Frequently Asked Questions
What Products Do We Offer?
Sunstone offers the Sunstone Spritz™ cannabis-infused beverage, and the Sunstone Splash™ cannabis-infused drink additive. Subscribe to our mailing list to receive updates on the upcoming release of our Sunstone Gems™ cannabis-infused gummies!
How Do You Purchase?
Purchase right here on this website! We sell exclusively direct-to-consumer via our online Shop page, with delivery available within Santa Barbara County. Subscribe to our mailing list to receive updates when delivery becomes available to other counties within California.
Join the Sunstone Cannabis Club™ for recurring orders, access to exclusive events, and additional perks. Also soon, you will be able to purchase in-person from the Sunstone Cannabis Market, a brick-and-mortar dispensary targeted to open Q1 2024 in Santa Barbara. Subscribe to our mailing list to receive exciting launch updates!
What Is the Sunstone Spritz™?
The Sunstone Spritz™ cannabis-infused beverage is our ready-to-drink beverage made with sparkling water, natural juice flavors, and single-origin, full-spectrum, sun-grown cannabis rosin from Santa Barbara County. The beverage is currently available in 6 flagship flavors: Grapefruit Orange, Peach-Passion Fruit, Pineapple Coconut, Strawberry Lemonade, Mango, and Watermelon. Exciting new flavors are soon-to-come!
The beverage offers 5 milligrams of activated THC, and InfusedBySplash™ fast-onset technology resulting in effects felt within 5 to 15 minutes. The beverage contains all-natural ingredients, 20 to 40 calories depending on flavor, and 0% alcohol.
What Is the Sunstone Splash™?
The Sunstone Splash™ cannabis-infused drink additive is a water-soluble, full-spectrum rosin-based emulsion that can be added to any beverage for an enhanced experience. The cannabis ingredient is single-origin and sun-grown from Santa Barbara County. The drink additive contains all-natural ingredients, and 0% alcohol.
The drink additive is purchased as a package of 5 units. Each unit offers 10 milligrams of activated THC, and InfusedBySplash™ fast-onset technology resulting in effects felt within 5 to 15 minutes.
If you are looking to boost the potency of a Sunstone Spritz™ beverage, or have the creative urge to make your own infused mocktail, this product is your perfect pairing!
Does the Sunstone Spritz™ contain wine?
No. The Sunstone SpritzTM beverage contains NO wine, dealcoholized wine, or any wine derivative. We use the highest quality all-natural juice extracts with refreshing sparkling water to flavor each of our Sunstone Spritz™ cans. We think wine should stay wine, and weed should stay weed.
Does the Sunstone Spritz™contain alcohol?
No. The Sunstone Spritz™ beverage contains 0% alcohol.
Are your products vegan?
Yes. Sunstone products are all made with plant-derived products. Our Spritz is made with only natural fruit juice and fruit juice extracts. No sugar is added to these beverages and we take a sincere and unwavering approach to quality as we do with everything we produce. Sunstone Gems are made from pectin which comes from apples and citrus. Flavorings are derived from real fruit juice and fruit juice extracts. Our cane sugar is USDA organic and plant-derived. Our Sunstone Splash is made with vegetable glycerin and oils derived from either coconut or sunflower. No flavorings, colorings, sugars, or artificial ingredients make this the ideal way to consume your favorite beverage of choice using Santa Barbara-grown fast acting Rosin.
What Is the Significance of Single-Origin?
Sunstone cannabis ingredients are exclusive to single-origin cannabis from Santa Barbara County. This means that the cannabis is grown only in Santa Barbara County, and not mixed with other strains or plants from other areas. Each batch traces back to an exact strain from a single farm in Santa Barbara County. The single-origin nature of the cannabis ingredient enables Sunstone to assure consistent product quality and sustainable practices. The products are a tribute to Sunstone’s continued commitment to high standards of quality and environmental stewardship.
The way the plant is grown can affect its quality, potency, and taste. Single-origin Sunstone cannabis has a unique flavor profile that is specific to the terroir of Santa Barbara County. This can provide a more nuanced and diverse range of flavors for you to choose from, allowing you to explore the various nuances and complexities of the plant. Special care is taken while selecting Santa Barbara County cannabis to pair with our products for a true farm-to-drink experience.
What Is Our Cannabis Processing Method?
We extract our cannabis from the plant with a solventless, hand-churned method using only ice water, delicate mechanical agitation, and precise pressure over time. This rewards you with the finest concentrates and the ultimate true-to-plant experience without harsh solvents or chemicals.
