Print
Restaurants

Locally Made Wine-water Hybrid Hits Shelves

By Jessica Maurer, posted May 27, 2020
Rosé Water is a dry rosé wine and sparkling water hybrid, with 69 calories per serving. (Photo courtesy of Rosé Water)
Rosé Water, a wine and sparkling water hybrid created in Wilmington, is hitting the shelves locally and throughout the U.S. just in time for summer.

Co-founders Amy and Rob Kuchar said they wanted to bring an all-natural, lower-alcohol product to the wine market.

“Today’s consumer is focused on health and wellness in all aspects of their life,” said Rob Kuchar. “They want authentic products with real, identifiable ingredients. So, what we’ve done with Rosé Water is to simply give the consumer what they’ve been asking for - a well-crafted, wine-based beverage that tastes great and has absolutely nothing artificial.”

Rosé Water is a dry rosé wine and sparkling water hybrid, with 69 calories per serving, zero sugar and no additional flavoring. It is sold by the six pack in 8.5 oz. cans, and each can is 4.9% ABV, making less than half most glasses of wine.

“Rosé Water was created out of our desire to have a light, refreshing wine-based beverage that can be enjoyed on the go,” Kuchar said.

The rosé blend includes several grape varietals, including French Pinot Noir, Gamay, and Cabernet Franc grapes, all grown in the heart of France’s Loire Valley. This blend is cultivated to be mixed with sparkling water sourced from the Austrian Alps.

The blend travels from France to Austria, where it is mixed, canned, and then shipped to Wilmington for distribution.

“The wine industry has attempted to figure out many ways over the years to defend and grow their market share in the adult beverage category but ended up creating products that were inexpensive and artificially flavored, so they were quickly outdone,” said Kuchar. “For example, wine coolers in the 90s and now spiked seltzers. Bottom line – the scale at which the larger industry operates, opened the door for the introduction of something truly unique and we couldn’t be more excited by the response we’ve received to Rosé Water.”

The Kuchars plan to roll out several other varietals over the next 24-48 months.

Rosé Water is available at select retailers in more than 15 states across the U.S., including North Carolina, Maryland, Massachusetts, South Carolina, California and Illinois. Locally it can be found at its very first distribution location, Lighthouse Beer and Wine in Wrightsville Beach, as well as at Harris Teeter, Lowes Foods and Whole Foods.

It is also available at several area breweries. The wine water hybrid plans to be in more than 60 markets across 48 states by the end of 2020. 

The Kuchars said they believe in supporting local clean water initiatives and plan to donate 5% of all Rosé Water sales to Cape Fear River Watch.

Have a tip for Restaurant Roundup? Email us at: [email protected].
 
Ico insights

INSIGHTS

SPONSORS' CONTENT
Aaeaaqaaaaaaaaidaaaajdhiztrkodm0lte2yjetngrkmy1hotrmltawmdvlmwqyztmymw

The “Law Of Contrast” Propels Entrepreneurship

Diane Durance - UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Alycephillipsnew2

Charitable Trusts Let You Split Gifts Between Philanthropy, Family

Alyce Phillips - Old North State Trust LLC
Dallas headshot 300x300

Where Transferable Value Comes From

Dallas Romanowski - Cornerstone Business Advisors

Trending News

Dollar General's Urban Market Concept, DGX, Among New Tenants For River Place

Cece Nunn - Jun 30, 2020

Potbelly Sandwich Shop To Open Next Week

Jessica Maurer - Jul 1, 2020

COVID-19 Prompts TekMountain Shift To Virtual Model For Startups

Johanna Cano - Jul 1, 2020

Downtown Alive's First Weekend A Success, Officials Say

Jessica Maurer - Jul 1, 2020

Town Hall Discussion Airs Concerns Over Potential NHRMC Sale

Vicky Janowski - Jun 30, 2020

In The Current Issue

A New Way Of Work

Daily temperature checks and health screenings have become a regular part of the job for many employees heading back into the workplace....


Using UV Light To Fight Germs

As cases of the novel coronavirus began to grow in the U.S. starting in March, David Greenough remembered his days in the Air Force, when he...


Info Junkie: Rob Campbell

Rob Campbell, who is a veteran, speaker and coach with Rob Campbell Leadership, shares his stop tech and info picks....

Book On Business

The 2020 WilmingtonBiz: Book on Business is an annual publication showcasing the Wilmington region as a center of business.

Order Your Copy Today!


Galleries

Videos

2020 Leadership Accelerator: Virtual Workshops for Real Leaders
2019 Health Care Heroes
August 26, 2019 Power Breakfast: A Healthy Sale?
2019 WilmingtonBiz Expo Keynote Lunch - CEO, nCino, Pierre Naude`