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.
Join us for a one-of-a-kind evening with the Oregon Truffle Festival on February 17th, 2018 starting at 3:00pm.
Our "Trio of Truffles" event begins at the Evergreen Space Museum for truffle inspired appetizers with a private screening of the James Beard documentary. Guests will then head to the Clubhouse event center for a welcome reception featuring our Domaine Serene "r" Rosé, elegantly paired with four truffle-inspired appetizers.
Dinner begins promptly at 6:45pm, which features four James Beard award-winning chefs (see Chef Bio's below). Each Chef will be serving their own transcendent truffle dish, perfectly paired with an opulent Domaine Serene wine selection.
Cost per ticket is $240.00 with Domaine Serene club membership. Tickets are limited, and almost sold out. Please contact email@example.com to inquire about availability today!
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.
Domaine Serene will also be featured at the Fresh Truffle Marketplace in Newberg. For more information on the Oregon Truffle Festival, and additional event packages please visit the official OregonTruffle Festival Website.