80 Proof (ABV 40%)
Our 2 year oak aged brandy uses high proof clear brandy as a base. This brandy usually enters the barrel (French and American oak #4 char—30 gallon barrels— always new) somewhere between 112-121 proof, depending on batch. The brandy then sits in it’s respective barrel for no less than 2 years. It is then tasted, and if deemed ready to bottle, the brandy is then brought down to 80 proof using locally sourced mineral water. The batch is then ﬁltered through a 5 micron ﬁlter prior to bottling at the distillery.
Wine Shine passionately crafts artisan spirits in the heart of California’s central coast. We use only the ﬁnest ingredients sourced locally and organically whenever possible. At Wine Shine, we are committed to blending age-old distillation techniques with innovative nuanced ﬂavors that will entice your palate. Our crew collectively has over a century of experience in mixology, culinary arts, and wine making that shines through in every bottle. We invite you to enjoy our brandy, whiskey, and a variety of small batch spirits that will surely leave your taste buds craving for more.
Wine Shine sources their wine from a number of west side Paso Robles wineries including but not limited to: Saxum, Clos Selene, Herman Story, Denner, Turtle Rock, Terry Hoage, Desperada, and Epoch Estates.
We never ameliorate our products with anything artiﬁcial, our spirits are naturally infused and distilled with a very limited number of ingredients. Our goal is to create spirits that showcase the natural ﬂavors and colors of our ingredients. We cut heavy hearts from our still, and don’t re-use heads or tails in the production of our spirits.
Wine Shine was created by 5 people, Mike Scanlan, Mark Sahaydak, Don Burns, Patrick Brooks and Michael Blash. Collectively they possess over 100 years of industry experience.
Don is the assistant head winemaker at Saxum, and owns his own highly regarded label; Turtle Rock. He grew up in Paso Robles, went to Cal Poly to study winemaking, worked his way up at Saxum (Justin and Don grew as best friends and neighbors). Don brings a world class pallet to the team, and his friendships with many of the top wine makers in the region have created a number of opportunities for Wine Shine that are not available to other brandy distillers in the state.
Mark is the head distiller at Wine Shine, he has been working on this trade for over a decade and is regarded as being one o the top minds in the area for distillation. He contributes a ton of experience in blending techniques, distillation, and production to the team at Wine Shine.
Mike Scanlan is the owner of Scanlan Family Farms in Carmel, CA. Mike brings a tremendous amount of knowledge to the actual bones of our business. We are lucky to have someone like Mike utilizing his talents to keep Wine Shine functioning as a business. He has also been instrumental in the development of our marketing program.
Patrick Brooks works with Mark during distillation, runs the tasting room and is responsible for local sales and development of new products. Patricks is a great contributor to our method of production, creation of new products and has been instrumental in the development of our local following in the Paso area.
Mike Blash is the only member of the team that lives in southern CA. His responsibilities include but are not limited to, marketing & distribution in the LA/OC & San Diego markets. Creation of the Manhattan Product lineup for Wine Shine, help with the development of new line items, sales and marketing for Wine Shine as a company, and procurement of distribution in new states.
Wine Shine Oak aged brandy opens up in the glass with scents of vanilla, oak, and light tropical fruits. On the palate, the brandy has an almost sweet taste, lingering to a very balanced blend of oak, vanilla bean, and mango, complimented with a long brandy ﬁnish.