Steve Kistler, founder and winemaker of Kistler Vineyards, has established a new pinot noir brand, “Occidental.”
Occidental is dedicated to the production of world-class pinot noir from the Freestone-Occidental area.
Occidental built a state-of-the-art winery on a ridge top next to the Bodega Headlands Vineyard overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Peak capacity is planned to be 7500 cases of pinot noir. The new winery was completed in August of 2013 just in time for the harvest.
Currently, Occidental produces three vineyard designated pinot noirs: Bodega Headlands, SWK Vineyard, and Occidental Station. These extreme coastal sites are among the coldest and latest ripening vineyards in the Freestone-Occidental area.
The Occidental pinot noirs that were offered in the January 2017 Spring Release are:
2014 Bodega Headlands Cuvée Elizabeth Pinot Noir
2014 SWK Vineyard Pinot Noir
2014 Occidental Station Cuvée Catherine Pinot Noir
To Purchase Occidental Pinot Noirs
The 2014 Occidental pinot noirs are being offered through the Kistler Vineyards mailing list in the 2017 Spring Release. The 2015 Occidental pinot noirs will be offered through the Kistler Vineyards mailing list in the 2018 Spring Release in January 2018. Reviews of the Occidental wines from Robert Parker Wine Advocate and Antonio Galloni are posted on the Kistler Vineyards Press page. Please visit KistlerVineyards.com to become a mailing list member.