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Château de la Crée

The venerable Château de la Crée estate in Santenay, Burgundy dates back to the 15th Century, when it was owned by Nicolas Rolin, chancellor to Philippe the Good and founder of the Hospices de Beaune. Today 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.

Ken and Grace Evenstad, Founders of Domaine Serene Winery, came full circle in their passion for great Pinot Noir and Chardonnay when they purchased the respected Burgundy wine estate, Château de la Crée, in 2015. Featuring a restored 15th century château in the historic Côte de Beaune village of Santenay, the Château de la Crée estate was originally owned by Nicolas Rolin, Chancellor to the Duke of Burgundy, Philippe the Good, and founder of the renowned Hospices de Beaune. Along with his wife Guigone de Salins, Rolin established a tradition of charitable giving through wine, something the Evenstads consider a foundational principle at Domaine Serene as well.

With vineyard holdings located entirely along the acclaimed Côte d’Or escarpment in the heart of Burgundy, the Château de la Crée property includes prime sites in Pommard, Volnay, Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet, Chassagne-Montrachet, Santenay, and Maranges. The Château also boasts a state-of-the-art, gravity-flow winery that was built in 2011. Both Château de la Crée and Domaine Serene are uncompromising in their dedication to terroir transparency and a focus on sustainability. Château de la Crée, employs biodynamic farming practices to ensure maximum soil and plant health. Its talented winemaker works closely with Ken and Grace Evenstad and the Domaine Serene winemaking team to ensure that wine quality consistently meets the impeccable standards for which the Evenstads are well known.

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Chevalier d'Or membership

Designed for the true aficionado, the Chevalier d'Or membership is the perfect complement to your current selection of Domaine Serene wines. Experience a curated collection of Château de la Crée wines, highlighted by some of the most rare and sought after bottlings from our Premier Cru vineyards, and selections from our extensive wine library. Chevalier d'Or members will also be treated to the highest level of wine access and hospitality at both our Burgundy and Oregon properties.

Fraternité de la Crée membership

The Fraternité de la Crée membership is an ideal introduction to the wines and estates of Château de la Crée. Experience a limited collection of Château de la Crée wines from Santenay and other regions of the Côte de Beaune, with an emphasis on diversity of selection and style. Fraternité de la Crée members will also receive invitations to exclusive events and educational offerings on both continents.


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Vineyard Estate

Vineyard Estate

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. Biodynamic farming practices are employed in all our vineyards to drive optimal terroir expression, and ensure soil and plant health.

Restored 15th Century Château

Restored 15th Century Château

With its elegant dual turrets and magnificent vaulted wine caves dating back to at least 1431, Château de la Crée is located in the ancient Côte d’Or village of Santenay. The original château was almost fully destroyed during the French Revolution, then reconstructed in the 19th century and completely restored more recently. Santenay’s name derives from the Latin word “sanctus,” indicating a place considered holy in pre-Christian times.

Gravity-Flow Winery

Gravity-Flow Winery

Like Domaine Serene, Château de la Crée is uncompromising in its dedication to terroir transparency. Following comprehensive upgrades completed in 2011, our state-of-the-art, gravity-flow winery is fully equipped to support a meticulous yet low-intervention approach to crafting elite Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, sourced from some of the world’s most exquisite terroirs.

 


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Events


21-22
April
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Taste of Burgundy

Make plans to join us as we celebrate the historic 2015 vintage from our Burgundy portfolio - featuring selections from both our Château de la Crée and Maison Evenstad collections. 

The tastings will be conducted at 12:00pm and 2:30pm every Saturday and Sunday in the month of April.

The cost is $40 for members and $60 for non-members.  Please contact us today to schedule your experience!

25-28
April
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Domaine Serene in Paradise

4 Days & 3 Nights at the Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina

As a valued Domaine Serene Wine Club Member, we invite you to an exclusive wine & food retreat in paradise this April at the Four Seasons resort Oahu at Ko Olina!

We have planned an opulent get-away that includes special Members’ Only pricing on five-star beachfront overnight accommodations, a Domaine Serene hosted welcome reception, and two chef-driven multi-course wine dinners. 

Guests may call into the Hotel's Reservation Department directly at 844-387-0308 and must indicate their group affiliation when making reservations.  





 

28-29
April
RSVP

Taste of Burgundy

Make plans to join us as we celebrate the historic 2015 vintage from our Burgundy portfolio - featuring selections from both our Château de la Crée and Maison Evenstad collections. 

The tastings will be conducted at 12:00pm and 2:30pm every Saturday and Sunday in the month of April.

The cost is $40 for members and $60 for non-members.  Please contact us today to schedule your experience!

19
May
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Clubhouse Anniversary Weekend

Our annual spring Open House will feature futures offerings, new release wines and small bites.

 

1
June
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Domaine at Dusk

Our popular summer evening event brings together local food vendors, live music and your favorite Domaine Serene wines. 

Tickets $45 per person | RSVP required

26-28
May
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Memorial Day Weekend

Join us at the Clubhouse to kickoff the summer season! RSVPs are encouraged

4
July
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4th of July - Closed for Holiday

Domaine Serene will be closed on the 4th of July. We will resume regular business hours on the 5th. Thank you and have a safe and fun holiday! 

6
July
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Domaine at Dusk

This summer evening event brings together local food vendors, live music, and your favorite Domaine Serene wines. 

Tickets $45 per person | RSVP required

14
July
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Bastille Day Celebration

Join in on this French celebration with a taste of Château de la Crée wines, live music, and French inspired treats. 

26
July
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IPNC Event - Coeur Blanc and Monogram Release Gala

Celebrate our new releases with a black tie event at The Clubhouse

4
August
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Gold Eagle Dinner

Celebrate your Gold Eagle membership with an exclusive dinner at the Domaine Serene Clubhouse. 

11
August
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Polo Noir

Join us to celebrate the coming together of the Sport of Kings and the Wine of Kings in this exclusive full-day experience of Polo and Pinot. Located on a majestic property just outside of Portland, this incredible venue features world class polo, our own elegant Domaine Serene Wine Lounge by Provenance Hotels, and live music. Stay tuned for tickets to go on sale this summer. 

8
September
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Harvest Lunch in the Vineyard

Enjoy a lunch among the vines at our Two Barns Vineyard Estate.

Those interested can add an optional horseback vineyard tour before lunch. Equestrian Wine Tours will guide you through the vines of our historic Two Barns Estate on one of their majestic horses. The horseback tour leaves promptly at 10:00 am. All attendees will enjoy lunch provided by executive chef Jason Kupper starting promptly at 11:30 am.

Stay tuned for tickets to go on sale this summer. 

22
September
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Field & Vine Dinner

Enjoy the stunning wines of Oregon over a six-to-seven course dinner expertly prepared by Field & Vine chefs using ingredients sourced straight from the host and surrounding farms. 

Purchase tickets at http://alliumoregon.com/farm-dinners/ 

6
October
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Celebrity Chef Dinner

Join us for our fifth annual James Beard Celebrity Chef Tour dinner! Stay tuned for tickets to go on sale this summer.