To view our wine & beer specials for this month, click here.



Once again, The Home Vintner is pleased to offer the Winexpert stunning lineup of limited release unique wine blends and sought after varietals. We are particularly excited this year, as there are some very distinctive opportunities in the lineup! Five renowned regions, Five spectacular wines.

To view these wines, please find them on our website for LE16 here..

We are so intrigued by the lineup, that we will be blogging each month to dig deeper on exploring them. Please visit our blogs as we post more about - the individual wine varietals or blends, the five fantastic regions that the wines are coming out of, suggested commercial comparisons to taste and compare, as well as food pairings and recipe opportunities.

CABERNET FRANC is sold out at warehouse - only limited quantity remaining in store!

NOTE that our reservation program has expired, although we still encourage you to get on the wait list so that you are not disappointed later. Please email our wait list here.... Please let us know which kits you wish to receive, how many of each, and which location you would like to pick up at. Thx


Visit our specials page to see who will be receiving one of these LE16 kits FREE!




We are very excited to introduce the new Island Mist Apple Berry Syrah, just in time for (long overdue) Spring! Arriving from the first week of March.

Aromatic and fresh, Apple Berry Syrah's mouthwatering flavours of juicy apple, succulent strawberry, plump blueberries and ripe raspberries will give you that fresh-from-the-fruit-stand feeling all year long. Sip slightly chilled, or enjoy over ice topped with sparkling water for a refreshing summer spritzer that's always in season.

Be sure to contact your preferred location to reserve your new Mist kit, as they will surely sell out fast!  You may also get on the reservation list via email. Please supply the kit name, store pickup location, and number of kits and we will confirm with you. Reservation list here.......

Hard Pink and NEW Hard Blueberry Lemonade!

Refresh your Patio with New Island Mist Hard Blueberry Lemonade and summertime favourite Hard Pink Lemonade! With just the right balance of sweet and tart, these Island Mists are perfect on the patio. Last year the limited "Hard" lemonade release was only available for two order cycles and many customers were disappointed not to be able to make these. We have hopes that this will not be the case this year, but still strongly advise to reserve in advance.  Please contact your nearest location to reserve, this kits go fast! You may also get on the reservation list via email. Please supply the kit name, store pickup location, and number of kits and we will confirm with you. Reservation list here.....



Paddock Wood Kits will now include Wyeast Liquid Yeast

We are pleased to announce that a fresh batch of Paddock Wood 23L Premium complete wort beer kits will be arriving in stores any day.

Spitfire English Ale

Yule Tide (British Warmer or Winter Ale)

A few other varieties MAY be available, but already in very short supply.

NEW - All kits will now include Wyeast Liquid yeast!

These fantastic beer kits are crafted to pair with these great yeasts to bring the beers into style and profile. Ask in store for help in choosing your yeast. We do NOT carry all yeast, but will bring them in with our regular yeast orders by special request. Find these beer on our website here....



Introducing Saison:

Refreshing, dry and WELL carbonated, all you expect from a flavorful and spicy Saison. This appealing beer follows the trend of a little more spicy, a little more citrus. Definitely designed to drink young.

Introducing Irish "Ole the Red" Ale:

This recipe makes an amazing craft version of an Irish Red Ale.

Find both of these add on recipe packages on our website here....




We are very excited to announce our new partner location in Okotoks, On Tap - Oil & Vinegar. Juliana has a beautiful shop at 22 McRae Street in the Olde Towne section of Okotoks on the main street. 403-995-1982 We have started to stock Wine and Beer kits and supplies at this location. Please wander over to meet and welcome Juliana, get your file updated, and have access to premium kits closer to home! Make sure to let Juliana know what you like to buy, as she works to tailor her stock to the local market.  We had a great day setting up this week, already thinking of food pairings to come with delicious gourmet specialty oils and vinegars.

Find On Tap - Oil & Vinegar on the web here:

Read our blog on Getting the Most out of your Satellite Location here.....



