Rebel Coast was founded in 2012 and originally operated as a traditional winery before transitioning into cannabis in 2017. The company was founded by four friends who had a vision of changing the way we socialize – more importantly, finding a way to have fun but get rid of that pesky hangover for good. Rebel Coast’s proprietary process for their wines allows the grapes they source from Sonoma to ferment as they normally would, but they then remove all the alcohol and replace it with THC extract. The result is a fun, trendy brand that knocks their few competitors out of the park.
After the success of their Pink Passion and Sauvage wines, Rebel Coast introduced a line of cannabis-infused seltzer waters. Both products are made with specifically formulated cannabis strains, in addition to botanicals and terpenes for ideal flavor. Compared to other popular cannabis drinks, their products are somewhat on the expensive side – with the seltzers costing more than the wines – but the effectiveness and flavor are worth it to their audience, which is composed of newer cannabis users as a result of the legalization in California. Another plus to this product over traditional edibles is their fast activation time, which also happens to take the guesswork out of your high.
Each can of both the Rebel Coast wines and seltzers contains 10mg of THC, perfect for a buzz that’s similar to alcohol. Since this product is a beverage, it’s fast-acting, and most users feel the effects in just 10-15 minutes. A very trendy brand further evidenced by their Instagram, Rebel Coast is perfect for young professionals. Their vibrant flavors, high quality grapes, and use of botanicals makes this a very pleasant product to sip on.
Rebel Coast’s Sparkling Pink Passion cannabis-infused wine will transport you immediately to summertime. Its fruit-forward flavor and perfect amount of carbonation make it the sure front-runner in the company’s lineup.
Rebel Coast: Lemon Lime
Rebel Coast’s Lemon Lime seltzer has zero calories, carbs, or sugar! It’s made with both indica and sativa strains, and 10mg THC per pan. Perfect for evening socializing since this product is psychoactive, but provides more of a balanced buzz. The THC is absorbed sublingually, meaning you’ll feel its effects in just 10-15 minutes. The seltzers seemed outrageously expensive and the flavor was just okay, but I can see the market for this product.
Rebel Coast’s seltzer is a great way to consume cannabis since you feel the effects rather quickly. For those that don’t enjoy alcohol, you’ll fit right in with your alcohol-enjoying friends at the party. I really enjoyed the sharp flavor and perfect fizz. This drink has personality, and is matched by its colorful and trendy can. Definitely the type of product you’d be naturally drawn to pick off the shelf.
Rebel Coast makes their wines in both sparkling and flat varieties. This Pink Passion was of the sparkling variety, and includes indica-dominant hybrid strains – great for relaxing and unwinding without getting drowsy. Since the cannabinoids in this product are absorbed sublingually, you feel their effects in just 15 minutes. Rebel Coast’s wines are probably better to consume in the evening since they are psychoactive. Although somewhat pricey, this sparkling is perfect for a girls night or Netflix and wine night.
As someone with little patience, I loved the fast-acting nature of this drink. The flavor was so on point, like fruit-forward sparkling rose – perfect for sipping during the summer or when you want to pretend it’s summer. I loved how calm and mellowed out this drink made me feel. Rebel Coast’s wines have a slightly different look than the seltzers, more high end, sold in a sleek tall can.
Rebel Coast’s Black Cherry seltzer has 10mg THC per serving, just like their other offerings. Composed of both indica and sativa strains, this drink is best kept for evening socializing, or a time when you don’t have any responsibilities to tend to. You’ll feel the effects of this drink in just 15 minutes in the form of a nice, even buzz. This product is pretty pricey, almost double that of the wines, but that could be the result of buying from two different dispensaries.
I’m all for a cannabis product that’s a hybrid, and this drink was no exception. After just 15 minutes, I felt blissful and happy, perfect for unwinding and having a good time. I found the flavor of this one to be just okay – the drink smelled more like cherry than it tasted – but I like the fun fruity vibe on their packaging and the company’s motto of “Here’s to now.”
The Sauvage beverage by Rebel Coast contains 10mg THC per serving like their other offerings, but contains sativa-dominant hybrid strains for a more bubbly mood. Meant to taste just like a chardonnay, this drink needs to be served cold for optimum flavor. The Sauvage is a bit less expensive than the seltzers, but still clocks in at $8 a can. Rebel Coast drinks all have fast-acting THC, meaning you can feel the effects in just 10-15 minutes.
I was in shock how similarly this tasted to real w! Definitely an amazing alternative if you want alcohol-free wine. I love the sleek, upscale look in the packaging, and enjoyed feeling the effects in just 15 minutes. I thought the 10mg THC per can was the perfect amount for unwinding but still having energy for social interaction.