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June 2020 Newsletter

Happy June!

Summer’s almost here – are you ready? Take advantage of our June specials to prepare something tasty for your summer sippin’.

Please note that while our COVID-19 protocols are still in place, we are now allowing up to 6 (socially-distanced) people in the shop at a time.

Cru International Wine Specials

Whether you enjoy tantalizing reds or exciting whites, Grand Cru International has the perfect wine style for you. Grand Cru International wine kits highlight the unique tastes of the most acclaimed wine styles of the old and new worlds.

South African Chenin Blanc

The fruity nose has hints of green apple and lemon with a subtle floral bouquet. On the palate, true to its South African origins, it is delightfully refreshing.
Ready to bottle in 6 weeks.
Sale Price: 149.55

Ontario Sauvignon Blanc

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.
Ready to bottle in 6 weeks.
Sale Price: 149.55

California Zinfandel

California’s prized grape creates a wine with a luscious bouquet of ripe black cherry and delicate spices. The palate boasts a hint of toasted oak with well-rounded, berry fruit, and a long finish.
Ready to bottle in 6 weeks.
Sale Price: 151.55

California Syrah

Raspberries and peppery spice blend in harmony to create an elegant flavor with soft, balanced tannins and a lingering, smooth finish.This is a California wine at its best.
Ready to bottle in 6 weeks.
Sale Price: 154.55


WINE COOLER SALE! $20 OFF

THERE’S STILL TIME TO GET READY FOR SUMMER!

Yields 23 Litres
13 Flavours To Choose From
Ready To Bottle In 4 Weeks!
Sale Price 129.00 – 137.00

Price includes wine, production fees, carbonation, bottle caps, and labels. Price does not include bottles.

These wine coolers are perfect for afternoons on the patio. Light in alcohol, perfectly balanced and not too sweet. Carbonated to perfection. Refreshing and fun!

Choose from: Green Apple, Peach, Strawberry, Tropical Lime, Seville Orange Sangria, Black Cherry, Raspberry, Acai Raspberry, Blackberry, Blueberry, Cranberry, Pomegranate Berry, White Sangria.


COVID-19 SHOP PROTOCOLS

As the COVID-19 crisis continues, we want to make sure we maintain a safe and healthy workplace and shop environment.

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

Please do not enter if you have recently returned from traveling ANYWHERE! 
(minimum 14 days after date of return)

Until Further Notice:
ONLY 6 CLIENTS ARE ALLOWED IN THE SHOP AT ONE TIME.

If our front door is locked during business hours, it means we are at full capacity and you will need to wait outside.

  • Please use the hand sanitizer at our front desk before and after ordering. 
  • Please wash your hands before and after bottling.

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.

Call us at 250-652-8818

 


DESIGN YOUR OWN LABELS!

Feeling Creative?

Click below to begin designing your own labels using the same software that we use here! We now have over 75 label designs to choose from.

Follow the link below to get started. Email your labels to us before you come to bottle and we will have them ready to go!



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!

May 2020 Newsletter

Hello May!

This month we are having some fun here at The Flying Fish!

Missing out on your vacation? Really wish you could be somewhere else? Now Is Your Chance and we’ll give you $20 OFF your next wine made on premises.

SMILE! Let’s have some FUN! Check out the details below.

We hope you are keeping Happy & Healthy! We are looking forward to seeing you soon!

Cheers!


Missing out on your vacation?

Really wish you could be somewhere else?

Now Is Your Chance to LIVE IT UP and we’ll give you $20 OFF your next wine crafted on premises just for having some fun!

ARE YOU READY??

This month, RECEIVE $20 OFF your next wine crafted on premises.

There is NO EXPIRY DATE!

Here’s what you have to do:

  1. Dress up in your vacation clothes at home and take a picture
  2. Post it to our Facebook Page, or tag us on Instagram
  3. Say where you would rather be!

It’s that easy!

Don’t have Facebook or Instagram, no worries! Email us your picture with permission to post it on our page on your behalf!

Are you bottling this month??

Dress up for your appointment, have your picture taken here bottling and redeem your $20 OFF your next wine crafted on premises the same day!

 



Wines made with 100% Unadulterated, Pure Juice.

