The Occidental Tourist
March 18 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pmSOLD OUT
Raise your hand if you consider yourself a fan of any of the following things: California Pinot Noir. Steve Kistler’s wines. Pam and Steve Taylor’s endless generosity. Parties hosted by Loren Chumley & Scott Peterson. The cuisine of Chef Kevin Ramquist.
Great, now that all hands are in the air, we’d like to tell you about a fantastic dinner that combines ALL of the aforementioned wonderful things. On Saturday, March 18, 2023, our CEO and Party Hostess Extraordinaire is hosting 20 fun-loving winning bidders in her beautiful home for an Occidental Pinot Noir evening. They’ll travel through three Occidental vineyards, becoming a bona fide Occidental Tourist!
Steve Kistler, King of California Chardonnay, has another incredible project: World-class Pinot Noir from unique sites on the coastal headlands in the Freestone-Occidental area. The Occidental Pinots are crystalline wines with vivid aromatics and intense red fruit flavors. They have a wonderfully chiseled quality, layered with savory and mineral character. Occidental requires an insane amount of work, grown within the challenging conditions on the western edge of where Pinot Noir can be grown successfully in California. To farm the Occidental vineyards requires skill, experience, and tenacity, while the Occidental wines need a most delicate touch. That’s exactly what Catherine Kistler, Steve’s daughter, does as assistant winemaker.
While everyone knows of Steve Kistler’s remarkable Chardonnays, I believe his Pinot Noir will ultimately prove even more historic. -Robert Parker, Jr.
Wines poured at dinner include:
Occidental Pinot Noir Cuvée Catherine 2012
Occidental Pinot Noir Cuvée Catherine 2014
Occidental Pinot Noir Cuvée Catherine 2015
Occidental Pinot Noir Cuvée Catherine 2018
Occidental Pinot Noir Cuvée Elizabeth 2012
Occidental Pinot Noir Cuvée Elizabeth 2014
Occidental Pinot Noir Cuvée Elizabeth 2015
Occidental Pinot Noir Cuvée Elizabeth 2018
Occidental Pinot Noir SWK 2014
Occidental Pinot Noir SWK 2015
Occidental Pinot Noir SWK 2018
Occidental Pinot Noir SWK 2019
Occidental Pinot Noir Occidental Station 2016
Occidental Pinot Noir Occidental Station 2017
Occidental Pinot Noir Occidental Station 2018
Occidental Pinot Noir Occidental Station 2019
Donated by Pam & Steve Taylor, Loren Chumley & Scott Peterson,
Catherine Kistler, Chef Kevin Ramquist