Ken and Grace Evenstad founded Domaine Serene Vineyards and Winery in 1989 when they purchased 42 acres of just-logged land in the Dundee Hills of Oregon to plant, grow and produce ultra-premium Pinot Noir. They have been involved in every aspect of growing, producing and marketing Domaine Serene wines. Ken and Grace own 462 acres of land in Yamhill County in the Willamette Valley of Oregon, 150 acres of land is planted to vine. In addition to Pinot Noir, which is about 95% of the wine produced, they also make a little Chardonnay and Syrah. Their wines have won many accolades and awards, including over 80 wines scoring 90 points or higher by Wine Spectator.
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Yamhill Cuvee has an aroma profile that consists of red fruits, minerals, spice, earth, and hint of French Oak. The palate offers youthful tannins and balanced acidity which lead to a smooth and graceful finish. It is approachable in its youth, while maintaining the elegance and finesse of a... more
The barrel-aged, terroir driven R Rose gracefully balances elegance and earthiness with soft tannins, abundant acidity, and rich, luscious red fruit. Cherries, raspberries, and a hint of sage form a creamy richness on the palate, while texture and grip, imparted by the soil, create a lasting,... more
#3 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2013
Wonderfully complex wine that delivers an array of red fruits, caramel, baking spice, vanilla, dried flowers, and potpourri. On the palate, this elegant wine shows a harmonious balance of structure, richness and acidity with soft tannins and a clean, lingering... more
The wines from the 2009 vintage are delicious, richly textured, and loaded with sumptuous fruit flavors.
The 2008 Winery Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir has great purity of fruit and structure. 2008 delivered ideal conditions for making complex and full-bodied, complex Pinot Noir. So much so, that critics and fans alike agree that the 2008 wines may someday be counted as some of the best made in Oregon. more
Highly perfumed nose displaying loads of red cherry, raspberry, dried blueberry, slight citrus, and cola. The palate is ripe and ample, showing red plum, black raspberry, caramel, clove, vanilla and violet with a supple and well-balanced finish. more
#84 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2011
Mother Nature delivered ideal conditions for making complex and full-bodied Pinot Noir. The 2008 vintage may represent a new benchmark for Oregon Pinot Noir. more
The 2008 wines are reminiscent of the wonderful 2000 vintage; great purity of fruit and structure. Critics and fans alike agree that these wines may someday be counted as some of the best made in Oregon. more
At Domaine Serene, we've always maintained that great wines begin with great vineyards. This was particularly true of the 2007 vintage, where a myriad of weather conditions and temperature changes made for a very challenging harvest. Yes, it rained, but as fastidious as Pinot Noir may be, a little... more
2006 is destined to be a classic. Nearly perfect conditions at bloom and a long warm growing season led to a warm harvest producing fully ripened and mature fruit of exceptional quality. A relatively mild spring, followed by warm and dry months and small heat spikes in June and September, allowed... more