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.

Today, Domaine Serene produces Pinot Noir from six vineyard estates, spanning three Willamette Valley AVAs, and Chardonnay solely from high elevations in the Dundee Hills. In 2001, the Evenstads completed construction of the picturesque, state-of-the art, five-level, gravity flow winery specifically designed to make world class Pinot Noir. Their sustainable vineyard management and winemaking practices are intended to maximize the quality of the wines and to ensure complex, balanced and elegant wines that are age-worthy. Since the first vintage in 1990, Domaine Serene has produced award winning wines, including Evenstad Reserve Pinot Noir, recognized as the World's #3 Wine of 2013 by Wine Spectator Magazine. Through the continuous pursuit of quality and innovation, Domaine Serene has garnered global recognition as an iconic quality leader of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. In April 2015, the Evenstads expanded upon their original vision of producing world class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay by purchasing Château de la Crée, a Burgundy wine estate in the Côte d'Or. Burgundy vintners have been buying vineyards in Oregon for the past 25 years, but now the Evenstads have flipped the trend. "Owning and farming legendary vineyards in Burgundy is a dream come true for us," says Ken Evenstad. "We have a once in a lifetime opportunity to make our own wines from famous vineyards like Morgeot in Chassagne-Montrachet, Clos des Angles in Volnay, and La Garenne in Puligny-Montrachet where world class wines have been made for centuries.

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Domaine Serene 'Yamhill Cuvee' Pinot Noir 2015
"Dark ruby in color, the Yamhill Cuvée is extremely expressive showcasing heavenly aromas of cocoa, pomegranate, clove, and star anise. A patchwork of cherry, cranberry cocktail, and blueberry flavors explode on the palate. Polished and plush, its seamlessly integrated and inviting tannins lead to a
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Domaine Serene 'Yamhill Cuvee' Pinot Noir 2014
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Enthusiast 92 "Aromatic and lushly scented with rhubarb, strawberry, cola, root beer and cocoa powder, this is immediately accessible, and yet structured to age if you can keep your hands off of it. Streaks of beet root sneak in around raspberry and cherry fruit, with firm tannins and

Domaine Serene 'Yamhill Cuvee' Pinot Noir 2013
"The 2013 Yamhill Cuvee offers a true bouquet rich with aromas of Bing cherry, blackberry, and dried herbs and spices. The aromas expand out onto the mid-palate to deliver some wonderfully intense red fruits. Polished and graceful, this wine is seamlessly integrated with playful tannins, finishing

Domaine Serene 'Yamhill Cuvee' Pinot Noir 2012
93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93 "Gorgeous pinot with dried strawberry and spice character. Full body, soft tannins, and remains fresh and lively. Lovely combination of ripe fruit and acidity. Drink or hold. "  Wine Enthusiast 92  "This cuvée offers the pleasures of sweet, sappy red fruits, soft tannins and

Domaine Serene 'Yamhill Cuvee' Pinot Noir 2011
" A lively, lithe and inviting red, offering an array of red fruit, floral and spice overtones that come together on the focused and deftly balanced finish. Drink now through 2019. " ~ Winery notes

Domaine Serene "Yamhill Cuvee" Pinot Noir 2010
A lively, lithe and inviting red, offering an array of red fruit, floral and spice overtones that come together on the focused and deftly balanced finish. Drink now through 2018. 8,000 cases made. –HS

Domaine Serene 'Evenstad' 'Reserve' Pinot Noir 2010
95  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 95WS TOP 100 2013 Rank 3" A vibrant, focused and deliciously complex red, offering raspberry, cherry, cinnamon, mocha and subtle sage notes rolling through the long and expressive finish. Deft. Drink now through 2020.6,000 cases made. "

Domaine Serene 'Evenstad' Pinot Noir 2008
94  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 94  WE TOP 100 2012 Cellar Selection Rank 77 "Dark, full, generous and ripe to the far edge of elegance, this powerful Pinot is saturated with black fruits, annotated with fennel, pepper, smoke and espresso, the rich and varied flavors rolling right through a lush midpalate and on

Domaine Serene 'Yamhill Cuvee' Pinot Noir 2009
91  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Spectator 91 "Pure and focused with blueberry, plum, spice and loam aromas leaping from the glass. Shows depth and grace. Best from 2013 through 2018."  Wine Enthusiast 91 "Sometimes in a challenging vintage such as 2009, it is the least expensive, blended wines that benefit most, perhaps

Domaine Serene 'Evenstad' Pinot Noir 2007
95  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 95 "Top 100. A very elegant and refined Evenstad Reserve, with grace notes of sandalwood and a lovely cherry core. The fruit is immaculate, the concentration focused and lengthy, and the flavors are so artfully blended that the wine is seamless and perfectly balanced. Although it

Domaine Serene Clos du Seleil Chardonnay 2008
"Rich aromas of mineral, lime, anise, smoke, toast, fig, and lanolin. Rich and round front palate of peach, bosc pear, lime, star anise, clove, with a long creamy finish." ~Winery Notes

Domaine Serene 'Yamhill Cuvee' Pinot Noir 2007
90  Robert Parker 
 Robert Parker 90 "The dark ruby-colored 2007 Pinot Noir Yamhill Cuvee offers up a superb bouquet of smoke, cinnamon, rose petal, cherry, and cranberry. Spicy, expressive, and medium-bodied on the palate, it displays a racy personality marked by savory flavor, vibrant acidity, good depth, and

Domaine Serene 'Evenstad' Pinot Noir Reserve 2006
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92"Smooth and round, with a lovely polished feel to the dark berry, cherry, licorice and spice flavors, flowing easily over finely tuned tannins, persisting expressively. Drink now through 2016. 9,000 cases made."