June 24, 2019

by Liz Thach, MW

The word “Sosie” means twin in French, and so when seeking a name for their new winery, husband/wife team, Scott MacFiggen and Regina Bustamante, decided this was the perfect term to describe their wine passion.

“We wanted to name the winery for our twin passions of French winemaking and beautiful California vineyards,” explains Scott. So when they heard the term “sosie,” it made complete sense to call their new venture, Sosie Wines.

Sosie Wines

“We decided to use the symbol of a rooster for France and a bear for California,” states Regina. “In this way we can illustrate our twin passions.” Because of this, each bottle of Sosie wine is graced with a rooster sitting on the back of a large bear.

Today Sosie sources grapes from special vineyards in Napa and Sonoma from which they produce Pinot Noir, Syrah, Roussanne and Cabernet Franc as well as rosé wines. All are produced with natural yeast and designed to be lower alcohol and food-friendly. To date they have won numerous awards for their wines, and are looking forward to finding new California vineyards in the future in order to continue expressing their twin passions.

Read our Sosie reviews here:

About the Author:  Dr. Liz Thach, MW is a wine, food and travel journalist and Planet Grape Wine Review contributor as well as the Distinguished Professor of Wine & Management at Sonoma State University. She can be contacted at



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