Rose wine is usually made by blending red and white wine together. California winemakers commonly make rose with cabernet sauvignon, merlot, sangiovese, pinot noir and zinfandel, European winemakers typically make it from the red grape varieties traditionally grown in their home regions. Any red grape can be used for making fine pink wine.
While red wine is definitely the main ingredient in most rose wines, some white grapes may be blended for added flavor. The ingredients in these wines contain polyphenol antioxidants that may reduce the risk of inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis.