Domaine Serene is based in a spectacular five-level winemaking facility atop the Red Hills of Dundee, Oregon.
at right, winery owners Grace and Ken Evenstad
Domaine Serene's facility incorporates many features that have been copied by many other wineries:
--Utilizing a traditional gravity-flow method throughout the entire
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Domaine Serene believes that minimal intervention and movement of the fruit from vineyard to bottle is crucial in maintaining the highest quality wine. To that end, they utilize gravity to carry the wine through the building's five levels and stages of production, ensuring consistently superior wines.
Level 1: FRUIT DELIVERY
Level 2: FERMENTING
Level 3: THE CAVE
Level 4: BARREL CELLARS AND BLENDING
Level 5: BOTTLING, LABELING AND BOTTLE-AGING
Ken & Grace Evenstad are the owners of Domaine Serene and are very involved in every aspect of the business. They have always had a passion for Burgundian wines and in 1989 they made the commitment to produce the finest possible Oregon Pinot Noir and Chardonnays.
Tony Rynders is the Winemaker at Domaine Serene. A Wisconsin native, Tony made his way out west in 1986 and never looked back, moving between California, Washington and Oregon. A three month tour of Europe unleashed a fascination for wine and motivated him to seek out a career in the wine industry. After his inaugural winery experience in California in 1989, Tony enrolled in the Viticulture and Enology program at U.C. Davis and received his Masters Degree in Enology in 1993.
Tony has a wide diversity of winemaking experiences spanning well over a decade. Since 1998 he has been Winemaker for Domaine Serene. He previously served as Red Winemaker at a major Washington State producer and also worked in wineries in Oregon, twice in Italy, Australia and California.
Domaine Serene's vineyard manager is Joel Myers. He has had experience planting, tending and managing vineyards in Yamhill County since the early 1970's. Domaine Serene's vineyards are managed with respect for the land and nature. The winery's Sustainable Farming Practices program emphasizes environmentally friendly farming methods in wine grape production to promote responsible stewardship of the land and natural resources. Domaine Serene adheres to the following farming principles:
More than half of Domaine Serene's total acreage at each of the three
Estates (Evenstad, Jerusalem Hill and Winery Hill) is set aside for natural
habitat of wildlife and flora.
Domaine Serene uses no chemical pesticides
in the vineyard.