12 Week Fermentation.

The Next Level in Your Winemaking Experience.

Learn more or contact us to order.


COVID-19 SHOP PROTOCOLS

As the COVID-19 crisis continues, we want to make sure we maintain a safe and healthy workplace and shop environment.

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

Please do not enter if you have recently returned from traveling ANYWHERE! 
(minimum 14 days after date of return)

Until Further Notice:
ONLY 3 CLIENTS ARE ALLOWED IN THE SHOP AT ONE TIME.

If our front door is locked during business hours, it means we are at full capacity and you will need to wait outside.

  • Please use the hand sanitizer at our front desk before and after ordering. 
  • Please wash your hands before and after bottling.

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.

Call us at 250-652-8818

 


DESIGN YOUR OWN LABELS!

Feeling Creative?

Click below to begin designing your own labels using the same software that we use here! We now have over 75 label designs to choose from.

Follow the link below to get started. Email your labels to us before you come to bottle and we will have them ready to go!



 CONGRATULATIONS Warren W!

Warren, you are our monthly draw winner!! Woohoo!

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

Want to be like Warren? 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!

April 2020 Specials

It’s been strange times lately, but Flying Fish is here to cheer you up with..

OUR $99.00 CIDER SALE!!

Time to get ready for summer!

Yields 23 Litres
6 Flavours To Choose From
Ready To Bottle In 4 Weeks!

Price includes cider, production fees, carbonation and caps, and cap labels. Price does not include bottles. 


Wine Specials of the Month

French Oaked Chardonnay

Captivating flavours of golden apple and tropical fruit enhance an upfront floral bouquet as is expected by the finest Chardonnays. It will develop to reveal layers of ripe fruit and integrated French oak.

Ready to bottle in 6 weeks.
Cru International
Sale Price: 149.55

German Müller Thurgau

Made from a quintessential German white grape variety, this wine features subtle fruit notes and a mild acidity. Its long and lasting finish will leave you wanting more.

Ready to bottle in 6 weeks.
Cru International
Sale Price: 149.55
 

Argentinean Trio Blend

This modern New World white highlights the apricot and floral notes of Viognier, the minerality of Riesling, and the tropical aromas of Chardonnay.

Ready to bottle in 7 weeks.
Cru Select
Sale Price: 169.55

French Oaked Pinot Noir

A bouquet of black cherries and plump dark fruit are framed by the ample aromas of tobacco, and dark coffee. Fruit forward with a velvety light oak and an array of spicy flavours on the finish.

Ready to bottle in 6 weeks.
Cru International
Sale Price: 154.55

Chilean Cabernet Merlot

An elegant wine bursting with flavours of ripe black cherries, red berry fruits, and delicate spice notes on the palate superbly balanced with oak.

Ready to bottle in 6 weeks.
Cru International
Sale Price: 154.55


COVID-19 SHOP PROTOCOLS

As the COVID-19 crisis continues, we want to make sure we maintain a safe and healthy workplace and shop environment.

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

Please do not enter if you have recently returned from traveling ANYWHERE! 
(minimum 14 days after date of return)

Until Further Notice:
ONLY 3 CLIENTS ARE ALLOWED IN THE SHOP AT ONE TIME.

If our front door is locked during business hours, it means we are at full capacity and you will need to wait outside.

  • Please use the hand sanitizer at our front desk before and after ordering. 
  • Please wash your hands before and after bottling.

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.

Call us at 250-652-8818


DESIGN YOUR OWN LABELS!

Feeling Creative?

Click below to begin designing your own labels using the same software that we use here! We now have over 75 label designs to choose from.

Follow the link below to get started. Email your labels to us before you come to bottle and we will have them ready to go!

 

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!

March 2020 Specials – Roll the Dice!

This is an exciting month here at Flying Fish. We are super excited to be celebrating our 7th Year Anniversary this month! To celebrate, all wines made on premises are on sale.

You guessed it! It’s Our Roll The Dice For Your Discount Event! One roll per wine, Save $15, $20 or $30!


New Products Available This Month

Okanagan Meritage

We are very excited to announce that this amazing seasonal release wine from a couple of years back is now available in our permanent line-up!

Boasting luscious flavours and distinctive aromas, this wine will be the pride and joy in your cellar.

