630 Front Street, Nelson BC, V1L4B7 Canada, just off Highway 3A in West Arm Plaza, (250) 352 5423 Business Hours  Tue-Fri 9:30 - 5.00, Sat 9:30am - 4pm, Sun & Mon Closed. 

Historical! Wine kits from Canadian grape juice available as a one off basis. Please make your reservation to secure your batches. This month, free oak barrel treatment for prestige reds. The Super Summer ‘Sipper’ Spiced lime Sauvignon Blanc, the latest in coolers. Our recommended wines this month are the 8 week Vieux Chateau du Roi (red) and Chardonnay (white) and the 5 week Cab Merlot (red) and Liebfraumilch (white). Start making your own wine. Workshop Winemaking dates are set or bring your own group of friends, call for availabilityBuy a starter equipment kit in combination with any wine kit and a deal is waiting for you.

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Cheeky LR box - Cabern-EH sticker

Breaking news: Canadian Wine Kits

Both wines are available on allotted quota mid May. Please make your reservation by May 8 to secure your kits (phone or mail).

  BC wine from Okanagan: Cab Sauvignon

BC wine lovers, pay attention. This is exactly what you have been looking for and we found it for you.
We proudly present BC’s Cab Sauvignon scoring with bold dark fruit aromas and flavors of black cherry, blackberry, and blackcurrant. Layered with toasty oak, assertive tannins, and a zesty finish like a flavor slap shot right to your palate, this isn’t a wine for the lighthearted. Full-bodied and burly but with undeniable finesse, our Cabern-EH will make you gain respect for BC reds.

 And there is more…

 From Niagara wine region Ontario, the Chardonn-EH is the perfect summer sipper for enjoying those long cottage weekends kicking back in your Muskoka chair. Refreshing as a dip in the lake but not leaving you shivering for days. From Ontario  this Chardonnay Musqué*, a natural fruit-forward mutation of the famous white wine grape. This unique off-dry limited release is a cannonball of peach, apple, and tropical fruit aromas followed by a gentle splash of lush stone fruit flavors. This un-oaked wine with the grapes  lightly blended presents itself as a total surprise. A wine perfect for Kootenay summers. Drink whilst young.

*This clone of Chardonnay, originally from Burgundy, is a natural mutation that shows pronounced Muscat aromas. Today, the clone is rare in France yet popular in Ontario, Canada. It shares Chardonnay’s aromas of crisp apples, stone fruit and citrus aroma and gives them a bright lift. Citrus blossoms and musk stick swirl about. The flavors in our wine are fresh, succulent and juicy

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Wine Of the Month 10% Off

TV Liebfraumilch Style

TV Liebfraumilch Style

If soft and mellow is your style, try this delightful blend of Riesling, Silvaner, Müller-Thurgau and Kerner.

TV Cabernet Merlot - Chile

TV Cabernet Merlot - Chile

If only all of us could marry as well as Cabernet and Merlot! Dark, roasted aroma and rich black currant flavour gets along very well with chewy fruit characteristics.

 

UER Vieux Chateau du Roi - Chile

UER Vieux Chateau du Roi - Chile

This majestic dry red brings an Old World flourish to your table with complex layers of oak, herbs, blackberry and licorice. Wonderfully balanced.

 

UER Reserve Chardonnay - California

UER Reserve Chardonnay - California

A super-crisp, citrusy dry white that has summer written all over it. Enjoy crisp green apple and Asian pear notes with delightful lemon flavours and toasty oak

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Free Oak Barrel Treatment

Big red wines benefit greatly of oak. Oak barrels are traditionally used to make quality wines in. Most of the commercial red wines will have been aged in oak barrels and for some it is legally required to spend some of their life in an oak barrel. Oak gives wine soft tannins and vanilla tones as they mature. Further the slow oxidization (micro oxygenation) delivers a wonderful bouquet. Further the wine becomes more enhanced and concentrated than a same wine that has not lodged in a barrel. Great wines deserve oak. This month (May 2015) with the purchase of one of our red prestige Sommelier Reserve 8-week kits, the oak barrel treatment of $22.50 comes free.

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Summer Par Excellence

Now In Store: Niagara Mist Spiced Lime Sauvignon Blanc

Spiced Lime Sauvignon Blanc plays up the natural lime flavors of Sauvignon Blanc, brimming with refreshing citrus and tart lime flavors up front. Hints of ginger and peppery capsicum build slowly on the finish, giving a gentle kick of well-defined sultry spice for an exotic and exciting mix of sweet and spicy. Now in store! Limited quantities available.$74.99 for a 30 bottle kit.

 

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Passport Limited release produces wine of extraordinary quality.

Few kits available. No second chance!

We have produced and sampled every wine in this series now. Our taste impression:
Pinot Noir (red): Typical Pinot Noir. Light and fruit. Sold out
Petit Verdot (red): Red fruit, rich but green. Few kits left
Brunello Montalcino (red): Fruity, deep tones, will require more time to develop. Few kits left
Volcanic Red (red): Intense, full bodied, complex, too young to fully display itself. Few kits left
Pinot Gris (white): Relatively aromatic for this grape, light and fruity. Few kits left
This limited release series keeps its promise, delivering rich and characteristic wines with good initial aroma. Especially the reds will need further time before fully displaying their bouquet.

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Workshops Wine & Beer Making

As in previous years, we are starting a series of workshops wine and beer making. If you are interested to take part in one of the classes or if you know of someone who might be, please call or mail. We are registering interested candidates. Price per participant is $30.00. The workshops are given in small groups and will be as interactive as you want it to be. We walk through the basics of brewing. After this step by step approach you will understand what you are doing in the brew process and why to get a tasteful glass of joy. After the workshop you will feel confident start your own beer or wine.

The pre set dates for the open groups are Tuesday May 12 and 19. Let us know your preference for one of these dates and we will form a group. Open classes can be canceled in minimum number of participants is not reached.

In June we accommodate self formed groups up to eight participants at a flat fee of $ 150. Everyone who takes the workshop receives a $15 discount on any kit and $ 5 off the starter equipment kit. The classes start at 6:30 pm, tentatively, Starting time will be fixed after the group is formed. The classes take 2 to 2,5 hours. Call for availability on your preferred evening.

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Starterset deal

You have always wanted to make your own wine? Here is the deal:

Complete set of wine making equipment includes a bucket, glass carboy, airlock and bung, siphoning tube and hose, hydrometer with test jar, sanitizer and a handy recipe book, all nicely boxed up. Pick any of the available European Select  4 week kits to your choice, white or red and you’ve got yourself a deal. $ 165 for the two. The kits makes 30 bottles. Start now and drink your own self-made wine this Autumn. Your next batch of 30 bottles will cost you just $75. Do the math…

 

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