Vintage 95 Wine Lounge celebrates 5 years with Master Sommelier Michael Jordan and more

5 years in operation might as well be 50 years in restaurant years and in reaching its 5th anniversary downtown Chandler’s Vintage 95 Wine Lounge is celebrating all week-long from November 14th – 20th. As part of the celebration there will be Pre Fixe dinner menus, lunch, brunch & happy hour specials and “Taste Like a Master” wine tasting with Master Sommelier Michael Jordan.

Photo courtesy of Vintge 95 Wine Lounge
Photo courtesy of Vntage 95 Wine Lounge

taste like a master tasting

To start the celebration Vintage 95 welcomes Master Sommelier Michael Jordan as he is hosting a unique hands on tasting teaching wine drinkers how to taste wine, the different flavors of wine and how to recognize them. This limited seating event will consist of 5 wines paired with small bites.

Pre Fixe menus

During dinner hours diners will be able to choose from 3 Pre Fixe menus consisting of 4 courses paired with wine for $50 per person. The 3 menus to choose from are as follows….

First Menu

Grain Salad, Hayden Mills local white Sonoran berries, red quinoa, bronze barley, chickpeas, hearts of palm, orange, chopped fig, cranberry and Feta cheese with orange vinaigrette

Bowl of Smoked Tomato Bisque with grilled cheese croutons

Duck Egg, Poached duck egg, caviar, buttered leeks and crème fraiche

NY Strip,  10 oz grilled NY strip steak with bone marrow mashed potato, Brussels sprouts and a tart cherry sauce

Second Menu

Cauliflower Salad, Roasted cauliflower, blanched almonds, black currant, watercress and goat cheese with curried yogurt dressing

Creamy Celery Root Soup with celery sprout and crostini

Scallops, Three scallops with cauliflower puree, fried capers and watercress

Portobello Pasta, Sautéed Portobello mushroom, zucchini, spinach, goat cheese cream and Hayden Hills shells with a pistachio gremolata

Third Menu (Gluten Free and Vegetarian)

Beet Salad, Roasted beets, Brussels sprouts, blue cheese and an apple cider vinaigrette

Dumpling and Dashi, potato and asparagus stuffed in rice paper dumplings and vegetarian dashi

Cherries and Brie, Brie and tarragon mousse with brandied cherries and walnuts

Vegetarian Cassoulet, Carrots, mushrooms, potatoes and white beans stewed in a vegetable gravy

Photo courtesy of Vintage 95 Wine Lounge

lunch, brunch and happy hour

If you want to celebrate with Vintage 95 during the day lunch guests can enjoy a 1/2 sandwich and 1/2 salad or cup of soup for $8. Guest who stop by for brunch will enjoy appetizers, Mimosas, Bloody Mary’s and Screwdrivers for $5. Happy Hour specials include house cocktails and wine for $5.

To make reservations for dinner or “The Taste Like a Master” tasting or for more information visit




Lawrence Dunham Vineyards’ is celebrating 5 years since planting with a party.

Grapes in the Lawrence Dunham vineyards
Grapes in the Lawrence Dunham vineyards

As the grapes in Arizona’s wine county begin to awaken from their winter slumber, Lawrence Dunham Vineyards is throwing a party. It has been 5 years since the vineyard planted its first wine grapes in the Chiricahua Mountain foothills in Cochise County.

“What a journey it has been from thinking about the next phase in our lives to ending up buying 40-acres to plant wine grapes and producing wines,” said Curt Dunham owner/winemaker at Lawrence Dunham Vineyards. The winery is getting ready for the annual planting season, with fingers crossed that the cold weather is done for another year.

Owner & winemaker Curt Dunham & owner Peggy Fiandaca
Owner & winemaker Curt Dunham & owner Peggy Fiandaca

The winery has become known for full-bodied Rhone varietal wines, particularly Petite Sirah. The vineyards’ 2009 Petite Sirah was awarded 88 points from Wine Spectator Magazine. “Plush, velvety,” and “solid range and character” were all descriptors used by James Molesworth to describe Lawrence Dunham Vineyards’ first vintage 2009 Petite Sirah made from 100% Arizona estate grown grapes. Mr. Molesworth evaluates wines from the Rhone Valley, Bordeaux, Loire Valley, and South Africa for the internationally-respected publication. Our winemaking process includes processing small batches of grapes, handled very gently, which we believe creates an extraordinary mouth-feel and well-balanced flavors,” said Dunham. “This was our first vintage and I was thrilled that my vision for this wine was interpreted and recognized by such a prestigious publication.” Help Lawrence Dunham Vineyards celebrate its first five years of the grape to glass journey.

Date: Saturday, April 13, 2013; 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
$8.00 (includes wine flights, birthday cake, discounts, & other celebratory activities)
Winery Location: Lawrence Dunham Vineyards
13922 S. Kuykendall Cutoff Rd.; Pearce, AZ
More Information: 602-999-5626;

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