Ann Arbor woman launches premium canned wine brand for on-the-go lifestyles

Product is certified sustainable, green

SolSummit canned wine was developed in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (SolSummit)

ANN ARBOR – Emily Dabish Yahkind is hoping her new canned wine will make a splash in the local market and in the way people approach the drink.

The Ann Arborite recently launched SolSummit, a certified green and certified sustainable wine that’s designed for travel.

“I created SolSummit to fill a void in the Michigan retail market. My husband and I are very into running and hiking,” Yahkind wrote A4 via email. “So often, when we went out on our adventures, we found ourselves throwing a craft beer in our backpacks.

“There wasn’t a canned wine available that was low on additives or low intervention -- there wasn’t something available that we liked. As someone who understands wine, I wanted to create a product that I found enjoyable and could take on the go or easily share with friends.”

The University of Michigan graduate prides SolSummit on being sourced from a fourth-generation family-owned vineyard in California and on being Michigan-based and woman-owned.

“SolSummit is unique from other canned wines in that we are partnered with one family vineyard from grape to glass,” she wrote. “You know exactly where the grapes are being sourced. That helps to promise continuity in the product year over year as well as quality. Additionally, there aren’t other canned wines that are certified sustainable and certified green.”

SolSummit varieties include rosé, red wine blend, and Sauvignon Blanc.

It can be found at several locations in Washtenaw County, including Ann Arbor Wine and Spirits, Dixboro Project, Detroit Filling Station, Everyday Wines, Plum Market and The Produce Station.

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For more information about SolSummit, visit www.solsummitwine.com.


About the Author:

Meredith has worked for WDIV since August 2017 and was voted one of Washtenaw County's best journalists in 2019 by eCurrent's readers. She covers the community of Ann Arbor and has a Master's degree in International Broadcast Journalism from City University London, UK.