In order to make the kit on-premise with us, customers purchase their kit and then pay an additional $80 fee.
The On-premise fee includes:
- Use of our equipment; cleaned and sanitized for you!
A temperature controlled environment
Our knowledge/ expertise in assisting you make your wine
Filtering of your wine prior to bottling
Corks for bottling your wine
- The ability to have us perform a step if you are not able to
- A friendly atmosphere!
The Wine Making Process
- The first thing you need to do is Select the Wine that you want to make. Unsure? We can assist you with finding a wine that is suited to your taste. If we have what you’re looking for, schedule a start date.
- On your first visit, you will add a fining agent to your juice and sprinkle the yeast beginning the Primary Fermentation process.
- During your next visit, one week later, you will transfer your wine from the Primary Fermenter to the carboy, where Secondary Fermentation will take place.
- During your third visit, you will add chemicals to stop the fermentation process and Stabilize your wine.
- Six weeks after starting your kit (with a few exceptions), you will return to Bottle your wine. Before your return we will filter your wine to insure that all sediments have been removed.
- Need bottles? No worries we sell them too!
- Want to dress up your bottles? We we sell shrink wraps and labels to give your wine a professional look.
5. The last step, and possibly the hardest is to Let your wine age. Some wines need to age more than others- ask us and we’ll let you know the recommended aging period for your wine.
Wine Storage Tips
Here are some wine storage tips to ensure top quality wine:
- Store your wine upright for the first 48 hours.
- After that, store your wine horizontal to ensure the cork stays moist and the wine ages properly.
- Store your wine in a cool, dark place.
- Your wine should be stored where the temperature is CONSISTENT… Bright light, movement, and temperature fluctuations can negatively affect the quality of your wine.
- Constantly turn your wine. Red wines will sometimes dust (leave residue on the inside of the bottle). This is normal and is resolved by simply decanting your wine prior to drinking.
- Do not store your wine directly on a cement floor. Place a thick piece of wood under your wine storage boxes.
- Do not store your wine on heated floors.