Wine Making Service Packages Choice Takes 4 weeks to completeContains 6 – 8 litres of juice and concentrateIncludes corks, labels and shrinksMakes approximately 30 – 750 ml bottles Select Takes 5 – 6 weeks to completeContains 8 – 12 litres of the highest quality juices and concentratesIncludes corks, labels and shrinksMakes approximately 30 – 750 ml bottlesMay contain dried grape skins and/or oak Premium Takes 8 weeks to completeContains 14 litres of superior quality varietal grape juice and concentrateIncludes corks, labels and shrinksMakes approximately 30 – 750 ml bottlesMay contain crushed or dried grape skins and/or oak Contact Us to Get Started Click Here Wine Making Process 1) Primary Fermentation The first step in making any of our wines is putting the ingredients together in a primary fermenter. Bentonite, juice, and any additions such as oak chips, elderflowers, elderberries, raisins or grape skins are added at this time. Filtered water is then added to a level of 23 litres. The amount of water added depends on the kit being made. Our four-week kits require the most water, while the premium eight-week wines require the least. All kits make approximately 30 bottles of finished wine. The final step in the primary fermentation process is to add the yeast. 2) Racking The mix created during primary fermentation then sits for up to 14 days to allow for fermentation to take place. The wine is then transferred, or racked, into a carboy for the next stage. 3) Degassing After racking, the wine needs to be degassed. Degassing removes carbon dioxide, which causes carbonation, gives the wine an acidic taste, and prevents the wine from clearing properly. 4) Stabilization and Clearing At this point, finings (ie. sulphites and potassium sorbate) are added to the wine to aid in the clearing of the wine, preparing it for filtering. 5) Filtering Filtering is the final step, and creates a clear, beautiful wine ready for you to bottle. 6) Bottling Time for the fun part! You can use bottles you bring in yourself, purchase bottles from us, or use wine bags – it is completely up to you. The most important thing to remember about bottling your wine is making sure you have clean bottles and bags. Labels and shrinks (coloured toppers) are always part of the package if you are interested. 7) Storing and Aging The lighter, fruiter, four-week wines can be consumed right away. However, if you have chosen a full-bodied eight-week wine, letting the bottle age for a few weeks to months will help the flavour exponentially. Bottles should be stored in a cool, dark environment, and be allowed to sit upright for 1-2 weeks to let the cork settle, before storing it on its side to keep the cork a little wet.