Winemaker moves operations from San Marcos, opens tasting room in East County
By Miriam Raftery
March 24, 2011 (Julian) – Marc Hashagen isn’t your typical winemaker. A firm believer in giving things a go even when the odds seem long, he began making wines with a friend back in 2006 because “we love wine,” he recalled.
Born in Norway and raised in a small English farming town by his parents, both American teachers, he returned to the U.S. after they retired and headed west. “We Googled winemaking in San Diego,” said Hashagen, who teamed up with a friend, Charlie Chabalko, now co-owner.