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Wed, Oct 05


La Costa Wine Co.

La Costa: Hawk and Horse Vineyards 5-Course Wine Dinner w/Mitch Hawkins + Chef Erin Sealy Wed. 10/5

Don't miss this exciting evening, featuring wines from Lake County's Hawk and Horse Vineyards. Owner Mitch Hawkins will join us for the evening.

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La Costa: Hawk and Horse Vineyards 5-Course Wine Dinner w/Mitch Hawkins + Chef Erin Sealy Wed. 10/5
La Costa: Hawk and Horse Vineyards 5-Course Wine Dinner w/Mitch Hawkins + Chef Erin Sealy Wed. 10/5

Time & Location

Oct 05, 2022, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

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


About the event

Please join us for an evening of high-scoring, small-production wines!

For our October dinner, we're excited to announce our first dinner featuring Hawk + Horse Vineyards in Lake County! We've selected a fantastic lineup of wines that will showcase 5 different varietals, 4 of which boast 93+ point scores from Wine Enthusiast! Lake County, particularly Red Hills, which these wines hail from, has gained quite a bit of acclaim in recent years. Located about 30 miles north of Calistoga, the region is known for its volcanic soils. Equal parts knowledgeable and entertaining, co-owner, Mitch Hawkins will be joining us for the evening to share his wines and the Hawk and Horse story. Daily vineyard operations are managed by Mitch, who has become a respected authority on biodynamics in the vineyard. Hawk and Horse is family endeavor. Production is small and they are self-distributed. Wines are crafted by consulting winemaker, Dr, Richard Peterson. Peterson is one of Napa's most renown winemakers, a true forefather dating back to E & J Gallo in the 50's. He is known for putting Beaulieu Vineyard on the map, as well as Atlas Peak, where he notably planted the initial 450 acres of in its volcanic soils. You might also recognize him as the first consulting winemaker for Screaming Eagle, (later taken over by his daughter, Heidi Barret). You won't want to miss this memorable evening of wine, food and conversation from both Mitch and Chef Erin!

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:

2019 Hawk and Horse Vineyards Sparkling Rose of Cabernet

Phyllo Cup Filled with Whipped Chevre, Black Plum, Raspberry, and Fresh Mint

2019 Hawk and Horse Vineyards Block Three Cab

Country French Bread Topped with Grilled Chicken Breast, Wild Mushroom + Roasted Chestnut Brandy Cream Sauce and Minced Chive

2019 Hawk and Horse Vineyards Petite Sirah

Fennel Pork Sausage, Caramelized Leek, Brown Butter Fennel and Ricotta Quiche on Baby Spinach with Caramelized Onion Bechamel 

2019 Hawk and Horse Vineyards Petite Verdot

Rosemary Lamb Confit with Aged Balsamic Glaze served with Caramelized Eggplant Puree and Roasted Baby Potatoes + Braised Radishes

2014 Hawk and Horse Vineyards Latigo Cabernet Franc Dessert Wine

Almond Cheesecake with Chocolate Cookie + Pecan Crust Topped with Chef Erin’s Maple Bourbon Bacon Jam Drizzle and Fresh Raspberries

5-Course Wine Dinner $100 (Excludes Tax & 18% Gratuity)

The Upper Crust $90/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 42 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 $100/pp++

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

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