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Winemaker Tasting with Hatton Daniels and Highlawn Wine Company

Dan Fishman and Philip Cuadra are winemakers to watch in California’s burgeoning natural wine movement. Both are crafting extremely small-production, expressive, and unique wines. Here at Oakland Crush, we consider it one of our greatest thrills--and responsibilities!--to support talented winemakers and micro-wineries, and to give you the opportunity to discover and support them too.

Dan is the winemaker at Hatton Daniels, where he makes a vibrant Zweigelt from Lodi’s famed Mokelumne Glen vineyard (72 cases), and a richly textured, complex Malvasia Bianca from Contra Costa (54 cases).  

Philip launched his own label, Highlawn Wine Company, where he makes a deeply flavored Albariño from Rorick Vineyard in the Sierra Foothills of Calaveras County (44 cases), and an earthy, cool climate Syrah from Halcón Vineyard, one of the highest elevation vineyards in Mendocino County (24 cases).  

Come meet these rising stars!

Hatton Daniels 2015 Malvasia Bianca, Ceccini Vineyard, Contra Costa
Hatton Daniels 2015 Zweigelt Mokelumne Glen Vineyard, Lodi
Highlawn Wine Company 2015 Albariño, Rorick Vineyard, Calaveras County
Highlawn Wine Company 2014 Syrah, Halcon Vineyard, Yorkville Highlands

Flight of 4 wines, $15
As always, featured wines are for sale at 10% off to tasting participants, during the event only.

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