Write On Rubee

An Arizona-based food, beverage and travel writer since 2008,  I launched this website in 2015 to document my culinary adventures, beverage escapades, gardening endeavors, and travel in the Phoenix area and beyond.  Also find a comprehensive calendar of Phoenix-area food and drink-related events on my Events page.

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Nirvana Culinary Festival: Master of Taste Honoring Chuck Wagner (SOLD OUT)

  • Sanctuary Camelback 5700 East McDonald Drive Paradise Valley, AZ, 85253 United States (map)


No family has played a bigger role in Napa Valley winemaking history than that of  Chuck Wagner, Owner and Winemaker at Caymus Vineyards, whose parents were born to pioneers that helped shape the industry from the late nineteenth century to the present day. This scion of the Wagner Family of Wine, which includes CaymusConundrumMer SoleilRed Schooner and Emmolo, arrives with pairings for an exclusive five-course dinner in one of Sanctuary’s most luxurious private homes.

Four guest chefs — Matt Carter of Fat Ox and The Mission, Mark Tarbell  of Tarbell’s and Tarbell’s Tavern, James Beard Award Winner Alex Stratta, and guest chef Francois de Melogue — join Beau MacMillan of elements and Sanctuary in honoring the celebrated winemaker…presenting an inspired appetizer, salad, entrée, side dish and dessert that showcase their distinctive culinary talents. Accompanied by thoughtful wine choices and dramatic views from Casa Seven’s wall of glass, this tribute to a living legend will be an event to remember.  

Tickets are $350 per person and can be purchased at this link. 

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