Domaine Serene coming to The Windward
Domaine Serene, the award-winning pinot noir and chardonnay producer located in the Dundee Hills, is making news again by expanding its successful Domaine Serene Wine Lounge concept to Lake Oswego.
The company has secured 5,000 square feet in The Windward, the upscale retail and luxury apartment development located in downtown Lake Oswego. The space is located at the corner of First and Evergreen, across from Millennium Park Plaza. Construction will begin soon and the wine lounge is slated to open in the fall. It will feature a full kitchen serving lunch and dinner along with wines from Domaine Serene and Chateau de la Cree and Maison Evenstad in France.
"We have seen great success with the opening of our first wine lounge in Portland at the Sentinel Hotel and felt compelled to create a second truly elevated, wine-centric experience for our members and wine lovers in Lake Oswego," says Ryan Harris, Domaine Serene president. "The newest Domaine Serene Wine Lounge will be a cutting-edge wine and restaurant concept in Lake Oswego, home to many of our top wine club members and brand ambassadors."
Vegas meets 15th Century Burgundy
The menu creation and culinary program will be directed by Executive Chef Athena Delgado. She has experience at Michelin three-star-rated restaurants around the world, including Restaurante Martin Berasategui and Quique Dacosta Restaurante in Spain and with Joel Robuchon at the MGM Mansion in Las Vegas, followed by four years at the Aria resort as sous chef at Jean Georges Steakhouse. Most recently, Delgado was the executive sous chef at Aureole, also in Las Vegas.
As both a chef and sommelier, Delgado is excited to take the helm as executive chef of Evenstad Estates, where she will oversee the culinary program for The Clubhouse at Domaine Serene, and the Domaine Serene Wine Lounges, both in Lake Oswego and Portland.
Construction will be handled by Schommer and Sons, who recently received a Build America Award and national recognition for the construction of The Clubhouse at Domaine Serene. The inspiration of The Clubhouse was taken from Chateau de la Cree, Domaine Serene owners Grace and Ken Evenstad's 15th-century estate in Santenay, Burgundy. Its design, architecture and old-world construction techniques lend the same sense of place and history of the Burgundy
winery, and features a food and wine pairing lounge wrapped by a large patio that frames sweeping views of the Valley and the Coast Range.
The design and aesthetic for the new Domaine Serene Wine Lounge is being led by GBD Architects of Portland.
Once completed, the Domaine Serene Wine Lounge in Lake Oswego will be centered around a floor-to-ceiling glass wine tower that displays over 3,500 bottles of wine. Textural elements of stone, glass, wood and leather will round out the ambience.
A wine library will feature a limited number of personal wine lockers available for VIP members. The locker area and library space can be partitioned off and booked for private member parties, business meetings and events.
"We're thrilled to welcome the Domaine Serene Wine Lounge to The Windward," said Kim Wizer, owner representative at The Windward. "Domaine Serene's award-winning wines, culinary offerings and entertainment will bring a truly amazing experience to Lake Oswego. The Domaine Serene Wine Lounge will complement the best-of-class retail and restaurant tenant mix we're cultivating at The Windward and in our community."
Come fall, the new space will be open to the public and wine club members daily for lunch and dinner with brunch on Sundays and will include weekly rotating wine flights, rare wines by the glass and bottles for on-and-off premises consumption.
"We want this to be a unifying experience," Harris said. "It's not just wine, it's not just food — one enhances the other. The Wine Lounge will elevate your experience. Our goal is to create a warm and welcoming place to gather in Lake Oswego." He said the Wine Lounge also will have a full bar and offer wine cocktails.
"We want everyone to have something they enjoy," he said. "Perhaps they aren't wine enthusiasts yet, but they can enjoy something else instead."
In addition to live music expect wine education classes, themed events and special tastings. Private parties are welcome to book special events as well.
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