Bring a Sparkle to Your Holiday with Blanc de Gris & Blanc de Noirs

December 07 2012

Enjoy two special new releases this holiday season. These brut-style sparkling wines are made in the traditional Méthode Champenoise. Both are from the 2008 vintage and produced in limited quantities.

2008 Domaine Blanc de Gris

This sparkling Pinot Gris comes exclusively from organically-grown estate fruit. Its citrusy notes are nicely complimented by toasty vanilla & caramel undertones and a round finish.

$35 bottle / $29.75 Tower Club
$378 case / $357 Tower Club

2008 Blanc de Noirs

A traditional brut sparkling wine from predominantly estate fruit. Toasty floral aromas meet lemon, spice and apple on the palate, followed by a complex, lingering finish.

$45 bottle / $38.25 Tower Club
$486 case / $459 Tower Club

Ground shipping is included when you by case or more.  Just add the bottles to your cart.

Set Your Thanksgiving Table with King Estate & NxNW Wines

November 07 2012

Oregon Wine for Thanksgiving Get a Deal on a Mixed Case from King Estate

Here’s how it works: the more you buy the more you save with these progressive discounts. We’ve put together a mixed package, 6 great wines, that offers something for everyone at the table. Save 10% on 6 bottles, 15% on 12 bottles, and 20% on 24 bottles. Plus, Tower Club members save an ADDITIONAL 15% with their member coupon.

2008 Blanc de Gris
This sparkling Pinot Gris is a great apéritif, or save it for the toasts.

2011 Signature Pinot Gris
A tried & true food wine, and an excellent pairing with turkey.

2010 Signature Pinot Noir
This classic Pinot pairs with just about everything on the menu.

2011 Signature Chardonnay
Mashed potatoes? Check. Stuffing? Check. Cranberry Sauce? Check.

2009 NxNW Columbia Valley Cabernet
For the heartier dishes and gravy-lovers, a must-have at the table.

2011 NxNW Dessert Riesling
Finish with this sweet dessert wine.

GET THE THANKSGIVING MIXED PACK NOW!
OR/WA/ID/CA – Order by 11:00 AM PST Monday, 11/19 for delivery by Thanksgiving.
All Other States – Order by 11:00 AM PST Wednesday, 11/14 for delivery by Thanksgiving.

Missed this deadline? Call us at 800-884-4441, ext 102 to discuss  your options.

Tower Club Members: Shop using coupon code “TCDISCOUNT”. Membership status will be verified.

2012 Harvest Begins at King Estate Winery

September 29 2012

Harvest begins at King Estate Winery in Oregon 2012

On Saturday morning around 4AM at King Estate Winery near Eugene, Oregon we officially began harvest for the 2012 vintage on our own organic estate. This marks our 21st vintage since our inception in 1991 and our first harvest in 1992. Two crews harvested over 20 tons of Pinot Noir from a vineyard block near the solar panels on the northeast side of the property. Vineyard Manager Meliton Marinez was impressed, “I’m very pleased with the maturity and ripening of the fruit. We’re having a really good year, and the weather forecast is promising,” he said. The start of harvest is an exciting time at King Estate, and crews will be working 24/7 to process the grapes. We began bringing in grapes from off-site vineyards during the previous week.

Acrobat Pinot Gris and Signature Pinot Noir are Finalists for Snooth's People's Voice Awards

September 15 2012

King Estate Winery is a finalist in the Snooth People's Choice Awards

We can’t thank you enough for getting us to the finals! Your first-round votes got Signature Pinot Noir and Acrobat Pinot Gris to the finals of Snooth.com’s People’s Voice Award. If you love these wines, please cast your final-round vote for us!

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Join over 1 million voters to crown 100 favorites. Every vote enters you into the Snooth People’s Voice Award Sweepstakes. Prizes from Snooth include a trip to Sonoma wine country!

First-round votes don’t count toward the finals, so please, vote for us now! We really appreciate your support!

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!

King Estate Winery at the 2012 Wine Bloggers Conference

August 26 2012

King Estate Dinner @ 2012 Wine Bloggers Conference

Over the past few years we were in touch with the organizers of the International Wine Bloggers’ Conference and the North America Wine Bloggers’ Conference, trying to persuade them to bring the latter to Oregon for the first time. When they announced that Portland had been selected as the host city for the 2012 conference, we were ecstatic. We knew that it would likely be quite some time before the conference returned to Oregon, so we made a decision to go all out, take a major contingent from our team up North to Portland and show those bloggers what we do. On the day of the event, we loaded up the vans with lots of people, wine, and all of the ingredients for a 5 course epicurean experience King Estate style. The evening was a runaway success; the hashtag #WBC12 even turned out to be the #1 trending topic worldwide on twitter for the entire duration of the dinner!

