Fruit Wines

You can make your own fruit wine with grapes, apples, pears, berries. Fruit wines also make fantastic culinary ingredients for sauces, marinades, salad dressings and even some desserts. Your own exotic wines will also make amazing gifts to delight your friends. Brian will guide you through this fun process.

1. Grapes – Base price $135.00 for up to 23L / 5 imp. Gal. (~$4.50 per bottle)
– Bring in a sample bunch to be tested before you pick all your grapes.
– Grapes are best when fresh, BOOK AN APPOINTMENT BEFORE YOU PICK THE GRAPES!
– 100 lbs (2 large coolers full) will give approximately 23L. juice depending on what style of wine you want you will need between 30-100lbs for 23L of wine. The more juice the “better the quality” of wine.
– You will spend 1 hour or more crushing and pressing  and having fun at the shop. When the wine is finished, after a minimum of 10 weeks, you get to spend about half an hour sampling and bottling.

2. Most other fruits – Base price $135.00 for up to 23L / 5 imp. Gal. (~$4.50 per bottle)

– Usually 20-30lbs to make 23L of wine, Put fruit in freezer.
– Before you bring the fruit in, come into the shop and pick up a bucket and book a time to press.
– Day 1. Thaw fruit in bucket.
– Day 2. add packet #1 and mix in.
– Day 3 . 24 hours after mixing packet #1 add yeast.
– Day 5 , Bring into the shop to press and design the wine to your taste.
– Bring in 4kg sugar for a wine between 10-12% alc. More sugar if you want a higher alcohol %.
– When the wine is finished, after a minimum of 10 weeks, you will have to spend about half an hour bottling.

3. Apples & Pears -Base price $135.00 for up to 23L / 5 imp. Gal. (~$4.50 per bottle) +$21.40 for CO2

– Apples & Pears are best for juicing when they are still crisp, (over ripe , soft pears will not be juiced here)
– If you have juice bring it in and we can make Cider, Peary, Apple wine or Pear wine. Some sugar may be needed.