Pietra Santa Wine Tasting at the Priory
September 20, 2012 (Thu)
from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Courtyard at The Priory
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Our September 20th Wine Host is Lee Kuehn of Vintage Imports who will guide us through a fun '3-finger' pour of four varietals including a Chardonnay, Pinot noir, Merlot and a Cabernet. Pietra Santa is a family-run estate producing artisanal wines and olive oils in California's Central Coast.
The site was planted to winegrapes in the 1850s by Frenchman Theophile Vache who chose who chose the location because of the maritime climate and unique soils.
Located in the Gabilan Mountains 25 miles east of Monterey Bay, Pietra Santa benefits from cool coastal breezes that allow for a long growing season. The estate's location on the San Andreas Fault creates soils rich with granite and limestone that naturally lower yields and add distinctive flavors to the wines.
winery was named PIETRA SANTA, Italian for SACRED STONE,
in honor of its exceptional soils. In 2005, the property was purchased by the Blackburns, a family dedicated to preserving and building upon this magnificent winemaking history.
Our wines will be paired with light hors d'oeuvres from Priory Executive Chefs Mike Henney and Pete Phillipy.
To buy tickets at $55 per, email Gene Lucente or call 412.224.6302. And, consider an elegant Wine Tasting Overnight Package.
Our Packages include two tickets to the Wine Tasting and a stay in one of our fabulous guest rooms. A Queen Room is just $209 per night (plus tax). And, King Rooms are only $229 per night (plus tax).
Posted By: Lauren Bickel