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September 24, 2023 / News Introducing Carl Formaker as the New Winemaker at Domaine Serene

Domaine Serene, a leading producer of luxury wines in Oregon, is delighted to announce the appointment of Carl Formaker as the new winemaker for the esteemed winery. With a background rooted in the famed Russian River Valley and a rich journey in the wine industry, Carl brings a blend of expertise, passion, and innovation to Domaine Serene.

As the new winemaker at Domaine Serene, Carl Formaker will spearhead all aspects of the winemaking process, from grape to bottle. Working closely with the esteemed vineyard team and winemaking staff, Carl will continue to uphold the winery's legacy of excellence, striving to bring out the true potential of the vineyards in every bottle.

Carl Foremaker standing next to Grace Evenstad sorting grapes in the winery

Born and raised in the Russian River Valley, Carl Formaker was immersed in the world of winemaking from an early age. After earning a Biology degree from UC Berkeley and working in coordinating clinical trials of novel therapeutics for cancer patients at UCSF for five years, Carl realized his true calling - a love for the craft of winemaking and the art of farming.

Following several harvests both domestically and internationally, Carl pursued a Master's Degree in Viticulture and Enology at UC Davis, solidifying his technical knowledge and understanding of the winemaking process. His passion for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay led him to Marcassin Wines, where he further honed his skills and refined his expertise.

In May 2017, Carl joined Three Sticks, where his talents flourished in the cellar. His dedication, coupled with his sense of humor, has charmed his colleagues and brought a vibrant atmosphere to his winemaking process. Throughout his journey, Carl has always remained committed to crafting wines of the highest quality that capture the terroir's essence and showcase each varietal's unique characteristics.

Carl Foremaker standing behind the sorting line next to Grace Evenstad sorting grapes in the winery

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