A passion and commitment to produce the world's best Pinot Noir led Ken and Grace to Oregon in 1989. They founded Domaine Serene in the Dundee Hills located in the North Willamette Valley, where Oregon Pinot Noir began and where its heart remains. With 3 vineyard estates totaling 312 acres and planted exclusively to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, Domaine Serene's environmentally friendly farming practices and extremely low crop yields produce consistently concentrated, award winning wines. The most famous wine critic in the World, Robert Parker, rated Domaine Serene as one of only two outstanding producers of Pinot Noir in Oregon, and the 17th Annual Wine & Spirit's Restaurant Poll named Domaine Serene Pinots as the Most Popular Oregon Pinot Noir in the country. In the now legendary "Domaine Serene vs. Domaine de la Romanée Conti" blind tasting, Domaine Serene bested the most sought after Pinot Noirs in France, while renowned wine writer, Anthony Dias Blue, declared Domaine Serene the "Château Lafite of Oregon." Domaine Serene has also been named "Winery of the Year" by Wine & Spirit's Magazine, three out of the last four years.