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Thu, Oct 06


Drift Café

Mission Beach: Hawk and Horse Vineyards 5-Course Dinner w/Mitch Hawkins+ Chef Erin Sealy Thu. 10/6

Please join us for our next 3-night dinner series, an evening with 93+ Point wines from Hawk and Horse Vineyards, presented by owner, Mitch Hawkins!

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Mission Beach: Hawk and Horse Vineyards 5-Course Dinner w/Mitch Hawkins+ Chef Erin Sealy Thu. 10/6
Mission Beach: Hawk and Horse Vineyards 5-Course Dinner w/Mitch Hawkins+ Chef Erin Sealy Thu. 10/6

Time & Location

Oct 06, 2022, 6:30 PM PDT

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


About the event

Please join us for an evening featuring Lake County wines with 93+ point scores!

For our October dinner, we're excited to announce our first dinner featuring Hawk + Horse Vineyards of Lake County! We've selected a fantastic lineup of wines that will showcase 5 different selections, ALL 5 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 Block Three Cabernet Sauvignon

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 Cabernet Franc

Aromatics Brined Pork Chop Stuffed with Spiced Pork Jowl + Roasted Potato Served atop Sauteed Spinach in Pepita Cream Sauce

2019 Hawk and Horse Vineyards Petit 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 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 $100/pp++

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




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