|Seen & Heard
Country King Garth Brooks and his wife Trisha Yearwood were recently guests at a beautiful Wrigley Mansion wedding. See what the bride and groom had to say.Ogletree Deacons Law Firm held an event at The Mansion last month with Singer/Songwriter/Actress Jordin Sparks as the amazing entertainment.
Wines with a high or unbalanced alcohol level are often described as "hot." When the alcohol level is extremely high or out of balance with the rest of the wine, you may feel a heated or burning sensation in the back of the mouth.
Kind Words for The Mansion
Natalie and Mark's
"You and your staff couldn't have been more perfect, professional, attentive, or easy to deal with!! What a classy organization that you run. I knew this already but you all really brought it up to another level.
I don't have any feedback to provide that is constructive, only that you guys simply are the best. Nothing but the highest praises for you, [captains Michael and Ryan,] your wait staff, the chef and culinary crew, and the rest who were making things happen behind the scenes. Truly, you made my life so smooth during the chaos. Many thanks and much appreciation.
We will send pictures and of course, keep in touch!"
Natalie & Mark
GEP Arizona, A Global Events Partner
I just wanted to thank you so much for putting on a phenomenal night for my group! You played such a huge part in the coordination of the night and I was very grateful to have you there.
As far as the food, the meal was fantastic! The Chateaubriand was prepared to perfection and melted in my mouth. On top of that, the sauce complimented it very well and was quite tasty. When it came time to enjoy the Flourless Chocolate Cake, I was absolutely amazed. After eating it, I came to the conclusion that it had to be the best cake I've had in my life! Our staff easily agreed. I'm still thinking about it today and would definitely love to come back and have another piece.
It was an all around great night! Thanks Wrigley!
GEP Arizona, A Global Events Partner
Infrastructure Business Unit
We had a great time on Saturday evening. Everyone really enjoyed the food and the venue. The service of your staff was wonderful.
Thank you again for all of your help.
Human Resource Consultant
Infrastructure Business Unit
|Notes to Remember
Getting married at the Mansion? Ask about our preferred rates at the prestigious Biltmore Hotel.
Hold on to your hat.... Your witch hat! We're planning another WM Halloween Bash Oct. 27. Keep your eyes open for details in the near future.
|Get In On a Tour
Get to know The Mansion inside and out!
Tours are available Wednesday-Saturday 10am, 1pm, and 3pm, and Sunday at 2pm only, for $15 per person. (Unless a member is present, a $3 trial membership fee will be assessed to each bill as we are a private club.)
Lunch and Tour packages are also available. Please call us for reservations and more information: 602-955-4079.
|Summer closing: Sunday June 17, will be our last day of the season. Join us for our final Sunday brunch - a spectacular Father's Day celebration!|
Geordie's reopens Wednesday, Sept. 12; first brunch is Oct. 7.
|Introducing Our Own Wrigley Mansion Sparkling Wine
Our new and delicious
Our sparkling wine label features original artwork by the late Geordie Hormel, owner of the WM.
addition comes from a winery passionate about celebrating life and fine wine, Gruet Winery! Gruet's legacy is a history of making great wine in unexpected locations...a second generation producer of world class wine. In 1993 the Gruet Family built their present facility in North Albuquerque, with state of the art equipment, which contributes to the continued success of Gruet Winery.
Our Wrigley Mansion Cuvee is made using the "Méthode Champenoise" with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes and it has a spare, crisp edge as mentioned in "Food & Wine Magazine." Gruet has been included in the top 100 wineries on "Wine Spectator." This wine is easy to drink and very food friendly.
In 2003, Gruet produced 75,000 cases of wine and distributed to 46 of the 50 states. Their strict dedication to the quality and strict adherence to the methods learned from Gilbert Gruet has guaranteed their wines a place in the landscape of great American wines.
Enjoy a glass...and then another!
|It's Our Last Brunch of the Season
Celebrate Father's Day Sunday, June 17!
Indulge your taste for a lavishly uninhibited champagne brunch at
The Wrigley Mansion! Savor the elegance, the historical ambiance and the refinement of polished service while you satisfy the largest of appetites! Just a sampling of the selections in store for your pleasure:
- Build Your Own Omelet Bar
- Breakfast Meats
- Entrees, Vegetables and Starch Selections
- Fresh Seafood
- Build Your Own Salad Bar
- Pasta and Vegetable Accompaniments
- Hand-Carved Roasted Meats
- Our Scrumptious Array of "Worth the Calories" Desserts.
