My wife and I were scheduling a visit to our condo in Phoenix and I did some rescearch on wine events there during our time in Phoenix. Low and behold, I found the notice for Kent Callaghan's wine dinner on May 16, 2013. I called from our current home in MI and made a reservation. Callaghen Vinyards is the premier boutique vinyard in the state of AZ and has been served on no less than three occassions for State Dinners at the White House. My wife has traveled to the corners of AZ in her Community Foundation career and has been visiting and buying wine at Kent's vineyard for some 20 years. Needless to say, it was a wonderful stroke of luck that our research locates this wonderful event.
Interestingly enough, we had both lived in Phoenix a number of years and had never dined at The Farm although I was aware of its location and reputation. There were guests filling two long tables, maybe 30 of us. Some had been there many times, others never before. Kent and Chef described what we were about to experience while we sipped our first tastes of a special white wine. All five courses of food were fresh, well prepared and delicious. The company was warm and friendly. A wonderful experience, indeed.
But if you didn't notice, I thought Kent and his excellent wines stole the show.