Winemaking at your local store
The easiest way to get started is to find a Vineco retailer for a choice of your nearest craft winemaking store. When you visit your local store you really open up a world of possibilities. You can choose from a huge range of wine styles from around the world and a variety of quality of wines - just like at your local liquor store.
Making your wine at an "on-premises" winemaking store
In the provinces of British Columbia, Ontario, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick, you can make wine at a "wine on-premises" store. The wine on-premises retailers are licensed to provide you with wine-making services and make it even more simple to select and make the wine that is right for you.
Once you have chosen which wine you would like to make it's as easy as 1-2-3.
- Start your wine. Your winemaker will bring you the wine kit contents and all you have to do is sprinkle the yeast onto the juice. This starts the process of fermentation turning the juice to wine.
- Time & Patience. The process will take 4 to 8 weeks depending on the quality level you have chosen. Your winemaker will inform you when your wine will be ready to bottle and will book an appointment for you to return to the store.
- Bottle and label your wine. Bottling the wine usually takes around 45 minutes. Once completed you cork them, label them, and put shrink caps on the top to dress up your bottle in style!
Of course in between steps 1-3 your winemaker is busy using their skills to ensure the fermentation goes smoothly and is racked and cleared, ready for bottling. It's only this easy for us - the consumer!
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