This dry, medium-bodied wine opens on the nose with delicious aromas of red currant, cassis, vanilla, cigar box, and spices. On the palate, it unveils a round mouthfeel with the polished tannins for a supported finish.

Oak: Medium
Body: Medium
Sweetness: Dry

Cru International
Ready to bottle in 6 weeks

Price: 169.80

Orchard Breezin’ Blush Crush

Love fruit? Enjoy a fresh twist on sangria with our new limited release Orchard Breezin’ Blush Crush. This refreshing rosé features flavours of juicy, just-picked strawberry and raspberry with a hint of grapefruit making this a delightful sipper. Perfectly timed for summer, and ready to drink in just 4 weeks!

Pairs well with watermelon and feta salad, spinach and strawberry salad, or fish tacos and mango salsa.

Price: 130.00

The March RQ 2020 wine is in!

Didn’t pre-order? No worries… we have a limited amount available. But don’t wait too long to grab one of these. Once they are gone, they are gone!

The Cat’s Meow

Pinot Noir Shiraz – Australia
Release: March 2020
ONLY 6 LEFT!

A MAGNIFICENT MAIDEN

This magnificent vintage is the best of a Pinot Noir Shiraz. Discover heady spices in the layered, juicy nuances of this expertly blended wine. And raise a glass to the maven blend that celebrates all your glorious traditions and milestones. The Cat’s Meow: another crème de la crème of RQ’s 2020 premium collection.

Tasting Notes:
Juicy red and dark fruits on the nose and palate with a hint of spice on the finish.

Oak: Medium
Body: Medium
Sweetness: Dry

Food Pairings:
Try it with charcuterie, goat cheese, and mushroom tarts.

Price: 210.00

And we still have a few of our previous months’ offerings left…

The Big Shot

Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot – Chile
Release: February 2020
ONLY 2 LEFT!

A TOP SHELF WINE

Hit all the high notes with this top shelf varietal. The Big Shot is the one to please any crowd and thrill every audience.

Get carried away by the sultry allure and deep rich tones of ruby red with this jazzed RQ 2020 vintage—the big shot in our quintet of all-star varietals.

Tasting Notes:
Ripe black currant and blackberry complemented by herbaceous tobacco and spice.

Oak: Medium
Body: Medium
Sweetness: Dry

Food Pairings:
Ideal with empanadas, Angus burgers, or grilled sausage.

Price: 210.00

The Darb

Bonarda Syrah – Argentina
Released: January 2020
ONLY 3 LEFT!

A PERFECT BLEND

Toast to the perfection of The Darb’s magnificent character, style and substance when you share the finery of this 2020 vintage. Subtle tannins and rich sophistication mingle throughout this gently layered Bonarda Syrah, truly marking it as the perfect blend.

Tasting Notes:
Plump red plum and blueberry underlined with smoky notes on the palate.

Oak: Medium
Body: Medium
Sweetness: Dry

Food Pairings:
Enjoy with margherita pizza, spaghetti Bolognese, or braised pork.

Price: 210.00

The Caterpillar’s Kimono

Macabeo – Spain
Released: January 2020
ONLY 5 LEFT!

A BRILLIANT BEAUTY

Uncork the brilliance of RQ’s Macabeo and celebrate the light and lively layers of The Caterpillar’s Kimono. With its soft floral fragrance and golden elegance, this rare vintage is one of RQ 2020’s finest white varietals—A brilliant beauty.

Tasting Notes:
A fresh and lively wine with hints of citrus, green apple, stone fruit, and soft floral notes.

Oak: Unoaked
Sweetness: Dry
Body: Light

Food Pairings:
Enjoy with fish tacos, roasted cauliflower, or phyllo-wrapped appetizers.

Price: 205.00


Cali 12 Collection

Ready to order your next 100% unadulterated, pure juice wine from our Cali 12 Collection?

Red Wines:

  • Barbera
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chianti
  • Malbec
  • Merlot
  • Mixed Black
  • Petite Sirah
  • Pinot Noir
  • Premium Burgundy
  • Ruby Cabernet
  • Sangiovese
  • Syrah
  • Zinfandel
  • Old Vine Zinfandel

White Wines & Blushes:

  • Chablis
  • Chardonnay
  • Chenin Blanc
  • French Colombard
  • Gewürztraminer
  • Riesling
  • Muscat
  • Palomino
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Viognier
  • Grenache Blush
  • Zinfandel Blush

DESIGN YOUR OWN LABELS!

