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40 Under 40 Tastemaker 2018

Justin King, 39, Eugene, OR

Owner/National Sales Manager, King Estate Winery

Renaissance wine man

The grandson of King Estate founder Ed King Jr., Justin King is responsible for distributor relations and leads the winery’s national sales force. Not only does he promote his family’s wines and Oregon’s vinous gospel, but King jumped into winemaking himself recently with a biodynamic 2016 Pinot Noir. Previously, King, an accomplished acoustic guitarist, founded and operated the Vinegar Hill Sound recording studio in Brooklyn, New York, and has also worked as a freelance photographer. An advocate for social responsibility, he serves on the boards of the Oregon Environmental Council, Square One Villages and FOOD for Lane County.