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October 2019

Phoenix

Food & Wine Paring with Farish House

October 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

It’s safe to say that food and wine are the bread and butter of life. Stories, traditions, and friendships are cultivated and passed on around meals. We all have to eat and drink to survive, so we may as well enjoy amazing food and wine surrounded by phenomenal people.

The Vinum55 team is beyond thrilled to be able to work with co-owner and chef Lori from Farish House on this limited seated tasting in Phoenix. Bringing together great talent, passion, food and wine.

Member Pricing $35/Ticket

Non-Member Pricing $45/Ticket

Chandler

Big Red Week

October 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The mornings and nights are getting noticeably cooler… Fall is definitely around the corner. We’re polishing off the last of our summer rosés and our palates are starting to crave something different…

Join us for our third annual ‘Big Red Week’ – The perfect opportunity for you to stock up for all the holidays, parties and family you’ll have in town over the next few months!

We Will Taste:

30+ of the best ‘Big Reds’ that we could find!

Come and taste them all for yourself!

(*Wine wipes for your teeth not included*)

Phoenix

Private Event – Tasting Room Reserved

October 26 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Chandler

Firriato Tasting with Marco Scapagnini

October 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Firriato is a company that in three decades has become one of the biggest production companies in Sicily, a reference for Made in Italy excellence acknowledged all over the world. Right from the onset, Salvatore Di Gaetano has gambled on the oenological potential of traditional vines. Nero d’Avola, Perricone and Nerello Mascalese, but also Zibibbo, Grillo and Catarratto, with Firriato have all become wines that have crossed the oceans, reaching far away cities and entering into the heart of enthusiastic wine lovers. Wines of the utmost prestige, bearing witness to a production style capable of giving due value to wines produced in Sicily. Harvest after harvest, Firriato has implemented a modern wine making plan based on viticulture that enhances the varietal features of every vine planted. A production philosophy that in just a few years has become the unmistakable mark of a style that has led to the production of wines with a strong sense of identity. They are recognizable right from the first sip, have been awarded accolades from critics and are enjoyed by wine lovers all over the world.

featuring
Marco Scapagnini

Before becoming a master of all things food, wine and travel, this Napoli native earned a degree in biology as well as a masters in journalism in Milan. His growing passion for the culinary arts and adventure led him to review restaurants and hotels, and before long he was flying high at Mondadori, the largest editorial group in Milan, where he was responsible for the company’s travel base with his expert advice appearing in multiple magazines. Now, as Firriato’s Brand Ambassador, we are thrilled to have him pour for us and share his love of Italy.

Phoenix

Barnett Vineyards Tasting

October 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Founded in 1983 by Fiona and Hal Barnett, Barnett Vineyards are on a rocky mountainside in Napa Valley ideal for Cabernet Sauvignon and the blending varietals of Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Join us in Phoenix with Barnett’s National Sales Manager Andy Bartee as we taste our way through these perfect fall weather gems.

Fiona and Hal Barnett became enamored with Napa Valley through frequent visits on the weekends. A vision began to form and they decided to purchase a 40-acre property located at the top of Spring Mountain Road in 1983. The first Cabernet Sauvignon vines were planted the following year with the intent of producing small amounts of hand-crafted wines that would showcase the unique characteristics found in grapes cultivated on such challenging, high elevation terrain.

Chandler

Tasting Room Reserved for Private Event

October 30 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

November 2019

Chandler

Tasting Room Reserved-Private Event

November 1 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Phoenix

Wine & Food Pairing with Farish House

November 5 @ 5:30 am - 7:30 pm

History books tell us that culture is created around food and wine. Stories, traditions, and friendships are cultivated and passed on through meals. We all have to eat and drink to survive, so we may as well enjoy amazing food and wine surrounded by phenomenal people. 

We are thrilled to be able to work with Lori from Farish House on this limited-seating* event in Phoenix. Bringing together great talent, passion, food and wine.

*Limited seating *

Member Pricing $35

Non -Member Pricing $45

Scottsdale

Dutton Goldfield Tasting with Dan Goldfield!

