California’s Rebel Coast Winery is launching what it calls “the world’s first legal, alcohol-removed, cannabis-infused wine.” The premium Sauvignon Blanc is available to pre-order now and set to begin shipping throughout California in 2018.
“If you’ve ever enjoyed a glass of wine or marijuana, 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.”
The company’s patent-pending product has four milligrams of THC per serving and typically affects consumers in less than 15 minutes. Rebel Coast is best served chilled and should be enjoyed responsibly.
“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 with a quick affect – this is a product to be enjoyed by the masses.
The winery’s grapes are grown in Sonoma County and fermented through a traditional winemaking process. Rebel Coast removes the wine’s alcohol and infuses each bottle of its premium Sauvignon Blanc with 16 milligrams of organic THC, the active ingredient found in cannabis responsible for a euphoric high.
Consumers 21 and older in California can pre-order a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc – Rebel Coast for $59.99 on the Rebel Coast site. Orders are expected to ship early 2018 and are planned to be distributed to more than 500 dispensaries across California.
In the coming year, Rebel Coast plans to craft and release a cannabis-infused Rosé and champagne, as well as a line of CBD-infused wines with medicinal benefits, but no psychoactive effects.