For food lovers and wine connoisseurs alike, Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch is proud to present the following upcoming winemaker dinner:
Guest Speaker: Chelsea Sprague, Winery Director
Thursday, February 21st, 2019
The name Booker comes from two orphan brothers, Claude and Dick Booker, who purchased the land in the late 1920’s. By the turn of the century, the Booker brothers had acquired over 1,200 acres on Paso Robles west side. The Booker brothers were Paso's favorite sons, dedicating their lives to being great farmers and humanitarians. Aside from lending their farming knowledge and manual labor to neighbors and those in need, they were the area's biggest philanthropists, leaving 100% of their estate to charity when they passed, Dick in 1990 and Claude in 2000.
In 2001, Eric and Lisa Jensen purchased 100 acres of the property with the intent of growing the best fruit for some of the best wineries in the area. After making wine with Justin Smith (of Saxum) for five years and Stephan Asseo (of L'Aventure Wines) for two years, the Jensens decided it was time to create their own expression with Booker Vineyard. The 2005 Vintage was Booker Vineyard's first release with the wines being made by owner Eric Jensen.
This special evening begins with an appetizer and wine reception, followed by an epicurean experience of perfectly paired wines and a memorable four-course dinner.
The reception begins at 6:30PM with dinner at 7:00PM. $115++ per person. Space is limited. Reservations are required, call 480-444-1234 ext 8640. Repeat guests receive 10% off of the next Winemaker Dinner. “Take Home” wines will be available for purchase at a discount immediately following the dinner.