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Sun, Apr 28


The Wine Pub

Shelter Island: Rusack Vineyards 5-Course Wine Dinner w/Jen Gibson + Chef Erin Sealy Sun. 4/28

Please join us for our next Shelter Island dinner! We'll showcase 5 exceptional wines from Solvang winery, Rusack Vineyards! Chef Erin will create a seasonal wine-inspired pairing for each wine selection.

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Shelter Island: Rusack Vineyards  5-Course Wine Dinner w/Jen Gibson + Chef Erin Sealy Sun. 4/28
Shelter Island: Rusack Vineyards  5-Course Wine Dinner w/Jen Gibson + Chef Erin Sealy Sun. 4/28

Time & Location

Apr 28, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

The Wine Pub, 2907 Shelter Island Dr UNIT 108, San Diego, CA 92106


About the event

Don't miss an exciting evening featuring fantastic wines from Santa Barbara County!

We are very excited to announce our next dinner at our Shelter Island location, The Wine Pub! For our April offering we are excited to announce our first dinner with Rusack Vineyards! Rusack Vineyards is known as one of the pioneering wineries of Ballard Canyon. Ruscak Vineyards was established in 1995 by the husband and wife team of Geoff Rusack and Alison Wrigley Rusack. The forty-eight acre Ballard Canyon estate is planted with seventeen acres of grapes and is one of the few tasting rooms found in Ballard Canyon. Syrah, one of the varietals that initially drew the world’s attention to Ballard Canyon, makes up approximately half of the estate vines. We will also showcase a Sauvignon Blanc coming from the estate vineyards. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay will round out the wine menu for this dinner. Jen Gibson will join us from the distributor for the evening to share the Rusack story and pour these fantastic wines. To showcase these wines, Chef Erin has created an elevated, seasonal pairing menu with the season and upcoming holiday, in mind. You won't want to miss this fantastic evening of wine, food and conversation!

This dinner will be held outside, if weather permits.

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 Rusack Vineyards Ballard Canyon Estate Sauvignon Blanc

Seared Scallop in Passionfruit Beurre Blanc with Micro Cilantro and Lemon Confit

2022 Rusack Vineyards Santa Barbara County Chardonnay

Brown Butter Parsnip, Fennel and Caramelized Leek Bisque with Green Apple and Chevre. Topped with Lump Crab, Fresh Pomegranate and Chermoula Drizzle

2022 Rusack Vineyards Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir

Endive Cups filled with Grilled Chicken, Crumbled Bacon, Garlic-Tarragon Aioli, Dried Cranberries, Chopped Pecan and Scallion

2022 Rusack Vineyards Santa Rita Hills Reserve Pinot Noir 

Chef Erin’s Shi Shi Taco with Herb Roasted Pork Loin, Thyme Zucchini, Baby Arugula, Nutmeg Camembert Cream, Sauteed Fennel + Black Plumb and Crispy Onion

2019 Rusack Vineyards Ballard Canyon Estate Syrah

Sunday Slow Braised Pot Roast with Porter Reduction Served with Roasted Baby Potatoes and Balsamic-Butter Glazed Baby Carrots

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:

The Wine Pub is located on Shelter Island, near Point Loma. Seating is comprised of 2-4 top seating. Seating is a combination of standard height and bar height. All seats are cushioned and have backs. Group seating of up to 8 people is easily accommodated, with advanced notice. There is a dedicated parking lot, however it is small and parking in the area is limited. Ride share services or taxis are always recommended. Please be sure to note any special seating requirements during your registration. If you did not do so, please be sure to email us BEFORE the event, regarding your requests.


  • 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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