Chapter 2: 6.18.19 - Sand Reckoner


Our next chapter leads us to the industrial + modern vibe of Sand Reckoner in the Warehouse Arts District of Tucson—because we like to dine in style!

We’ll start the night with a taste of bubbles + mingling leading up to a delicious chef crafted three course meal by the amazingly talented Pablo Valencia of Scratching the Plate & wine pairing by Sand Reckoner…all while partaking in the {rediscovered} art of connection (curiosity leads to great conversation in our experience).

Sand Reckoner

510 N 7th Ave. #170
Tucson, AZ 85705

Welcome Drink + Very knife worked deco cut charcuterie + 2018 Pét-Nat

On the Table + Paired with Wine:

1/heirloom carrot hair and nopales (cactus) salad with corn, poblano vinaigrette and chopped pistachios + 2017 Orange Roussane

2/tequila agave braised rack of lamb in a bison chili sided with red and golden beet chips + 2014 "2" Sagio-Syrah-Sagrantion

2/(veggie option) zucchini foux gnocchi in a red bell pepper crema garnished with candied pepitas 2014 "2" Sagio-Syrah-Sagrantion

3/velvet raspberry cake with horchata cream garnished with cactus pear caviar + 2017 Grenache Rosé

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Fun. Inspiring. Social. Pop-Up Dining.

Just ask, where is Waldo?

With gratitude.,


About Sand Reckoner:


Winemaker, Rob Hammelman, began his wine journey in Arizona in 2000 while taking a summer from teaching Humanities and Sciences to work in the vineyard of one of Arizona’s wine pioneers, Callaghan Vineyards. It didn’t take long to recognize that while drinking Arizona wine, the aromas and textures had a magical way of transporting him right back to the high desert vineyard where they were grown. This early experience of terroir ignited a passion and so the dream began to grow vines and make wine in Arizona.

Rob later earned a graduate diploma in Oenology from the University of Adelaide in South Australia. In Australia, his love for Rhone varieties grew while working in the cellars at Hewitson and with one of the oldest vineyards in the world – the Old Garden Mourvèdre planted in 1853. After Australia, Rob made his way to Colorado where he was winemaker at Two Rivers Winery. There, he made wine from some of the highest altitude vineyards in US, including one of his favorites – Riesling grown at 6,000 ft.

The dream of working in the Old World was fulfilled in 2008 when Rob worked in the cellars of Chateau St. Cosme in Gigondas, France under Louis Barroul. Working in a 2000-year-old cellar and with 100+ year old Grenache vines was an irreplaceable education in history, culture, and traditional winegrowing and has had a great influence on Rob’s current winemaking style.

Rob is proud to have made it full circle back to Arizona, and he, alongside his wife Sarah, are set to continue the journey in producing world-class wine!

Enjoy the MicroGallery at Sand-Reckoner:

Rotating exhibitions curated by Conrad Wilde Gallery, featuring a permanent custom encaustic and fabric installation inspired by grapevine biology and anatomy by Miles Conrad

Lauren Minor