Sonoma, CA- The founders of Rebel Coast Winery, an award-winning California winery with a rebellious spirit, announced the launch of the world’s first legal, alcohol-removed, cannabis infused wine. The new company’s marijuana (THC) infused, premium Sauvignon Blanc — Rebel Coast — is set to begin shipping to dispensaries and residents throughout California this year in compliance with the state’s new cannabis industry regulations. The new cannabis industry is expected to have a $7 billion dollar impact on the Golden State. The patent-pending product affects consumers in under 15 minutes and has 4mgs of THC per glass.
“If you’ve ever drank a glass of wine or tried marijuana before, you’re in luck,” said Rebel Coast Co-founder and CEO Chip Forsythe. “We’ve continued our disruptive approach to craft the world’s first cannabis-infused, alcohol-free wine. We wanted to excite the rebellious spirit in Americans through innovation, so we took two world-class California products — marijuana and wine — and created a proprietary process that resulted in a delicious, crisp and elegantly crafted Sauvignon Blanc that’s teed up to be a game changer for the wine and cannabis industries.”
“Winemakers have been making infused wine for years, but no one developed a reliable method to remove the alcohol and infuse it with cannabis’ active ingredients in a way that wasn’t impacting the quality of the wine, so it appealed to both wine and cannabis aficionados” said Rebel Coast co-founder Alex Howe. “Our infused wine is a premium product that we believe will be a hot, new dinner party trend across California and soon, the U.S. We also wanted to mimic the traditional wine drinking experience by incorporating a modest amount of THC in each serving- this is a product to be enjoyed by the masses, not the hardcore cannabis user.”
Rebel Coast’s grapes are grown in Sonoma County –California’s wine capital– and fermented through a traditional winemaking process. Then, Rebel Coast removes the wine’s alcohol and infuses each bottle of its premium Sauvignon Blanc with 16 milligrams of organic tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), an active ingredient found in cannabis, responsible for a euphoric high. Finally, the infusion incorporates essential fragrant oils called terpenes, that gives the wine a pleasant marijuana aroma.
Consumers in California, who are 21 and older, can pre-order bottles for $59.99 on the Rebel Coast site, which is expected to ship early 2018. Rebel Coast plans to be distributed to more than 500 dispensaries across California by Green Reef Distributing, a licensed statewide cannabis distributor that also represents national wine and spirit accounts for forthcoming CBD products. Rebel Coast is best served chilled and should be enjoyed responsibly.
In the coming year, Rebel Coast plans to craft and release a refreshing cannabis-infused Rosé and champagne, as well as a line of Cannabidiol-infused (CBD) wines with medicinal benefits, but no psychotropic effects, in the second half of 2018. Rebel Coast will offer the wine in additional states with recreational cannabis allowances and throughout Canada in the coming months.