King Estate Winery, a Eugene, Oregon winery with national and international wine brands such as King Estate, Acrobat, and North by Northwest, is pleased to announce that long-time family friend- and Oregon restaurant entrepreneur Maurizio Paparo has accepted a leadership position with King Family Wines at the Lorane based King Estate Winery. Maurizio Paparo is a native of Naples, Italy and a 30 year resident of Eugene, Oregon.
Mr. Paparo continues to own and operate his beloved Ristorante and Inn in Eugene. Mr. Paparo will have complete operational management of the popular King Estate hospitality venue.
Ed King said- “Maurizio had black hair when we first met- and I had hair. Some. My sons were little ones playing on the tables of his restaurant Piccolo. We believe in great food, great wine, and sharing great joy.”
Maurizio Paparo said- “This is a natural thing for us. We have great surprises coming. Our chef- our charcuterie- our local foods. This will be the best!”
About King Estate: King Estate, celebrating 25 years of Oregon winemaking in 2016, is located southwest of Eugene, Oregon, at the southern tip of the Willamette Valley. Founded in 1991 by the King family, King Estate is committed to producing wines of exceptional quality using organic & sustainable farming methods, meticulous fruit selection, and impeccable winemaking practices. King Estate focuses on producing world-class Pinot Gris and Pinot Noirs, while also producing other excellent varietals under their Acrobat and NxNW labels. King Estate is owned and operated by the King Family.
Visit King Estate on-line: www.kingestate.com