More than a taste and a bite, The Vine Affair gives you access to five uniquely themed tasting galleries within Balboa Park. Each gallery will offer a different set of delicious wines, craft beers, and artisanal foods in an ambiance to suit a variety of tastes and interests, as well as giving you access to the museum’s exhibitions.

Wind your way through the following five tasting galleries…

Tasting Gallery I – The San Diego Art Institute

In reference to the idea of “liquid courage,” and the romantic connotations of wine, the San Diego Art Institute’s Eclectic theme will explore wine’s place in popular culture through live sculpture, video art and participatory performance – karaoke. In keeping with the eclectic theme, food tastings range from cheese to fresh fruit to chocolate, while beverages include wines, coffee, and craft beer.

Tasting Gallery II – Balboa Park Conservancy presented by The Prado Restaurant

The Balboa Park Conservancy works to sustain, enhance, and envision the future Balboa Park. Joining with The Prado Restaurant, they will honor Balboa Park’s heritage with a Spanish themed tasting room featuring several varieties of Mexican and Spanish wine, paella, tapas, and the sounds of Spanish guitar.

Tasting Gallery III – The San Diego Model Railroad Museum

Embracing the historic railroads that weave throughout the museum, modeled from the 1950s and 60s, the Model Railroad Museum will swing into the mid-century glamour of the era with jazz, retro inspired flavors, a live-performance painting and chic mid-century modern design displays for a unique photo booth experience.

Tasting Gallery IV – The San Diego History Center

In conjunction with their exhibition celebrating the history and heritage of San Diego’s Jewish Community, the San Diego History Center invites you to enjoy food tastings which include chocolate truffles and traditional hamantash cookies in addition to Jewish wine and beer.  Live entertainment from local klezmer band, Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi, a fusion of traditional klezmer, new Jewish music, Gypsy, khasidic, world beat and Balkan music.

Tasting Gallery V – The Fleet Science Center

Enjoy the tastes and mysteries of Victorian-era London with the Fleet Science Center in honor of their current exhibition: Sherlock Holmes and the Clocktower Mystery. Featuring music from The Velveteen Band, a steampunk eclectic musical sideshow that delivers a wonderland dreamscape, set to capture the imagination and rock out. British themed food, sherry, and a wine-style beer round out this tasting gallery.

Enjoy all five tasting galleries for one night with your ticket to The Vine Affair. #TheVineAffair

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