With an entrepreneurial spirit he has come by honestly, Ed continues to ensure that King Estate Winery will last through the generations and will be kept in the family for years to come.
Ed King III was born and raised in the Kansas City area. He holds a law degree from the University of Missouri and an MBA from the University of Oregon. After practicing law in Alaska during the late 1970s, Ed returned to the Kansas City area in 1982 to develop and manage the Mobile Communications Division of King Radio, his father's company. While with King Radio, Ed spearheaded the development of a microprocessor-based tuning system that revolutionized mobile communications. US Armed Services, FBI, the Secret Service and many state and local police departments around the United States still utilize King Mobile Communication units. In 1984, when the sale of King Radio was imminent, Ed moved to Eugene, Oregon, where he developed and administered the Oregon Heart Center at Sacred Heart Hospital. Being very active in business development, real estate and investing, he founded and remains President of King Investment Group. In 1990, Ed began the planning phase of King Estate in conjunction with his father and other family members. He currently manages the daily winery activities as the Chief Executive Officer.