Winexpert: October News

Winexpert: October News

Winexpert: October News

October is here and there is lots going on.   We sent out information on our LE15 (Limited Edition) wines last week…if you missed it CLICK HERE to be taken to all of the details, plus links to recipes and video descriptions of the wines.

We will be closing early this Saturday October 10 to start our Thanksgiving a wee bit early.  Our hours will be 10am – 2pm.  Sorry for any inconvenience.

Dates are listed below for the LAST day to make wine to be bottled for Christmas:

Saturday November 21 –  4 week wines (Island Mist, Vintners Reserve and World Vineyard).

Saturday November 14 – 5 week wines (World Vineyard Skins)

Saturday November 7 –  6 week wines (Selection and Selection Skins, except Italian Amarone)

Saturday October 31 – Selection Italian Amarone with Skins

Saturday October 24 – 8 week wines (Eclipse)

World Vineyard Sale 

  Choose from 17 wines from around the world in our World Vineyard category.  Great varietals from Germany, Italy, Chile, California and Australia.  Ready to bottle in four weeks, so they are a great option for Christmas drinking and gifting.  Some of the most popular wines are California Trinity Red and White, French Sauvignon Blanc or Italian Nebbiolo.  Click HERE to see all of the wines available

Save $15 when you make in our winery.

$134 including the kit, wine making fee, taxes, corks, labels, shrink caps, bottle washing and sanitizing.

Save $10 when you take and make at home.

Sale ends Saturday, October 31st. Excludes World Vineyard Skins

Gift Gallery 

Keep an eye on our Gift Gallery space over the next couple of weeks.  We have a lot of new gift items coming in stock for your Christmas shopping.  

Just in…NEW Capabunga designs $10.99.  These stoppers are as handy as they are funny.  They make a nice tight seal and don’t leak if you lay your bottle down, as long as they are not screw cap bottles! I think my favourites are “If you can read this you can have more” or “Weeknight STOP her”



Bonus Selection Sale 

Choose from 4 of our best-selling Selection wines and save $15.  These wines don’t need a lot of bottle-ageing, so they would be perfect to drink over the holidays. Sale runs until October 24th

Chilean Sauvignon Blanc ($170 to make in our winery)

California Dry Riesling ($159 to make in our winery)

Chilean Merlot ($170 to make in our winery)

California Pinot Noir ($159 to make in our winery)

Click on the name of the wine above to get the full descriptions.

Thanksgiving Wine Ideas 

Pairing wine with food is a very personal preference, but there are some wines that will bring out the most of your turkey or ham.   Choose reds with soft tannins like Pinot Noir, Zinfandel or Syrah.  Whites should be well balanced in their acidity…think Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Gewürztraminer.  Rosés are a great choice as a very food friendly wine.

Or…just keep it simple!  Enjoy your time with family friends and Happy Thanksgiving!