November 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This event has reached capacity- Please email kat@vinum55.com to be placed on the waiting list.

 

Join us and Dan Goldfield for a tasting of Dutton Goldfield wines!

If you’ve never had a chance to hear Dan speak about the history of the Russian River Valley this is something that you do not want to miss!

We’ll be hosting a guided, sit down tasting and featuring some of their stunning single vineyard wines.

*Attendance will be limited to the first 20 people to RSVP*

 

-Scottsdale-

Tuesday, November 5th

5:30 – 7:30 PM

 

About Dutton Goldfield:

Dutton-Goldfield Winery began with a handshake in a vineyard in 1998, when longtime colleagues and friends Steve Dutton and Dan Goldfield recognized a shared vision between them—to craft wines that express the personalities of their cool-climate vineyards, and which they’d enjoy drinking at their own dinner tables.

A fifth-generation farmer, Steve grew up with a love of driving tractors, and without any doubt about his future career. His father, Warren Dutton, had begun growing grapes in the western reaches of Russian River Valley in the mid-1960s, at a time when most people thought the area was too cool to grow fruit for quality still wine. Steve started working with his father when he was five years old, and joined Dutton Ranch full-time in 1987. Today, along with his mother and brother, he manages the family business, which has grown from its original 35-acre home shop vineyard to over 80 separate vineyards comprising more than 1,000 acres throughout western Russian River Valley.

After graduating from Boston’s Brandeis University, Dan headed west to begin a career in research chemistry, with a few detours for skiing and hiking on the way. Always an outdoor enthusiast, the life of lab work was quickly replaced with a dream of winemaking when his brother turned him on to the 1969 Burgundies. Dan entered the University of California at Davis, graduating with an M.S. in Enology in 1986. He gained knowledge on the job with stints at Robert Mondavi Winery and Schramsberg as well as winemaking in Portugal for two years. He found his passion in Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, first as the winemaker at the Burgundian-focused La Crema Winery, and then at Hartford Court, which was created under his direction. Dan’s appreciation for the beauty of the extraordinary landscape around our home is reflected in his winemaking.

Phoenix

Wine and Food Pairing with Farish House

November 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Joined by Co-Owner and Chef Lori Hassler

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 5TH 

* SEATED TASTING * 5:30 PM – 7:30PM

PHOENIX

History books tell us that culture is created around food and wine. Stories, traditions, and friendships are cultivated and passed on through meals. We all have to eat and drink to survive, so we may as well enjoy amazing food and wine surrounded by phenomenal people.

We are thrilled to be able to work with Lori from Farish House on this limited-seating* event in Phoenix. Bringing together great talent, passion, food and wine.

MENU

First Course: Nicoise Salad with Endive Bites

Paring: 2018 Triennes Rose, IGP

Second Course: Chorizo Stuffed Dates wrapped in Bacon

Pairing: 2017 Dominio de Pingus ‘PSI’ Ribera del Duero

Third Course: White Bean & Pork Ragout Cassoulet with Duck

Pairing: 2016 Jean Luc Colombo “Les Abelles” Rhone Blend

Fourth Course: Gorgonzola & Spiced Walnut Stuff Figs

Pairing: NV Lustau Pedro Ximenez ‘San Emilio’ Sherry

The Farish House is a cozy bistro and wine hangout, a quaint escape from modern life right in the heart of Downtown Phoenix! Family owned and operated, the Farish House serves up classics such as cassoulet, Angus ribeye, mac n’ cheese and a bevy of small bites, cheeses and charcuterie in a charming turn-of-the-century home and patio setting. Their saloon features pre-prohibition era wine estates and cocktails.

