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5 friends established a winery producing hand crafted wines in a basement which has now been relocated to a historic urban setting
5 friends established a winery producing hand crafted wines in a basement which has now been relocated to a historic urban setting
97 backers pledged $15,450 to help bring this project to life.

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Sous Sol is a french word meaning basement.

Sous Sol is a fully bonded & licensed boutique winery in the heart of Seattle's Historic Pioneer Square. The winery was founded in 2007 by 5 friends with a mutual love & respect for the winemaking process. What started as a simple trip to the Yakima Valley turned into the biggest impulse buy of our lives, a half ton of Sangiovese grapes. Since then 250 cases of wine, over five vintages, has been produced in the original basement location. Realizing that we were at maximum capacity, the winery itself was recently relocated out of Derek & Michelle's "Sous Sol" to accommodate future growth of our winery. Our philosophy seeks to provide great, old world "style" wines that are unique, approachable & affordable to our target audience.  Everything is hand bottled, labeled & pressed by Sous Sol partners Joshua, Ambrose, Michelle, Mike & Derek. All partners have put their own time & money into the new production facility, which has included all of the demolition & rebuilding of the new winery. In order to continue our growth we need your assistance to finalize the build out of our winery as well as purchase bottles, corks & labels for our 2011 vintage. 

Risks and challenges

As with all business ventures, risks & challenges arise. In the past 6 years we have focused our wine making style while establishing an ever growing community of strong supporters. With 50 years of combined Seattle restaurant experience we have cultivated numerous connections for direct sales & placement of our wine. The relationships we have fostered with our growers guarantees a supply of premium Yakima Valley grapes for the future. We are committed to maintaining a small boutique winery assuring growth will never exceed demand. We expect the unexpected & take nothing for granted.

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    Name on our Wall of Honor & a personalized thank you card.

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    An invite for 2 to a wine release party, your name on our Wall of Honor, & a personalized thank you card.

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    A Sous Sol wine key, an invite for 2 to a release party, your name on our Wall of Honor, & a personalized thank you card.

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    A limited edition Kickstarter Sous Sol T-shirt, a Sous Sol wine key, an invite for 2 to a release party, your name on our Wall of Honor, & a personalized thank you card.

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    A Sous Sol wine Tote, a limited edition Kickstarter Sous Sol T-shirt, a Sous Sol wine key, an invite for 2 to a release party, your name on our Wall of Honor, & a personalized thank you card.

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    Become a member of our Bottling Crew, this a unique opportunity to be a part of the bottling experience up close & personal. As a crew member you'll be a part of the team for an afternoon. Lunch & libations will be provided. You'll also receive a full Sous Sol wine tote with our complements for your days efforts. Additionally you will receive a limited edition Kickstarter Sous Sol T-shirt, a Sous Sol wine key, an invite for 2 to a release party, your name on our Wall of Honor, & a personalized thank you card.

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    A intimate experience for you & 5 friends with the Wine Maker & Assistant Wine Maker of Sous Sol. This is a rare opportunity to explore our cellar, discuss our approach to wine making, & see first hand how we at Sous Sol make it happen. Additionally you will receive a limited edition Kickstarter Sous Sol T-shirt, a Sous Sol wine key, an invite for 2 to a release party, your name on our Wall of Honor, & a personalized thank you card.

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    Host a private event for you & 24 of friends held at the Sous Sol winery. Additionally you will receive a limited edition Kickstarter Sous Sol T-shirt, a Sous Sol wine key, an invite for 2 to a release party, your name on our Wall of Honor, & a personalized thank you card.

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    Host a private event for you & 24 of friends held at the Sous Sol winery. Appetizers for you & your guests provided by the Kitchen by Delicatus. Additionally you will receive a limited edition Kickstarter Sous Sol T-shirt, a Sous Sol wine key, an invite for 2 to a release party, your name on our Wall of Honor, & a personalized thank you card.

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    A private dinner for you & 9 friends hosted by Sous Sol in our winery. This dinner is an all inclusive 5 course one of a kind experience hosted by our Chef & Sommelier. Additionally you will receive a limited edition Kickstarter Sous Sol T-shirt, a Sous Sol wine key, an invite for 2 to a release party, your name on our Wall of Honor, & a personalized thank you card.

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