3280 and SB 829. We are not only fighting for the restaurant, but for the local farmers who supply our food and the jobs of our restaurant employees.

Ed King founder of King Estate Winery a champion for Oregon farmersThank you for your support.

Sincerely,

Ed King

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  • Dan

    In the early 80′s rural land owners battled with Thousand Friends of Oregon and their allies to retain their rights to build homes and other structures on their farms. For the most part, the rural land owners lost. Land use planning is largely controlled by urban (largley Portland) actisvists whose primary rural experiences have taken place in federal or state parks. They don’t get farming, forestry or agriculture. Land Use Laws were passed which were arbitrary and inflexible at the time and did not anticipate the growing wine industry. The restaurant and tasting room at King Estate are a great fit for a winery that has helped Oregon be recognized internationally for its wines. I wholeheartedly support Ed King in his effort to keep the restaurant operating at King Estate. Common sense has to be introduced into our land use process.nnDan Montgomery

  • Dan

    In the early 80′s rural land owners battled with Thousand Friends of Oregon and their allies to retain their rights to build homes and other structures on their farms. For the most part, the rural land owners lost. Land use planning is largely controlled by urban (largley Portland) actisvists whose primary rural experiences have taken place in federal or state parks. They don’t get farming, forestry or agriculture. Land Use Laws were passed which were arbitrary and inflexible at the time and did not anticipate the growing wine industry. The restaurant and tasting room at King Estate are a great fit for a winery that has helped Oregon be recognized internationally for its wines. I wholeheartedly support Ed King in his effort to keep the restaurant operating at King Estate. Common sense has to be introduced into our land use process.

    Dan Montgomery

  • Dan

    In the early 80′s rural land owners battled with Thousand Friends of Oregon and their allies to retain their rights to build homes and other structures on their farms. For the most part, the rural land owners lost. Land use planning is largely controlled by urban (largley Portland) actisvists whose primary rural experiences have taken place in federal or state parks. They don’t get farming, forestry or agriculture. Land Use Laws were passed which were arbitrary and inflexible at the time and did not anticipate the growing wine industry. The restaurant and tasting room at King Estate are a great fit for a winery that has helped Oregon be recognized internationally for its wines. I wholeheartedly support Ed King in his effort to keep the restaurant operating at King Estate. Common sense has to be introduced into our land use process.nnDan Montgomery

  • Dylanlyons

    u00a0This Restaurant is a jewel of Lane County. I took my family from out of town there for our pre-wedding celebration and experienced the top notch service and environment that I find unmatched in our area. Shutting down this restaurant is a lose/lose for our fine community. King Estate has been a constant supporter of our local community, please support this fine business in allowing them to continue to provide this wonderful service to the people of Lane County and visitors from out of the area.nnSincerely,nnDylan Lyonsu00a0

  • Dylanlyons

     This Restaurant is a jewel of Lane County. I took my family from out of town there for our pre-wedding celebration and experienced the top notch service and environment that I find unmatched in our area. Shutting down this restaurant is a lose/lose for our fine community. King Estate has been a constant supporter of our local community, please support this fine business in allowing them to continue to provide this wonderful service to the people of Lane County and visitors from out of the area.

    Sincerely,

    Dylan Lyons 

  • Dylanlyons

    u00a0This Restaurant is a jewel of Lane County. I took my family from out of town there for our pre-wedding celebration and experienced the top notch service and environment that I find unmatched in our area. Shutting down this restaurant is a lose/lose for our fine community. King Estate has been a constant supporter of our local community, please support this fine business in allowing them to continue to provide this wonderful service to the people of Lane County and visitors from out of the area.nnSincerely,nnDylan Lyonsu00a0

  • Linda

    Hang in there Ed! 6th Street Grill supports you!u00a0

  • Linda

    Hang in there Ed! 6th Street Grill supports you!u00a0

  • Linda

    Hang in there Ed! 6th Street Grill supports you! 

  • Linda

    Hang in there Ed! 6th Street Grill supports you!u00a0

  • Linda

    Hang in there Ed! 6th Street Grill supports you!u00a0

  • Ken Schmidt

    This is an ongoing struggle here in Lane County and most of Oregon, outside interests are telling us what we can oru00a0cannot do in ouru00a0own State of Oregon. I am a native Oregonian and dam tired of people wanting us to do what THEY think is best for us. It is time we stood up for the right thing and stand up for King Estate the way they support our local economy.nKing Estate has tried to do the right thing and be a good community neighbor we all need to stand by Ed King.nKen Schmidt

  • Ken Schmidt

    This is an ongoing struggle here in Lane County and most of Oregon, outside interests are telling us what we can or cannot do in our own State of Oregon. I am a native Oregonian and dam tired of people wanting us to do what THEY think is best for us. It is time we stood up for the right thing and stand up for King Estate the way they support our local economy.
    King Estate has tried to do the right thing and be a good community neighbor we all need to stand by Ed King.
    Ken Schmidt