Once extracted, the concentrate, now referred to as “live rosin,” goes through a nano-emulsification process to make the particle size much smaller, allowing for better distribution in a beverage, as well as quick absorption by the body. This process is vegan, allergen-free, and only uses organic ingredients.
As a result of our gentle processing method, in each gram of our raw cannabis oil, you’ll find up to 70% cannabinoids like THC or CBD, up to 7% terpenes, another 7% esters, ketones, aldehydes, and other aromatic molecules, and a host of other phytocompounds. In contrast, it’s common practice elsewhere in the industry for cannabis utilized in product to undergo extensive processing, whereby harsh solvents are utilized to purify THC, thereby discarding many of the sensitive compounds that make each cultivar patently unique.
The Sunstone craft produces the widest expression of therapeutically-rich rosin that powers a balanced whole-plant cannabis beverage effect, guided by wellness and reflective of the superior natural quality Sunstone brands are known for.
What Is a “Solventless” or “Rosin” Extraction Method?
A “rosin” or “solventless” extraction method refers to an extraction method used to pull sensitive aromatic compounds and cannabinoids like THC out of the plant with only frozen ice water and pressure. This process results in therapeutically-rich rosin which leaves behind all of the undesirable planty/weedy tasting compounds. All Sunstone cannabis is processed via this solventless extraction method.
What Is the Significance of Sun-Grown?
The way the plant is grown can affect its quality, potency, and taste. Sun-grown cannabis means the cannabis is grown outdoors and, in our case, under the Californian sun. Think about it this way–would you rather buy your oranges from an indoor facility with manipulations of lights and conditions, or from outdoor California orange orchards?
Sunstone sun-grown cannabis has a unique flavor profile that is specific to the terroir of Santa Barbara County. This can provide a more nuanced and diverse range of flavors for you to choose from, allowing you to explore the various nuances and complexities of the plant.
What are Terpenes?
Terpenes are delicate aromatic molecules that, along with esters, aldehydes, and flavonoids, make up the full-spectrum effects (commonly called the “entourage effect”) of the cannabis plant. Sunstone preserves all of these delicate compounds through our solventless cold water extraction method. As terpenes are not water-soluble, they don’t dissolve in the water when we extract them from the plant.
How Long Does It Take to Feel Effects?
Our Sunstone product line employs InfusedBySplash™ fast-onset technology, resulting in effects felt within 5 to 15 minutes. The technology is characterized by cutting-edge nanoemulsions which reduce particle size to submicron ratings and allow for beverage infusion and fast absorption. This starkly contrasts the onset speed of traditional edibles, where initial onset can occur in as soon as 45 minutes.
Does It Taste like Weed?
Our beverages use only the finest grade of Santa Barbara County sun-grown cannabis. The cannabis in our beverages impart only the finer and very delicate notes of the cannabis plant, leaving behind all the rest.
Is the Effect Different Flavor to Flavor?
No. We select a single-origin strain per product release, which is the same regardless of flavor. Each strain is a hybrid which produces a mellow, yet uplifting effect. Subscribe to our mailing list to receive updates on our future launch of effect-based flavors which will boast unique cannabis cultivars specific to each flavor.
How Many Cans Should You Drink?
“Start low and go slow.” We suggest starting with a single can which includes a 5mg THC dose. 5mg THC is a middle-of-the-road dose for most novice to intermediate cannabis users. With fast 5 to 15 minute onset speed, and each can a convenient 12 oz beverage, you are able to easily monitor your first dosage and enjoy more as desired. Our beverages are light and mellow and are meant to be able to session multiple cans over the life of a party. We accurately dose 5mg THC into each can for a flawlessly-repeatable can-to-can experience.
How Will You Feel When You Drink the Sunstone Spritz™ or the Sunstone Splash™?
You can anticipate that consuming our Sunstone Spritz™ beverage or Sunstone Splash™ drink additive will induce you into a pleasantly-relaxed and mildly social state. Through InfusedBySplash™ technology, our cannabis oil droplets are reduced to sub-micron sizes and made soluble in water, such that each drink delivers a consistent dose of THC. There is a perfect pharmaceutical grade standardization of 5mg THC per Sunstone Spritz™ beverage and 10mg THC per Sunstone Splash™ drink additive.
The controlled THC dosage of each Sunstone Spritz™ can or each Sunstone Splash™ unit typically isn’t enough to induce any of the classic side-effects people may have heard of edibles horror stories of in the past. Welcome to the new generation of cannabis consumption. Gone are the days of inaccurate overconsumption!
Can I Mix the Sunstone Spritz™ or the Sunstone Splash™ with Alcohol?
We offer our Sunstone Spritz™ and Sunstone Splash™ products to provide you with an elevated experience adjacent to alcohol. For those looking to replace alcohol in their lives, this is the perfect crutch that might grow on you more than expected.
