Old Westminister Winery: Raw Rosé

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RAW ROSÉ

Mouthwatering rosé blend of Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chambourcin, and Petit Verdot. 100% Maryland grown. Fermented with wild yeast & canned without fining or filtering.

Canned craft wines are becoming an important part of Maryland’s Old Westminster Winery, which puts out high-end, natural expressions. The winery released a pilot run of canned wine in November 2017 that included Carbonic, a Cabernet Franc made with carbonic maceration; Farmer Fizz, a sparkling Chardonnay; and Seeds & Skins, a skin-fermented Pinot Gris. All three wines were fermented with wild yeast and canned without fining or filtering.
Old Westminster co-owner and vigneron Drew Baker—who runs the winery with his sisters, Ashli Johnson and Lisa Hinton—acknowledges that while they’re certainly not the first to put wine into cans, their natural wine niche has opened up a new avenue for the category. “We didn’t find much of what already existed in the canned wine space particularly interesting,” Baker says. “So what we did was take the exact same product that’s true to our regional, no-makeup wine philosophy, and put it into a mobile package. Our first 500-case run sold out in a month, so we said ‘Okay, we need to keep going, there’s definitely something here.’” Old Westminster plans to produce around 2,000 cases of canned wine in 2018 in seasonal installments of wholly new and unique wines.
~ MARKET WATCH MAGAZINE, Canned Wine Comes Into Its Own