Cheerwine Celebrates 100 Years of Bubbly Deliciousness

April 12, 2017, 2:41 pm EST | Share:

CHARLESTON, SC (FOX 24 NEWS NOW) — They have quenched thirst across the south for 100 years! We’re talking about that good ol’ southern treat, Cheerwine, still run by the same family.

You can find the cherry flavored soda all over the south, and between you, me and the soda, it’s best slightly frozen as an icy treat. YUM.

Joy Harper is the great, great granddaughter of the founder of Cheerwine and now she is the head of marketing. “Back in 1917 my great, great grandfather invented Cheerwine so this is a big year for us!”

So what is like being 5th generation of a company that has withstood the test of time? Harper says it’s something she’s very proud of. “I’m glad to be working for the family business. Cheerwine has always been a part of my life, and this is such a big milestone for us and every generation has been a part of this company. That is something we hope continues.”

But where did the name Cheerwine come from? “When Cheerwine was started it was during a time when beverages without alcohol were named after what they looked like, such as ginger ale or root beer,” explained Harper. “So Cheerwine has a burgundy red color which somewhat resembles a wine, and cheer comes from it’s cherry taste.”

Although Cheerwine is predominantly available in the south, Harper says you can find the glass bottles across the U.S. at specialty stores like Cracker Barrel General Stores and World Markets.

To learn more about Cheerwine or where you can find a taste, click here.