Feeling Creative?

Click below to begin designing your own labels using the same software that we use here! We now have over 75 label designs to choose from.

Follow the link below to get started. Email your labels to us before you come to bottle and we will have them ready to go!


CONGRATULATIONS Chris R!

Chris, you are our monthly draw winner!! Woohoo! You have won a Cali 12 Collection 100% Juice Wine or En Primeur Winery Series Kit of your choice!

Want to be like Chris?  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!

February 2020 – Sweetheart Sale

Valentines Day is on the way, and love is all around – why not bottle some with our February Sweetheart Sale? To show our love for our customers, we’ve put our 14 best selling wines on sale.

White Wine Specials

Pinot Grigio  121.55
A dry wine with overtones of green melon leading to a crisp, clean finish. A bouquet of honey and herbs completes the experience of this perennially favourite white. From our Grand Cru Line, ready to bottle in 4 weeks.

Chardonnay  121.55
A medium-bodied wine with a crisp, green apple bouquet, and hearty flavour.This is a true classic white wine at its finest. From our Grand Cru Line, ready to bottle in 4 weeks.

Bourbon Barrel White Blend  153.55
A straw, off-dry wine with tropical fruit, vanilla, and toasty notes on the nose. The palate is full bodied with a long oaky finish. This wine can be made 0ff-Dry or Semi Sweet. Just let us know your preference! From our Cru International line, ready to bottle in 6 weeks.

German Gewürztraminer  169.55
Spicy notes, typical of Gewürztraminer are complimented by aromas of roses, lychees and tropical fruit. Elderflowers bring out intense fruity characteristics. From our Cru Select line, ready to bottle in 7 weeks.

New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc  169.55
This renowned New Zealand wine presents soft hues in the glass. It is crisp and light, with intense flavours of grapefruit peel, freshly cut grass, and light oak on the finish. From our Cru Select line, ready to bottle in 7 weeks.

Winemaker’s Trio White Blend  190.15
This refined Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, and Muscat blend exudes pretty floral aromas with hints of tropical fruit and lychee. Flavours on the palate include juicy pineapple, mango, peach, and lychee. From our En Primeur Winery Series line, ready to bottle in 7 weeks.

Italian Pinot Grigio  186.87
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 our En Primeur Winery Series line, ready to bottle in 7 weeks.

Red Wine Specials

Merlot  126.55
A smooth, rich wine, medium dark in colour with notes of blackberry and currants. A hint of green olive in the bouquet will pleasantly surprise and delight you. From our Grand Cru Collection, ready to bottle in 4 weeks.

Cabernet Sauvignon  129.55
A hint of violet is present in the bouquet, typical of this variety. It’s superbly enhanced with the addition of oak, and while it can be drunk young, it also does well with age.  From our Grand Cru Collection, ready to bottle in 4 weeks.

Bourbon Barrel Red Blend  158.55
Sweet vanilla, caramel, and toasty notes on the nose complimented by red fruit. The palate is smooth and juicy with a long oaky finish. This wine can be made 0ff-Dry or Semi Sweet. Just let us know your preference! From our Cru International line, ready to bottle in 6 weeks.

Australian Cabernet Shiraz Merlot  172.55
These three noble grapes, grown in Australia’s warm climate, have produced an elegant wine with aromas of leather and black pepper and intense jammy flavours of blackberries. From our Cru Select Series, ready to bottle in 7 weeks.

Chilean Malbec  188.63
A brilliant bouquet of dark fruits with subtle hints ofoak, vanilla, and spices. Strong plum and berry flavours are balanced by moderate tannins on the palate. From our En Primeur Winery Series line, ready to bottle in 9 weeks.

Winemaker’s Trio Red Blend  197.43
A modern, new world style wine featuring a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Zinfandel. Aromas of vanilla, red berries, and black cherries and sweet flavours of ripe raspberry, chocolate, and cherry. From our En Primeur Winery Series line, ready to bottle in 9 weeks.

