Shoshana, Wine Director and General Manager
Growing up in Santa Cruz, Shoshana was spoiled by California’s natural beauty and abundance of fresh food. Her close-knit family entertained friends and relatives regularly, with food front and center in their daily life. It’s no wonder that while attending Boston University as a mechanical engineering student, she worked part time as a waitress. Since then, she’s worked at many restaurants and catering businesses, notably Amber India where she met now husband Sachin Chopra.
While attending Boston University, Shoshana took a wine appreciation class, which sparked an interest in wine. This newfound interest, coupled with her love of food, led her back to California to study viticulture and enology at the University of California at Davis. The marriage of two passions—science and wine—culminated in the establishment of a small winery on her parents’ property on the edge of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Wolff & Father Wines specializes in the production of Zinfandel from the Central Coast. The latest release is a bright and fruity 2011 Hollister Zinfandel, available exclusively at All Spice.
Shoshana’s effervescent presence in the dining room is a large part of why guests at this intimate restaurant feel like they are dining amongst friends.