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Vermouth & Apéritifs made on Vancouver Island.
Exploring the wonderful world of botanically infused wines, made from mead. From dry and bubbly, to bold, sweet and bitter, our apéritifs are sure to delight in cocktails, on ice or with a splash of sparkling water.

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What are Apéritifs?

They're the original cocktail in a bottle! A mixture of wine, spirit and botanicals. It's a perfect balance between herbal, bitter, sweet and acidity. Pour straight out of the bottle over ice and perhaps top with sparkling water. Easy, delicious and delightfully fancy. Great in cocktails too.

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Back in 2015 we started a small soda company called Rootside Soda producing a line of soda syrups made with whole botanicals and fresh juice. That cascaded into a love affair with cocktails and Apértifs that we couldn't resist diving into. After 2.5 years of botanical and winemaking research, we released our Rosso Vermouth in July 2019 and won a Gold Medal at the 2020 San Francisco World Spirit Awards. In 2021, our Rosso Vermouth, Dry Vermouth and Kina-Rouge all took home the coveted Double-Gold Award.

All our Apértifs are made from Mead (honey wine) using BC honey in Esquimalt, BC, on the border of British Columbia's capital city, Victoria. Sign up for our Newsletter to get exclusive first access to new releases and insider info.  

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