Italian Super Tuscan  192.15
An assertive wine with aromatics of fresh raspberries supported by subtle hints of vanilla and earth.A concentrated palate of blackberries and black pepper with firm tannins. From our En Primeur Winery Series line, ready to bottle in 9 weeks.

Love Fruit?

Enjoy a fresh twist on sangria with our new limited release Orchard Breezin’ Blush Crush. This refreshing rosé features flavours of juicy, just-picked strawberry and raspberry with a hint of grapefruit making this a delightful sipper. Perfectly timed for summer, and ready to drink in just 4 weeks!

Pairs well with watermelon and feta salad, spinach and strawberry salad, or fish tacos and mango salsa.

 

January 2020 Specials – HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Lots of great stuff to ring in the New Year! We have specials on the Cali 12 and Cru International collections, and two special releases from Restricted Quantities 2020 “Roaring Twenties” premium collection.

Cali 12 Collection

We are having a $20 OFF sale on our Cali 12 Collection wines!

These juices, sourced from various local grape growers, including Lodi Valley, are cold pressed using state-of-the-art equipment and shipped directly to us from the leading supplier of winery grade wine grape juices in that region.

Each batch yields 30 – 750ml bottles and takes roughly 12 weeks from start to finish. Please remember, these wines are not formulated as kits, and therefore can take longer to ferment out properly. One must not rush perfection! We promise, they will be worth the wait.

These Whites and Rosés will be perfect for spring and summer sipping, while the reds will be perfect for fall and winter.

Why not try something new this year? Allow us to help you select your next experience in winemaking.

Fresh Juice White Wines – 193.00

Chablis
Chardonnay’s lighter sister. Hints of tropical fruit with lime zest and floral undertones. This dry white makes for an excellent everyday drinking wine.

Chardonnay
A stunning medium bodied white full of tropical fruit, figs and apples. Toasted oak gives this wine a buttery body and creaminess. Increase body with added oak.

Chenin Blanc
This pleasant medium to light bodied wine flavours the pallet with pear, apple and herbal honey. Enjoyed dry and off dry.

French Colombard
This fun and fruity table wine is very easy drinking. Light and lively and slightly oaked this is a summertime favourite.

Gewürztraminer
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.

Riesling
Enjoyed both dry or off dry, this wine has hints of minerality and green apple. Delightfully crisp and satisfying.

Muscat
This sweet smelling floral wine is light to medium bodied with citrus and honey lingering on the palate. Enjoyed sweet and dry.

Palomino
This wine is light to medium bodied with lemony undertones. A nicely balanced wine with a lingering earthy almond finish.

Pinot Grigio
This popular white is medium bodied with slight tropical spices and fruits.

Sauvignon Blanc
Crisp, dry and floral, this amazing white is medium bodied boasting melon and passionfruit finishes.

Viognier
This wine is full bodied with a soft character. Beautifully balanced with white peachiness and pear tones and a mineral finish.

Fresh Juice Blush Wines – 193.00

Grenache Blush
This ruby coloured rosé is a medium to full bodied wine. Heavier than its cousin white zinfandel. This wine is purple plum and red berry dominate. Full of flavour and best served off dry.

Zinfandel Blush
Also known as white zinfandel, this rose coloured rosé is medium bodied. Summer berries linger on the palate with a smooth refreshing finish.

Fresh Juice Red Wines – 193.00

Barbera
Medium to full bodied, dry deep coloured red with a blackberry, tart cherry and liquorice bouquet.

Cabernet Sauvignon
One of the most popular reds, this wine is sure to please all wine drinkers. Full bodied with cassis & black cherry notes and a warming spice undertone.

Chianti
A predominantly Sangiovese based blend, this dry red with a medium body has aromas of pit fruit and leather. Lovely as a table wine.

Merlot
One of the most loved wines in the world, this medium bodied red has characteristics of red and pit fruit with hints of cocoa and vanilla.

Mixed Black
A balanced blend of Ruby Cabernet, Merlot and Barbera. Medium bodied with a bouquet of berries and spice & vanilla.

Petite Sirah
A spicy plum aroma greet the nose as this soft deep coloured wine hits the pallet. Lingering black fruit finishes the experience.

