Summer is fast approaching and we wanted to provide you with a guide to making wine for the summer to ensure you’re ready to cheers the warmer weather, no matter the occasion!
The process is much easier than you think to make your own wine; it’s as easy as the following steps:
Call and book an appointment at the store, or walk in to start crafting. Our wines take 4-8 weeks to craft depending on the kit you select, so if you head in soon – your wines will be ready to enjoy come the first day of summer on June 21! Next, select a refreshing varietal that’s perfect for sipping on warm summer days at BBQs, picnics and by the lake! Once your varietal is selected, we will assist you in crafting the wine. It will then ferment and all the magic will happen. After 4-8 weeks, you can return to bottle your wine!
We recommend making a couple of varietals – a crisp white and either a rosé or cool red, so that regardless of the occasion, you have a wine that suites your needs! CRISP WHITES As it gets warmer outside we crave a crisp, refreshing white wine to enjoy. Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay are great choices for a dry white wine for summer.
ROSÉS Suns Out, Rosés Out! It’s time to rejoice in the official wine of summer – the rosé! You can enjoy this trendy blush drink with one of our rosé wine kits. We have a great selection in stock for the summer.
COOL REDS Warm weather doesn’t usually make you think of red wine, but light reds can be refreshing when lightly chilled. Our Pinot Noir and Valroza are excellent choices.
FRUIT WINES While we’re talking about summer wines, we need to remember our fruit flavoured wine kits. These kits produce a sweeter, fruitier wine, which are perfect well chilled, and served over ice.
Come in and make wine!
Craft your own fabulous vintage for a fraction of the cost and all of the taste and quality of store bought. At Kootenay Winecrafters, we provide you with top quality products and service. Stop by and we will show you how quick and easy (and fun!) it is to make your own wine. Whether you prefer making your wine at home, or want the convenience of having it made in the store, we have a great selection of wine kits for every taste and budget. Sharing and savouring a great bottle of your own wine with family and friends is what ultimately makes your winemaking experience truly memorable. Visit Kootenay Winecrafters and you can begin to explore the world from your wine glass.
We Would Love to Have You Visit Soon! Kootenay Winecrafters 44 6th Ave. S. Cranbrook, BC