New! Limited Release ECLIPSE!
Hailing from Languedoc France, Eclipse Nocturnal is a blend of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Cinsault harvested under the moonlit sky to create a captivating palate of plum, black raspberry and woodsmoke. Grapes harvested at night when they are cool result in higher quality juice with more stable sugar levels and better acidity. And of course, higher quality juice at the start means you get a better finished wine. A limited quantity of juice was secured, don’t miss out on this exceptional limited release.
Exciting Summer Sale!
Just in time for summer, our ENTIRE Island Mist line is on sale, $5 OFF for the month of July! Choose from the following refreshing flavours!
- Apple Berry Syrah
- Black Raspberry Merlot
- Blackberry Cabernet
- Blueberry Pinot Noir
- Coconut Yuzu Pinot Gris
- Cranberry Malbec
- Cucumber Melon Sauvignon Blanc
- Exotic Fruits White Zinfandel
- Green Apple Riesling
- Kiwi Pear Sauvignon Blanc
- Peach Apricot Chardonnay
- Pineapple Pear Pinot Grigio
- Pomegranate Zinfandel
- Raspberry Peach Sangria
- Strawberry Watermelon White Shiraz
- Strawberry White Merlot
- White Cranberry Pinot Gris
- Wildberry Shiraz
Read more about our Island Mist line and find delicious drink recipes HERE!
AWARD SEASON- The Home Vintner Guild CLEANS UP!
Congratulations once again to the Home Vintner Wine Guild!
WineMaker Magazine's International yearly wine competition is the biggest amateur wine competition available. Competitors submit bottles for judging against an array of varietals and wine styles. Kit wines compete alongside fresh-grape entries in blind tasting flights to win their way to the top! This year there were 2497 entries that included 7 Countries (50 American States and 6 Canadian Provinces).
GUILD AWARDS - 9 MEDALS! CUMULATIVE MEDAL TOTAL: 683
The Home Vintner Guild is ONE of ONLY two NON-USA Guilds to place in the top 20, AND WE PLACED 8TH!
This year our wine guild submitted 15 bottles for judging and netted an IMPRESSIVE 9 medals! Please join us in congratulating our winners!
Thank you again to our Guild for making the effort to compete. Submissions for the 2018 competition will need to be submitted by mid January of 2018. Time to start planning what wines you may wish to compete with now!
ENTHUSIASTIC RESPONSE TO LOCAL BEER KITS!
Exclusive for our Home Vintner Customers : Half Hitch Premium 23L Full Wort Kits - bringing this local family made craft beer into your cellar! Each preorder is pulled fresh when brewing a batch. From their brew house to your cellar - how much more exciting can that be?
Thanks to all of our beer enthusiast customers for the great reception of these premium local kits! We will continue to send out ordering opportunities as fresh batches are released. There is currently a small amount of Shotgun Wedding Brown Ale left, and more Pale Ale arriving soon
. Please call or email ahead to tag a kit for yourself.
WINE AND BEER TIPS
How to make award winning wine!
Award winning wine comes down to the rule of three: Quality, technique and age. - Learn More Here...
Fruity fun in the summer sun! In the summer, fruit beers lend a nice light zing on the palate for afternoon enjoyment. The Mexican Cerveza, American Lite and Canadian Lager Baron's beers lend themselves perfectly to pair with making great fruit beers. Lots of recipes available in our stores, such as: Lime lite, raspberry ale / cerveza, mango, blueberry, apricot wheat beer, lemon citra cerveza and grapefruit wheat beer.
WORLD VINEYARD - $5 off
VINTNERS RESERVE - 5$ OFF
BEER SPECIAL - BEER - $4 OFF
Light in colour - slightly more hop flavour than typical domestic lagers with a smooth finish. This Pilsner is for those who want more flavour than found in a Canadian style beer. The flavour is balanced between sweet and bitter with a hint of buttery flavor. Comparable to a Czechoslovakian Pilsner.
Try using 2278 Czech Pils liquid yeast - a classic pilsner strain from the home of pilsners for a dry but malty finish.
Add-on packages or recipes available are: Single Hop Series Saaz Pilsner or Saison! We currently have three different styles of liquid yeast available to pair with the Saison add pack.
Read more about our monthly sales here...
WHAT DOES IT MEAN WHEN A KIT IS DISCONTINUED?
Periodically, suppliers freshen up kit lines by adding new releases that follow market trends. At the same time, they periodically retire kits, sometimes highly popular ones. There are 10 wine kits that are being discontinued.
- Vintner's Reserve Angel Blanco
- Vintner's Reserve Coastal White
- Vintner's Reserve Blush
- Selection Liebfraumilch Style
- Selection Pinot Noir
- Selection Piesporter Style
- Selection California White Merlot
- Selection Australian Petit Verdot with Grapeskins
- Selection South Africa Pinotage
- Selection Chile Sauvignon Blanc.
When a kit is discontinued, it means that it is still available to be ordered until it is gone from the warehouse. There will be no further production runs for these products. We wanted to give our customers the opportunity to refresh their cellar with some of these favourites before they are gone. Although we do not know how long stock will remain, please contact us to order and tag any of these kits you may wish to try or replenish! If you have tried Liebfraumilch or Piesporter in the 10L VR sized kit, this is the last opportunity to try them in the 16L sized kits.
WINE AND BEER CLASSES
Give someone a bottle of wine and they are happy for a day. Teach them how to make their own wine and they are happy every day.
Over 20,000 people have attended our wine and beer making courses since 1993. Join us as we walk you through the steps. The cost is $25 per person. If you have taken this course before and would like a refresher, there is no charge for you and a guest.
Classes are now posted - click here to go to our event calendar...
REFERRAL CARDS - 10% OFF YOUR NEXT PURCHASE
We truly appreciate you referring The Home Vintner to your family and friends. When the new vintner or brewer makes their first kit purchase, you both will receive 10% off the regular price of any wine or beer kit. Referral cards are available in all our stores.
From our Cochrane Location:
Our Satellite Location at the Bergeron Cheese Shoppe as a special on cheese, just for The Home Vintner Customers
Great on the barbecue, it makes cold cuts and hamburgers extra special. Its sharp taste is a delicious way to end a meal. Sharp, full-bodied firm cheese. Bold and robust, with Indian Spices such as Cumin.
Goes great with Shiraz or and spicy and tannic wine.
JOIN US ON FACEBOOK TO QUALIFY FOR OUR MONTHLY DRAW
To enter, become a friend of The Home Vintner on Facebook. This month's winner of a $25.00 gift certificate is Dustin F.. from Airdrie!
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MONTHLY STORE DRAW
Each month, every wine or beer purchase automatically enters you into our monthly draw. This month's winner of a $25.00 gift certificate is Paul Ro... from our Cochrane location!
JOIN US ON TWITTER - MONTHLY DRAW
Join us on Twitter @TheHomeVintner to keep up with the latest news, events, sales, questions and comments.
Our monthly prize winner of a $25.00 gift certificate is Trevor M () Congrats!