King Family holds first polo match after founder's passing

CROZET, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- On Sunday, King Family Vineyard held its first polo match since David King's passing.

King passed away three weeks ago after a battle with cancer.

His son, James King, said it has been difficult time for him, his family and the vineyard, but David wouldn't want him to stop business because of his passing.

"It's been tough not having him around, but knowing my dad as well as I have, I know that he would not want us to stop anything or cancel anything or make a big fuss about it," said James.

David was an avid polo player, which led to the creation of the Roseland Polo Club at the vineyard in 2003.

Every Sunday from Memorial Day weekend to the first Sunday in October, people flock to the King Family to watch polo matches.

"It's a great family-friendly atmosphere," said James. "To see my dad's personal passion grow into something that the community and people can come to enjoy is really great."

James said he's looking to move forward without his father and continuing his father's legacy by growing the vineyard.

"The best way we can honor the legacy he's built is show up, do the work, do it well and grow the legacy, grow King Family Vineyards and the Roseland Polo Club," he said.

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