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Winemaker Tasting with Matthew Rorick of Forlorn Hope

Matthew Rorick is a champion for uncommon varietals, unknown appellations, and projects the majority would deem lost causes. In turn, we are rewarded with beautifully made California wines that are rightfully called “rare creatures,” each with their own unique story and provenance, and gorgeous in their own right. 

“Forlorn Hope” is named for a Dutch term meaning “lost troop,” given to soldiers who believed so strongly in the cause that they volunteered to lead the charge, even when chances of success or survival were slim. Matthew has been leading his own charge, and at Oakland Crush, we can safely say his wines are a big success. We opened the shop with three of his labels, all of which sold out quickly. It’s time to get Matthew’s wines back on our shelves, to give you the opportunity to meet him, and taste his newly released “rare creatures.”

Wednesday, May 4th, 5:00-7:00 PM
4 wines / $15

As always, featured wines are for sale at 10% off to tasting participants, during the event only.

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