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Winemaker Dinner


The Saguaro Scottsdale and Pillsbury Wine invite you to our first Winemaker Dinner on January 18, 2019 in the Agave East ballroom at The Saguaro Hotel.

Pillsbury Wine Company was founded by Sam Pillsbury, a former movie producer, director turned wine maker. He currently produces twenty-two, 100% Cochise County, Arizona wines under his Pillsbury Wine Company label at his 100-acre Willcox Bench Vineyard and Winery. He has won some of the highest scores for any Arizona wines, was named Best Local Winemaker by Phoenix Magazine, Best Arizona Winery by, and named “one of the rising stars of the Southwest” by Wine Spectator Magazine. In November of 2017, Sam was named the winemaker of the year by the Scottsdale League of Arts, AZ Culinary Hall of Fame. This is a one-of-a-kind dinner where local wine meets local cuisine cooked up by The Saguaro Executive Chef, Cesar Vasquez.

The Winemaker Dinner consists of 5 distinct courses paired with 5 different wines. A few surprises will be scattered throughout the dining experience as Sam speaks on the color and aroma of wines to enhance taste, and how to sip and savor to get more from the qualities of the wine you drink. He will also speak on how and why Arizona is a rising star in the wine world, and such a brilliant place to grow and make wines. It is sure to be an interactive, delicious, and memorable event!

Price is $89 per person and includes tax and gratuity. Our dinner makes the perfect holiday gift for the wine aficionado in your life. We look forward to hosting you and your loved ones!