Rewined Candles founder Adam Fetsch wasn’t always in the candle industry. In fact, he was working in a restaurant where lots of empty wine bottles were discarded—then, he got the brilliant idea to give them new life as candle vessels. As an homage to their past, he filled the repurposed bottles with scents mimicking the complex aromas and flavors found in your favorite varietal of wine. Adam began selling his wine inspired candles at local markets in 2009 and eventually made it to our shop in 2013!
From start to finish, each Rewined candle is made by hand in their Charleston, SC studio which ensures a product of the highest quality. First, the collected bottles are cut using a wet saw and then a 100% cotton wick is attached to the vessel’s base. Premium natural soy wax and fragrances are used to create the perfect scent blend which is gently poured into the bottles. Finally, the labels are carefully applied including: a ‘please recycle again’ sticker, a vintage label dated and initialed by the candle maker, and a wax seal.
Adam’s passion for second chances doesn’t stop at wine bottles. Rewined works closely with the SC Vocational Rehab Dept., employing candle makers after they have finished the program. The situation is a win-win for all involved and makes the Rewined team a truly special family. Passion and joy fill every facet of the company, which has a reputation for impromptu office dance parties.
All of the scents are intoxicating, but two of our favorites are Riesling (lush tropical fruit notes with Asian pear, and ripe citrus) and Champagne (light and festive notes of white grape, honey, and bread). Keep an eye out for their limited edition seasonal fragrances! We can’t wait for the release of Mimosa this spring, based on the most cheerful of cocktails with notes of fresh squeezed orange juice and bubbly.
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