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Making Your Wine At Wine Works

Making your wine at Wine Works is easy and can be done in only 4 simple steps.  

Each batch of wine produces 23L; the equivalent of 30 bottles.  All of our wines are completed in 4 to 6 weeks, depending on your selection.

From start to finish, you’ll go through a few easy steps in approximately 60 minutes total, to make a quality wine that you can enjoy with friends and family

Choose Your Kit

Before we can make your wine, we need to know which juice to start with.  This is the hardest part for new winemakers — with over 500 wines to choose from, across a range of prices and regions, it can be hard to choose which wine to make first.  Don’t worry however, because we’re here to help pair you with the right wine for your tastes. Together we’ll select a wine, customize it if needed, and get ready to start things off.

Start The Fermentation

Now we get to have some fun — mixing your juice with various ingredients like grape skins or oak to create just the right mix.  Then the magic happens: the yeast is added. This is what kicks off the process of fermentation, turning that sweet juice into our favourite alcoholic beverage.  After the fermentation has begun, your job is done until you see your new wine in 4 to 6 weeks.

Wait 4-6 Weeks

Sit back, relax, and if you already have some wine — have a glass!  Over the next 4 to 6 weeks, we’ll take care of your wine, ensuring it evolves from that starting juice into a delicious final product.  There is a lot that goes on during these weeks, but we’ll give your wine the love and care it deserves, treating it like our own. To learn more about what happens in these 4 to 6 weeks, read about the Wine Works Winemaking Process.

Bottle Or Bag

When your wine is ready, we’ll give you a call to schedule a time for bottling or bagging.  It takes roughly 30 minutes per batch of wine and we’ll guide you through the process. Whether you choose to put your wine in bottles or bags, the process is simple. See our comparison of bottles and bags, and which is the right choice for you.

If you bottle your wine, you can decorate them with customized labels and shrink tops to make it your own — or if you prefer your wine in bags, we’ll provide you with a box for dispensing them in your cupboard, fridge or anywhere you take them.

Enjoy!

Now the best part — you get to enjoy your very own wine.  While some wines benefit from a little age, others are ready to drink right away.

Try pairing your wines with different recipes, or enjoy a glass at the end of a long day. How you enjoy it is up to you, but it’s often best enjoyed when paired with loving family and cherished friends.