When it comes to romantic dining in the Valley, it doesn’t get much better than Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort’s Different Pointe of View. Those panoramas, the menu, the wine list! Starting this fall, DPOV has announced dates for the Insider’s View Dinner Series, which has all the romance the restaurant is known for–plus an educational component. The Insider’s View Dinner series one of the most up-close and intimate food and wine experiences in Phoenix. Up to 12 guests enjoy an outdoor wine reception starting at 6:15 p.m. hosted by the owner of the featured vineyard, followed by a four- to five-course dinner prepared tableside by Executive Chef Anthony DeMuro.
Reservations are required and available for $99 per person, inclusive of dinner and wine pairings. To make a reservation for an upcoming Insider’s View dinner, call 602.866.6350.
• October 24: Peju – A family-owned and operated winery located in Napa Valley’s Rutherford Appellation, Peju produces award-winning wines from its organic farmed vineyards and solar powered winery facility.
• November 14: Seven Hills Winery – One of Walla Walla Valley’s oldest and most respected wineries, Seven Hills Winery crafts an acclaimed portfolio of vineyard-designate and appellation-inspired wines that are recognized as some of the finest wines in the Northwest.
• January 23: Joseph Drouhin (France) – Offering a fascinating array of Burgundy terroirs, Joseph Drouhin is one of the largest estates in the region of Burgundy, France. Many of its vineyards are Burgundy’s most famed, including Clos des Mouches, Montrachet Marquis de Laguiche, Musigny, Clos de Vougeot, and Corton-Charlemagne.
• February 6: J. Hofstätter (Italy) – Among the largest wineries in Alto Adige in Italy, this historic family winery dates back to 1907 and is renowned for its traditional regional grape varieties including Gewürztraminer, Pinot Blanc, Lagrein, and Schiava.
• March 6: Tedeschi Wines (Italy) – Synonymous with terroir and the Valpolicella Valley of Italy, the color, aroma and taste of Tedeschi wines reflect the strong character and love of the people who produce them.
• April 10: April 10: Mastroberardino (Italy) – Established in the 1750s by winemaker Pietro di Mastro Berardino, Mastroberardino is Campania’s most renowned winery.
• May 1: Campuget (France) – Producing Rhône Valley Grands Vins since 1942, the round Rhône stones, the Southern sun, the Mistral winds and the Syrah and Grenache grapes are the basic elements which form the identity of Campuget wines.
Merkin Vineyards wine bar in Old Town Scottsdale is excited to announce it will now serve brunch every first Sunday of the month.