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How KINGESTATE started their t-shirt journey
Who are you known as?
KING ESTATE WINERY
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
King Estate is Oregon’s largest winery and the leading producer of premium and ultra premium Pinot Gris. King Estate is nationally recognized as a leader in Organic viticulture and eco-friendly farming practices and advocacy. Our visitor center is home to our tasting bar and a world-class white table cloth restaurant that focuses on locally grown and raised ingredients, many of which come directly from the organic gardens on our 1,033 acre certified organic estate.
What inspires you and how do you envision the design for your business?
Each year King Estate produces a new harvest t-shirt to commemorate the vintage, the 2011 vintage will be our 20th harvest, a very special milestone in the history of our company. This design contest is to produce a 20th anniversary t-shirt design. The t-shirt needs to include a King Estate logo as well as some reference to the 20th vintage, we are artful people, we like subtlety and mystery, your interpretation does not need to be very literal, but it can be, you have artistic freedom to come up with something fantastic.
In recent years we have printed our t-shirts on Nike Dri-FIT t-shirts, and would be inclined to do so again. This is a high-performance moisture wicking material. We are open to designs that call for any color t-shirt and can be long or short sleeved. Designs can call for printing on front, back, or sleeves and we are also open to non-conventional placement of graphics (not just front chest or middle of back, feel free to get creative with this too).