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HKG Estate Wines and Word of Honor Fund

Tucked in the mountains of Idaho camas land lies 130 acres of American beauty and on June 27, 2015, Willow Creek Ranch hosted its 3rd annual gathering for Word of Honor Fund (WoHF).

Fly fishing, along with a shooting competition was only part of the fun in Fairfield, ID. Several show stopping exhibitions included Gnat Warfare, Twin Falls Bomb Squad, and a shooting demo with champions, John and Houston Shaw. 

Pioneer Saloon and HKG Estate Wines graciously donated their fine cuisines and wines for a sit down dinner welcoming the charity’s three guest speakers: two Retired US Navy SEALs, and a WoHF child, a surviving member of a US Navy SEAL who died while enduring the war in Afghanistan.

The invitation for 200 guests is coveted as many people from around the country save their seats nearly a year in advance to share and witness the patriotism of their fellow Americans. Word of Honor Fund thanks you, HKG Estate Wines, for your kind donation for the Willow Creek Ranch event.  Your support in keeping the promise is priceless.  Our mission is accomplished this year!

Word of Honor Fund provides a continuum of support that facilitates milestone events for the surviving children of SEALs and Special Operations personnel who die while assigned to a select Naval Special Operations Group.

Our word is our bond and it is the purest form of trust. The most sacred of all is a father's promise to his children. Word of Honor is committed to fulfilling the intentions of our fallen heroes by ensuring his children experience life as he had planned before his sacrifice. His untimely passing challenges his promise.

Who will honor his word? We will...

-Rosalie Shepard

 Word of Honor Fund, Vice-President

 

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Dear Fans and Friends! It is with great pride and excitement that we bring you the latest critical acclaim for HKG Estate Wines…

HKG Pinots score with Robert Parker!!!

The HKG vineyard designate Pinot Noirs are a hit with the Wine Advocate, winning high praise and high scores from Robert Parker…

  • HKG Estate Wines 2012 Pinot Noir North Bridge - 90
  • HKG Estate Wines 2012 Pinot Noir Triple 7 - 89
  • HKG Estate Wines 2012 Pinot Noir Twin Corners - 88

"The attractive 2012 Pinot Noir Triple 7 (named after the Dijon Clone 777) exhibits a dark ruby color, sweet notes of black cherries, forest floor and underbrush, and a round, medium-bodied, generously fruity, pure, nicely textured style. Consume this beauty over the next 5-6 years. The 2012 Pinot Noir North Bridge comes from a block of Pinot Noir grapes planted in well-drained, sandy, loamy soils. Revealing a character much different than its sibling, it possesses more pomegranate, plum, sweet dark cherry and earth characteristics. It cuts a slightly broader mouthfeel than the Triple Seven, but has silky tannins (this winery is top-notch when it comes to tannin management) as well as a pure finish. The oak is pushed to the background in this sexy, impressive 2012. Drink it over the next 4-5 years. The 2012 Pinot Noir Twin Corners comes from a block of vines planted in more alluvial loamy soils. It exhibits sassafras, cola, earthy, spicy notes intermixed with notions of clove, cinnamon and cardamon. It is a different style of Pinot Noir that I do not like as much as the North Bridge, but it is distinctive and singular in style. I admire that. Again, the tannin management is outstanding, and the wine reveals medium-bodied, velvety flavors and finishes nicely. Drink it over the next 4-5 years.”

2015 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

HKG takes GOLD and BEST OF CLASS at the prestigious SF Chronicle Wine Competition!

HKG’s Russian River Valley 2012 Triple 7 Pinot Noir and 2012 North Bridge Chardonnay won GOLD!!!

The 2012 HKG Estate Pinot Noir went even further, being awarded “Best of Class - Pinot Noir $35.00 to $39.99.

HKG’s 2012 North Bridge Pinot Noir received a Silver Medal while the 2012 Twin Corners Pinot Noir and 2012 Estate Chardonnay claimed Bronze Medals!

GOLD MEDAL at the 2014 American Fine Wine Competition

Our 2011 HKG Estate Pinot Noir North Bridge has been awarded another gold medal at the 2014 American Fine Wine Competition. Our 2011 HKG Estate Chardonnay North Bridge and 2012 HKG Estate Rosé of Pinot Noir were also awarded silver medals. Our wine club members will have a chance to enjoy our gold medal-winning 2011 HKG Estate Pinot Noir North Bridge when it arrives in their spring club shipments!

The full list of winners can be found here.

GOLD MEDALS from 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

The accolades continue for our 2011 Pinot Noir vineyard designates! Both the 2011 HKG Estate Pinot Noir Twin Corners and 2011 HKG Estate Pinot Noir North Bridge were awarded gold medals at the 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Our 2011 HKG Estate Pinot Noir Russian River Valley was also awarded a silver medal.

91 & 90 Points from Wine Enthusiast

We're very pleased to announce that both of our 2011 vineyard designate Pinot Noirs have received at least 90 Point scores from Wine Enthusiast. Our 2011 HKG Estate Pinot Noir North Bridge received 90 points and our 2011 HKG Estate Pinot Noir Twin Corners received a score of 91!

These limited-production wines sell out consistently, so place your order soon!

90 Points from The Press Democrat

Our 2011 HKG Pinot Noir Russian River Valley received 90 points in the 2013 Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge.

GOLD MEDAL - 2013 Sunset International Wine Competition

Each of our 2011 Estate Pinot Noirs received a medal at this year's Sunset International Wine Competition, with our 2011 Russian River Valley Estate Pinot Noir winning a Gold Medal. Silver Medals were awarded to both the 2011 North Bridge Estate Pinot Noir and 2011 Twin Corners Estate Pinot Noir.

92 and 90 Points from PinotReport

Our 2009 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley received 92 points in the latest (February 15, 2013) issue of PinotReport, and our 2009 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Bridge Selection received 90 points.

GOLD MEDAL - 2013 SF Chronicle Wine Competition

We are pleased to announce that our 2010 HKG Pinot Noir Twin Corners has been awarded the GOLD MEDAL at the 2013 SF Chronicle Wine Competition.

Our 2010 HKG Pinot Noir Russian River Valley, 2011 HKG Chardonnay North Bridge and 2011 HKG Chardonnay Russian River Valley each received silver medals.

GOLD MEDALS - 2012 Sunset International Wine Competition

We are pleased to announce that we have won two GOLD medals at the 2012 Sunset International Wine Competition for our 2010 HKG Pinot Noir RRV and our 2010 HKG Pinot Noir North Bridge.

Our 2010 HKG Pinot Noir Twin Corners received a silver medal. See a full list of winners at https://enofileonline.com/CatAwards.aspx?compID=55

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