It’s no news that the local candle-making crew at Rewined cranks out some badass candles. I’d bet you a dozen Pinot Noirs that you’ve seen or smelled or owned at least one of the wine-scented gems.
But have you had a sniff of their two new scents? If not, you need to. Stat. The seasonal variety, Spiked Cider, is literally fall in an emerald-hued upcycled-then-chopped-in-half-champagne-bottle jar. When asked to describe it in three words, the Rewined team said, "Fall, Rich, and SnugglingUpWithAHotCinnamonAppleCiderInAMug." Not technically three words, but accurate, indeed.
And the team's second newbie scent—their Root 1: Limited Edition Carmenere ("Earthy, Spicy, and Original," they say)—has a pretty awesome story behind it. But more on that down below.
To celebrate their autumn seasonal, the Rewined team recently welcomed folks into their Meeting Street warehouse, where they pump out 1,400 candles by hand PER DAY—that's 6 to 7K every week.
And after pouring our own candles, we took a quick tour of the digs (spiked cider in hand, of course).
Perhaps the coolest part of the evening, though, was listening to founder Adam Fetsch tell the story of where and how Rewined began: "out of necesity," he said, and out of his backyard in downtown Charleston. What started as Fetsch selling candles door-to-door up and down King Street has blossomed into a much-buzzed-about local business that ships their candles across the country, and, as of late, across the pond to retailers in England, as well.
Image from Rewined's Facebook page
Though the evening was centered around the fall scent, while there, we also got to check out their new Root 1: Limited Edition Carmenere candle (above). To create its rich and spicy aroma, a few members of the team jet-setted south to Chile, where they drew inspiration from the winemakers there that make Root: 1 vino. Take a look at that story in full in this Lunch & Recess video.
Along with their classic scents like Chardonnay and Pinor Noir, the candles can be found at a host of local restaurants, shops, and boutiques—including Bull Street, GDC Home, Charleston Power Yoga, Indigo Home, Open House, and Wonder Works, among many more (full list here)—and every Saturday morning at the Charleston Farmers Market. And get there fast! The fall seasonal's on sale until November 15, and the Root 1 Candle will be sold through March 2014, or while supplies last.