We're excited to announce our new partnership with JustBuzzed, which means you can now get your wine and beer kits delivered right to your door! All you need to do to get started is to order through our online order system, contact The Home Vintner, or download the JustBuzzed app!
Exclusive to The Home Vintner, this kit produces 23 litres of mead using Canola honey from Cluny, Alberta. Our kit includes everything you need.
A great way to support Alberta beekeepers as well as producing a quality addition
to your cellar! Limited stock available in stores.
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. Currently we have Farmers Daughter Pale Ale and Fire 'N Fury Red Ale in stock
. Please call or email ahead to tag a kit for yourself.
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.
With 7 white and 10 red varietal or blends to choose from, there is something for everyone within this line!
Vintners Reserve Mezza Luna Red - $5 off
Rich and flavourful, this purposeful blend marries intense aromas and complex flavours bursting of cherry and raspberry. The rich dark colour hints at the layered oak in the finish. Delightfully complex, Mezza Luna is a powerful and lively red wine to serve with hearty meals.
Vintners Reserve Mezza Luna White - $5 off
Like its Selection counterpart Luna Bianca, Mezza Luna (‘Half Moon') is Vintners Reserve's ‘great white' full, round and flavourful, with big fruit flavours and aromas. The oak provides a subtle yet noticeable balance to the fruit intensity. Big, lush and golden, it’s excellent to sip on its own.
Sorbate in your Wine
Most kits contain Potassium Sorbate. This preservative is necessary to guarantee the success of the kit in a variety of sanitary conditions. Careful sanitization of your equipment can be good enough to ensure that no spoilage organisms will invade the wine. Sorbate has a subtle, although definite taste. Many long time wine makers are quite sensitive to it, both because they have long experience tasting wine and because after a time, kit wines tend to have a similar finish due to the sweetening of sorbate. So by leaving the sorbate out of the kit we can improve the varietal character and finish. However, if the wine kit contains a sweet reserve or F-pack, you MUST add the recommended sorbate to avoid refermentation in the bottle.
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 BB Cheese and Charcuterie in Cochrane has a special on cheese, just for The Home Vintner Customers
5 year old Artisan cheese from Village Cheese in Armstrong , BC
Artisan cheese refers to cheeses produced by hand using the traditional craftsmanship of skilled cheesemakers. As a result, the cheeses are often more complex in taste and variety. Many are aged and ripened to achieve certain aesthetics. This contrasts with the more mild flavors of mass-produced cheeses produced in large scale operations.
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 Terry Lyo...!
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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 Chris Sm……. from our NW Calgary store location!
JOIN US ON TWITTER - MONTHLY DRAW
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Our monthly prize winner of a $25.00 gift certificate is Caryn S (arschick) Congrats!