With another fantastic limited varietal buy from the Tuscany region of Italy - this Super Tuscan styled kit with grape skins will be a great long term addition to your cellar! Like the hugely popular Forza that only appeared in the Eclipse lineup until the specialty blend ran out - you don't want to miss out on this one while it is available.

This kit is available in stores now for as long as the limited varietal buy lasts.  Find BraVado here....... 



Available in stores now while quantities remain in warehouse. Note that dessert style kits require an 11.5L glass secondary, or two kits for a full 23L secondary* There are LIMITED QUANTITIES remaining of the Peppermint Mocha and Red Velvet!

  • CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY - SOLD OUT - Rounded Cherry, Plum, and Bright Raspberry with Rich Chocolate, Coffee and Vanilla!
  • NEW PEPPERMINT MOCHA - Dark Chocolate and Cool Peppermint blended seamlessly with the Rich Coffee notes!
  • NEW RED VELVET - Rich and Velvety notes of Dark Berry with a hint of Moist Sponge Cake enveloped in Decadent Chocolate!  



Introducing new Island Mist Cucumber Melon Sauvignon Blanc. It’s easy drinking for those long summer nights. The aroma is fresh and fragrant like your favourite Sauvignon Blanc. Light and fruity, the sweet notes of the melon are the perfect complement to the clean crisp cucumber. Check out this product on our website.



We are currently trying out two new hops in stock. Simcoe and Chinook Pellet hops. To learn more about these great hops and what kinds of beer you can pair them with, read more here.....



We have been working hard to find better rates for shipping and are pleased to announce lower rates for all our shipments! The cost for shipping heavier parcels to rural areas has now decreased dramatically!

Test out our new rates by placing an order through our online shopping department. We will send you a quote for your approval prior to processing your order. To learn more about how to Get The Most out of your shipping $$$$$, read more here...




Food and wine pairings from the tasting nights are now available on our website. Simply click on the title above and you will have all of the delicious food pairings for these wines!

Now that your wines are coming to fruition at your home, it's the perfect time to try them with these recipes and see how they fit!  Also, as you are enjoying these great wines, if you discover a different  pairing that you feel really makes your wine (or the food) transform, please share your recipe with us!



• GIFT CERTIFICATES - Our gift certificates are now available online, any amount will be emailed to you. The E-Gift Card may be used on line or in one of our stores.  Minimum is $50.   Click here to check them out!



Apple Cider has arrived in kit format!

From New Zealand Homebrew - Black Rock Cider.

A sparkling cider with a superb refreshing taste and light golden colour. Harvested from orchards producing premium fruit without chemicals for the taste and clarity demanded by the home-brewer. Now you can make cider year round. Dry and crisp. Visit in store to learn more about this product as well has how to make a European styled cider.  Click here...... to view this product online.

Kit will produce the standard 23L finished product and finishes by carbonating in the bottle.




I feel you folks are like friends - read more
Recent Groupon Accolades  - read more
My newest adventure was entering the world of wine making - read more...
Thumbs up to Paul and Ron (and, lest we forget, Wayne) - read more...
"Incredible lesson last night Paul and Ron. Absolutely astounded - read more...
I've been wanting to try my hand at wine and beer making - read more...
The Brewery in my basement from - 
I started making wine nearly 2 years ago.  My initial kit -  read more...
Having never made a Winexpert product before talking to Paul and Ron - read more...
" I admit I strayed and bought a wine kit "elsewhere". Ugh. I was NOT happy  - read more...  
It is time that I expressed my deep thanks to Paul, Pat and their staff - read more



The Home Vintner is an authorized Winexpert retailer, we carry  a wide selection of premium wine and beer kits with 652 provincial and national awards from our store.  Start up kits complete with a grade 5 primary and an Italian glass carboy plus all wine and beer making supplies are available in our stores.  We are your one stop store with bottles, quality corks, and sanitizer.
Winemakers Magazine International Amateur Wine Competition is the largest amateur winemaking competition in North America. Wine kits compete side-by-side in a blind judging across all categories with wines made from grapes and / or juices. At the April 2012 competition wines made with Winexpert's premium quality brands were awarded 281 medals. Wines made from Winexpert wine kits have won a total of 2047 medals in the 10 annual WineMaker competitions that have been held so far.