Member Pricing – $35/ Ticket

Non-Member Pricing $45/Ticket

*RSVPs are for you and 1 guest, due to limited space

Chandler

Presqu’ile Winery Tasting

November 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Located in the heart of Santa Barbara, this small, family-run operation produces cool climate wines from an array of sustainably certified vineyard plots across their 73 acre Presqu’ile vineyard. Cofounder, Matt Murphy, grew up in the agriculture industry working harvest at his family farm in Louisiana. While studying molecular, cellular and developmental biology at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Matt followed his emerging appreciation of fine wine, and his love of the land, and worked a summer at Signorello Estate in Napa Valley. At Signorello, Matt discovered that he loved working in the vineyard, and the collaborative nature of making wine. Alongside his parents and siblings, Matt is setting out to create a legacy for his family through winemaking.

Scottsdale

WOW: Lorenzo’s Tour of Italy – Part 2

November 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for our next installment of the Wines of the World series where we will be featuring wines from the classic wine regions of  Tuscany, Piedmont and Veneto/Friuli. We are offering two scheduled events this month.

Along with our partners at Breakthru Beverage, we bring you a unique and elevated wine education experience without the stuffiness of a classroom setting.

**Space is limited**

Phoenix

Private Event – Tasting Room Reserved

November 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Chandler

Scarpetta Wine Tasting

November 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Inspired by Italian heritage, and created by Master Sommelier Bobby Stuckey and Chef Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson, this brand has given credibility to the Pinot Grigio grape and northern Italy, particularly the region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, while fostering a true understanding of hospitality through little moments of celebration. Bobby and Lachlan met many years ago working at Yountville’s The French Laundry and were so inspired by a trip to Friuli that they packed up, moved to Boulder, Colorado in the early 2000s and created the iconic Frasca Food and Wine, which is nationally known as a destination for some of the most impeccable food and wine service in the country.

 

Whether enjoying an everyday meal or reveling in a special occasion, these wines can be a perfect pairing for your table. In Friulian culture,  a little piece of bread is often required to scoop up the last bits of delicious sauce on your plate, which the locals believe resembles “una scarpa,” the Italian word for shoe. Scarpetta is THE wine that makes time to enjoy life!

 

Featuring both bottled and canned selections, these versatile libations intended for all sorts of life’s adventures offer a little something for everyone, from whites to reds to bubbles. In working with Italy’s celebrated enologists and combining Bobby and Lachlan’s recognized expertise and passion for what they do, these wines have garnered both a cult following and impressive commercial success that is no surprise to anyone who has followed them throughout their careers.

Scottsdale

Tasting Room Reserved- Private Client Event

November 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The cellar will be open to all members during normal business hours.

Phoenix

Private Event- Tasting Room Reserved

November 9 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Scottsdale

Tasting Room Reserved- Private Client Event

November 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The cellar will be open to all members during normal business hours.

Phoenix

Col di Lamo & Il Borro Tasting with Lorenzo

November 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Two fabulous Italian wineries, Lorenzo and your Vinum 55 team. What could be better?

Scottsdale

Tasting Room Reserved- Private Client Event

November 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The cellar will be open to all members during normal business hours.

Chandler

Buttonwood Farm Winery Tasting

November 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Buttonwood Farm is a small gem set amidst the splendor of Santa Barbara County’s Santa Ynez Valley. The farm is a shining example of the vision of their founder, Betty Williams. Betty was always ahead of her time, and in the 60’s set out to create a working farm based on good practices for people, animals and the earth. First there were horses, then organic vegetables and finally, a vineyard.

The 39-acre vineyard stretches across a sun-drenched mesa on the eastern portion of our 106-acre property. They started planting in 1983 and now have 33,000 vines, small in the world of wine, but huge to them. The tasting room is surrounded by other bounty from the farm, including olives, pomegranates, peonies, herbs, summer vegetables and of course, our famous peaches!

How did they get the name for the farm and winery? “Buttonwood” is another name for the Sycamore tree, which surround the gardens and tasting room!

Buttonwood wines are estate-grown, produced, blended, bottled and the bottles are aged on the property.

The vineyard and farm are located in the Santa Ynez Valley AVA and sub-AVA, the Los Olivos District. This sub-AVA includes all the heritage vineyards in the area and is nestled between Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara to the east and Ballard Canyon to the west.

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