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As Oregon's top producer of Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir, our wines are often featured in the news. Read about the bottles getting attention and then taste why.

Like Christie Brinkley, White Wines Can Age Spectacularly

September 10, 2015
Lauren Mowery, The Village Voice

"The King Estate Winery near Eugene presented me and several other journalists with a lineup of butter-hued bottles spanning a decade, pulled from their library. The wines were not their most expensive single-vineyard or domaine bottlings, but rather represented their entry-level “signature” line, retailing upon debut for approximately $17."

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2013 King Estate Signature Pinot Gris Wins Jefferson Cup

November 30, 2014
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The Jefferson Cup Invitational, a competition that honors the best of the best among wineries from across America crowned our 2013 King Estate Pinot Gris, among other King Estate wines, with honors.

Wine Specator Names 2012 Acrobat Pinot Noir on 2014 Top 100 List

November 17, 2014
Wine Specator

The 2012 Acrobat Pinot Noir was ranked #78 Wine Spectator's prestigious list

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2012 King Estate Signature one of Wine & Spirits 2014 Best Chardonnay

November 01, 2014
Wine & Spirits

93 Points...For all the generosity of flavor the texture remains pleasingly crisp, with layers of intensity that flash between fruit sweetness and savory breadth. With it's mineral tension, this wine performs far above its price: a classic of the vintage...

Hot Prospect - 1st Oregon brand to make the list

October 14, 2014
Impact Newsletter

Acrobat has been named as a Hot Prospect Brand by Impact Newsletter, coming in at 13 out of 30 brands to receive the recognition. Adding to the honor, Acrobat is the first Oregon wine label to receive this prestigious award since its inception.

United States Wineries of the Year

October 04, 2014
Wine & Spirits

"King Estate's Signature bottling regularly serves as a pinot gris template for the country with its breadth of flavor that distinguishes it from anything 'grigio'. "

2013 King Estate Signature Pinot Gris Scores 91 Pts, Editors Choice

October 04, 2014
2014 Buying Guide, Wine Enthusiast

There's extra richness across the palate of perfectly ripened apple, pear and melon fruit, The weight of the wine in the mouth is substantial but maintains a sense of lightness and proportion, and the finish extends out gracefully as long as you can wait for the next sip.

Oregon's 50 Best Wines

September 04, 2014
Allison Jones, Portland Monthly

King Estate Domaine Oregon Pinot Gris: Balanced with aromas of wet stone and grapefruit, this easy drinking wine is accented by a warm note cardamom.

2013 Acrobat Pinot Gris Scores 90 Pts, Best Buy

August 04, 2014
Wine & Spirits

Aromas of lemon cream and lees give a savory accent to this wine. It feels balanced, crisp and lean, with the acidity to match grilled calamari tossed with fresh herbs.

#1 Domestic Pinot Gris

April 01, 2014
Wine & Spirits

"When it's American Pinot Gris diners want, King Estate is the answer..."