“The 50 by 50” Tasting at the famous Neutra Kun Residence!
Jerry Casale, musician and co-founder of “Devo”, music video director and wine fanatic, will be hosting the launch of his first wines, “The 50 by 50”, at the famous and spectacular Richard J. Neutra designed Kun Residence in the Hollywood Hills.
Join us on this very special evening as we taste the debut wines from Jerry’s own label, The 50 by 50; the 2012 Sonoma Pinot Noir, and the 2013 Rose of Pinot Noir.
Jerry has been obsessed with great wines since touring the world in the late 1970’s with Devo – and soon discovered a similar world of invention and adventure in many of the now iconic California chefs as he did with the new wave musical movement in which Devo was a flag bearer. When Devo toured, Jerry visited vineyards, and when home in California, he quizzed his new and influential friends (he also found out that they were fans of Devo), and eventually taught wine classes. Before he realized, the seeds of a future wine producer had started to grow, and we are thrilled to be a part of this “bud break” of his own wines.
Not only do these wines have a spectacular story, the Kun Residence has an enduring legacy as a stunning example of the many influential creations of Richard J. Neutra, considered to be one of the icons of the Modernist architectural movement – which broke barriers with the previous theories of Classical architecture, much as the music of Devo was viewed in relation to the common denominator popular music of the 1970’s. It is no coincidence that the Kun Residence shall be the perfect setting for this informative tasting.
Built in 1936 and located in the Laurel Canyon area of Hollywood, this three-and-a-half-story single-family residence exhibits character-defining features of International Style architecture. The home was constructed between 1935 and 1936 for Los Angeles Examiner printer, Joseph Kun, and was the first home designed by Richard J. Neutra that included all-electric fixtures, and was one of the first such homes in Los Angeles. The Kun Residence is a unique and remarkable architectural achievement with sensational views, and will be a stunning setting for this debut tasting.