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LOT 103 | Getting to Know Pisoni Wines, A Rare Vertical Tasting with Mark Pisoni

Featured on live auction at Approximately 7:04 pm

Mark Pisoni is coming to Nashville to showcase some of his best juice on Saturday, May 1, 2021. Don't let this chance pass you by!

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Do you have plans on Saturday, May 1, 2021? If not, now you do! If so, cancel them! A Pisoni Party is happening at Loren Chumley and Scott Peterson’s house, and you do not want to miss it. Mark Pisoni is coming to Nashville to showcase some of his best juice. If you haven’t yet tasted the perfect Pinot and captivating Chardonnay from this Santa Lucia Highland superstar, let us give a bit of background to seal the deal.

“Gary Pisoni, and his vineyard, are respectively the rock star and Grand Cru site of the Santa Lucia Highlands.” –Robert M Parker, Jr.

Winemaker son Jeff and grape grower son Mark created the Pisoni label, releasing the first estate Pinot Noir in 1998. A second label, Lucia, debuted in 2000. Pisoni fruit quickly became highly prized in California and Pisoni Vineyard put Santa Lucia Highlands on the map, becoming one of California’s true ‘cult’ vineyards. Word on the street is that the original vines were cuttings from a famous Domaine in Vosne-Romanee, now referred to as the Pisoni selection or “clone.”

The Pisoni family produces just one spectacular Pinot Noir each year under their label, and total production ranges from 500 to 800 cases annually. Pam & Steve Taylor have generously shared FIFTEEN MAGNUMS of Pisoni Pinot (eleven from the estate and four vintages of Garys’ Vineyard Pinot Noir), along with four vintages of Pisoni Chardonnay. It’s going to be one heck of a lineup!

Yet another favorite Chef of the Nashville Wine Auction, Joe Townsend, will create the pairings for this five-course meal.  You’ve recently experienced Joe’s talents at 360 Bistro and Pairings 2020.

The stars have aligned for one night only, and 18 lucky winners will get to attend. At just $1,500 per spot, this dinner won’t last long! This is your chance to join the Pisoni Party, don’t let it pass you by!

This dinner features the following wines:

All Pinot Noir poured from Magnum

Donated by Pam & Steve Taylor, Mark Pisoni, Scott Peterson & Loren Chumley, Chef Joe Townsend



Mark holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of California, Davis, and an M.S. in Farm Business Management from Cornell. Fusing the hands-on skills he learned farming with his father and grandfather together with the ideas and viticultural models he adopted in academia, Mark tends the vines of Pisoni with affection and consummate skill.