Valentini's Custom Wine Cellars

Nationally Recognized Wine Cellar Specialists

WINE EVENTS






Kathleen in our Scottsdale Showroom in 2000 preparing for our  first wine tasting for our store customers, wine locker customers and client builders and architects.



Had a great time at this year's Grand Tasting at Caesars Palace on May 9, 2014.

We enjoyed a staggering variety of signature dishes prepared by the world’s most celebrated chefs. The dramatic five-acre Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis at Caesars Palace featured more than 50 award-winning chefs and more than 100 of the best wines and spirits from around the world.  What an amazing time!

I had the great honor and pleasure of meeting the world renowned Michael Broadbent when he was honored at the World Gourmet Summit in Las Vegas.  


 John Michael Broadbent, MW is a British wine critic, writer and auctioneer at Christie's.  He is a published writer and authority on wine tasting and old wines. 


Donation by Valentini's:  Two Wine Cellar Designs



Distinguished Honoree, Michael Broadbent, was presented his award by Kurt Fischer, President of  International Food & Beverage Form. The main goal of the IF&BF Hall of Fame Summit is to raise scholarship funds for hospitality students.

 

Monterey Wine Festival 

 

Valentini's a Sponsor: 2007

Slide Show on Wine Cellars.


A beautiful weekend in Monterey where we ran into clients from Orange County.


 

Scottsdale Soiree held at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Featuring Kathleen Valentini, Owner/Designer of Valentini's Custom Wine Cellars. 2008

Speaking to the San Diego Amature Wine Makers Association in Fall Brook, CA about details involved in designing and constructing wine cellars to keep their wine safe & delicious!  2005 

Fred Ordway, President Allan Scott Wines, U.S.

and Bartholomew Broadbent, President Broadbent Selections at Chicago Gourmet Food & Wine event.

Orange County trade show where Payne-Mason Cigars is featuring their expert cigar maker rolling cigars for customers.

Golfer Craig Stadler ("The Walrus") & Kathleen in Evergreen, CO reviewing her design for his large custom wine cellar and discussions with builder.

UNLVino in Las Vegas Exhibitor's Banquet with Larry Ruvo, President, Southern Wine & Spirits 2004.

Fred Ordway Introducing YouBet Shiraz at UNLVino Event at Bally's Las Vegas, 2004.

Winners of a case of  YouBet Shiraz raffle with Fred Ordway, President of Allan Scott Wine, USA and Uniqco Imports.

Kapalua Wine & Food Festival, Maui, Hawaii - 2000

From Left to Right: Stephen Marshall - Executive Chef at The Ritz-Carlton, Kathleen Valentini and Tobias Mattstedt - Director of Food & Beverage, Kapalua Ritz-Carlton.

Commissioned to design a large wine cellar for the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua which luckily coincided with the Wine & Food Festival, topped off by a Robert Mondovi WineMaker Dinner.

Kathleen (with black sweater) went to a Luau  with cousin Lydia who was working at the Ritz at the time. Can't beat this design assignment! 


Valentini's first blind wine tasting event - winner took home a crystal wine decantor!

Winner? Rambaugher Cabernet Sauvignon!