Renowned for offering spectacular views of the city skyline with cuisine to match, Different Pointe of View welcomes the return of its Insider’s View Dinner series featuring top winemakers from across the country for one Phoenix’s most up-close and intimate food and wine experiences.
Offering seven exclusive dinners limited to just 12 guests, each Insider’s View Dinner begins with an outdoor sunset wine reception hosted by the owner of the featured vineyard. Dinner guests have the opportunity to mix and mingle with the evening’s winemaker as the sun sets over the city skyline. The evening continues in the main dining room overlooking dramatic city and mountain views where Executive Chef Anthony DeMuro prepares a four- to five-course dinner entirely tableside.
The 2015-2016 Insider’s View Dinner Series runs October through May. Reservations are required and available for $99 per person, inclusive of dinner and wine pairings.
October 9 – Featuring Janet Johnson, owner Boomtown by Duster Valley. Based in Walla Walla, Wash., Boomtown was founded in 2003 when Wisconsin natives Chad Johnson and Corey Braunel left the comforts of their corporate jobs to move to Walla Walla and fulfill their dream of crafting world-class wine.
November 13 – Tondi Bolkan, wine maker for Francis Ford Coppola Winery. Legendary filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola bought his first winery in 1975. Today, his winery in Geyserville, Sonoma County, California produces nine different brands of wines.
January 15 – Dave Guffy, wine maker for The Hess Collection. The Hess Collection focuses on producing exceptional wines from Bordeaux and Chardonnay varieties, farming estate vineyards on Mount Veeder, at the Allomi vineyard in Pope Valley and at the Su’skol vineyard in American Canyon, near San Pablo Bay.
February 5 – Derek Summers, family co-owner of Summers Estate Wines. Creating red-wine from grapes grown on small acreages in both Napa Valley and Knights Valley is the passion of Beth and Jim Summers. The signature wine offered by Summers is Charbono.
March 4 – Chuck Carlson, owner Carlson Wines. Chuck Carlson’s winemaking career in Santa Barbara County spans more than 34 years, including the past ten years as the proprietor of Carlson Wines, specializing in limited-edition wines including Pinot Noir from Santa Rita Hills along with Cabernet Franc and several aromatic white wines from the Santa Ynez Valley.
April 1 – Steve Nelson, wine maker for Chalk Hill. Winemaker, Steve Nelson, and his dedicated staff gently shepherd the grapes through the fermentation process to the bottle. With an estate-wide, shared aesthetic, the process is light-handed, non-invasive, and sustainable, allowing each bottle to emulate the essence of the vineyard.
May 13 – Dan Parrott, CEO/co-owner of JAX Vineyards. Using the grapes from his father’s vineyard, Trent bottled and produced his first vintage in his San Francisco garage in 1996. Today, JAX produces high quality wines, with a chic label, and fair price point.
Nestled atop the northern Phoenix mountain range at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort overlooking the city below, Different Pointe of View remains committed to artful cuisine and outstanding service, which is why it has earned the AAA Four Diamond Award for 25 consecutive years.