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Castelli Family Vineyards

Local Winery: Castelli 5-Course Harvest Winemaker Dinner w/Nelson Pizarro + Chef Erin Sealy: Sat. 11/26

Please join us for the next installment of our Local Winery dinner series as we take advantage of harvest flavors and picturesque November evenings!

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Local Winery: Castelli 5-Course Harvest Winemaker Dinner w/Nelson Pizarro + Chef Erin Sealy: Sat. 11/26
Local Winery: Castelli 5-Course Harvest Winemaker Dinner w/Nelson Pizarro + Chef Erin Sealy: Sat. 11/26

Time & Location

Nov 26, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Castelli Family Vineyards, 17870 Oak Grove Rd, Ramona, CA 92065, USA


About the event

We're excited to announce the next dinner in our Local Winery dinner series!

Please join us for our return to local winery dinners! Chef Erin is very excited to announce this unique experience focused on our local wineries and vineyards. Enjoy wine selections from our award winning local wineries while taking in the sights of the winery, vineyards and surrounding areas where the wines are produced. This is a fantastic way to enjoy the full romance of winemaking and cultivation. Owners/winemakers will join us for these events to present their creations and share their vision of what making wine in San Diego County means to them.

For our November dinner in this series, we are pleased to be returning to Castelli Family Vineyards in Ramona, with a different line-up of wines and pairings from our summer dinners. Winemaker Nelson Pizarro creates beautiful wines with a focus on the varietals that grow best in San Diego County. In addition to growing their own vines, Castelli also sources grapes from other areas of San Diego County and a few other special California vineyards. The Castelli family has created a wine paradise in the Western part of Ramona, complete with Tuscan architecture, overlooking the valley and vineyards. This dinner will be held in the lovely Tuscan style winery, which comfortably seats 46 guests. You won't want to miss this fantastic evening of wine, food and conversation. 

* Please note, this dinner will take place in a working winery. 

* Please also note that the winery is in a gated community and there will be a security gate which will require a code to access. Gate codes will be provided to registered guests in their confirmation emails and again in reminder emails which are sent the day before the dinner.

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 Castelli Family Vineyards Rose of Petite Sirah

Puff Pastry Topped with Fresh Burrata, Persimmon, Micro Greens and Aged White Balsamic

2021 Castelli Family Vineyards San Diego County Chardonnay

Lump Crab + Fire Roasted Corn Risotto Fritter on Baby Arugula with Creole Aioli

2016 Castelli Family Vineyards Estate Sangiovese

Savory Herb Crepe Filled with Atlantic Salmon, Thyme Zucchini and Brown Butter Fennel on Baby Spinach and Topped with Saffron Bechamel

2016 Castelli Family Vineyards Estate Cabernet Franc

Aromatics Brined Pork Chop Stuffed with Spiced Pork Jowl + Roasted Potato Served with Roasted Baby Potatoes and Charred Cherry Tomatoes in Pepita Cream Sauce

2018 Castelli Family Vineyards Estate Syrah 

Chef Erin's Shi Shi Taco with Spice Rubbed Slow Roasted + Broiled Pork Belly, Caramelized Eggplant, Baby Arugula, Gorgonzola Cream, Crispy Hatch Chile and Pickled Red Onion in Green Chile Flour + Corn Tortilla

Complimentary Dessert

5-Course Winemaker Dinner $125 (Includes Tax & 18% Gratuity)

Castelli Wine Club Members $115/person (Includes Tax & 18% Gratuity)

The Upper Crust $115/person (Includes 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 cannot 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, about 6% of the ticket total is non-refundable, as these processors do not issue refunds for any reason.

About This Venue:

This event is being held at a winery. PLEASE NOTE this is a working winery. Please be aware of the area around you and watch your step. All seating is indoors, inside the winery. Seating is comprised of 2-8 top seating. Group seating of up to 12 people is easily accommodated, with advanced notice. Seats are a combination of bar and standard table heights, all have backs and are comfortable. Parking is available at the winery. Ride share services or taxis are always recommended. Please be sure to note any special requests or seating requirements during your registration. 


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