All our beer kits, along with add-on's and wine and beer making supplies, are available for purchase on-line. Winexpert wine kits are not available.  Click here to go to our products page.  If you have a local Winexpert dealer we recommend that you avoid shipping charges by buying locally. 

Click here to locate your local Winexpert dealer.






Click here to see our new Ultra premium wine kits called "The Eclipse" made with the finest quality varietal juice from around the world to produce wines that will satisfy the tastes of even the most discerning wine enthusiasts.  The Eclipse replaces The Estate Series, all the products have been improved, 4 reds come with grape skins, they all include labels.





A glossary is an alphabetical list of the specialized terms used in a field of knowledge. Kit winemaking is pretty specialized.

Even if much of this terminology is obvious or well-known to experienced winemakers, there is still a real benefit to reading glossaries of things you already know. This helps you keep your knowledge sharp.

For first-time or fairly new winemakers, having one place to look for all these terms is useful as a reminder and as reinforcement of new knowledge. Have a look!

Click here to see the Entire Glossary...




When you use our closures we guarantee our wine 100%. Our Services Include:

Filter, Capper & Corker Rentals• We reward loyalty - every 11th kit is 1/2 price• $10 / wine or $5 / beer Birthday Gift Award
New Client Referral Program•  7 Locations in and around Calgary• Wine Tasting & Judging Events
Wine & Beer Class Referral ProgramMonthly Newsletter$25 Wine & Beer Making Classes
Monthly Wine & Beer Kit SpecialsDegassing System Rentals for removing CO2 from wine  



Complete beer starter kits, beer heat belts, 9 different beer bottles, caps and cappers are illustrated here.  Barons premium beer kits offer you 7.5 litres of high quality concentrated wort to get you underway to creating a natural beer of outstanding flavour, ready to brew with conventional brewing equipment, with no need for boiling.  Barons gives you the opportunity to create your own microbrewery style beer quickly and easily.  Wyeast liquid yeast is also available.  read more...



Airdrie - Posted by Airdrie House and Home Fall 2013
Rocky Mountain House
- Posted by the Mountaineer Summer 2013
Home Vintner Makes Medal Hall
- Posted by the Airdrie Echo May 16, 2012

Home Vintner Gears up for Provincial Awards - Posted by the Airdrie Echo March 28, 2011
Airdrie Winemaker Nets National Award – Posted by the Airdrie Echo Sep 14, 2011
Mein’s Wine – Posted by the Airdrie Echo Sep 14, 2011 
Volunteering with vino - Posted by The Airdrie Echo November 12th, 2010
Make mine wine - Posted by Airdrie Life Winter 2010
Wine Pairings- Posted by Airdrie Life Summer 2010
Better Beer – Posted in Airdrie Life Summer 2010
For the animals – Posted by The Airdrie City View June 25, 2010
Raise a glass for the animals– Posted by The Airdrie City View May 21, 2010
Indulge in wine, cheese and chocolate for ADHS– Posted by The Airdrie Echo May 26, 2010
Local's see positive change to wine market - Posted by The Airdrie Echo February 11th 2009
The do-it-yourself sommelier: The Home Vintner elevates art of handcrafted wine - Calgary Herald May 12, 2008



Expected for September, these two intriguing flavours are back! They have been renamed to more adequately enable customers to decide if the flavour combinations are what you are looking for. These limited products include the labels, and will be priced the same as our regular Island Mist lineup.

Cranapple Pinot Grigio - Crisp Pinot Grigio with notes of fresh green apple, festive white cranberries and a round finish.

Spiced Merlot - Merlot with aromas of spiced orange and brown sugar, notes of cinnamon and ginger for a lingering finish with a kick.

Find Island Mist products here........   To get on the wait list for one of these September release kits click here....

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