As the body of research investigating the effects of mixing cannabis products with alcohol is not well developed, we cannot advise on the effects that the combined use of these products may have.
How Should You Enjoy a Sunstone Spritz™?
We recommend you enjoy our Sunstone Spritz™ beverage at any time of the day–it’s 5 o’clock somewhere! We find our beverage pours best chilled, or over ice, for the maximum refreshing experience.
Can You Consume Your Sunstone Spritz™ at the Sunstone Winery Tasting Room?
No. In accordance with state and local laws and regulations, Sunstone Winery does not permit consumption of any cannabis product at its tasting room. Please enjoy your Sunstone cannabis beverages responsibly, and thank you for your understanding.
Can You Purchase Sunstone Cannabis Products at the Sunstone Winery Tasting Room?
No. Sunstone Winery does not sell any Sunstone cannabis product. All Sunstone cannabis product must be purchased right here on this website via our online Shop page, with delivery available within Santa Barbara County. Subscribe to our mailing list to receive updates when delivery becomes available to other counties within California.
Soon, you will be able to join the Sunstone Cannabis Club™ for recurring orders, access to exclusive events, and additional perks. Also soon, you will be able to purchase in-person from the Sunstone Cannabis Market, a brick-and-mortar dispensary targeted to open Q1 2024 in Santa Barbara. Subscribe to our mailing list to receive exciting launch updates!
Will Sunstone Launch Other Flavors?
Absolutely! Subscribe to our mailing list to receive updates on our future seasonal releases to include both new refreshing flavors and repeats of the classics. Or, even better, Contact Us to propose a flavor for one of our new releases! We love to hear from you!
How Should You Store and Transport Your Sunstone Spritz™ Home?
When transporting your purchased Sunstone Spritz™ beverage or other Sunstone cannabis product in your vehicle, you should place the product in your trunk or other locked area of your vehicle. It is illegal to consume cannabis while driving, or otherwise drive under the influence of cannabis. Please enjoy responsibly.
Will Drinking a Sunstone Spritz™ Cause Me to Fail a Drug Test for Marijuana?
Potentially, yes. Consuming a Sunstone Spritz™ beverage, or any Sunstone cannabis product, subjects you to the risk that you may fail a drug test for marijuana. This is because each Sunstone cannabis product contains the active ingredient Delta 9 THC. While the dosage of a single can of our beverage may be considered relatively minute compared to the customary dosage of a habitual cannabis user, there none-the-less remains a risk that you may fail a drug test.
How Old Do I Have to Be to Enjoy a Sunstone Cannabis Product?
In accordance with California state law, to consume a cannabis product, you must be 21+ years of age, or 18+ years of age with a valid state medical card.
How Many Sunstone Spritz™ Cans Can You Buy at a Time?
Pursuant to current cannabis laws and regulations in California, each adult satisfying the legal age requirements may purchase up to 1,600 cans per day.
What Is Our Brand Story?
Sunstone is an agricultural pioneer in California. The brand’s origin, the historic Sunstone Winery, was a wine pioneer of the 1990s and thrives today as one of the most iconic and popular wineries in Santa Barbara County. Its idyllic Old-World European-style compound was founded in 1990 and is inclusive of vineyards, a winery, and tasting rooms, caves, and terraces nestled in the Santa Ynez Valley. The Sunstone Estate is the oldest viticultural estate in Santa Barbara County to have been continuously farmed using organic and regenerative practices.
Sunstone is also famous for its Sunstone Villa, an architectural masterpiece perched atop the estate which has been featured recently on Netflix and Bravo television, and in People and Vogue magazines. Like the Sunstone Spritz™ and Sunstone Splash™ products, Sunstone® wines are available exclusively direct-to-consumer.
Do You Ship or Deliver to Destinations Outside of California?
No. Sunstone cannabis products are only sold within California. Due to our very limited production, we sell exclusively direct-to-consumer via our online Shop page, with delivery available within Santa Barbara County. Subscribe to our mailing list to receive updates on state- and nation-wide developments to come.
Are Sunstone Cannabis Products Available for Purchase in California Dispensaries?
No. Due to our very limited production, we sell exclusively direct-to-consumer via our online Shop page, with delivery currently available only within Santa Barbara County. Subscribe to our mailing list to receive updates when delivery becomes available to other counties within California.
Soon, however, you will be able to purchase in-person from the Sunstone Cannabis Market, a brick-and-mortar dispensary targeted to open Q1 2024 in Santa Barbara. Subscribe to our mailing list to receive exciting launch updates!
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