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Wed, Jun 14


Drift Café

Mission Beach: Lone Madrone 5-Course Wine Dinner w/Lucas Meisinger + Chef Erin Sealy Wed. 6/14

Don't miss our next wine dinner series, including one evening at our Mission/Pacific Beach location. We'll showcase 5 small-production wines from Paso Robles' Lone Madrone. Each selection will be paired with its own dinner course.

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Mission Beach: Lone Madrone 5-Course Wine Dinner w/Lucas Meisinger + Chef Erin Sealy Wed. 6/14
Mission Beach: Lone Madrone 5-Course Wine Dinner w/Lucas Meisinger + Chef Erin Sealy Wed. 6/14

Time & Location

Jun 14, 2023, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM PDT

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


About the event

Don't miss an exciting evening featuring fantastic small-production wines!

We are very excited to announce our next dinner series! We'll feature three evenings in a row, including an evening at our Mission/Pacific Beach location, Drift Cafe! For our June series, we're thrilled to announce a fantastic line up of 5 small production wines from Paso Robles' Lone Madrone. Starting out in 1996 as a single cabernet side-project for Neil Collins (while leading the winemaking at Tablas Creek), Lone Madrone has exponentially grown. Teaming up with his sister, Jackie Meisinger in 2003, the winery has continued to see steady growth and acclaim over the past 20 years. Though Neil continues his winemaking and vineyard management rolls at Tablas Creek, family reinforcements have allowed for Lone Madrone to keep its trajectory. After growing up in the wine world, both Neil and Jackie's children are now involved in the day to day operations of the winery. Lucas Meisinger, Lone Madrone's National Sales Representative, will be joining us for the evening to share his family's exceptional wines and discuss the winery's storied past. To showcase these wines, Chef Erin has created an elevated, seasonal pairing menu. You won't want to miss this memorable evening of wine, food and conversation!

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:

2022 Lone Madrone “Points West” Holmstead Vineyard Rose

Lemon Zest + Basil Baked Ricotta in Phyllo Cups with Golden Tomato and Saffron Syrup Drizzle

2020 Lone Madrone “Points West” Red Rhone Blend

Roasted Vegetable Mélange, Chopped Arugula and Brown Lentils with Lebanese Couscous topped with Herbed Crumbled Chevre, Toasted Pecan and Pomegranate

2019 Lone Madrone Bailey Ranch Klau Mine Vineyard Zinfandel

Caramelized Leek + Pureed Fresh English Pea Risotto topped with Thyme Roasted Chicken Thigh Confit, Roasted Beet Puree, Bacon Crumble, Fennel Pollen and Scallion.

2018 Lone Madrone "The Dodd" Klau Mine Vineyard Red Blend

Bacon Wrapped Center Pork Loin topped with Broiled Gorgonzola, Fresh Thyme and Crushed Blueberry and Served with Garlic Sauteed Zucchini, Bok Choy and Spinach

2017 Lone Madrone "Bollo" Glenrose Vineyard Nebbiolo

Pulled Red Wine + Rosemary Braised Lamb Shank on Caramelize Eggplant + Romano Creamy Polenta with Chimichurri Drizzle, Cumin Crema Drizzle and Micro Greens.

Complimentary Dessert

5-Course Wine Dinner $95/person (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 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 $95/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 Sparkling

    Arrive early and enjoy a 750ml bottle of chilled sparkling wine before the dinner starts. Please contact us regarding the current offering. Champagne/Sparkling is only available by the bottle (750ml) and MUST be ordered no later than 12pm the day of the event. Your bottle will be chilled prior to the dinner and will come with dedicated glasses (1 per seat in your reservation).

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