The Valle comes to The Wine Pub

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.

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Now Offering Pasta Making Classes!

The Wine Pub’s Melissa Stoltz is helping residents connect with the tradition of pasta making–all with wine of course.

Beginning in January 2018, 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 below.

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Preston Parker Dinner set for July 29th

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!

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Announcing our 2017 Woofer Wednesday Beneficiary

We’re proud to support Animal Rescuers Without Borders, Inc. as our 2017 Woofer Wednesday Beneficiary!
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On Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at 6:30 p.m., we’ll welcome ARWOB, and kick off our 2017 Woofer Wednesday series! Join us with your pup on the patio to celebrate.

ARWOB focuses on the “overpopulation of homeless pets, improving the lives of companion animals through rescue, fostering programs, adoption, pet care, educational programs and spaying and neutering.”

Our staff has special connections to ARWOB from volunteering to adoption. Stop by to dine or drink any Wednesday, with your pup, and we’ll donate 10% of sales to ARWOB.

From the Owner, Sandy Hanshaw

Happy June! It is always about the reds, the whites and the brews here at the Wine Pub! As always, I am excited to tell you about some fun events we have coming up this month:

“Vino Vinyasa” – There is something about a nice refreshing glass of crisp white wine after a zenful yoga session. Check out Vino Vinyasa on Sunday, July 12, and reserve your space today!

“June Guadalupe Valley Wine Tasting Trip” – We’re heading back to the Valle on Sunday, June 26! This trip is sure to be another success. Click here to view some of our photos from our May trip. Special thank you to my good friend Jamie for the photos. Ticket price includes transportation with expedited border crossing, wine tastings and tours, and full dinner with paired wine tasting. You won’t want to miss it!

Thanks for your support and I look forward to seeing you at the Pub real soon.

Cheers,
Sandy

From the Executive Chef, Malissa Sorsby

June Menu and Happy Hour Specials

You will notice the addition of one of my favorite fruits to the menu this month… watermelon! Our salad special is a spring mix with watermelon, pecans and Gorgonzola cheese in a honey grapefruit vinaigrette. If you’re looking for something refreshing and light during happy hour, our watermelon and feta salad is a great start.

I am really excited about our June appetizer special, too. The pita flatbread comes with marinated heirloom tomatoes, prosciutto, goat cheese and basil pesto. It has been very popular so far. Of course, if you are just stopping by for dessert, a glass of port wine and our kiwi vanilla cupcake is a delicious way to end the evening.

Stop in and enjoy a delicious, hand crafted, meal. As always, if you have any suggestions or comments, we would love to hear from you.

Valle de Guadalupe Wine Tours with The Wine Pub

The Wine Pub Goes Wine Tasting in the Valle!

If you’re looking for a wine tasting experience … this is the trip for you! Guests on our Guadalupe Valley trips enjoy: street tacos in Tijuana; private meeting with owner/winemakers at 2 wineries (including tastings at each); dinner with wine pairing; and transportation to/from The Wine Pub with expedited border crossing. The $195 cost is all inclusive except the driver tip. We will depart from The Wine Pub at 8:30 a.m. and return between 8-11p.m.

Details for our June 26, trip include: VIP tours and meetings with winemakers/owner at Vena Cava and Las Nubes followed by dinner at Traslomita.

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What is Terroir and why is it important?

Learn, and taste, how environmental factors in certain regions impact the taste of our wines!

Terroir is a French word derived from “terre,” meaning land and “describes not what the grower and farmer do in (or to) the vineyard, but rather what the vineyard gives them in the most basic sense. For example, the soils, sub-soils, topography, exposure and all aspects of temperature along with seasonal rainfall, fog and other climatic conditions.” Learn, and taste, how the terroir of the wine you drink affects your experience in the glass.

Our June “Taste of Terroir” event has been postponed. Stay tuned for more information. If you are interested in learning more about the wines in Guadalupe Valley, register for our June wine tour event by clicking here.

From Frankie and LuLu, Official Wine Pub Pooches

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Hi fellow pups and animal lovers! We’ve been enjoying these nice long evenings with refreshing walks down the path. We sure do enjoy meeting new friends on the path! But, of course, not as much as we enjoy the couches on the patio after our walk!

We wanted to give a special “bark-out” to the San Diego County Bar Association Animal Law Section! They were a wonderful group who stopped by the patio celebrating their love for animals last Woofer Wednesday!

And don’t forget to bring your owner on Thursday and Friday nights for live music on the patio!

Woof Woof,
Frankie & LuLu

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