Iconic Producers of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay
Grace and Ken Evenstad, seeking the best site in the world for growing and producing world-class Pinot Noir, settled in the Dundee Hills of Oregon’s Willamette Valley in 1989. The Evenstads had faith in Oregon early on, before there was a national market for domestic Pinot Noir.
They invested in a hilltop estate property that had just been logged in the Dundee Hills. That property, the Evenstad Estate, is now recognized as one of the finest vineyard estates in the world producing highly rated Pinot Noir and Chardonnay that is globally recognized as iconic by collectors and critics alike.
In 2001, the Evenstads built a state-of-the-art, five-level gravity flow Pinot Noir winery. In 2017, always innovating, they completed a new White Winery dedicated to the production of Chardonnay and Sparkling wine - the first of its kind in Oregon. The wineries, located on the prestigious Winery Hill Estate, were built as a statement to the quality of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay that can be produced from the unparalleled Dundee Hills AVA.
In less than three decades of operation, Domaine Serene has consistently been recognized for producing world-class wines by various major wine publications. In 2013, their 2010 Evenstad Reserve Pinot Noir was named the #1 Pinot Noir in the World by Wine Spectator in their Top 100. Three years later, in 2016, their 2014 Evenstad Reserve Chardonnay was named #1 White Wine in the World by the same publication.
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 total, Domaine Serene owns 950 acres of land in the hills of Yamhill County, with 287 acres planted to vine.
Since 1989, the Evenstads have excelled in their quest to produce iconic Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
Grace and Ken Evenstad