“What interests us is trying to find out whether we can produce brandy of world-class quality and unique character here in the U.S.,” said Dan Farber, the owner and distiller at Osocalis.
Farber began his quest 30 years ago, and given the scope of his ambition, it’s a process still in its initial phases.
Osocalis, which is located in Soquel (near Santa Cruz), makes brandies from grapes and apples grown in northern California’s coastal regions. They make only 40 barrels annually — under 2,000 cases a year. [Read more…]