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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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.
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.
Please join us for our 2 Day PDX Pop-up event at Sentinel Hotel in the Elk Space. We'll be pouring a selection of our Domaine Serene wine, and partnering up with a few of our favorite Portland vendors to bring ease to your Holiday shopping.
*If you're a wine club member, and you would like an opportunity to pick up your Fall Wine Club shipment please let us know and we'll bring it to the event for you to pick up with us in Portland!
Friday November 3rd from 5pm-7pm
& Saturday November 4th from 2pm-6pm
Sentinel Hotel: Elk Space
614 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR, 97205
Wine Club Members: Join us for a one of a kind evening of Truffles!
3:00pm - Evergreen Space Museum: Wine and Truffle Bites, with a private screening of The James Beard Documentary.
6:00pm - Domaine Serene "r" Rosé reception in the caves at The Clubhouse at Domaine Serene. James Beard award winning chefs will be curating four truffle inspired appetizers for guests to enjoy.
6:45pm - Four course dinner featuring Oregon black and white truffles.
Host Chef - Executive Chef Jason Kupper
James Beard Award Winning Chef - Vitaley Paley of Paley's Place, The Imperial, and Headwaters in Portland.
James Beard Award Winning Chef - Cathy Whims of Nostrana, Oven & Shaker and Hamlet in Portland.
James Beard Award Winning Chef - Naomi Pomeroy, of Beast and Expatriate in Portland.
Price: $240.00 per guest, includes Rosé reception (which gives our Club Members first access to our newest Rosé release of 2018), a private reception followed by a screening of the film "America's First Foodie" a documentary about The JBF, at The Evergreen Space Museum before the event, and 4-course Truffle dinner featuring local James Beard award winning chefs.
To purchase your ticket, please email us at email@example.com *Must be a Domaine Serene wine club member to attend, very limited seating available.
Domaine Serene will also be featured at the Fresh Truffle Marketplace in Newberg, and The James Beard Documentary Screening at Evergreen. For more information on these events and more, visit the official OregonTruffle Festival Website.