1989 – A passion, vision and commitment to produce a sublime Pinot Noir leads Ken and Grace Evenstad to Oregon. They purchase 42 recently logged acres atop the renowned Dundee Hills in Yamhill County, Willamette Valley, where Oregon Pinot Noir began and where its heart remains.
Evenstad Estate, crowning the southernmost hill in the prestigious Red Hills of Dundee, is one of the most unique vineyard estates in the world, ranging in elevation from 520-800 feet. The seven vineyards of this site face East, South and West, with glorious views of the Cascade Mountains, the Coast Range, and the Willamette Valley. Clones, rootstocks, microclimates, slope and elevation allow for the creation of distinct and complex wines. There are seven producing vineyards on the Evenstad Estate: Mark Bradford, Fleur de Lis, Etoile, Gold Eagle, Clos du Soleil, Grace and Côte Sud. The soil in all of these vineyards is Jory type. It is an ancient, crumbling volcanic soil with a very distinctive red color.
Domaine Serene’s Sustainable Farming Practices (SFP) program begins and ends with the Evenstad’s deep respect for the land. With this deep respect for the land and through Domaine Serene’s SFP, the Evenstads are committed to managing their vineyards in a way that maximizes grape quality while at the same time minimizes risks to farmland and the surrounding environment. One of the most important facets of the SFP is to ensure that Domaine Serene’s vineyard land and the surrounding environment are preserved for future generations. Some of the principal components of Domaine Serene’s comprehensive SFP are: management of soil health, management of natural resources, and integrated pest management.
2008 Domaine Serene Evenstad Reserve Pinot Noir – $59.99*/Btl
“The 2008 Evenstad Reserve has a super-expressive nose of smoke, spice, mineral, incense, black cherry, and black raspberry. This leads to a medium-bodied, stuffed wine containing layers of ripe fruit, outstanding volume, vibrant acidity, and a lengthy, velvety finish. It will benefit from 2-3 years of additional bottle age and will offer prime drinking from 2012 to 2020.”
Wine Advocate 92 Points
Case Price $647.89* ($53.99*/Btl)
6-Packs $341.94* ($56.99*/Btl)
* Price before tax