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.

Back to All Events

Royal Palms Celebrates the Judgment of Paris with Grgich Hills Estate

  • Royal Palms 5200 East Camelback Road Phoenix, AZ, 85018 United States (map)

Special guest Violet Grgich

Join Violet Grgich of Grgich Hills Estate at the Royal Palms Hotel for an unforgettable evening of amazing food and wine pairings to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Judgment of Paris.

It was the Chardonnay that Miljenko "Mike" Grgich crafted for Chateau Montelena that won the famous Judgment of Paris Tasting in 1976. This momentous verdict, where two Napa Valley wines took first place in a blind tasting beating the best of France, placed Napa Valley on the global wine map and, thus, set the bar for Chardonnay in Napa Valley. Mike Grgich, along with Austin Hills, opened Grgich Hills Estate the following year, and will celebrate the winery's 40th anniversary next July.

The event takes place Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 5:30 pm. Space is limited! Please call (602) 840-3610 for reservations.

Grgich Hills Estate is an iconic Napa Valley winery, consistently producing world-class wines. Committed to natural winegrowing and sustainability, Grgich Hills’ farms its estate vineyards without artificial fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides, relies on wild yeast fermentation and uses passion and art to handcraft food-friendly, balanced and elegant wines. Mike is assisted by his daughter, Violet Grgich, Vice President of Operations, and his nephew, Ivo Jeramaz, Vice President of Vineyards and Production. For more information, visit www.grgich.com.

Earlier Event: February 19
CrushBrew Craft Beverage Festival