Grace and Ken Evenstad founded Domaine Serene in the Dundee Hills of Oregon in 1989. The Evenstads had confidence in Oregon early on, before there was a national market for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the region.
Today, Domaine Serene produces wines from six individual vineyard estates, planted exclusively to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Each estate offers a diversity of soils, clones, rootstocks, microclimates, slopes and elevations that add distinguishing complexity and elegance to the wines.
In 2001, the Evenstads completed their current state-of-the art, five-level, gravity flow Pinot Noir winery. In 2017, they broke ground on their Chardonnay and Sparkling winery - the first dedicated white winery of its kind in Oregon – and will debut a new Sparkling Wine program in the summer of 2018. The wineries are a statement to the quality of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay that can be produced from the world-class Dundee Hills AVA.
In 2015, Ken and Grace acquired Château de la Crée, the respected wine estate located in the renowned Côte d'Or. This made them the first Oregon-based vintners to own land and produce wines in Burgundy, France.
In total, the Evenstads own 730 total acres of land in the hills of Yamhill County, with 275 acres planted to vine, and 25 acres, comprised of over forty percent Premier Cru vineyards, in the Côte de Beaune region of Burgundy. Finally, in 2017 Domaine Serene opened a new best-in-class hospitality center, the Clubhouse at Domaine Serene, that is changing the landscape of fine wine hospitality in the Pacific Northwest.