Forgotten Barrel 5-Course Valentine's Day Winemaker Dinner

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February 14, 2019 (Thu)
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Forgotten Barrel Winery
1120 W. 15th Avenue
Escondido, CA 92025

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Cost: 6-Course Winemaker Dinner $105/person (Includes Tax & Gratuity)

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Support Your Local Winemaker!


We're very excited to announce our next winery dinner with Chef Erin Sealy at Escondido's own, Forgotten Barrel! We're planning a fantastic event featuring locally crafted wines and thoughtful cuisine, creating the perfect Valentine's date night. We'll be pouring six different wines from Forgotten Barrel during an evening of fabulous food, wonderful wine, interesting insights and a little romance. Forgotten Barrel Winemaker John Eppler and Owner Rodger Grove will be joining us for this special evening to discuss what it takes to renovate a historic winery, as well as specific discussion on each wine. The evening will start with a tray passed first course outside under the lights (weather permitting). The seated dinner will consist of 5-courses, featuring a lot of new releases and a couple of core wines that have put Forgotten Barrel on the map. This will be a wonderful night of wine and food that you won't want to miss!

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 & educational insights! Please see below for additional dinner details and a registration link.

Welcome Wine + Tray Pass 6:30-7pm:


2013 Forgotten Barrel Atlas Peak Chardonnay

Lemon Curd Ricotta Tart on Rosemary Shortbread Crust Topped with Pomegranate and Pine Nut


Seated Wine Dinner 7:00pm:


2017 Forgotten Barrel San Diego Cinsault

Poached Turbot in House Sofrito Sauce with Roasted Baby Potato, Castelvetrano Olive, Caper and Fresh Parsley


2017 Forgotten Barrel Santa Ynez Valley GSM

Chef Erin's Shi Shi Taco: Spice Rubbed Slow Roasted + Broiled Pork Belly, Baby Kale, Blackened Portobello, Roasted Spaghetti Squash, Roasted Red Pepper + Gruyere Cream and Roasted Chestnut + Herb Pesto


2017 Forgotten Barrel Santa Ynez Valley Mourvedre

Thyme Roasted Duck Confit on Wilted Greens and Roasted Poblano + Potato Quiche-esque with Gruyere, White Cheddar and Fontina in Pepita + Corn Meal Crust Topped with Chef Erin’s Maple Bourbon Bacon Jam


2017 Forgotten Barrel Valley Center Lilac Vineyard Tannat

Rosemary Lamb Confit on Romano, Arugula and Mushroom Risotto Style Farro. Garnished with Shaved Parm-Romano and Aged Balsamic


NV Forgotten Barrel PapaDude California Port

Chef Erin's Dark Chocolate + Milk Chocolate Soft Brittle with Dried Mission Fig, Butter Toffee Pieces, Charred Walnut, Espresso Bean, Dried Rosemary, Red Pepper Flake and Sea Salt



6-Course Winemaker Dinner $105


Upon successful registration, your provided credit card will be charged and you will receive an auto-confirmation email immediately. Please be sure to register each person in your party. 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 Sealy, 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!

There is a 48-hour full-refund policy.  We apologize that cancellations within 48 hours of the event cannot be refunded.

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