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Paddles Up for Papapietro Perry Pinot and Paquette
Party People! Saturday, June 17th, 2023, we’re having a Papapietro Perry Pinot Noir Party with the legendary Deb Paquette! Say that five times fast… Ten lucky guests will convene at Etch to taste through eighteen different Pinots from the Papapietro portfolio.
Here’s a little about Papapietro Perry:
Like many successful ventures, Papapietro Perry Winery was hatched in a garage. Following the lead of the rebellious garagiste movement in Bordeaux, a handful of friends in San Francisco committed to making their own Pinot Noir to drink — and to have a bunch of fun in the process. Fortunately for them, they had Ben Papapietro as their chosen winemaker.
It was clear from the start the wines from Ben and Yolanda Papapietro’s hillside garage in San Francisco were special. The early wines were even mentioned favorably in the Wine Spectator and other wine publications, just as the craze for quality California Pinot Noir began. As word of mouth grew about the Papapietro Perry Wines, it became clear the next step was to admit that this should be more than a hobby. It was a big step not taken lightly.
To this day, the Papapietro Perry team continues many of those same garagiste traditions. There is always good food and wine on hand, and the quality of the wine remains a singular focus. And they still stick to a minimalist approach to winemaking. The Papapietro Perry cellar is simply a more elaborate version of Ben’s garage where he started making such compelling wine more than 35 years ago. “Authentic, not pretentious,” says Ben. “Confident, but not too serious. Humble. The winery is an extension of my home and personal hospitality.”
Chef Deb Paquette and Chef de Cuisine Jess Lambert will be preparing a perfect pairing for the evening’s festivities.
Paddles up at Pairings for a Papapietro Perry Pinot Party!
Buy-A-Spot at this dinner
Saturday, June 17, 2023
A total of 10 spots will be sold separately. The Auctioneer will explain the rules from the podium.
One spot includes:
1 seat at the dinner
1 pour of each wine
If you are interested in purchasing multiple spots, please hold up the corresponding number of fingers when bidding.
No shared pours.
Donated by Dear Friends of Nashville Wine Auction, Chef Deb Paquette, Etch