a special wine tasting at The National, with
Duende Tempranillo and Cabernet Franc
Fatto a Mano Cortese and Arneis
Wednesday, November 7
in the bar at The National
meet & greet with winemaker Jake Hawkes
then purchase the wines through Five Points Bottle Shop
Just a little teaser about Mr. Hawkes and his wines:
Duende Wine is a collaboration of two old friends, Jeremy Spring and Jake Hawkes. Their goal is to draw attention to excellent, lesser-known grape varietals growing in California. They produce wine in tiny, hand-made lots, with an attention to detail usually reserved for the most exclusive and prohibitively expensive bottlings.
Fatto a Mano makes small batches of single Italian varietal bottlings. Winemaker Jake Hawkes is the second generation of an Alexander Valley family of growers who were among the first to plant Cabernet Sauvignon in Sonoma back in 1971. Although the most popular varietals today are of French ancestry, historically California wine was rooted more in Italian varietals. Jake sources his grapes from several original Italian immigrant planted vineyards and embraces not only these heritage vines but also the traditions behind the winemaking. All Fatto a Mano wines are fermented in small, open-top containers, punched down by hand and bottled without fining or filtration.
Jake says, “To hell with perfection. I want to make wines that are interesting.”
Join us on Wednesday!