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North County Wine Co.

San Marcos: Smokescreen 5-Course Wine Dinner w/Cathryn Vanettes + Chef Erin Sealy: Sat. 8/20

Don't miss a memorable evening featuring a wide variety of wines from Smokescreen and complimentary pairings.

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San Marcos: Smokescreen 5-Course Wine Dinner w/Cathryn Vanettes + Chef Erin Sealy: Sat. 8/20
San Marcos: Smokescreen 5-Course Wine Dinner w/Cathryn Vanettes + Chef Erin Sealy: Sat. 8/20

Time & Location

Aug 20, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM PDT

North County Wine Co., 1099 W San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, CA 92078, USA


About the event

An intimate wine dinner featuring an exceptional line up from winemaker Paul Johnson and Smokescreen labels!

We're very excited to announce our seasonal return to North County Wine Company in San Marcos! For our August dinner, we'll be featuring a fantastic line up of wines from Smokescreen. This winery is a second label is made by winemaker Paul Johnson. Smokescreen was created in 2008, in response to a slack economy, when consumers certainly still drink wine but are looking for lower cost options. As we find ourselves in a similar predicament once again, we are looking forward to showing guests some value driven options. Though the winery resides in Napa, wines are sourced from a variety of other viticultural areas, many of which will be represented during the dinner. Cathryn Vanettes will be joining us from the distributor to discuss each wine and share insights. Chef Erin has crafted a regional pairing for each wine. You won't want to miss this fantastic evening of wine, food and conversation.

Please note, this will be an outdoor event, a light sweater or jacket is recommended.

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:

2021 Smokescreen Suisun Valley Sauvignon Blanc

Whipped Mascarpone + Chevre filled Pastry Cup topped with Dried Lavender and Macadamia Nut Honey

2020 Smokescreen North Coast Chardonnay

Golden Beet + Watermelon Salad with Shaved Black Pepper Toscana, Aged White Balsamic Drizzle, Toasted Pepitas and Arugula

2018 Smokescreen Russian River Pinot Noir

Broiled Steelhead Trout with Chef Erin’s Maple Bourbon Bacon Glaze with Fresh English Pea Puree and Spice Roasted Heirloom Carrots

2020 Smokescreen The Chemist Paso Robles Red Blend

Tomato + Spice Simmered Pork Shoulder on Minced Arugula + Wild Mushroom Lebanese Couscous served in Sauce Tomat and topped with Scallion Crema

2016 Smokescreen Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Braised Pot Roast in Red Wine Reduction Demi Glace served with Cream Cheese + Chive Mashed Red Skins and Sauteed Squash with Golden Cherry Tomatoes

Complimentary Dessert

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

The Upper Crust $80/person (Excludes Tax & 18% Gratuity)

NCWC Club Members $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:

North County Wine Co. is located in San Marcos. The seating area is outside on a back patio. Please note this venue is VERY limited in kitchen and prep space, we are limited in the number of menu changes we can accommodate. There is no indoor seating available at this location. This venue seats about 26 people in standard table height seating. All chairs have backs. Group seating of up to 8 people can be accommodated, with advanced notice. 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 provide this information during registration. There is a dedicated, free parking lot, however ride share services or taxis are always recommended.


  • 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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