About Us 2018-07-24T20:19:56+00:00

ABOUT US

Rebel Coast Winery was founded in 2012 by a group of friends. We hated that wine was always presented as the older generation’s drink of choice. We make wines that tell our story, which is why we deliberately did not put our last name on the bottles, and stayed away from cursive writing.
In 2018 the prohibition of cannabis in California ended, and we had a big idea. (It turns out cannabis and alcohol cannot be sold in the same building and definitely not in the same product.) That was when we decided to make the wine, remove the alcohol and replace it with THC. Our final product is a beautiful alcohol-removed cannabis-infused Sauvignon Blanc. It does not taste or smell like cannabis, but instead a crisp, clean California Sauvignon Blanc.
We did not want to ruin anyone’s day by making it too strong, mainly because we enjoy it regularly, and still want to be social ourselves
We added in just enough THC to mimic the intoxicating effects of a glass of wine. If you drink one glass of traditional wine you will get a buzz–but not drunk. But if you’re night is turning up and you finish a bottle you will definitely be feeling it. Same concept with our alcohol-removed cannabis-infused Sauvignon Blanc. One glass will get you high but not stoned. We only use sativa-dominant strains because we like the happy, giggly sunny experience it gives us, not a couch-locking effect like an indica-dominant strain.
Cannabis cannot cross state lines, so if you want some you’ll have to visit a California dispensary and be over 21 years old.
CHIP FORSYTHE
CHIP FORSYTHECo-Founder & WINEMAKER
Chip grew up in Texas, Ohio, California, Massachusettes…ok everywhere, moving on. An amazingly driven individual and dynamic leader, Chip’s infectious personality and laughter make those around him instantly light up. Chip has a motorcycle and everyone should know that. If you meet him there’s a 200% chance the first words out of his mouth will be just that. There’s also a 3000% chance that he will use a ridiculous percentage to show his enthusiasm, 5000%.
Josh Lizotte
Josh LizotteCo-Founder & CFO
Josh is a California native, born and raised. Having been the finance and cannabis space for a decade, Josh has built an expertise in both fields. Josh assures the mayhem of running a cannabis business is kept to a minimum at Rebel Coast but makes sure there’s a little bit of controlled chaos to keep things lively.
Derek Martindale
Derek MartindaleSVP of Operations & Customer Relations
Derek recently moved from the Reno/Tahoe area where he was born and raised. This mountain man has come to love the fast pace life of Southern California; it seems as though he has lived here all his life. He uses his diverse background and expertise in many fields to ensure that operations are running smoothly. If you give Rebel Coast a ring there is a strong chance you will be talking to him, even if it is 2:00 am.
 Elizabeth Fouriner
Elizabeth FourinerLogistic Cordinator and Bookeeper
She is still writing her bio, lol.