Rockwell Vermouth offers a fresh American take on a classic European spirit.
We’ve spent years on a quest to find the right ingredients, partners, and processes for the perfect American Vermouth. Along the way, we discovered golden cane sugar caramelized for the impeccable balance of bitter and sweet by experts in the Carolinas; California black mission figs sun-dried by a family with over ninety years’ experience; a UC Davis-developed grape clone to serve as our base; and supportive local ranchers who allowed us to forage Artemisia Californica herbs from their Carmel Valley hillsides.
We conducted more than three hundred herb extract trials across more than one hundred recipe batches. The result is an herbatious and aromatic vermouth worthy of modern American cocktail culture.
Handcrafted in California, each small-batch production of Rockwell Vermouth is a testament to what's possible when passionate artisans from around the country work together toward a shared vision.
Artemisia CalifornicaThe soul of Rockwell
It is believed that vermouth gets its name from “wermut”, the German word for wormwood, a key ingredient in traditional vermouth throughout history.
Our old-world style vermouth is instead made on the back of a local, new-world ingredient, a highly aromatic shrub called Artemisia Californica, or California sagebrush—wormwood’s genetic cousin. Considerably more aromatic than traditional wormwood, Artemisia Californica is the anchor that makes our delicious vermouths distinctly Rockwell.