Nicholas Vineyard has 33 acres planted near Newberg, Oregon, between 350 and 650 feet in elevation. Uncommon for the area, its soils are primarily Laurelwood, consisting of windblown loess over a well-drained, volcanic foundation. Praised for their reliable high-quality fruit, Nicholas Vineyard consistently harmonizes fresh fruit flavors like ripened plum and dark cherry with a core of bright acidity and lush, lingering tannins.
As much as one-third to one-half of the grapes used to make King Estate Willamette Valley wines come from our estate-grown, certified Biodynamic fruit. The remainder is sourced from a careful selection of like-minded sustainably farmed vineyards throughout the AVA. Our winemakers keep these vineyards lots separate before making the final blends, ultimately creating a wine that showcases the beautiful spectrum of the Willamette Valley’s growing regions.
Certified Biodynamic by Demeter USA
King Estate has 1,033 Biodynamic-certified acres in southwest Eugene at the southern tip of the Willamette Valley AVA. A working farm, King Estate has 470 acres under vine: 165 of Pinot Noir, nearly 300 of Pinot Gris, and the balance in other grapes. Another 30 acres feature orchards, gardens, lavender and bee hives.
At the heart of our winemaking process is the winery itself, the physical grounds and buildings reflecting our commitment to a pure, natural, and organic approach to wine — and to life.