Nominee: American Winery of the Year
King Estate Winery, celebrating its 25th anniversary, is located in Eugene, Oregon, at the southern tip of Willamette Valley. At 1,033 acres, King Estate is the largest Demeter USA-certified Biodynamic® vineyard in the country. One of Oregon’s leading and iconic wineries, King Estate earned its international reputation with its exceptional King Estate Willamette Valley Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir. In 2006 it introduced wines from the inland growing regions of Oregon and Washington under its North by Northwest label. Acrobat debuted in 2009 to meet a need for a high quality Oregon wine that pairs with everyday life, quickly earning recognition as one of the state’s fast-growing brands ever. King Estate was founded in 1991 on the bedrock principles of family, stewardship and tradition. With a third generation of the King family active in the business, King Estate remains family owned and farmed, dedicated to the highest standards in winemaking.