Special Cellar Builder sales!

To view our wine & beer specials for this month, click 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 expected to arrive July 15. NOTE - ONLY ONE KIT remains available for the July 15th shipment. We are taking a wait list for the expected July 22 stock shipment. Order BraVado here.......  To get on wait list pls contact us here......



We have been working hard to get a Satellite Partner location in the Okotoks area, and hope to be revealing the new location very soon!



The RED Candidate

This RED is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese from Washington. Black cherry, red and black currant with smoky, spicy undertones. Dry, Med-Body, Med-Oak. Alcohol 13%

The WHITE Candidate

This WHITE is a blend of Pinot Grigio, Riesling and Viognier from Washington. Citrus, stone fruit and green melon with a crisp, clean finish. Dry, Med-Body, NO Oak. Alcohol 12.5%

There are a lot of great things going on and great wines coming out of the Washington region right now. Learn more here......


Hot off the press! The seasonal release of Dessert style wines has been announced! Returning this summer will be these best sellers:

  • CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY - 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!  

These dessert wines are expected to be available in stores towards the end of August 2016. Preorder and prepay deadlines have now passed, but we will continue to take orders on our wait list.  Email to get on the wait list here.......



This sweet rosé was a fast seller and quickly gone during it's first release run. If you are interested in having one of these limited release Moscato's - don't wait too long. Read more here..... 

Did you know that this wine is an Internationally Awarded recent winner? Winemaker Magazine just posted results for their prestigious amateur winemaking competition, and this wine won Silver and Bronze in the Blush/Rosé category. (Bronze from our very own Airdrie staff Kellie - congrats!)



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.


Limited Release Selection Sauvignon Blanc Rose is IN STORES NOW! Pale salmon colour with lovely tropical notes of pineapple and white peach with raspberry and cherry. The wine is off-dry but the vibrant acidity balances it out. Full and juicy, a crisp and refreshing finish makes this a perfect sipping wine.



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...


ALL LE15 Kits - almost completely gone.

This year, Winexpert™ has sourced superior quality juice from Italy, California and Australia to bring you five impressive wines that will be a welcome addition to your cellar. Featuring unique blends and sought after varietals, the LE15 collection offers something for every palate. Fourtitude still available while quantities last.


• April – Fourtitude with Grape Skins            
     Riverland, Australia
     (Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot)    

     • click here to see a one page PDF
     • click here to see a short video



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. The new kits will not appear on the website until we know for sure which ones we have, but they will be found here...........

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.



A refreshing and bold riff of a popular American Style IPA pub beer. Credit to Ole from Airdrie for helping with this recipe.

This Wee Piggy Ale has lots of citrus hop aroma and flavour, moderate bitterness and some smooth caramel. With powerful head and subtle sweetness, this beer is a winner. Add-Pack is now available in stores, or view online 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


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