  • Ken Schmidt

    This is an ongoing struggle here in Lane County and most of Oregon, outside interests are telling us what we can oru00a0cannot do in ouru00a0own State of Oregon. I am a native Oregonian and dam tired of people wanting us to do what THEY think is best for us. It is time we stood up for the right thing and stand up for King Estate the way they support our local economy.nKing Estate has tried to do the right thing and be a good community neighbor we all need to stand by Ed King.nKen Schmidt

  • Phil_wolter

    I think all winery’s should have restaurants in them.nPhil Wolter

  • Phil_wolter

    I think all winery’s should have restaurants in them.
    Phil Wolter

  • Phil_wolter

    I think all winery’s should have restaurants in them.nPhil Wolter

  • Kimball

    King Estate Oregon Wines has evolved, with its excellent tasting room and restaurant, into one of the most distinctively Oregon destinations. I bring family, friends and neighbors to King Estate in the certainty that they will come away with a stronger sense of the beauties and qualities of Oregon life. nnI have to admit that I cannot fathom why the coalition has formed up to bring and end to a wonderful and successful business. Like kWAX, KLCC, Eugene Opera, Eugene Symphony, the Shedd, King Estate makes life livable in Lane Co.nnAlan Kimball

  • Kimball

    King Estate Oregon Wines has evolved, with its excellent tasting room and restaurant, into one of the most distinctively Oregon destinations. I bring family, friends and neighbors to King Estate in the certainty that they will come away with a stronger sense of the beauties and qualities of Oregon life.

    I have to admit that I cannot fathom why the coalition has formed up to bring and end to a wonderful and successful business. Like kWAX, KLCC, Eugene Opera, Eugene Symphony, the Shedd, King Estate makes life livable in Lane Co.

    Alan Kimball

  • Kimball

    King Estate Oregon Wines has evolved, with its excellent tasting room and restaurant, into one of the most distinctively Oregon destinations. I bring family, friends and neighbors to King Estate in the certainty that they will come away with a stronger sense of the beauties and qualities of Oregon life. nnI have to admit that I cannot fathom why the coalition has formed up to bring and end to a wonderful and successful business. Like kWAX, KLCC, Eugene Opera, Eugene Symphony, the Shedd, King Estate makes life livable in Lane Co.nnAlan Kimball

  • Jbenfisher

    Yes, this should be allowed. Too much regulation is killing our state and country. It is idiotic to close winery restaurants. These over regulators should get a life.

  • Jbenfisher

    Yes, this should be allowed. Too much regulation is killing our state and country. It is idiotic to close winery restaurants. These over regulators should get a life.

  • Jbenfisher

    Yes, this should be allowed. Too much regulation is killing our state and country. It is idiotic to close winery restaurants. These over regulators should get a life.

  • Patrick J. Bergin, MD

    I support King Estates in this matter.

  • Patrick J. Bergin, MD

    I support King Estates in this matter.

  • Patrick J. Bergin, MD

    I support King Estates in this matter.

  • Mary Decker

    One more attempt to shut down our economy.u00a0 What are they thinking..u00a0 We are already bleeding from some of the stupidity that peopleu00a0 like Thousand Friends of Oregon are trying to do to us.u00a0 We too have had our hands tied with what we can do with out land.u00a0 I strongly resent this form of government hypocracy.u00a0u00a0 I may sound a bit angry.u00a0 Guess what?u00a0 I am.

  • Mary Decker

    One more attempt to shut down our economy.  What are they thinking..  We are already bleeding from some of the stupidity that people  like Thousand Friends of Oregon are trying to do to us.  We too have had our hands tied with what we can do with out land.  I strongly resent this form of government hypocracy.   I may sound a bit angry.  Guess what?  I am.

  • Mary Decker

    One more attempt to shut down our economy.u00a0 What are they thinking..u00a0 We are already bleeding from some of the stupidity that peopleu00a0 like Thousand Friends of Oregon are trying to do to us.u00a0 We too have had our hands tied with what we can do with out land.u00a0 I strongly resent this form of government hypocracy.u00a0u00a0 I may sound a bit angry.u00a0 Guess what?u00a0 I am.

  • Sdavey

    Yes, please allow this high quality restaurant and winery tou00a0co-exist.u00a0 It is ridiculous that people will waste time trying make businesses work even harder to employ people and still meet all state regulations.u00a0 Ed King is au00a0King amoung communities leaders andu00a0his whole family pioneers in the wine industry that has putu00a0Oregon on the wine map of the Nation.nnSteve Daveyu00a0

  • Sdavey

    Yes, please allow this high quality restaurant and winery to co-exist.  It is ridiculous that people will waste time trying make businesses work even harder to employ people and still meet all state regulations.  Ed King is a King amoung communities leaders and his whole family pioneers in the wine industry that has put Oregon on the wine map of the Nation.

    Steve Davey 

  • Sdavey

    Yes, please allow this high quality restaurant and winery tou00a0co-exist.u00a0 It is ridiculous that people will waste time trying make businesses work even harder to employ people and still meet all state regulations.u00a0 Ed King is au00a0King amoung communities leaders andu00a0his whole family pioneers in the wine industry that has putu00a0Oregon on the wine map of the Nation.nnSteve Daveyu00a0