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Danny is HC’s “point guard”. Danny’s passion for wine has been the focal point of his retail and restaurant career. Beginning in 1994, while working for Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, Danny managed the wine programs at Scoozi! and the Foodlife Market in Chicago. Most recently, he served as General Manager and Wine Buyer for Lake Forest Food & Wine and the Wine Discount Center of Highland Park. Due to his many years in the industry and his enthusiasm for wine, Danny has developed a sharp palate and vast knowledge of all grape varietals and growing regions. Through continuing education, wine seminars and wine publications, he keeps up on current vintages and trends in the wine world to better serve his customers. Danny’s philosophy, ‘take the pretense and mystery out of buying wine’ is based on providing a selection of wine for every palate, asking the right questions, and listening to his customers in order to send them home with the perfect wine to meet their needs or match their menus.
Danny, his wife Sofia, their son Jack and daughter Audrey live in the area and have been part of the community for several years. Sofia grew up in Western Springs and now works in her family’s business nearby. They are excited for the opportuntiy to showcase their great concept to the neighboorhood.
Danny opened Hillgrove Wine Cellars in December of 2006.
Please stop in and meet Christine, Bethany and the rest of our enthusiastic staff. Our Team Members have a passion for service, fine wine, craft beer, sumptuous spirits and fantastic food. Our goal is to deliver such an exceptional experience that Hillgrove Cellars becomes your favorite local get-away.