Pinot Noir
Light coloured and light bodied in character wine boasts forward red fruit with a slightly earthy, floral aroma.

Premium Burgundy
Pinot Noir is the dominate grape in this wine. Blended with Gamay, this wine is a fruity medium bodied dry wine.

Ruby Cabernet
With it’s beautiful ruby colour, this wine a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Carignan and is brimming with fresh berry flavours.

Sangiovese
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.

Syrah
A soft yet full bodied classic red. Jammy with peppery dark plum and berry finishes and lingering hints of cocoa and tobacco.

Zinfandel
Red fruit forward flavours. This Zinfandel is medium bodied and full of flavour with soft tannins and a lingering finish.

Old Vine Zinfandel
Robust, rich and assertive. The bigger brother of Zinfandel, harvested from vines more than 50 years old. Dark, dry fruit and warm spice finish with lasting tannins. Lots of body and bouquet.

Cru International Wines

Replenish in a timely fashion with these Cru International Wines!Ready to bottle in 6 weeks!

On special until the end of the month!

Whites: 149.55
Reds: 154.55

Italian Pinot Grigio
An enticing deep apple and grapefruit bouquet with apple and citrus notes that follow through to the palate and linger with a dry finish.This Pinot Grigio is made in the true northern Italian style.

Ontario Sauvignon Blanc
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.

California Muscat
A luscious blend with flavours and aromas of peach, apricot, baked apple, and pear.This soft white crowd- pleasing California wine also has a hint of tropical fruit.

Washington Merlot
A cooler climate style Merlot from Washington, this wine features classic flavours of cassis and chocolate. It is dark and rich with complex notes of blackberries and velvety tannins.

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.

BC Pinot Noir
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.

Argentinean Malbec Syrah
Argentina’s best known and cherished red grape, Malbec, is blended with spicy Syrah to create a wine with pleasant toasty aromas and hints of cherry and dark fruit on the palate.

Restricted Quantities 2020

The Darb

Bonarda Syrah
Argentina

Release: January 2020

A PERFECT BLEND
Toast to the perfection of The Darb’s magnificent character, style and substance when you share the finery of this 2020 vintage. Subtle tannins and rich sophistication mingle throughout this gently layered Bonarda Syrah, truly marking it as the perfect blend.

Tasting Notes: Plump red plum and blueberry underlined with smoky notes on the palate.

Oak: Medium
Body: Medium
Sweetness: Dry

Food Pairings: Enjoy with margherita pizza, spaghetti Bolognese, or braised pork.

210.00

The Caterpillar’s Kimono

Macabeo
Spain

Release: January 2020

A BRILLIANT BEAUTY
Uncork the brilliance of RQ’s Macabeo and celebrate the light and lively layers of The Caterpillar’s Kimono. With its soft floral fragrance and golden elegance, this rare vintage is one of RQ 2020’s finest white varietals—A brilliant beauty.

Tasting Notes: A fresh and lively wine with hints of citrus, green apple, stone fruit, and soft floral notes.

Oak: Unoaked
Body: Light
Sweetness: Dry

Food Pairings: Enjoy with fish tacos, roasted cauliflower, or phyllo-wrapped appetizers.

205.00

December 2019 Specials

Wine Specials

German Riesling Gewürztraminer

Apples, spice, and slight minerality on the nose. Flavours of citrus, floral and honey linger on the palate. Pleasant acidity to balance sweetness. A triumph.

Ready to bottle in 8 weeks.
En Primeur Winery Series
Sale Price: 207.99

 

Australian Chardonnay

Bursting with hints of pineapple, melon, and peach on the palate, delicate hints of pear on the finish. A perfectly balanced wine with fresh and lively acidity.

Ready to bottle in 8 weeks.
En Primeur Winery Series
Sale Price: 186.87

 
Australian Pinot Noir
An elegant wine bursting with flavours of ripe black cherries, red berry fruits, and delicate spice notes on the palate superbly balanced with oak.
Ready to bottle in 9 weeks.
En Primeur Winery Series
Sale Price: 192.15

Italian Zinfandel
A bouquet of black cherries and plump dark fruit are framed by the ample aromas of tobacco and dark coffee. Fruit forward with an array of spicy flavours on the finish.
Ready to bottle in 9 weeks.
En Primeur Winery Series
Sale Price: 192.15

SEASONAL RELEASE BEER!

