Dreaming of warm summer days and cool summer nights in the Willamette Valley? Take a virtual trip with us to Domaine Serene! Grace and Ken Evenstad first arrived and settled in
Dreaming of warm summer days and cool summer nights in the Willamette Valley? Take a virtual trip with us to Domaine Serene!
Grace and Ken Evenstad first arrived and settled in the Dundee Hills in the Willamette Valley in 1989. At that time, the couple had spent over 20 years together in Minnesota building a successful business, a loving family, and a deep appreciation for the wines of Burgundy. The Evenstads had faith in Oregon early on, before there was a national market for domestic Pinot Noir. When the time came to pursue their longtime dream of growing and producing world-class Pinot Noir, they invested in a 42-acre hilltop estate that had just been logged in the beautiful Dundee Hills of Oregon. With the support of their family – and to the surprise of many of their friends in Minnesota – the Evenstads established Domaine Serene, effectively creating Oregon’s luxury wine industry. They named the winery after their daughter, Serene, and their first vineyard on the estate was named after their son, Mark Bradford Evenstad.
The Evenstads have propelled Domaine Serene onto the global stage where it remains the only wine brand in the world to be recognized for producing the top Pinot Noir in the world by both Wine Spectator and Decanter magazine, while also securing the top white wine in the world for its Evenstad Reserve Chardonnay in 2016. Additionally, “America’s Most Acclaimed Winery” has earned more than three hundred 90 pt.+ scores from Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast alone. In 2018, Grace and Ken Evenstad were awarded the Distinguished Service Award, making them the first couple ever to receive this top honor in the wine industry. Domaine Serene’s wines represent the achievement that is possible in Oregon, one of the finest regions in the world for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
Grace Evenstad likes to say, “Pinot Noir is the princess of all grapes: it knows everything you’ve done to it and always remembers.”
We are scheduling a Zoom with Eric Mueller, Director of National Sales at Domaine Serene to hear him speak about their wines in real-time. If you would like to order a set of these bottles to enjoy during the call, we will include a 4-pack REpour wine preservers, so you can save what you don’t enjoy that night for another day.
The total cost of the pack and REpours is $175.
– Happy Hour with Domaine Serene –
Friday, July 24th
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Please RSVP to secure your pack and receive a link to the Zoom.
The Line Up:
2017 Domaine Serene ‘Evenstad Reserve’ Chardonnay – $60/Bottle
Starbright and a delicate golden hue, the 2017 Evenstad Reserve Chardonnay bursts with bright and fresh aromatics of white pineapple and zippy Meyer lemon. Exhibiting its hallmark complexity and richness on the palate, baked golden apple and creamy vanilla and praline flavors are delightfully balanced by a persistent minerality and mouthwatering acidity.
94 points James Suckling
95 points International Wine Report
92 points Wine Enthusiast
92 points Wine Spectator
93 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
San Francisco Chronicle Double Gold
2016 Domaine Serene ‘Yamhill Cuvee’ Pinot Noir – $50/ Bottle
Extremely expressive, the 2016 Yamhill Cuvée Pinot Noir offers an alluring nose rich with aromas of cocoa and clove. The palate is bursting with an intense patchwork of marionberry, black currant, and blueberry flavors. Polished and plush, its seamlessly integrated and silky tannins lead to a long, lingering finish. An exceptionally appealing wine, its complexity leaves you thirsty for more.
91 points Wine Enthusiast
92 points Wine Spectator
92 points I.W.R.
2017 Les Tourelles de la Cree Montagny Premier Cru Chardonnay – $40/Bottle
The 2017 Les Tourelles de la Crée, Montagny Premier Cru Chardonnay is fresh and youthful with expressive notes of melon, white flowers, and linen. The palate is electric with layers of stone fruit and white peach. The mouthwatering mineral-driven finish is long and persistent. A beautiful Premier Cru Chardonnay from the Côte Chalonnaise region of Burgundy!
2016 Les Tourelles de la Cree, Cote de Beaune “Knights Templar Cuvee’ Pinot Noir – $45/Bottle Debut Release
The 2016 Les Tourelles de la Crée, Côte de Beaune ‘Knights Templar Cuvée’ Pinot Noir, extremely expressive upon approach, displays strawberry and red raspberry aromas. The palate is awash with delightful red fruit flavors and fresh tobacco notes. Texturally, this young Burgundian Pinot Noir is silky, with soft tannins and balanced acidity that leads to a long and persistent finish.
(Friday) 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm