Osocalis, the original Native American name for Soquel, is a small, artisanal distillery in Soquel, California. Daniel Farber wandered the world working at various distilling houses, spending time in the Cognac region of France.
Eventually he settled in the Santa Cruz area of northern California in the heart of Wine country and started distilling local Wines into Brandy. Farber partnered with Jeff Emory the winemaker behind Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard.
The result is Osocalis distillery where Daniel takes Jeff’s wine and blends it with other varietals in the region—focusing on Colombard and Pinot Noir—to distill their new twist on an old classic—California Brandy.
They produce four different Brandies, three traditional and one from local apples using a small 100 gallon antique alambic Charentais still, imported from Cognac.