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Wed, Jul 13


La Costa Wine Co.

La Costa: Ernest Vineyards 5-Course Winemaker Dinner w/Joe Ryan + Chef Erin Sealy: Wed. 7/13

Don't miss this exciting evening, featuring small production wines sourced from the Sonoma Coast and Mendocino, presented by Winemaker Joe Ryan.

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La Costa: Ernest Vineyards 5-Course Winemaker Dinner w/Joe Ryan + Chef Erin Sealy: Wed. 7/13
La Costa: Ernest Vineyards 5-Course Winemaker Dinner w/Joe Ryan + Chef Erin Sealy: Wed. 7/13

Time & Location

Jul 13, 2022, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

La Costa Wine Co., 7750 El Camino Real MB, Carlsbad, CA 92009, USA


About the event

Join us for an evening of new and limited releases from Ernest Vineyards!

For our July dinner, we're excited to announce our first dinner with Ernest Vineyards and their fantastic wines sourced from stellar vineyards throughout the Sonoma Coast and select vineyards in Mendocino. Winemaker Joe Ryan will be joining us for the evening to pour some of these exceptional wines. Just in time for the warmer months of summer, we're excited to share a menu featuring some interesting white/rose wines and complex but lighter reds. Consistently scoring in the mid to upper 90's coupled with small lot productions, these wines are highly coveted. In addition to sharing these fantastic wines, Joe will also share the history and unique philosophy behind this small production, family run winery. You won't want to miss this fantastic evening of wine, food and conversation!

**Please note: As of April all wine dinners will be held inside. This will be a permanent change as the patio is no longer available to La Costa Wine Co.

Each selection will be paired with its own wine inspired dinner course, prepared by Chef Erin Sealy. Chef Erin specializes in pairing food with wine, with a slightly different approach than most. Prior to creating a menu, each wine is tasted and reviewed and then she creates a food pairing, highlighting the nuances of each wine. This concept creates a dinner and pairing experience with layers of complexity and unique creations which exemplify the enjoyment of each wine. With a passion for food and wine, Chef Erin delights attendees with a detailed account of the pairing concept and cooking techniques that create each course. Expect a fabulous evening of wine, food and educational insights! Seating is limited. Please see below for additional dinner details and a registration link.

Wine + Dinner Menu:

2021 Eugenia by Ernest "The Motley" Rose of Pinot Noir

Phyllo Cup Filled with Double Cream Brie and Fresh Raspberry. Topped with Thai Basil + Macadamia Pesto

2020 Edaphos by Ernest Alder Springs Vineyard Petite Arvine

Grilled Chicken Breast in Poblano + Pepita Sauce with Grilled Shitake, Toasted Pepita, and Strawberry Crema on Soft Naan

2018 Ernest Vineyards "The Bombardier" H. Klopp Vineyard Chardonnay

Savory Croissant Bread Pudding with Shrimp, Leek and Crimini. Served on Baby Greens with Lobster-Vanilla Cream Sauce

2021 Edaphos by Ernest Alder Springs Vineyard Ossum Epiphanea Light Red Wine

Salmon Two Ways: Chef Erin’s Spice Rubbed Salmon topped with Pernod Spiked Salmon Rillette Served with Roasted Vegetable + Mozzarella Stack and Fresh English Pea Crème Fraiche Risotto

2021 Ernest Vineyards Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

Chef Erin’s Shi Shi Taco with Herb Roasted Pork Loin, Thyme Zucchini, Baby Arugula, Nutmeg Camembert Cream, Pomegranate and Crispy Onion

Complimentary Dessert

5-Course Winemaker Dinner $95 (Excludes Tax & 18% Gratuity)

The Upper Crust $85/person (Excludes Tax & 18% Gratuity)

Upon successful registration, your provided credit card will be charged and you will receive an auto-confirmation email immediately. Please be sure to purchase a seat for every person attending. RSVPs are required for all events. Please use the link below to register. For any questions, please contact Erin at or 619.823.3541

For other events and Pop-Up Dinners with Chef Erin, please visit our website & calendar:


Though we cannot guarantee special requests for menu changes, please contact us (email/phone above) if you have any food allergies or special considerations and we'll do our best to accommodate! Please understand that this is pop-up experience, it IS NOT a restaurant. A temporary kitchen is built to accommodate the dinner and resources are very limited. Minor changes can usually be accommodated. Diary Free and Vegan requests CAN NOT be met, though reduced dairy and vegetarian typically can be met. Menu changes should be requested at least 48 hours prior to an event. Please DO NOT buy tickets with the assumption that any special request will be met, please check with us first. Please note that if you purchase tickets before inquiring about your modification, and it cannot be accommodated, the below cancellation policy still applies.

There is a 48-hour full-refund policy. We apologize that cancellations within 48 hours of the event cannot be refunded.

Lastly, please note that your total cost for the dinner includes two processing fees that are collected by third parties and do not transfer to Wine Pairs Events. Instead of passing on these additional fees to customers, we have decided to absorb them. This however means that when a customer cancels a reservation, at any point, 6% of the ticket total is non-refundable, as these processors do not issue refunds for any reason.

About This Venue:

La Costa Wine Co. is located in the La Costa area of Carlsbad. As of April 6, 2022, all dinners will return to indoor seating. Max capacity in this space is about 44 people. Seating is comprised of 4, 3 and 2 top seating. Most seating is high top tables. All seats have backs. Group seating of up to 10 people is easily accommodated, with advanced notice. There is a dedicated parking lot with ample free parking, however ride share services or taxis are always recommended. Please be sure to note any special requests or seating requirements during your registration. If you did not do so, please be sure to email us BEFORE the event (, regarding your requests.


  • 5-Course Wine Dinner $95/pp++

    Base price does not include 7.75% Sales Tax and 18% Gratuity. Ticket price at checkout includes both.

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