Mocha Porter

A rich, smooth porter with notes of dark caramel and chocolate. The grain bill provides a solid backbone of dark toffee caramel and roast, implying rich dark chocolate. An addition of coffee to the brew rounds out the roast profile, providing balanced acidity and smooth coffee taste. Flaked oats add balance and richness to the mouthfeel. Mocha Porter pairs well with venison stew, steak pies, and dark chocolate cakes that will satisfy all beer lovers!

Bitterness:  30 IBU
OG: 1.074
Final Gravity: 1.010
Colour: Dark Brown
Malts: 2 Row, Munich, Black, Wheat
Hops: Columbus

Yields 23 litres. Limited quantities.
Ready to bottle in 3 weeks

Price: 103.35

Awesome August Specials

Here are our specials for August 2019, but first, a reminder that August is grape ordering month. Home brewers, get your grape orders in by August 31st!

And now, the specials:

German Riesling Gewürztraminer

Apples, spice, and slight minerality on the nose. Flavours of citrus, floral and honey linger on the palate. Pleasant acidity to balance sweetness. A triumph. Ready to bottle in 8 weeks.

En Primeur Winery Series
Sale Price: 207.99

Italian Pinot Grigio

An enticing deep apple and grapefruit bouquet with apple and citrus notes that follow through to the palate and linger with a dry finish.This Pinot Grigio is made in the true northern Italian style. Ready to bottle in 6 weeks.

Cru International
Sale Price: 149.55

Italian Rosso Grande Eccellente

A delectable bouquet of sweet ripe berries, spices, and farm cherries, and firmly structured tannins.This assertive wine is bold in all aspects. Ready to bottle in 9 weeks.

En Primeur Winery Series
Sale Price: 197.17

Washington Merlot

A cooler climate style Merlot from Washington, this wine features classic flavours of cassis and chocolate. It is dark and rich with complex notes of blackberries and velvety tannins. Ready to bottle in 6 weeks.

Cru International
Sale Price: 154.55

Malbec

A robust bouquet of warm dark fruit and tobacco leads This popular rustic red wine has a soft, rich texture, silky tannins, and fills your palate with ripe plums, currants, cherries, and red berries. Ready to bottle in 4 weeks.

Grand Cru
Sale Price: 126.99

Summer is HERE. July 2019 News and Specials!

Hello Summer!Lots of news this month… The BIGGEST News is our awards we have won, read on to see! THANK YOU for Voting for US! You are all so AMAZING! We are also currently taking orders for the 2019 California Grape Harvest Wines. Don’t miss out!

Don’t forget to check out our specials and some new releases coming in the near future!We are looking forward to seeing you soon! Cheers!


THANK YOU FOR VOTING FOR US!We are super excited to announce we were voted:

#1 Favourite Place To Make Wine & Beer on the Peninsula
#1 Friendliest Service on the Peninsula
#1 Best Place To Make Wine & Beer in Victoria (First Time EVER!)
#2 Best Locally Owned Beer, Wine & Spirit Store
#3 Favourite Local Winery

Holy Smokes! Thank you to ALL of you for voting for us! We love what we do, and it’s all because of YOU!

THANK YOU!  THANK YOU!  THANK YOU!

Hugs from us ALL!

Italian Viognier

Opens with a dramatic and intense floral bouquet enhanced by aromas of apricot and peach. Lush peach and honeysuckle on the palate balances a crisp acid  Ready to bottle in 7 weeks.
En Primeur Winery Series
Sale Price: 207.99

New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc

This renowned New Zealand wine presents soft hues in the glass. It is crisp and light, with intense flavours of grapefruit peel, freshly cut grass, and light oak on the finish. Ready to bottle in 7 weeks.
Cru Select
Sale Price: 169.55

South African Chenin Blanc


The fruity nose has hints of green apple and lemon with a subtle floral bouquet. On the palate, true to its South African origins, it is delightfully refreshing. Ready to bottle in 6 weeks.
Cru International
Sale Price: 149.55

