By Sous Chef Benjamin Nadolny
Suggested Pairing: 2010 Signature Chardonnay
By Special Events Chef Sean Winder
Suggested Pairing: 2009 Domaine Pinot Noir Block 4A
Back by popular demand, we invite you to enjoy unlimited Dungeness Crab and Pinot Gris at our 3rd Annual Crab Fest. Dungeness Crab is a seafood delicacy that thrives in the ocean off the Pacific Northwest Coast. The best Crab is available now, in the middle of winter at the peak of harvest, and is a perfect pairing with our Pinot Gris.
The King Estate solar power project has entered another phase. Bare metal racks are quickly disappearing as workers cover them with high-tech panels that will soon be able to generate energy from the sun.
Read more about the King Estate Solar Vineyard
“The 2010 Pinot Noir Signature Collection was tasted from a barrel sample. It displays a more expressive bouquet … excellent depth and concentration, ripe red and black fruit flavors, and a medium-long finish. It reflects the excellence of the 2010 vintage.” – Dr. Jay Miller, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
Enjoy Thanksgiving at King Estate Winery with our gourmet buffet dinner.
Seatings from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM (Limited availability).
We are best known for our exceptional wines (obviously), but we also grow and harvest exceptional organic lavender. Garden manager Jessie Russell and her crew care for more than ¾ of an acre of lavender. Varieties include white ‘Cape Blanco,’ a small crop of ‘Provence,’ and our most prevalent variety, ‘Buena Vista.’ ’Buena Vista’ was developed by Dr. Don Roberts, a retired professor from OSU and a lavender farmer himself. It is an exceptional varietal of lavender. Roberts distills the organic King Estate lavender at Premier Botanicals in Independence, Oregon.
This year, the estate produced 3.25 gallons of essential lavender oil which we will use to make lotion, soap, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, and of course essential oil. You can shop for our estate lavender products by clicking here or by visiting the King Estate visitor center.
Watch the video to take a closer look at the lavender harvest and distillation processes:
Please join us upstairs at Local Ocean for a very special Harvest Wine Dinner
featuring a fabulous multi-course feast prepared by Chef Charlie Branford
and the wines of King Estate Winery.