Forty-Eight Bottles of Ultra-Rare Domaine Serene Wine Raise $180,000 at the Naples Winter Wine Festival
Domaine Serene Founders & Owners Continue Their Philanthropic Mission by Contributing to Record-Level Fundraising at America's Most Prestigious Wine Auction
DAYTON, Ore., January 28, 2020 (Newswire.com) - This past weekend at the star-studded Naples Winter Wine Festival (NWWF), Grace and Ken Evenstad, founders and owners of Domaine Serene Winery in Oregon and Château de la Crée in Burgundy, raised $180,000 for at-need children in the community. The Festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary and raised more than $20 million in total - a new record for the Festival.
“We find the charitable enthusiasm of the Festival amazing and extremely contagious. The weekend is full of exciting dinners, wines and, when the last of the confetti drops to the floor, we are raising money for underprivileged and at-risk children in the community,” stated Grace Evenstad, co-founder and owner of Domaine Serene. “It’s a can’t-miss event and we have been dedicated to the cause since day one.”
The Evenstads donated one of the most anticipated auction lots of the day. Titled There’s Wine in Them Hills, it was centered around 48 bottles of Domaine Serene Pinot Noir to be selected for a rare bottling from the barrel of the winners’ choice.
The winning bidders, Dr. Rob and Julie Heidt of Cincinnati, expressed that they were beyond excited to be able to personally taste and select their exclusive Domaine Serene wines for their cellar when they visit the winery later this year. Joining the Heidts at Domaine Serene will be Master Sommelier Ken Frederickson to help them to make their wine selection from an array of Pinot Noir barrels. When bottled, this ultra-rare limited offering will be the highest-valued American Pinot Noir ever purchased at auction, at $3,750 per 750ml bottle!
Grace and Ken Evenstad are fixtures at the Naples Winter Wine Festival and Grace has attended every auction for the past 20 years, serving as a past Festival Chair and now as a Lifetime Trustee. Their combined donations over their 20 years of involvement eclipse the $4 million mark for the cause. Their contributions have helped the NWWF raise over $200 million over its two decades.
Source: Domaine Serene Vineyards and Winery