The Wine Pub’s Melissa Stoltz is helping residents connect with the tradition of pasta making–all with wine of course.
Melissa will host a small, intimate pasta making class. Attendees will arrive at 5 p.m. to make large batches of pasta with ingredients straight from The Wine Pub’s kitchen. After this 2-2.5 hour class, Melissa will cook up everyone’s pasta to enjoy with wine on the restaurant’s intimate patio. This class is perfect for a date night or girl’s night out!
Workshop includes 1 pound of take-home pasta, recipe cards, and a light pasta dinner made by chef/instructor. Wine Pub wine available during workshop as well as food.
Stoltz’s pasta passion was born after a day perusing Barnes & Nobles’ cooking book collection. After spending months making pasta for her daughter and boyfriend at home (and loving it!), she was offered a job at Cucina Urbana. Working hours underneath the kitchen’s pasta girl, Melissa was hooked. She spends hours every day producing close to 60 pounds of pasta a day. According to Melissa, “it’s more about the experience of making pasta, meeting people and sharing a meal.”
Who doesn’t love eating pasta with friends? Purchase your tickets here.
Many people look to make a difference every October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but for one local survivor, making a difference is a task she focuses on all year round. Today, Sandy Hanshaw, owner of The Wine Pub and Coffee Hub & Café, announces the return of her iconic Bike for Boobs.
On Sunday, October 14, Bike for Boobs invites community members to grab their bikes and join dozens of supporters in pink for an afternoon rendezvous to support the fight against breast cancer. For the first time ever, the fundraising event is donating all proceeds to Encinitas-based charity, Shades of Pink Foundation, and adding a 20-mile road ride.
The extended road ride is set to commence at 2 p.m. The leisurely group ride around Shelter Island begins at 3 p.m. then all are invited back to The Wine Pub for drinks, light appetizers, live music, an auction and more.
“Receiving the devastating news that you’re fighting for your life is dire and learning the financial strain to go through treatment only adds to the devastation,” said Hanshaw. “For our sixth year, I wanted to help those in financial distress right here at home. Shades of Pink Foundation is truly the perfect fit.”
Folks planning to join the ride against breast cancer, pull out your pink tutus and visors and reserve your spot below with a suggested $25 donation. The Wine Pub also accepts donations to the Shades of Pink Foundation from those who cannot attend.
For those interested in sponsoring the event, please contact Sandy Hanshaw at firstname.lastname@example.org or view our sponsorship guide here.
Online registration is now closed. Walk-up donations/registrations are still welcome!
Get away for a night and visit the beautiful Valle de Guadalupe with us! On Saturday, October 6th we will head south and visit the Valle as well as the Valle Food and Wine Festival on Saturday and Sunday.
The trip cost includes: Roundtrip transportation in private chauffeured van with US and Mexican insurance, toll roads, water on board service, professional driver/hosts, street food in Tijuana, accommodations at El Cielo Winery & Resort, festival admission ticket and De La Calle Al Valle, and two-day trip planning & concierge service.
De La Calle Al Valle is ” a street food extravaganza hosted by the Valle Food & Wine Festival. Join local icons of urban cuisine and casual eateries in Baja as they bring their unique flavors from the calle to to the Valle. Fernando Gaxiola, CEO & Founder of Baja Wine + Food, will curate the food, wine, beer, and other beverages to be served by the over 15 vendors. This is a rare opportunity to taste the dishes coming from world-class food trucks, street carts, and casual eateries in Tijuana, Rosarito, Ensenada, and Valle de Guadalupe in a fun, relaxed atmosphere with live music. Cost of food and beverage not included.”
See below for trip details and to purchase tickets!
