The Sonoma-based boutique winery, Sosie, has opened its first tasting room downtown on the Plaza. The winery was founded in 2015 by owners Regina Bustamante and Scott MacFiggen.
Bustamante and MacFiggen specialize in organically and sustainably farmed wines, guided by a low-to-no intervention principle ‒ meaning their wines are made as naturally as possible, just as the grapes were grown. The back of every bottle of Sosie specifies how the wine was made and what went into it, and most labels state "No Amendments," which equates to native fermentations, and the avoidance of additions such as acid, enzymes, tannin or anything else besides a little sulfur.
Sosie (pronounced soh-ZEE), means "look alike" in French. This doppelganger reference describes the winery’s affinity for French varieties and Old World winemaking.
"We love being part of the historic Sonoma square, and Vine Alley has the charm of feeling like the quaint alleyways of France where we initially discovered our passion for wine,“ MacFiggen told the Index-Tribune. ”We are excited to bring Sosie to Sonoma by creating an inviting space where guests can relax in the California sun and enjoy our wines made, as we say, with French soul,“ added Bustamante.
Sosie is open Thursday through Monday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., with plans to expand hours in the summer months. Guests can choose from outdoor or inside seating.
The tasting room will be managed by Jeremy Phillips, formerly of Elizabeth Spencer and Foley Family Wines.