Calling All Designers! KE's 20th Anniversary Harvest T-Shirt Design Contest

July 13 2011

King Estate 2011 Harvest T-Shirt Contest

Each year King Estate produces a new harvest t-shirt to commemorate the vintage and in 2011 we will complete our 20th harvest; a very special milestone in the history of our company. This contest is for the design of our 20th Anniversary 2011 Harvest Tee. The winning design will take home a $400 cash prize! The deadline is Wednesday, July 20th at 10:00 am PST. The t-shirt needs to include a King Estate logo as well as some reference to the 20th vintage. We are artful people; we like subtlety and mystery.  Your interpretation does not need to be entirely literal or entirely abstract – we want you to have the artistic freedom to come up with something fantastic.

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King Estate Makes the List of Oregon's 100 Best Green Companies

June 22 2011

King Estate is one of Oregon Business's 100 Best Green Companies to Work For

Each year Oregon Business compiles a list of, the 100 Best Green Companies to Work for in Oregon. This year we are proud to make the list! The list recognizes Oregon companies that approach their daily work with green values. As a leader in Organic viticulture we are very proud to be recognized for our practices, and at the same time understand that there is much more we can do. We are committed to continually analyzing, evaluating, and improving our business practices to become even more environmentally friendly.

Wine & Spirits Magazine's Top 100 Value Wines & Value Brands of the Year

May 20 2011

Acrobat by King Estate Pinot Gris & Pinot Noir Wine & Spirits Top 100 Value Wines & Value Brands

Those of you who enjoy our Acrobat Pinot Gris & Pinot Noir won’t be surprised to hear that the June issue of Wine & Spirits Magazine has some hefty value-oriented praise for the wines. Acrobat was recognized as one of 50 Value Brands of the Year and one of only 17 American brands. With over 8,000 U.S. wine brands for their editors to choose from, that’s a big honor.

Wine & Spirits Magazine's Top 50 Value Brands of the YearWHAT: Ready-to-drink Oregon Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir from King Estate’s entry-level brand.
STANDOUTS: An exuberant 2009 Oregon Pinot Noir ($18) with juicy red fruit and the stuffing to match, and a bright, succulent ‘09 Pinot Gris ($12) with a lean, refreshing grip.
WHERE: Based in Eugene, with fruit sourced from all of Oregon’s viticultural regions.
WHEN: Open the Pinot Noir with a smoked trout salad; pour the Gris anytime.

VIDEO: 2011 King Estate Wine Country Run

May 10 2011
2011 Wine Country 5K Run Video

Our inaugural Wine Country 5K was a great success. Two weeks before the event we had to shut down registration due to overwhelming response and to save space for on-site registrants. This being our first year putting on the race, we wanted to make sure we could accommodate the parking needs and keep the runners safe. We ended up with 479 runners and many more spectators. We look forward to building on this success next year and hope you’ll join us! Big thanks to our friends at the Eugene Marathon for helping us put this together.

Springtime Brings Flowers and Sheep to King Estate Winery

May 07 2011

Springtime at King Estate Winery brings flowers and sheep

With springtime comes new growth throughout the King Estate property. Our apple and plum trees have begun to flower, and the mustard and grass in the vineyard have been growing quickly. That’s where the sheep come in. King Estate uses sheep as natural lawn mowers. They enjoy munching on fresh shoots of grass and weeds, and we enjoy the fact that we don’t have to run tractors through the vines to trim the unwanted growth. In the process, the sheep also naturally fertilize the vines and help us reduce our carbon footprint.

VIDEO: Support the Restaurant at King Estate & Local Farmers

April 20 2011

Support the Restaurant at King Estate and Local Farmers!

Sign our petition and join our efforts to protect the restaurant at King Estate and the local farmers that we support, or click here to learn more about the issue.

VIDEO: King Estate Sponsors FOOD for Lane County's 2011 Chefs' Night Out Benefit

April 11 2011
King Estate was title sponsor for FOOD for Lane County's Chefs' Night Out for the third year in a row

FOOD for Lane County’s annual Chefs’ Night Out fundraiser took place at the Hult Center in downtown Eugene on April 5, 2011. King Estate Winery has been the Title Sponsor of the event for the last three years.

The best restaurants, wineries, and breweries in Eugene donated their time and products to create a memorable evening full of delicious food and drink. All money earned from ticket sales to the event went directly to FOOD for Lane County.

Oregon Breaks New Ground in Wine & Spirits List of Best Selling Restaurant Wines

March 13 2011

Oregon Breaks New Ground in Wine & Spirits Annual Restaurant Poll of the Most Popular Wine Brands

Led by King Estate Winery, Oregon makes breakthrough in Wine & Spirits Magazine’s Annual Restaurant Poll:

Each year Wine & Spirits Magazine surveys sommeliers and beverage managers at America’s top Zagat-rated restaurants. The survey asks them to examine 4th quarter sales and list their best selling overall brands and products by category. The survey shows the top performing brands in America’s top restaurants, a key slice of data that reveals much about the strength of a brand in one of the most competitive environments for wine sales.

Last year Oregon set a new record for the state with three wineries in the Top 50 Brands and this year did one better with a total of four. Those wineries are:

12. King Estate
32. Elk Cove
43. Domaine Drouhin
49. Argyle

King Estate Wine Country 5K Run

March 02 2011

Eugene Marathon Week: Wine Country 5K at King Estate Winery on April 23rd

Join us at King Estate on Saturday, April 23rd, one week before the Eugene Marathon, for a scenic 5K run through the rolling hills of our certified organic vineyards. We have partnered with Eugene Marathon to ensure a quality event. Registration is free for Tower Club members and runners registered for any 2011 Eugene Marathon Event.

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VIDEO: King Estate Crab Fest An Oregon Tradition

February 17 2011
Watch a video of the 2011 King Estate Crab Fest

The King Estate Crab Fest has become a very popular tradition at our winery in Eugene, Oregon. Held annually in late January at the height of Oregon’s Dungeness Crab season, the event showcases our Oregon Pinot Gris alongside succulent steamed crab. The all you can eat buffet features crab with all kinds of side dishes and an array of flavored butters and aiolis. We serve several different bottlings of Pinot Gris and an amazing selection of desserts from our estate bakery. This year the popularity of our event reached new heights as we hosted nearly 600 guests across 7 seatings.