Occidental Wines | California, USA
Founded in 1978, the vineyards owned and farmed by the Kistler family stretch from western Sonoma County to just north of the San Francisco bay. Notoriously exclusive and highly sought after, the Kistler wines have long held a reputation for their intense focus, and natural balance.
Occidental Wines is Steve Kistler's new Pinot Noir project with a singular focus - to produce world-class Pinot Noir from unique sites on the headlands in the Freestone-Occidental area. Since the early 1990s Steve Kistler has believed that the climate and soils on the uplifted marine terraces and ridges around the town of Bodega would be ideal for growing distinctive and Burgundian-style Pinot Noir.
He founded Occidental as a small family brand in 2011and built a state-of-the-art winery, just east of the town of Bodega, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Steve's daughters Catherine and Elizabeth have joined him at Occidental along with members of the original Kistler Vineyards farming and cellar crews.