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Wed, Jul 19


Drift Café

Mission Beach: Sojourn Cellars 5-Course Wine Dinner w/Marco Wright + Chef Erin Sealy Wed. 7/19

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 Sonoma's Sojourn Cellars, including an exceptional Napa Cabernet. Each selection will be paired with its own dinner course.

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Mission Beach: Sojourn Cellars 5-Course Wine Dinner w/Marco Wright + Chef Erin Sealy Wed. 7/19
Mission Beach: Sojourn Cellars 5-Course Wine Dinner w/Marco Wright + Chef Erin Sealy Wed. 7/19

Time & Location

Jul 19, 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 July series, we're thrilled to announce a fantastic line up of 5 small production wines from Sonoma's Sojourn Cellars. Sojourn Cellars began in 2001 as a collaboration between two tennis friends–Craig Haserot and Erich Bradley–who shared a passion for great wine. With Erich’s experience as an Assistant Winemaker at Arrowood Winery, the two developed a plan to produce small bottlings of Cabernet Sauvignon from extraordinary vineyard sources. Starting with just over a hundred cases of Cabernet Sauvignon that was sold to friends and family. Over the next 10 years, they have earned critical acclaim. What began as a personal journey has evolved into a first-class boutique winery that crafts high-quality artisan Pinot noir, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Sauvignon wines. Marco Wright, Sojourn's Regional Sales Manager, will be joining us for the evening to share these 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:

NV Sojourn Cellars Brut Sparking

Broiled Oyster Rockefeller with Pernod, Spinach, Romano and Cream

2021 Sojourn Cellars Rose of Pinot Noir

Watermelon, Yellow Peach and Strawberry Salad with Watercress, Fresh Basil, White Aged Balsamic Drizzle and Fresh Chimichurri Drizzle

2021 Sojourn Cellars Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

Seared Scallop and Brown Butter Sauteed Shrimp over Rye Spaetzle in Gruyere – Dijon Mornay Sauce with Fresh English Peas, Chopped Baby Arugula and Pomegranate

2021 Sojourn Cellars Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

Braised Chicken Breast and Thigh with Roasted Cherry Tomato, Marinated Artichoke, Sauteed Crimini and Olive Duo in White Wine Herb Sauce Served on Parmesan-Herb Israeli Couscous and Topped with Minced Scallion and Crumbled Bacon

2019 Sojourn Cellars Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

Braised Boneless Short Rib in Wild Mushroom + Fresh Sage au jus Bordelaise with Caramelized Eggplant Risotto and Miso Braised Brussels Sprouts

Complimentary Dessert

5-Course Wine Dinner $100/person (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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  • 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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