The SOMA VINES winemaking project was started by Antoine Lucchesi and Daisy Merrick.
Antoine is originally from Marseille. He studied oenology at the winemaking school in Alsace, France. After some years working for different wineries in Germany such as Sekthaus Griesel and Domaine Brand in France, he joined forces with SOMA to begin making his own range of low intervention wines.
Daisy is originally from Norwich, UK. After years of working in the hospitality industry, she went on to study the WSET Advanced, which led her to London and New York working for well known companies such as Majestic Wine and Chambers Street Wines. After founding SOMA VINES in Berlin, which started as an importing and distributing company in 2018, then further developed into a winemaking project with Antoine. Their first vintage was 2020.
Since 2023, Antoine and Daisy pick grapes from their own 2 hectares of vines located in and around Eckelsheim. They are still buying grapes from their winemaker friends who work organic and biodynamic, whilst all sharing the same philosophy. In the cellar they work low intervention. Spontaneous fermentation, no fining, no filtration and no added sulphites.
The cellar is located in Hackenheim, Rheinland-Pfalz.
The labels were designed by Daisy's sister, Lilly Winter, who is Brooklyn based.