Ch‰teau de la CrŽe
Celebrating the Côte d’Or
In 2015, Ken and Grace Evenstad acquired Château de la Crée, the respected wine estate located in the birthplace of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay: the renowned Côte d’Or.
The venerable Château de la Crée estate in Santenay, Burgundy dates to 1431, when it was owned by Nicolas Rolin, chancellor to Philippe the Good and founder of the Hospices de Beaune. The Château’s vineyards include seven rare Premier Cru blocks located entirely along the renowned Côte d’Or escarpment, home to some of the world’s most storied Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines.
Comprising 25 acres of prime vineyard blocks in Pommard, Volnay, Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet, Chassagne-Montrachet, Santenay and Maranges, the Château de la Crée estate features a two-to-one varietal ratio of Pinot Noir to Chardonnay, with 40% of all plantings in Premier Cru sites.
In 2017, seeking to showcase the best of Burgundy, the Evenstads debuted Maison Evenstad as a rare and exclusive barrel selection from the finest vineyard properties located throughout the Côte d’Or.
Maison Evenstad and Château de la Crée are crafted by Grace and Ken Evenstad with a focus on quality, sustainability, and terroir transparency. The Evenstads remain very grateful and honored to be the stewards of these ancient vineyard sites for this generation.