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Support the Restaurant at King Estate Winery and Local Farmers

    1. Ed King
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      Ed King

      Eugene, OR

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My family’s winery has been involved in a lengthy and ongoing appeal process to maintain the special use permit that allows us to operate the restaurant on our property. With so much uncertainty, we have decided to seek a permanent solution for our winery and other landmark wineries through House Bill 3280 and Senate Bill 829, sponsored by our local representatives, Rep. Paul Holvey and Sen. Floyd Prozanski.

Our restaurant features organic produce grown right here on the property and also showcases the agricultural products of other local farms grown with great care right here in our community. We try our best to source as much of our meats and produce as close to our property as possible and we have developed wonderful relationships with many farms and ranches here in Lane County and around Oregon. For many of these small farms and ranches we are their largest customer and provide them with a venue to promote their products here in their own backyard.

First-class wine deserves to be paired with first-class food. I’ve always believed this and I’ve found it true the world over. Our winery is special, but its business model is similar to the other major wineries around the world. Internationally and throughout California and Washington, wineries are paired with high-end rural restaurants.

Oregon is in a global competition for wine tourism and we have a real opportunity to rise to the top. We compete for global tourists with Napa Valley, Bordeaux, Champagne, and Tuscany. We know that our wine, Oregon’s breathtaking countryside and our local foods offer an experience that few can match. We believe our winery and restaurant, are a platform and showcase for Oregon agriculture.

I am asking for your support for House Bill 3280 & Senate Bill 829 which will allow my winery and restaurant to co-exist. Please sign this petition and add your name to a list of supporters of HB 3280 and SB 829. We are not only fighting for the restaurant, but for the local farmers who supply our food and the jobs of our restaurant employees.

Thank you for your support.

Sincerely,

Ed King

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    • Joyce Winslow EUGENE, OR
      • over 3 years ago

      King Estate is one of the jewels in our community. It does us all a service by featuring local organic produce and supporting local farmers.

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    • Margaret Mann EUGENE, OR
      • over 3 years ago

      King Estates has done so much to put Oregon wines on the map all over the world. The restaurant gets it right-- local produce and meats presented deliciously in a fantastic setting. I always bring out of town guest here! When I travel and people learn I am from Oregon, I am frequently asked about King Estates. We need to support our Oregon wineries-- they are a tourist draw and have been good for our economy.

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    • Martha Lamb ROCHESTER, NY
      • over 3 years ago

      My husband and I visited the Restaurant at the King Estate Winery and had the most fabulous meal while sitting on the deck overlooking the beautiful grounds. It was a wonderful meal and very enjoyable ambiance. I think it would really be a huge mistake to close this restaurant that showcases the locally grown and produced foods paired with the King Estate wines. The trip to the King Estate Winery and the meal at the restaurant was the highlight of our trip to Eugene, OR, and we still talk about it 2 years later!

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    • Hardeep Sidhu EUGENE, OR
      • over 3 years ago

      People opposing King Estate winery's restaurant are just dumb and have nothing better to do. I bet they have a hidden agenda. Those kind of people are burden on the society. I fully support restaurant at King Estate winery because there is nothing like enjoying wine with freshly prepared food.

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    • Till Kristi VENETA, OR
      • over 3 years ago

      This is on of the most wonderful dinning experiences. I bring friends and family as well as people who visit from all over the United States. This special place must be preserved.

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