The Wine Making Process

The process is easy and we are here to help you if you are a first time wine maker!

  • Step 1

    Pick Your Wine

    Browse our selection of top quality wines. Over 100 varieties to choose from. Not sure what kind of wine to make? We can help you pick!

  • Step 2

    Make Your Wine

    Book a time to make your wine. It just takes a few minutes to sprinkle in the yeast and start the Fermentation process. We will take care of the rest!

  • Step 3

    Bottle Your Wine

    Four to ten weeks after you make wine, we will contact you to let you know your wine is ready. Bottle it with the help of our friendly staff & then enjoy!

The entire process is very simple. Your first visit, after selecting a wine, will only take 5 minutes. When you return for your bottling appointment, please set aside approximately 30 minutes for sterilization, bottle filling, applying labels and shrink caps. Bottles are available to purchase at the store if you are a first-time client, need a few extra, or want to start with new bottles again.

Frequently Asked Questions

All of our wine is 100% guaranteed! Sample your finished wine in the store before bottling and if it isn't to your liking we will find a wine that is!

Each kit makes approximately 30 x 750ml bottles.

Yes. When you purchase your wine kit on our website you will be asked to book your yeast drop appointment. Your first visit doesn’t take long at all. We get everything set-up, it takes a few minutes to sprinkle in the yeast and start the Fermentation process, and then you’re all set!

Generally, 6-8 weeks but it will depend on the batch and quality of wine you make. Fruit wine and entry level wines take around 4 weeks, while some top-end and limited edition wines take 12 weeks! There is also an amazing selection of fine wines at the 4-6 and 8-10 week time-frame.

Yes, we recommend 3+ months of aging. However, fruit wines and some lighter body wines are ready almost immediately after bottling so ask this question in store when you have selected your wine.

Our experienced staff recommend following these tips to help store and age your wine after bottling for the best results.

Temperature: The best temperature to store your wine is 12-15 degrees Celsius. Storage: Store your bottles on their sides using a wine rack, this helps keep the corks moist. Light: Keep the room dark when not in use and avoid florescent lights - they give off UV light that may be harmful to your wine.

Movement: If the bottles are moved this tends to disrupt sediment creating a haze in the wine.

Humidity: A relative humidity of 5-70% will keep corks in a soft condition & keep air out.

Sulphite Level: If your wine is being aged for more than 6 months let us know so we can add an extra ¼ tsp to 23L of wine. This will ensure the safety of your wine and last longer.

Yes. Bottles are available to purchase at the store if you are a first-time client, need a few extra, or want to start with new bottles again. We will provide the corks, labels (standard), and shrink caps.

Our experienced staff recommend following these best practices to keep your bottles in good condition for your next batch of wine.

  • After you have finished a bottle of wine, fill the bottle with luke warm water and let it sit for a while. 
  • Cut off the shrink wrap and give the outside of the bottle a bath (We don’t recommend the use of soap though; wine and soap do not mix well together).
  • Once the bottle has sat for some time dump out the water. 
  • It’s your choice if you want to peel the labels off or reuse for the next batch. 
  • Then store the bottle in your box upside down, this will prevent any unwanted dust etc. to enter your bottle. 
  • Once you are ready to bottle your next batch of wine we will disinfect each bottle during your bottling appointment before filling with your wine.

Yes! We do offer a custom label option. Contact us for more details.

You can. We can order in materials to help you get set up and you can purchase your kits from us to make at home. Must be 19 years of age or older to purchase or order wine. Contact us if you’d like to purchase a wine kit to make at home.