PHOENIX, Ariz. – September 17, 2015: The Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort has been offering 'Winemaker Dinners' for more than a quarter of a century, evolving sophisticated culinary events like a wine being perfectly aged. For the 26th season of Winemaker Dinners, running from October 2015 through June 2016, 11 extravagant epicurean evenings are on the calendar at the legendary hotel.
Wright's at The Biltmore, the resort's signature restaurant, is the historic venue for the dinners that combine innovative gourmet dining and acclaimed wines – with the winemakers there to discuss their vintages – followed by after-dinner drinks and cigars.
At each Winemaker Dinner, guests dine on an original multi-course menu prepared by Executive Chef Gordon Maybury paired with specially selected wines of a noted vintner. The 26th season will feature wineries in California from Napa and Sonoma counties. In addition to savoring gourmet dishes and sipping fine wines, diners will learn about the wines from representatives of the wineries, and enjoy cigars and Port or other favorite after-dinner drinks on Wright's patio.
The 2015-2016 season of Winemaker Dinners will feature the following wineries and wines:
October 1, 2015 - Jackson Family Wines, featuring Mt. Brave Cabernet Sauvignon
November 5, 2015 - Robert Craig Winery, featuring Mountain Reds (Howell, Mt. Veeder, Affinity)
December 3, 2015 - Taittinger/Domaine Carneros, featuring Celebration Bubbles
January 7, 2016 - Justin/Landmark, featuring Isosceles
February 3, 2016 - Cakebread Winery, featuring Reserve Chardonnay and Cakebread Cabernet Sauvignon
February 4, 2016 - Cakebread Winery, featuring Reserve Chardonnay and Cakebread Cabernet Sauvignon
March 3, 2016 - ZD Wines, featuring Reserve Chardonnay, Reserve Pinot Noir and Abacus XVII
March 24, 2016 - Huneeus Vintners, featuring Faust Cabernet and Quintessa
April 7, 2016 - Robert Mondavi, featuring Reserve selections and 50th Anniversary Maestro
May 5, 2016 - Truchard Vineyards, featuring Roussane and Cabernet Franc
June 2, 2016 - Sequoia Grove, featuring Cambium Cabernet Sauvignon
Reservations must be made in advance and the dinners prepaid. Each Winemaker Dinner is $120, plus tax and 18 percent gratuity. Prepay nine dinners and get one dinner free. The dinners start with a reception at 6:30 p.m. For reservations and more information please call 602-955-6600.
About the Arizona Biltmore
The Arizona Biltmore has been an Arizona landmark since opening in 1929, when it was crowned the “Jewel of the Desert.” The legendary Grand Dame remains one of the most recognized resorts in the world for its distinctive Frank Lloyd Wright architectural style, luxurious facilities, and storied history as a playground of the rich and famous. Nestled on 39 acres at the foot of the Phoenix Mountain Preserve, the legendary resort offers: 740 guest accommodations; a 22,000-square-foot spa offering an extensive menu of natural healing treatments and restorative therapies; a fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment; eight swimming pools including the spectacular Paradise Pool with its a 92-foot-long water slide; two 18-hole golf courses; and six restaurants and lounges, including signature Wright's at the Biltmore serving classic favorites reinvented for today's tastes, the stylish Wright Bar with patio fire pits and views of majestic Squaw Peak, popular Frank & Albert's preparing Arizona comfort food, The Café casual bistro, and the poolside Cabana Club with a swim-up bar. The Arizona Biltmore is a Waldorf Astoria Resort®. 800-950-0086. 602-955-6600. www.arizonabiltmore.com
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