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Perspektive Studio

San Juan Capistrano: Idle Cellars 5-Course Winemaker Dinner w/Ben Larks + Chef Erin Sealy Tue. 7/16

Don't miss our next wine dinner at our San Juan Capistrano location! We'll feature fantastic selections from boutique winery, Idle Cellars! Winemaker and co-owner, Ben Larks will join us each evening. Chef Erin will pair each selection with its own seasonal dinner course.

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San Juan Capistrano: Idle Cellars 5-Course Winemaker Dinner w/Ben Larks + Chef Erin Sealy Tue. 7/16
San Juan Capistrano: Idle Cellars 5-Course Winemaker Dinner w/Ben Larks + Chef Erin Sealy Tue. 7/16

Time & Location

Jul 16, 2024, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Perspektive Studio, 32773 Calle Perfecto, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675, USA


About the event

Don't miss an exciting four-evening winemaker dinner series, featuring small production wines from Sonoma!

We are very excited to announce our next wine dinner at our South Orange County location, Perspektive Studio in San Juan Capistrano! For our July series, we're very excited to announce a fantastic line up of wines from boutique Sonoma winery, Idle Cellars! Winemaker and co-owner, Ben Larks will be joining us from the winery for the evening to discuss each wine selection and the daily ins and outs of a small winery. This will be a great opportunity to try out 5 different wines from a non-distributed, very small-production winery. The rarity of these wines coupled with Ben's grassroots experience of teacher turned winemaker makes this is certain to be a not-to-miss dinner series. Expect a wonderful evening of wine, food and insights from Ben and Erin. For details on the other dinners as part of this series, please visit our events page: HERE

* Please note, this dinner will take place on the second floor in loft space. A flight of low-rise stairs is the only way to access the seated dinner area.

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 Idle Cellars Sonoma County Grenache Rosé

Watermelon + Burrata Salad with Calabrian Chile Oil, Fresh Mint + Basil and Toasted Pepitas

2023 Idle Cellars Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc

Steamed Mussel + Local Ahi with Toasted Sesame Oil, Ponzu, Scallion, Passionfruit and Mandarin on Baby Arugula

2017 Idle Cellars Kick Ranch Vineyard Grenache

Seville Marmalade Masa Waffle Topped with Carnitas Style Pork, Baby Arugula, Gooseberry, Chef Erin’s Maple Bourbon Bacon Jam Drizzle and Cumin Crema

2016 Idle Cellars Whylier Vineyard Merlot

Slow Roasted Spice Rubbed Pork Belly on Rye Spaetzle with Blackened Mushroom, Sauteed Kohlrabi, Caramelized Red Onion and Roasted Brussels Sprouts in Gruyere Mornay Sauce with Minced Chives and Micro Greens

2018 Idle Cellars Pickberry Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Panko-Herb Crusted Sirloin Lamb Chop topped with Arugula-Pistachio Pesto Served with Farro, Wild Rice and Sauteed Vegetable Mélange

Complimentary Dessert

5-Course Wine Dinner $90/person (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, but MUST be approved before purchasing tickets to guarantee. Diary Free and Vegan requests cannot 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 before purchasing tickets. 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:

Perspektive Studio is located in a mixed-use industrial area of San Juan Capistrano. The entrance and restroom facilities are on the ground level, while the seating area is in the loft space upstairs. The seating area is only accessible via a flight of low-rise stairs. This venue seats about 40 people in standard table height seating. All chairs have backs. Group seating of up to 8 people is easily accommodated. Seating is assigned at all events, if anyone in your group has made a separate reservation and you would like to sit together, please ensure you provided this information during registration ( There is a dedicated, free parking lot, however ride share services or taxis are always recommended. If you arrive early, there will be a by the glass wine list available to purchase from.


  • 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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  • Add On: Dessert Wine (3oz)

    Conclude your evening with a dessert wine! We're currently offering Hawk and Horse Late Harvest Cabernet Franc (93pts Enthusiast). Dessert wine is only available by the glass (3oz) and MUST be ordered no later than 2pm the day of the event. Your glass(es) will be served at the end of the dinner with dessert. Please allow yourself some extra time to enjoy your additional wine.

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