Hillcrest's FruitCraft Fermentery + Distillery To Expand Big Taking Over Former Brick Bar & T Deli Spaces

November 12, 2018

Brick Bar and its nextdoor sandwich shop T-Deli both recently shuttered in San Diego's Hillcrest, but the owners of FruitCraft: Fermentery + Distillery have already signed on to fill the vacancy and will soon be expanding into the neighboring space.

Twin brothers Brian and Alan Haghighi founded The California Fruit Wine Co. in Carlsbad in 2009, initially running it as small business at area farmers' markets before opening the company's first production facility and tasting room in Vista in 2011. By 2014, due in significant part to a substantial commitment from Whole Foods Market, the urban winery took off. In fall 2016, the company negotiated a deal with their friends at Vinavanti Urban Winery's tasting room in Hillcrest for the opening of a The California Fruit Wine Co.'s tasting room that they since rebranded into FruitCraft Fermentery + Distillery, which reopened it in summer 2017. Over the past year, the company has expanded their production to include red wine, cider, mead, and kombucha (hard and regular).

We want to share some AMAZING news with our insta family! Check out a sneak peek of our upcoming expansion!! Due to an overwhelming number of events your favorite Fermentery & Distillery - FruitCraft has acquired our next door neighbor & #Hillcrest favorite Brick Bar and T-Deli! We can now accommodate our members and the general public! Our remodel of  the current Brick Bar and T-Deli side will begin on November 1st. Stay tuned for more information for the Grand Opening of our additional spaces. In the meantime FruitCraft is still open and we are adding daytime hours for our Kombucha bar concept! Starting Friday November 2nd FruitCraft hours will be: Friday 5pm-10pm Saturday 12pm-10pm Sunday 1pm-6pm After Tuesday November 6th FruitCraft will have the following regular hours: Tuesday 10am-2pm Wednesday 10am-2pm Thursday 10am-2pm Friday 10am - 10pm (happy hour 3pm-6p) Saturday 12pm-10pm Sunday 1pm-6pm For parties of 6 or more we highly recommend a reservation during this expansion :) . . . . . #FruitCraft #BetterTogether #RaiseAGlassToGood #CraftCocktails #EauDeVie #FruitWine #Cider #Beer #Wine #PumpkinSpice #Hillcrest #FabulousHillcrest #SanDiego #California #SanDiegoEvents #Events #Distillery #Fermentery #ExploreSanDiego #ThatsDarling #SanDiegoBloggers #Wineoholics
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FruitCraft has begun construction on the neighboring spaces that last housed Brick Bar and T-Deli, businesses which the company purchased outright in order to expand. The Brick Bar space will be transformed into an event-venue area with a substantial outdoor back patio that will allow FruitCraft to host private parties and weddings. The T-Deli space will become a cafe - serving brunch, lunch, coffee drinks, teas and also house a kombucha bar.  The company will continue to serve its lineup of fruit-based wine, as well as distilled fruit brandies in a variety of flavors, craft cocktails, cider, mead, kombucha, and a more expanded dining menu.

For more information on FruitCraft Fermentery + Distillery, visit fruitcraft.com.