Please call us, 602.955.4079 for reservations, or visit Open Table to make your reservations online.
Brunch is served from 10am to 2pm
Adults: $45; Ages 6-12 $22.50; under 5, free)
|Wrigley Wine Memberships: For just $50 per year, enjoy great wines at significantly reduced prices and all the membership benefits of The WM.|
Check out the details and see other membership tiers starting at $10/year.
|A Bit of History|
by Ashlee Ball, Lead WM Docent
Geordie Hormel and the Player Piano
There are many valuable treasures hidden within the Wrigley Mansion, but one piece is especially prized. The Duo-Art Reproducing Player Piano was custom made for William Wrigley Jr. in 1929, when the home was built. The walnut veneer case for the piano was made by Steinway even though Steinway rarely made player pianos. This piano was revolutionary because it was one of the first that was powered by electricity, could actually record music and it came equipped with one of the first remotes ever made. There are few of these pianos left in the world; one is on display at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C.
The Wrigley family was good friends with George Gershwin and they enjoyed the music he played for them on this piano during a winter visit. Mrs. Wrigley did not want him to leave because no one in the family knew how to play the piano and she would miss his music. So, she actually had George sit down at the piano and record ten songs for the family, including a unique version of his most popular song, "Rhapsody in Blue." In fact, Gershwin made all the scrolls for the Wrigley's player piano. Another colorful story that surrounds the piano is that Liberace desperately wanted the piano and gave the Wrigleys a blank check, but they did not want to sell.
This wonderful player piano still sits in the same room as it was originally and is played for most tour groups when visiting the mansion. The piano was a favorite of the late Wrigley Mansion owner, Geordie Hormel, a self-taught jazz musician. During many Sunday brunches Geordie would treat guests to impromptu concerts. He played a great variety, even some of the music he wrote for 1950s and '60s television shows, including The Untouchables, The Fugitive, The Naked City, Ozzie & Harriet and Lassie.
|Chef Stephan Germanaud
Summer Shrimp Salad
1/2 Tbl Dijon mustard
1/4 Tsp Lavender
1/2 Tbl Honey
1/2 cup Applecider Vinegar
1 1/2 cups Olive Oil
Goat Cheese Croquettes
Goat Cheese (1 oz for each ball)
Flour & egg wash
Cooked Shrimp of your choice
Mix all ingredients in blender except for oil. Slowly add oil in the mix.
In a deep pan, submerge cherry tomatoes in olive oil with whole garlic cloves and thyme. Cover with aluminum foil. Cook at 225 degrees for 45 minutes.
Goat Cheese Croquettes
Roll a small ball of goat cheese in flour and egg wash. Then roll in bread crumbs. Deep fry for one minute or until golden brown.
Use frisée lettuce and cooked shrimp to plate your salad.
Our New Membership Tiers
With our new membership tiers, you'll find our Wine Membership pretty hard to pass up. An annual fee of just $50 allows you to enjoy fantastic wines at intoxicating prices. Just look at some of our popular choices and compare our regular price with our Gold Price for Members only:
Champagne - Dom Perignon Brut, Champagne, France 2000.
Regular price: $375/WM Gold Price: $243
Chardonnay - Peter Michael 'Belle Cote,' Knights Valley, CA 2009 Regular Price: $170/WM Gold Price: $111
Pinot Noir - Soter Vineyards 'North Valley,' Willamette Valley, OR 2009 Regular Price: $75/WM Gold Price: $49
Cabernet - Pahlmeyer, Napa Valley, CA 2006
Regular Price: $240/WM Gold Price: $156
Cabernet Sauvignon - Dunn Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, CA 2007 Regular Price: $188/WM Gold Price:$122
Wine membership also includes complimentary valet parking for card holder only; discounts at our gift shop; member only events (guest speakers, visiting musicians, poet laureates, authors, classes); dining privileges at The Wrigley Mansion Club for lunch, dinner, brunch, happy hour and Fireside Sundays.
Click here to find out more about our new membership tiers, including our $10 Social Membership and our $150 Corporate Membership.