January 2022 Newsletter

Happy New Year!!

Thank You for Voting For Us!

We are so excited to announce you voted us Favourite Ferment on Premises Shop in the Times Colonist Readers’ Choice Awards! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!  What a fabulous way to start a New Year!

Check out our RJ Spagnols Specials!
We have lots of fabulous selections to choose from! It’s time to start thinking about your spring and summer wines and we have some fabulous ones to choose from!

We have 2 new wines available this month!
La Cueca from Chile, a stunning Sauvignon Blanc and El Tango from Argentina, a delicious Malbec Bonarda Syrah Blend. Both of these wines are from the RQ 2022 Line-Up. Unless you Pre-Ordered in the fall of 2021, they are available in very limited quantities. 

Cali 12 Collection Update!
Our Cali 12 Collection continues to be available, however transportation has been nightmare, both with co-ordination and pricing and the juices are taking longer to arrive, therefore increasing the time before they are ready to bottle.  Thank you for your patience!

Wishing you a very Healthy, Happy and Lucky 2022!

Stay Healthy, Happy & Hydrated!!

We are still enjoying our time off and look forward to re-opening on January 4th at 9:30 am.

We are all looking forward to seeing you soon!

various wines in glasses check out what's on special this month
January Specials Available 4 – 29th.
white wine in glass
Italian Pinot Grigio
Opens with citrus, floral, and pear notes. Hints of citrus and green apple on the finish.The palate is elevated with its perfect harmony of fruit and crisp acidity.

From the En Primeur Winery Series Line.
Ready to bottle in 8 weeks.

SALE: 196.99
reg: 212.24

California Chardonnay
Straw in colour with a refreshing grassy nose; bold herbal tones and fresh citrus flavours on the palate.This wine is as delightful as a cool Ontario Fall day, its finish both long and fruity.From the Cru International Line.
Ready to bottle in 5 weeks.
SALE: 156.99
reg: 172.24
German Müller-Thurgau
Made from a quintessential German white grape variety, this wine features subtle fruit notes and a mild acidity. It’s long and lasting finish will leave you wanting more.From the Cru International Line.
Ready to bottle in 5 weeks.
SALE: 154.99
reg: 170.24
Australian Shiraz
Deep and dark in colour with a rich bouquet of fruit and a hint of cassis, this is the Shiraz that put Australian wines on the map. It will age into a velvety wine of pure elegance.

From the Cru Select Line.
Ready to bottle in 7 weeks.

SALE: 182.99
reg: 198.24

Australian Cabernet Sauvignon

A classic Cabernet Sauvignon with a nose of blackcurrants, dark chocolate, and subtle toasty notes with hints of coffee and vanilla notes on the palate.

From the Cru International Line.
Ready to bottle in 6 weeks.

SALE: 164.99
reg: 180.24

The First Two Wines in this Fabulous Line-Up
Now Available!

La Cueca

Sauvignon Blanc
Release Date: January 2022

Tasting Notes:

A fresh, lively wine with beautiful floral, and grassy aromas – its undertones of peach, and other stone fruits, provide a delicious mouth-feel with
a refreshing finish.

Food Pairings:

Complements seafood dishes like sea bass ceviche, or a pastel de jaiba crab pie, and Chilean- style chicken corn pie.

Ready to bottle in 8 weeks

El Tango

Malbec Bonarda Syrah
Release Date: January 2022

Tasting Notes:

The dry, medium-body boasts intense aromas of red currants, black raspberries, hints of oak, and pepper spice, with rounded tannins and a toasted vanilla finish.

Food Pairings:

Try it with grilled flank steak and traditional Asado chimichurri sauce, Argentinian beef empanadas, and roasted or grilled vegetables.

Ready to bottle in 9 weeks

Cali 12 Collection logo
Wines made with 100% Unadulterated, Pure Juice.
12 week fermentation.
The next level of your winemaking experience.
reg. 220.00 – 226.00
made on premises

We are currently accepting Pre-Orders for the 2021 Cali 12 Collection wines.  This year, we have added hand-pressed Lodi Valley grape skins to our red wines, giving them more body and mouthfeel.


Cabernet Sauvignon
Mixed Black
Pinot Noir
Premium Burgundy
Ruby Cabernet
Old Vine Zinfandel
*Our reds are fermented on Lodi Valley grape skins and undergo a Malolactic Fermentation.

Whites & Blushes:

Chardonnay (Classic)
Chardonnay (Buttery)
Chenin Blanc
French Columbard
Fumé Blanc
Johannisberg Riesling
Malvasia Bianca
Sauvignon Blanc
Grenache Blush
Zinfandel Blush

Click Here To See The Winemaker’s Tasting Notes
Click Here To Pre-Order Your Cali 12 Collection Wine

Ready to bottle? bottles with various shrink caps
  Call us at 250-652-8818
Click on the button below to email us your availability!


While we all miss seeing your SMILES,
we remind you to
before entering the shop.

The maximum people per bottling party is limited to 3.
Thank you for your understanding.

On top of our routine cleaning after each client, we are taking proactive steps by booking appointments at a staggered time, so safe distances can be maintained at our bottling stations. We are sanitizing before and after each client for bottling and ordering.

To protect our health and the health of our clients:
Please do not enter if you are or have been sick in the last 14 days OR
if you have been traveling anywhere in the last 14 days.


  • Please use the hand sanitizer at our front desk before using our point of sale machine. 
  • Please wash your hands before bottling using the soap provided at your sink.

If you have an appointment booked and are experiencing ANY symptoms of a respiratory sickness, we kindly ask that you call to rebook your appointment.

win wine!

CONGRATULATIONS to Philip W. our Monthly Winner!

Philip, you have won a
Cali 12 Collection 100% Juice Wine or En Primeur Winery Series kit of your choice!

Want to be like Philip?
With every purchase, enter your name in our fishbowl!
Good Luck!

If you are as proud of your wines as we are…. Send a Friend!
Your friend will receive a welcome bonus of 10% off any regular priced wine OR Free Bottles
and you will receive
$50 OFF your next craft wine kit
made on premises!
*some restrictions apply, see us for details*