After successful careers in the Oregon wine industry, the husband and wife team of Laurent Montalieu and Danielle Andrus Montalieu purchased an 80-acre estate to commemorate their marriage in 2000. In May 2002, they launched Soléna by bottling their ﬁrst vintage of Domaine Danielle Laurent Pinot Noir and, shortly thereafter, opening a tasting room in Carlton. Soléna is the combination of the French and Spanish words for sun and moon—soleil and luna— and the name that Laurent and Danielle gave to their daughter. Soléna Estate began as a way to explore winemaking with other varietals grown in neighboring appellations while the family's young Domaine Danielle Laurent vineyard in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA matured. Today, Laurent and Danielle are producing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from their estate vineyards, as well as Pinot Gris and Merlot, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Late Harvest Riesling from other iconic vineyards in the Willamette Valley various sites throughout Oregon and Washington.