Cali 12 Collection
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Welcome to next level of your winemaking experience: our Cali 12 Collection.
Enjoy wines made from 100% unadulterated pure juice through a 12 week small batch fermentation process.
We proudly import only the finest wine juices from California’s Central Valley. Our Cali 12 Collection California wines are made with no adulterants or added chemicals so all you get is the natural goodness of California grapes. These fresh juices, sourced from various local grape growers, are cold pressed using state-of-the-art equipment and then shipped directly to us from the leading supplier of winery grade wine grape juices in that region. Combine that with the fact that Flying Fish Winery is the only on premises winemaking shop on the island specializing in small batch fermentations of fresh juice wines, and you end up with something truly special.
Each batch gives you 30 – 750ml bottles and takes roughly 12 weeks from start to finish. Please remember: these wines are not made from kits, and therefore can take longer to ferment out properly. You can’t rush perfection! We promise your wine will be worth the wait.
All wines benefit from being given time to age, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some of these California wines when fresh. Let us help you discover your next experience in winemaking.
As Good As It Gets
Grape juice isn’t your only option. We also import whole grapes every year for natural fruit fermentation.. Made from 100% whole grapes, these wines have a jammy, juicy mouthfeel. You can choose between popular varietals and specialty grapes. These wines will knock your socks off!
Below are some examples of last year’s varieties.
A leaner style of Chardonnay, this un-oaked, light bodied wine has hints of tropical fruit with green citrus and mineral undertones. This dry white makes for an excellent everyday, easy drinking wine.
A stunning medium bodied wine with apple, almond, and apricot on the nose, following through in the finish with hints of toasted coconut lingering on the palate. Fermenting on French oak gives this wine its classic old world wine character.
Buttery Chardonnay – 219.99
This wine oozes with tropical fruits, pears, and honey. A round, soft mouthfeel and a buttery finish with softened acidity. Aged on American oak. Malolactic fermented.
This pleasant medium, light bodied wine flavours the pallet with pear, apple and honey. Herbal undertones and light tannins come through in its medium finish. Enjoyed dry and off dry. Un-oaked.
This fun and fruity table wine is very easy drinking. Light and lively and slightly oaked, this is a summertime favourite.
The subtle elegance of this nostalgic California wine, first made popular in the 1960’s by Robert Mondavi is a rounder, richer Sauvignon Blanc. Flavours of gooseberry and melons. Aged on French oak just like they do in the Loire Valley, France.
This off-dry citrusy wine is perfectly balanced with lychee and tropical fruit tones. The floral spiciness is what draws wine lovers from all tastes back to this favourite time and again. Un-oaked and fermented with elderflowers. Enjoyed off-dry.
Enjoyed both dry or off dry, this aromatic wine has hints of minerality and green apple. Floral honey notes and a slight petroleum nose, typical of this style of wine, is delightfully crisp and satisfying. Un-oaked.
This sweet smelling floral wine is light to medium bodied with citrus and honey lingering on the palate. Enjoyed sweet and dry. Un-oaked.
Crisp, dry and floral, this amazing white is medium bodied boasts hints of grapefruit and melons and tropical passionfruit on the finish. Un-oaked.
This popular aromatic Mediterranean social wine is bursting with aromas of ripe nectarines, white flowers and honey. Notes of apple, pear and mango linger on the pallet with a nice, clean finish. Un-oaked.
This ruby coloured rosé is a medium to full bodied wine. Heavier than its cousin white zinfandel. Purple plum, red currant and red berry dominate. Full of flavour and best served off dry. Un-oaked.
Also known as white zinfandel, this rose coloured rosé is medium bodied. Summer strawberries linger on the palate with a smooth refreshing finish. Un-oaked.
This classic full bodied wine has cassis & black cherry notes and a warming spice undertone. Firm tannins and medium acidy, fermented on American oak.
A predominantly Sangiovese based blend, this dry red with a medium body and acidity has aromas of cherries, plums and leather. Fermented on medium toasted oak. The perfect go to table wine.
One of the most loved wines in the world, this medium bodied red has characteristics of plums and black cherry. A nice medium finish accented with hints of cocoa and vanilla. Fermented on French oak.
A balanced blend of Ruby Cabernet, Merlot and Barbera. Medium bodied with a bouquet of berries, plums, baking spice & vanilla. Medium acidity and balanced tannins makes this blend a winery favourite. Fermented on American oak.
A spicy black pepper, plum and dark berry aroma greets the nose as this deep coloured red wine hits the pallet. Lingering notes of black fruits, dark chocolate and bold tannins finishes the experience.
This light coloured, medium bodied wine boasts with red cherries and raspberries. Typical for its character, with earthy notes of barnyard and spice, this classic comes from Coastal California and is fermented on French Oak.
Pinot Noir is the dominant grape in this wine. Blended with Gamay, this wine is a fruity medium bodied dry wine. Medium tannins and a medium finish. It’s earthy and fruity. Fermented on French oak.
With its beautiful ruby colour, this wine a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Carignan and is brimming with fresh berry flavours. Medium to long finish, fermented on American oak.
Fresh and fruity with toasted oak, this earthy red is widely popular in Europe. Aromas of cherry and spice dominate this full bodied dry red.
A soft yet full bodied classic red. Jammy with peppery dark plum and berries. Lingering hints of cocoa and tobacco linger on the medium finish with balanced tannins and acidity. Fermented on French oak.
Old Vine Zinfandel
Robust, rich and assertive. This Zinfandel, harvested from vines more than 50 years old is a beauty. Dark, dry fruit and warm spice finish with lasting tannins. Lots of body and bouquet. Fermented on American oak.