Pinot Grigio

A dry wine with overtones of green melon leading to a crisp, clean finish. A bouquet of honey and herbs completes the experience of this perennially favourite white. Ready to bottle in 4 weeks.
Grand Cru
Sale Price: 121.55

Chilean Pinot Noir Rosé


Bursting with the aromas and flavours of strawberry jam, complimented by raspberries, rhubarb, and floral notes. Juicy on the palate, it’s exquisitely balanced with a luxuriously smooth mouth feel. Ready to bottle in 7 weeks.
En Primeur Winery Series
Sale Price: 196.54

Italian Amarone Classico

Assertively full-bodied, this classic wine features a delicate nose of black cherries, dark chocolate and well-balanced oak. Ripe dark fruit flavours are cradled by firm tannins culminating with a lengthy finish. Ready to bottle in 9 weeks.
En Primeur Winery Series
Sale Price: 215.79

Australian Shiraz


Warm black fruit and berries entice the nose, while concentrated flavours of red fruit, oak, and chocolate round out the experience of this satisfying medium- bodied wine. Ready to bottle in 9 weeks.
En Primeur Winery Series
Sale Price: 213.27

Chilean Cabernet Merlot

A robust bouquet of warm dark fruit and tobacco leads to elevated aromas of ripe black currants and cherries. Layers of coffee and dark plum notes unfold to reveal a traditional Chilean dry wine with supple tannins.
Ready to bottle in 4 weeks.
Cru International
Sale Price: 154.55

Pinot Noir


The soft texture and dark colour compliment the flavours of berry fruit, with a subtle raspberry undertone. An approachable yet still sophisticated red wine.
Ready to bottle in 4 weeks.
Grand Cru
Sale Price: 129.55


WE ARE CURRENTLY TAKING ORDERS
FOR OUR ANNUAL CALIFORNIA
FRESH GRAPE WINES!

These wines are the BEST of the BEST.
You will not find a more amazing wine than these wines anywhere outside the commercial industry. These grapes come from Lodi Valley. Centrally located in California, Lodi Valley is known as The Zinfandel Capital of The World. We work directly with the farmers, have shaken their hands and had private tours of all the vineyards. This year will be another amazing harvest!

Happy May!

Chilean Malbec
En Primeur Winery Series
A brilliant bouquet of dark fruits with subtle hints of oak, vanilla, and spices. Strong plum and berry flavours balanced by moderate tannins on the palate.
Ready to bottle in 9 weeks.
Sale price: 188.63
Chilean Pinot Noir Rosé
En Primeur Winery Series
Bursting with the aromas and flavours of strawberry jam, complimented by raspberries, rhubarb and floral notes. Juicy on the palate, it’s exquisitely balanced with a luxuriously smooth mouth feel.
Ready to bottle in 8 weeks.
Sale price: 196.54
Italian Nebbiolo
Cru International
Luxurious flavours of dark plums and chocolate greet the nose, while hints of blackberries, toasted oak, and spices are found on the palate of this great Italian classic.
Ready to bottle in 6 weeks.
Sale price: 154.55
German Müller Thurgau
Cru International
Made from a quintessential German white grape variety, this wine features subtle fruit notes and a mild acidity. Its long and lasting finish will leave you wanting more..
Ready to bottle in 6 weeks.
Sale price: 149.55
Pinot Noir
Grand Cru
The soft texture and dark colour compliment
the flavours of berry fruit, with a subtle raspberry undertone. An approachable yet still sophisticated red wine.
Ready to bottle in 4 weeks.
Sale price: 132.55
Sangiovese Merlot
Grand Cru
Aggressive in nature, it is crisp, clean, and spicy with a subtle black pepper flavour. A perfect match for tomato based Italian food.
Ready to bottle in 4 weeks.
Sale price: 127.55
Liebfraumilch
Grand Cru
Fruity in aroma and clean in taste. A crisp, dry wine that’s pleasant in its youth. Perfect for sipping with friends and family.
Ready to bottle in 4 weeks.
Sale price: 121.55
Pinot Blanc
Grand Cru
Rich, light-bodied flavour and slightly herbal aroma. Subtle undertones of apple and peach round out this easy-drinking wine.
Ready to bottle in 4 weeks.
Sale price: 121.55
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