The Willamette Valley wine growing region is world famous for producing cooler climate grapes such as pinot gris, riesling, chardonnay and pinot noir.
Cool Climate, Rich Soil — an Ideal Mix
Oregon vineyards share similar climatic conditions with other well-known wine regions of the world. The estate vineyards are planted at an altitude of 740 to nearly 1,200 feet above sea level. Our grapes benefit from long summer days with optimal ripening conditions and cool evening temperatures moderated by the prevailing Northwest winds that roll in from the Pacific Ocean. Ideal weather conditions are complemented by the estate’s slope and the Bellpine and Jory clay-loam soils — rich in iron, well-draining and with excellent moisture-holding.
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.
natural and holistic
The intense, complex and seamlessly balanced flavor of the Willamette Valley can be found in every bottle.