The meal we produced was the results of months of planning. We realized that it would be a challenge for many of the bloggers to make it the 2+ hours down to our estate (though some did), so we wanted to do our best to bring the estate experience to Portland. We produced a really cool video presentation to play before dinner that introduced the bloggers to the estate, to our chef, and to the proprietors of the local sustainable farms and ranches that provided many of the ingredients for the evening. We also produced video demonstrations of each and every course, and provided all the video and written recipes the microsite wbc.kingestate.com. The project was virtually a winery wide effort with creativity and work contributed from all corners.

Here’s the video we played to great response:

The meal was 5 courses each with an exquisitely matched wine pairing compliments of Executive Chef Michael Landsberg, Sous Chef Benjamin Nadolny, and the King Estate culinary team. Here are shots of the dishes we served:

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As the influence of blogs and social media grow, wine bloggers play an increasingly important role in the wine industry. King Estate was not the only Oregon winery to take advantage of the chance to get to know bloggers and show off our Oregon wines. It would be safe to say that the visiting bloggers are now much more familiar with Oregon Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris across the board. There were so many great wines from so many great Oregon wineries and beyond included at the conference.

King Estate Winery Unveils Wine on Tap at their Visitor Center Near Eugene, OR

July 10 2012

King Estate Unveils Wne on Tap at its Eugene Oregon Tasting Room

In late June we unveiled a four tap wine keg system in our visitor’s center about 20 miles southwest of Eugene, Oregon. Wine on tap is a popular new trend and King Estate is at the forefront of this innovative wine service technology. By pouring from a keg, restaurant and bar owners will be able to avoid wasting wine due to spoilage, and help the environment by cutting down on the transport and disposal of glass bottles, corks, and other packaging. The kegs are sanitized and refilled, and wine keeps in the keg for over 6 months. A keg can hold the equivalent of 26 bottles of wine, or about 130 five-ounce glasses.

Currently Available on Tap at King Estate:
2011 Acrobat Oregon Pinot Gris
2011 Acrobat Oregon Pinot Noir

Coming Soon:
2011 NxNW Horse Heaven Hills Chardonnay
2011 NxNW Horse Heaven Hills Riesling

King Estate Wines Nominated for Snooth's People's Voice Awards

July 09 2012

Snooth People's Voice Awards

Our Signature Pinot Noir and Acrobat Pinot Gris have been nominated in Snooth’s People’s Voice Awards.  If you love these wines, cast your vote for us!

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Join over 1 million people voting for 1200 wines to crown 100 favorites. Every vote enters you into the Snooth People’s Voice Award Sweepstakes. Prizes from Snooth include iPads and a $500 shopping credit on Bloomspot. We need your help – vote for us now!

Try These Wines Yourself:

Through July 19th, get 6 bottles each Signature Pinot Noir and Acrobat Pinot Gris for $197, including shipping!*  Regularly $246 – that’s more than 20% off.

Take advantage of this limited-time offer.

*Ground orders to OR, WA, CA and ID are also eligible for $0 shipping. Distance & weather prevent Ground shipping to other states during the summer –  please call us at 800-884-4441, ext. 102 for discounted Express.  Valid online only.

Charcuterie Wars: King Estate Winery vs. The Commons Brewery

May 18 2012

King Estate Winery participates in Charcuterie Wars at 16 Tons

King Estate was invited by 16 Tons to participate in a delicious battle at their South Eugene location (Supreme Bean) on May 11th. The 5 courses of charcuterie were provided by Falling Sky Brewery, while King Estate and The Commons Brewery (from SE Portland) battled head to head to determine the best charcuterie pairing. Each course was carefully paired with a different wine and beer, and each participant was encouraged to take tasting notes and discuss which pairing they enjoyed most. Representatives from The Commons Brewery and King Estate gave educational insight into beer and winemaking as well as the delicate art of food pairing.

The People Have Spoken: King Estate is Eugene's Best Winery & Best Wedding Venue

April 20 2012

King Estate stood out in the 4th Annual Register Guard Reader’s Choice Awards. We are honored to have won the reader voted contest in two categories as Eugene’s Best Local Winery and Best Wedding Venue. Make sure to check out the rest of the winners. We also pulled in second place for Eugene’s Best Outdoor Dining option, not bad considering we are 20 miles out of town!

Earlier this year we also took home “Best Winery” in the Eugene Weekly’s annual ‘Best of Eugene’. They summed it up pretty well:

King Estate, with its pristine setting in the heart of the Willamette Valley’s wine country provides the perfect spot to sample its array of masterful wine. One can sit and enjoy a glass and a gourmet meal overlooking the certified organic vineyard in a most picturesque setting. This year the vineyard celebrates its twentieth anniversary and continues to produce some of the most exceptional wines with grapes grown in its own vineyard as well as from various other Northwest regions. King Estate’s creations illustrate time and again why the Northwest is known for its wine.