Producer

RE:FIND Distillery

Region

California

City

Paso Robles

Distribution Area

NJ

Spirit Type

Gin, Vodka, Limoncello, Whiskey

Environmental Initiative

Sustainable

Distiller

Alex & Monica Villicana

Owner

Alex & Monica Villicana

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About RE:FIND Distillery

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.

“Some winemakers use their saignée for Rosé, or they pour it down the drain, and I just knew there had to be a better use. My research paid off, and after years of planning, my saignée now has a new purpose, a very special, high-quality vodka and gin, which is the ultimate in spirit-making sustainability.”

Alex Villicana, Founder