Cheerwine Bottle’s & Can’s


Come with me, as we go back in time and enjoy some great oldies of CHEERWINE past. From 1917 to today, CHEERWINE has been such a rich part of North Carolina history. As we take this nostalgic stroll down memory lane, I hope these two pages of bottles and cans bring back some great memories.

CHEERWINE fans, These two bottles above take us back to the very begining. The one on the left is a smooth sided bottle embossed with “CW” on the neck and CHEERWINE at the base. The bottle to the right is best known as the “Cherries” bottle. With it’s bold cherries on the neck, it also has CHEERWINE at the base. Some Carolinians think the “Cherries” bottle was the very first CHEERWINE bottle made, however it was not. The very first bottle was a Mint Cola bottle with a CHEERWINE paper label. The big reason for the “Cherries” bottle to be thought of as the first bottle is because it is the only one that has been seen or touched. Only a few paper labels have been found from the first bottles, along with a old sign that has the paper lable bottle on it. Other than that, very little information has been passed down about it’s history. The “Cherries” bottle came shortly after, however it was only produced for about 7 months because the cherries were very hard to produce without breaking. CHEERWINE went to the “CW” logo becuase it was easier to emboss, which made production run more smoothly. I would love to be able to go back in time and enjoy a CHEERWINE out of either one of these old classic bottles.

Since the “CW” bottle was introduced, it has become a classic. It’s embossing is destinct and is commonly called the “8 sided bottle”

The “CW” bottles above sure have left a lasting mark with their unique style. They came in different sizes, a 6oz. and also a 6 1/2oz size. There are also many different cities on the bottom, that make it fun trying to collect them all. I even have one from Texas and a few of the clear ones! I hope everyone will go to the message board on the main page and post the cities they have, so we can get a idea of how many are truly out there. Thanks to everyone for enjoying a CHEERWINE with me.

This CHEERWINE bottle may very well be the most widely known. When it first came out, it did not have the white background around the logo as seen on the left. The one on the right is the most commom of this style, and you can now see the white background has been added. If you close your eyes, you are sure to remember drinking CHEERWINE out of this classic bottle.

CHEERWINE introduced the “basket weave” bottle design in a couple different styles. You can see the change over the years from the painted label glass bottles to the stirofoam labels. Below you can even see it later used on plasitc bottles.

These two bottles above, sure bring back some great memories!! I can still see these classic bottles on the shelf at the old “Quality Grocery” store. WOW…I sure do love that logo!!

Here are a few more “basket weave” bottles from CHEERWINE’s great past! The 3rd bottle is another paper label bottle using that famous red oval.