Summer Water Rosé Has Zero Sugar, But Can You Tell?

This rosé may not be for everyone, but it is for me. Here's why!

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Summer Water Rosé Review 2024 - Where to Buy

There are endless rosés out there (many that I’ve personally reviewed), but the one that I was most recently excited to tell y’all about was my experience with Summer Water Rosé.  Not only is the bottle pretty cool (and looks great on Insta), but it’s actually sugar-free.  So, how exactly does this impact the overall taste?  You may be surprised.  I was.


Summer Water Overview

Like so many different rosés over the past couple of years, you may have seen it plastered all over Instagram, especially during the summer, but while there’s so much hype around this rosé, it actually does kind of live up to that hype.

Average Price

750 ml
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Summer Water Rosé is a local wine produced in California by the Winc winery. I firmly disagree that the best rosés only come from the south of France.  And, personally, I do love to support local when I can (and when it actually tastes good).











Of course everyone has their own preferences when it comes to their wine, but I love how that this rosé is actually sugar free.  Now, this may mean that it’s not a fruity sweet option, but if I’m going to throw back a few glasses/bottles over the course of the perfect summer day into the perfect summer night I don’t want a lot of sugar – or any if at all possible.  Now, it can impact the taste but, again, it’s pretty subjective based on your own personal preferences.  I’ll get into what it tastes like below so you can decide if it’s the right choice for you.

What Summer Water Rose Tastes Like (Tasting Notes)

This rosé has a really light and refreshing taste with delicious notes of strawberry, watermelon, and rose petals. It’s not as pink as some other rosés on the market, but that’s intentional.  The wine has a pale pink color and is made primarily from Grenache, with small amounts of Syrah and other varietals blended in.  I’d sat it’s more of a salmon color or a very light pink.

On the palate, Summer Water Rosé is crisp and vibrant, with a bright acidity that balances the sweetness of the fruit flavors.

Of course it’s perfect for warm weather, and when it comes to food it pairs well with light, summery dishes such as salads, seafood, and grilled vegetables.  Or just drink it without food like I typically do!


  • On the nose I was able to pick up notes of fresh strawberries, ripe watermelon (my favorite), pink grapefruit, and rose petals.
  • I also go a slight hint of a lime zest, which I typically don’t get from other rosés I’ve reviewed. 


  • When it comes to the palate, I picked up its bright acidity, strawberries, raspberries, watermelon and some other light melon flavors.
  • It really has the perfect dry finish too.

Overall, I’d say Summer Water Rosé has a light and refreshing taste and a delicate balance of fruit and floral notes.

Is Summer Water Dry or Sweet?

I wanted to make not of this because it’s really one of the most common questions people ask when trying to figure out if a rosé is right for them.

I find Summer Water to be a totally dry wine and not really sweet at all.   Due to the fact that there’s no residual sugar you’re really going to get that sweet-factor that some other brands have. 

As always, taste is subjective, and individual palates can vary, but this was my experience. 

Pros & Cons

Pros and cons can always be subjective, but these are the ones that are the most important to me.  I hope it helps you make your final decision!


  • It has a light and refreshing taste, perfect for summer.
  • Delicate balance of fruit and floral notes.
  • It’s sugar free, which is always a plus.
  • I always love a hint of watermelon in my rosé, so this one hit that for me.
  • Versatile, pairs well with a variety of dishes.


  • Since it’s sugar-free, if you love a sweet rosé this one is not for you.
  • Personally I love a light wine, but if you want something more medium-bodied, you may want to pass.
  • Yes, it has a screw-top instead of a cork so if you’re a wine snob, this may turn you off.  I don’t mind it at all.

Where to Buy It Online


I have to admit, even though it’s been all over social media, I’m a huge fan of Summer Water Rosé.  I love that it’s sugar free, it’s so sweet that it gives you a headache, has a night light-bodied dry finish, and the price is pretty decent as well.

My only gripe is that sometimes I have a hard time finding it at my local wine store, so I’ll have to buy it in bulk online.  Stock up when you can snag this one.

If you’re passing on this one, I’ve also reviewed some other rose brands like Whispering Angel Rosé and even came up with a list of yummy canned rosés that don’t taste like the can, and some cheap rosés all under $20. Check those out if you’re interested and still searching.

Reader Comments (How Our Readers Rate It)

We’re not wine snobs around here so we live by the motto, “Drink what you like,” so while this one may not be for everyone, we’d love to hear what you think of it.  Sound off below – just be kind.