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Drift Café

Mission Beach: Cava Maciel Guadalupe Valley Winemaker Dinner w/Jorge Maciel + Chef Erin Sealy Sat. 11/5

Please join us for our next 2-night winemaker series, featuring an evening with Guadalupe Valley Winemaker, Jorge Maciel and Cava Maciel wines!

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Mission Beach: Cava Maciel Guadalupe Valley Winemaker Dinner w/Jorge Maciel + Chef Erin Sealy Sat. 11/5
Mission Beach: Cava Maciel Guadalupe Valley Winemaker Dinner w/Jorge Maciel + Chef Erin Sealy Sat. 11/5

Time & Location

Nov 05, 2022, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM PDT

Drift Café, 4652 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109, USA


About the event

Please join us for an evening featuring wines from Baja California, presented by Winemaker Jorge Maciel!

For our November dinner, we're very excited to announce our first dinner featuring Cava Maciel Winery from Guadalupe Valley in Baja California! We've selected a fantastic lineup of wines that will showcase 5 different varietals, which thrive in Guadalupe Valley. Winemaker and Owner, Jorge Maciel will join us for the evening to chat about his wines and the unique viticultural area of the Valle. After falling in love with wine while in Italy, Jorge followed his passion to create something similar in his home state of Baja California. Though Baja is considered a "new-world" wine region, Jorge's love of Italian wine is reflected in his old-world style wines. We're pleased to be showcasing 4 single varietals and a blend, each emphasizing the unique viticultural region of Baja. You won't want to miss this memorable evening of wine, food and conversation from both Jorge 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:

2020 Cava Maciel "Vino de Luna" Chardonnay

Fuyu Persimmon, Fresh Chevre + Pancetta Creamy Risotto-Style Farro Topped with Minced Chive and Pomegranate

2017 Cava Maciel "Orbita" Tempranillo/Petite Sirah Blend

Roasted Harvest Squash Bisque topped with Thyme Duck Rillettes, Crema Drizzle, Fresh Chimichurri Drizzle and Crispy Hatch Chile Crumble

2015 Cava Maciel "Via Lactea" Merlot

Wild Rice + Duck Fat Sauteed Wild Mushroom Strudel on Arugula + Spinach topped with Mornay Sauce

2015 Cava Maciel "Apogeo" Nebbiolo

Classic Beef Bourguignon with Carrot, Onion, Crimini, Center Bacon and Burgundy. Served with Crusty Garlic Parmesan Ciabatta and Topped with Italian Parsley

2015 Cava Maciel "Perigeo" Petite Sirah

Lamb Shank Osso Bucco in Caramelized Eggplant + Portobello Ragu on Shallot + Romano Creamy Polenta. Topped with Shaved Parm Romano and Fresh Oregano

5-Course Wine Dinner $90 (Excludes Tax & 18% Gratuity)

The Upper Crust $80/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 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, 6% of the ticket total is non-refundable, as these processors do not issue refunds for any reason.

About This Venue:

Drift Cafe is located in Mission Beach, on Mission Beach Blvd. Seating is indoors and is comprised of 2-8 top seating. Group seating of up to 10 people is easily accommodated, with advanced notice. All seats are standard table height. All chairs have backs and are comfortable. Parking can be a challenge in this area. Street parking is available, though difficult to find. There are 4 pay to park lots within 4 blocks of Drift Cafe: 4475 Mission Blvd, 4747 Mission Blvd, 4445 Mission Blvd and 875 Garnet Avenue. 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. If you arrive early, there will be a by the glass wine list available to purchase from.


  • 5-Course Wine Dinner $90/pp++

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

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  • Add On: Bottle of Champagne

    Arrive a little early and enjoy a 750ml bottle of chilled champagne before the dinner starts. Currently offering Canard-Duchene Cuvee Leonie Brut. Champagne is only available by the bottle (750ml) and MUST be ordered at the time of purchasing tickets. Your bottle will be chilled prior to the dinner and will come with dedicated glasses (1 per seat in your reservation).

    +$1.10 service fee
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