Royal Princess 2020 Rose, Russian River Valley will be First-to-Market in World’s First Single-Serve Packaging System Designed for Premium Wines
(Napa, Calif.—August 16, 2021)—Vintner David Green and Winemaker Maayan Koschitzky of Royal Prince Wines today announced they will debut the first single-serve wines in Quartino® by govino with their 2020 Royal Princess Rose, Russian River Valley in mid-August 2021. Since the launch of Royal Prince Wines, Green and Koschitzky have emphasized the “democratization of deliciousness,” with the goal of making wines that massively overdeliver for the price. The shatterproof Quartino is designed to reenact a premium wine by-the-glass experience in any setting—from the beach to baseball games—and it’s uniquely aligned with Royal Prince’s goals of delivering elite wines at everyday prices. The Royal Princess Rose is the very first wine packaged in Quartino, and Royal Prince Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay will be the next wines to be released in Quartino in late fall 2021.
The new Royal Prince Quartino wines will retail for $7.99 each or $27.99 for a four-pack and will be sold on Royal Prince’s website. The Royal Prince Rose Quartinos will also be available in the refrigerated section of specialty food retailers, at select hotels and resorts, as well as at sporting events, concerts, music festivals, 21+ vending machines and airlines.
In late July 2021, the 2020 Royal Prince Rose was awarded a score of 90-points by critic Jeb Dunnuck who comments, “the 2020 Rose is a juicy, lively, medium-bodied beauty with wonderful light red fruit and floral notes, crisp acidity, and terrific length. It’s an outstanding rose to enjoy over the coming summer months.” Dunnuck also rated the 2019 Royal Princess Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast ($30) 92-points, the 2019 Royal Prince Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands ($35) 91-points and the 2019 Royal Prince Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley ($45) 93-points, calling the Cabernet Sauvignon “rock star stuff.”
ABOUT ROYAL PRINCE WINES
Royal Prince Wines was founded in in 2016 by vintner David Green, with only one wine, a Santa Maria Pinot Noir. In late 2019, David brought Maayan on as a partner, and together in March 2020, they launched four wines: Royal Prince Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley ($45), Royal Prince Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands ($35), Royal Princess Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast ($30), and Royal Princess Rose, Russian River Valley ($20). Royal Prince Wines offer pedigree without pretense and aim to make delicious wines for the many, not cult wines for the elite.
Royal Prince is a boutique négociant which specializes in sourcing from top vineyards and wine regions. Their long-term relationships with the West Coast’s best growers and winemakers allow them flexibility each year to focus on the art of blending without being limited to specific vineyards. For more information, please visit www.royalprincewines.com.
ABOUT MAAYAN KOSCHITZKY AND DAVID GREEN
They’re the guys who show up to dinner or a party with bottles in both hands. The guys who might turn the music up a little loud—and will stay out a little (or a lot) late.
Maayan’s a master blender who, as Director of Winemaking at Napa Valley’s Atelier Melka, has made wine for Vice Versa, Lail, and Alejandro Bulgheroni. He was named one of Wine Enthusiast’s Top 40 Under 40 Tastemakers of 2019.
David’s a relentless connector, and his firm, David Green and Co., specializes in strategy, branding, and sales for the luxury wine business, and counts Clos Du Val, Ehlers, Price Family Vineyards, and Boich Family among their clients. He’s a partner in Westwood Estate and served as General Manager of Lancaster Estate, founding President of Dana Estates, and General Manager for Joel Gott Wines.
They’ve long toiled behind the scenes, crafting wines, and building brands for others. Now, the duo is working hard to make celebratory wines that don’t require pomp and circumstance—and don’t carry a big price tag.
About Quartino by govino
govino made history when it debuted its revolutionary, shatterproof wine glass in Napa Valley in 2008. With its patented, ergonomic thumb-notch and instantly recognizable silhouette, govino was quicky adopted by some of California’s finest wine estates, making it the first shatterproof wine glass of its kind to be accepted by the wine industry. Today, it is still regarded as the gold standard of the category. govino has designed the Quartino with that history in mind.
The patented, shatterproof Quartino consists of a 187ML carafe, which interlocks into a specifically designed govino 10-oz wine glass. This revolutionary “all-in-one” packaging system reenacts a premium wine-by-the-glass tasting experience in virtually any setting, from summer picnics and beach parties to music festivals and events. The carafe’s proprietary polymer, as well as its patented filling and sealing process, guarantee a 12 to 18-month shelf life, while the reusable/recyclable govino glass provides ample head space to properly showcase the wine’s aromatic and flavor profiles. The Quartino is approximately the same size as a standard 12 oz. aluminum beverage can, making it ideal for airline service trays and carts, hotel room minibars and 21+ vending machines. The waterproof brand-wrap will not fade or wrinkle when submerged in ice, and it is tamper-evident, making it ideal for contactless service.
Like govino, Quartino was designed to be reused, re-purposed, and ultimately recycled. And to further decrease its carbon footprint, Quartino is manufactured in the USA and is comprised of only the finest BPA-free, US sourced polymers. For more information, please visit www.quartinowine.com.