SONOMA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rebel Coast Winery, an award-winning California winery with a rebellious spirit, announced the launch of the world’s first legal cannabis-infused, alcohol-removed wine. The new company’s marijuana (THC) infused, premium Sauvignon Blanc – Rebel Coast is available to pre-order now and set to begin shipping to dispensaries and residents throughout California in 2018 in compliance with the state’s new cannabis industry regulations. The patent-pending product has four milligrams of THC per serving and on average affects consumers in under 15 minutes.
“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-removed 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 patent-pending 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 with a quick effect - this is a product to be enjoyed by the masses.”
Rebel Coast’s grapes are grown in Sonoma County – California’s wine capital – 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 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active ingredient found in cannabis responsible for a euphoric high. The infusion incorporates essential fragrant oils called terpenes to give the wine a pleasant marijuana aroma.
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 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.