Re:Find Distillery has the luxury of starting with a premium base fruit, ripe red-wine grapes, which affords the ability to craft superior spirits. One distinct benefit of vodka derived from ripe, red-wine grapes is the compound glycerol. Glycerol forms the ‘legs’ on a wine glass and has a sweet quality and opulent mouth-feel that gives this vodka a uniquely smooth, soft characteristic. Naturally gluten free.
Re:Find Handcrafted spirits are made with premium grapes from the celebrated Paso Robles wine region. This project is the result of Villicana Winery’s founders Alex and Monica Villicana’s desire to promote and encourage sustainability by utilizing existing, unused resources to create a high-end, local, artisan product. This concept of finding a new use for wine and refining it into spirits is basis for the name Re:Find.
Often, winemakers bleed a percentage of the free-run juice from red wine grapes before fermentation to concentrate and enhance the quality of their red wines, and this bleed, the saignée, is often discarded (not good for the leach-fields). By fermenting this bleed and then triple distilling it, Re:Find Distillery has found a new use for saignée. And, not only are they using the saignée from Villicana Winery, Alex and Monica are purchasing the saignée from other craft wineries in Paso Robles. This is not a grappa, which utilizes what is left over after fermentation; rather they are using the prized free-run juice removed prior to fermentation.