Saturday October 6th
9:30am Meet Up at Old Town Trolley Station
10:00am Departure from Old Town Trolley
12:00pm TJ Street Food: Tacos Fitos
2:30pm Check In at El Cielo Winery & Resort
CARTE BLANCHE | Settle In | Freshen Up |
3:45pm Departure from El Cielo Winery & Resort
4:15pm ETA to Valle Food & Wine Festival in Finca Altozano
11:30pm Departure from Valle Food & Wine Festival
12:00am Drop Off at Hotel El Cielo Winery & Resort
Sunday October 7th
CARTE BLANCHE | Sleep In | Pool | Light Breakfast |
11:30am Check Out from El Cielo Winery & Resort
12:00pm ETA to “De La Calle Al Valle”
5:00pm Departure to San Diego
8:00pm ETA to Old Town Transit Center
Unfortunately, due to planning and deposits that we have made and, we are unable to offer refunds.
The Wine Pub Unveils Meet the Baja Winemaker Series
Maciel Winery, Villa Montefiore scheduled first to bring Valle de Guadalupe to Point Loma Village
Valle de Guadalupe is home to some of the most untouched and spectacular wineries on the coast. To share the charm of Baja-made wines without leaving Point Loma, The Wine Pub invites renowned wine experts and San Diegans to the local patio for its newest series, Meet the Baja Winemaker.
The guided, four-course dinner begins on April 12 with Cava Maciel winery’s Jorge Maciel and followed by Villa Montefiori winery’s Paolo Paoloni on July 31 at 6:30 p.m. Both wineries were discovered on The Wine Pub’s group trips to Valle de Guadalupe, and quickly favored. Food will be prepared by The Wine Pub’s resident chef and owner of Baja California restaurant Mancha de Castro, Sergio Castro.
“The more I travel across the border and get to know these winemakers, my list of experts to invite to The Pub grows longer,” said Owner of The Wine Pub, Sandy Hanshaw. “It’s always been important to me to provide our guests the opportunity to get up close and personal with renowned experts, especially within my favorite wine country. When we brought in our culinary gem who happens to be from Baja, I knew it was time to launch this series.”
Reserve your below spot to any of the upcoming Meet the Baja Winemaker dinners. Each experience includes a four-course dinner paired with wines by Baja California’s finest. Tickets are $65 a person. Reservations are required. Tax and gratuity are not included.
A Paint Party at The Wine Pub!
You’ll enjoy a fun and instructional based artistic experience with wiggle room for creativity & artistic exploration, with an emphasis on happiness. And, of course, there’s wine too!
It’s a great night out for your girlfriends, couples or people who want to get creative and meet new people!
Our dates are as follows: 2/11 & 17, 3/11, 4/22, 5/27, 6/24, 7/22.
Join us for our now regular day-trips to Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico. If you’re looking for an exclusive, pre-planned, wine tasting trip … this is the experience for you!
Join Sandy Hanshaw, Owner of The Wine Pub and Baja California expert, and Executive Director of Baja Food + Wine, Fernando Gaxiola, to tour the region’s rich history of winemakers and family-owned wineries.
Guests will depart from The Wine Pub on a day-trip adventure down to Valle de Guadalupe. Guests will stop first for street tacos, continue on to private wine tastings, enjoy family style meals, and finish with so much more! A ticket to the Valle de Guadalupe trip includes:
- Round trip transportation from San Diego, includes insurance and toll roads;
- On-Board Beverage Service (Sparkling Wine & Bottled Water)
- Tijuana Street Tacos/Dinner meal
- Wine Tastings
Our October 2017 trip is SOLD OUT! Click here to purchase tickets to our December overnight trip!
Join us for a special Wine Pairing Dinner with locally owned Preston Parker wines. Fellow Point Lomans, Sarah and Tucker Spear will join us on The Wine Pub patio on July 29th at 6 pm for a four course wine pairing dinner. They will walk us through their wine portfolio and how each wine is perfectly paired with delicacies from The Wine Pub kitchen.
1st course pairing: Watermelon and feta salad with ‘Enlightened’ Rose’
2nd course pairing: Lemon, Dill and artichoke crostinis with ‘Dreamer’ Viognier
3rd course pairing: Meatloaf with port mushroom reduction and crispy brussels sprouts with ‘Creative’ Merlot blend
4th course pairing: Choice of Black Beast or Banana Caramel Bread Pudding with ‘Brave’ Rhone Blend
$49 ++ per person, reservations necessary, limited space available. Purchase your tickets and reserve your seats today!