estate tasting prestige tasting exquisite tasting 45th Parallel
Visit our beautiful tasting room for our Estate Tasting, a casual tasting room experience, where you will sip and savor a selection of our current release offerings, surrounded by sweeping vineyard and valley views.
No appointment required. Click Book Now below to contact our Hospitality team.
$20/person | 30min
Looking for a more educational tasting experience? Reserve a Prestige Tasting in our tasting room and enjoy an in-depth introduction to a seasonally curated wine flight that includes our single vineyard and winery exclusive offerings.
Seated Prestige Tastings are offered three times daily, at 11am, noon and 1pm.
$40/person | 45min
Prestige TASTING &Tour
Go behind the scenes at our winemaking facility and learn about Domaine Serene through a guided tour that traces the path of our award-winning wines from vine to glass. Journey through our five-level gravity flow winery, learn the intricacies of our winemaking philosophy, and discover our history at the source. Enjoy a unique perspective from our Winery Hill Vineyard Estate, enjoying incomparable views and experience what makes our Dundee Hills home so perfect for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
After your tour, enjoy a seated tasting, featuring rare and limited-production Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
This experience is limited to 8 people and appointments must be made with a minimum 72-hour notice. Please allow up to an hour and fifteen minutes for your experience.
The Prestige Tasting and Tour is offered twice daily at 11am and 2pm.
$60/person | 1hr 15min
The 45th Parallel
A Burgundy & Oregon Tasting Experience
Explore an in-depth look at the history of the Château de la Crée, Domaine Serene’s sister winery in Burgundy, and its storied vineyards in the Côte d’Or. Compare the nuances of terroir and taste these exclusive wines side-by-side with Domaine Serene favorites. Complimented with thoughtfully paired bites provided by Hunt and Gather Catering.
The 45th Parallel is offered daily at noon
$125 per person | $50 Domaine Serene members | Complimentary to Château de la Crée members | 90 min
Members receive complimentary seated Prestige Tastings and Exquisite Tours & Tastings.
Please refer to the Member’s Benefits page for details regarding winery visits.
Become a Member
CONTACT our Hospitality Department
at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-864-4600 for more information about our Tasting Room experiences.
Tasting Room Hours
11:00am - 4:00pm Sunday - Thursday
11:00am - 5:00pm Friday, Saturday
No appointment is necessary for groups of eight or fewer.
We kindly request a minimum of 24 hours notice for cancellation
of appointments; missed appointments or changes in group size will not be refunded after that time.
The History of Wooly
& the Geology that Created our Vineyard Diversity
Around 14,000 years ago, near the end of the last Ice Age, North America experienced the largest known flood of freshwater. Glacial Lake Missoula was a massive lake in western Montana formed by a glacier that dammed the Clark Fork River. The lake was about 2,000 feet deep and more than 2,000 miles long. It held more water than Lake Erie and Lake Ontario combined. When enough water had built up behind the ice dam, the pressure from the water broke through the ice all at once causing the massive flooding.
The floods were unlike anything seen in modern history. If you took the flow of all the rivers in the world right now, the amount of water per hour shooting out from Glacial Lake Missoula is estimated to have been 10 times as much as all of them combined. Flood water raced across the landscape at 65 miles per hour, sweeping away hundreds of feet of soil and cutting deep canyons in the earth. The lake was drained in about two days. Amazingly, the glacier continued to form again and again. At least 13 and perhaps up to 70 floods occurred. These floods carved out the Columbia River Gorge and deposited vast amounts of soils, rocks and boulders not native to this area.
The valley visible from the Tasting Room at Domaine Serene flooded to depths of almost 400 feet, and deposited the various soil types that ultimately created the agricultural richness of the Willamette Valley.
Local artist, Dixie Jewett, read about the ice age and the extinction of the Woolly Mammoth during the time of the Missoula floods due to the cold temperatures not suitable for its survival. As the Ice Age was ending, and with the ice dams breaking and the Willamette Valley flooding, Dixie imagined a frozen Woolly Mammoth washing in with all the silt and boulders from Montana. It took Dixie about a year to create Woolly, bending and welding all the parts herself. Grace drove by Woolly for many years as he stood on his “ice chunks” in a field near Lafayette, OR on Highway 18 at McMinnville’s Erratic Tree Farm. Grace found him irresistible and purchased him in 2013. Dixie personally loaded Wooly on a flatbed truck and drove to Domaine Serene. At the age of 72, Dixie has had no formal training as an artist. She made Woolly after taking a weekly (6 weeks only) course in welding at the local high school. She is amazing!
Woolly’s body is constructed entirely of steel while his eyes and tusks are made of bronze; he weighs approximately 7,400 pounds. ‘Woolly’ serves as a unique reminder of the Willamette Valley’s dramatic geological history.