May 2021 Newsletter

Welcome May!

Finally! Spring has sprung, the flowers are blooming, Mother’s Day is coming and we are having sales to celebrate!

It’s our annual Cider Sale this month! All California Ciders are 99.00! Plus we have some great selections from our line of RJS craft wines. See below for details!

We are excited to introduce Flying Fish Radlers to our line-up! A light refreshing fruit beer that is sure to please even the non beer lovers!! Choose from Grapefruit, Orange or Lemonade. Perfect for working in the garden!

Next time you pop in, don’t forget to check out our new line of Unpasteurized Barrel-aged Wine Vinegars! These are made using the ancient time-honoured French Orleans method. Five varietals to choose from. These will be arriving early this month!

With the ongoing pandemic, we are limited to 4 clients at one time in the shop. At this time, we have limited bottling parties to a maximum of 2 people only. Also, please wear a mask before entering the shop. If you have any symptoms of sickness, please call us to re-book for a later time. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.


Happy Mother’s Day to ALL the Moms!

Cheers! – Derek, Melanie & the Flying Fish Team

What’s on Special This Month

Argentinean Trio

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 Series Sale Price: 173.99 Regular Price: 188.99

Italian Verdicchio

Herbal aromas dominate the bouquet, while flavours of lemon and pear entice the palate.The finish is crisp and clean. A refreshing style white wine. Ready to bottle in 6 weeks. NEW from the Cru International Series Regular Price: 129.99 Sale Price: 144.99

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 8 weeks. En Primeur Winery Series Regular Price: 195.99 Sale Price: 210.99

Italian Sangiovese

This deep ruby red wine with aromas of tobacco, ripe plums and black cherries will remind you of Tuscany.The palate offers explosive notes of blackberries, prunes, and vanilla. Ready to bottle in 7 weeks. Cru Select Series Regular Price: 177.99 Sale Price: 192.99

Chilean Merlot

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. Ready to bottle in 6 weeks. NEW from the Cru International Series Regular Price: 152.99 Sale Price: 167.99

All California Ciders are on sale for only $99.00!

Staying true to our natural high quality standards, you can produce a cider that is original and naturally fermented, with a refreshing and crisp fruit taste.

Five Fabulous Flavours To Choose From:

Apple – Blackberry – Mango – Peach – Raspberry

Each batch makes 23 litres! Ready to Bottle in 4 weeks!

Regular Price: 127.99

Learn more or contact us to order.

Wines made with 100% Unadulterated, Pure Juice.

12 Week Fermentation. The Next Level in Your Winemaking Experience.


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

Whites & Blushes

Chablis Chardonnay (Classic) Chardonnay (Buttery) Chenin Blanc French Columbard Fumé Blanc Gewürztraminer Johannisberg Riesling Muscat Sauvignon Blanc Viognier Grenache Blush Zinfandel Blush Learn more or contact us to order.

Ready to try something new?

Refreshing and light, these radlers are sure to quench your thirst. Made with a wheat beer from our Festabrew Line and real fruit juice. Perfect for working in the garden!

Choose from Grapefruit, Orange or Lemonade!

Each batch makes 27 liters and they are ready to bottle in only 3 weeks!

Price: 117.99

Kimberley Wine Vinegars

California wines from the Alexander family winery and local California vintners are used to handcraft Kimberley’s one-of-a-kind vinegars. Using the time-honored Orleans process developed during the Middle Ages in France, the vinegar matures slowly and naturally for a minimum of 12 months in oak barrels. This slow, careful barrel fermentation produces vinegar of exceptional flavor and quality. Rich and refined with a distinct varietal wine flavor, Kimberley vinegars reflect the fertile soil and unique climate of California. They are unpasteurized (to preserve the vinegar’s subtle taste characteristics) and preservative-free. Certified Organic.

Balsamic – Chardonnay – Cabernet Sauvignon – Sherry – Champagne 375ml per bottle.

Kimberley Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Kimberley Olive Oil is made by California Central Valley olive farmers from a blend of cold-pressed, tree-ripened Ascolano, Misson, Frantoio, and Arbequina olives. Unlike processed olive oils there are no chemicals or heat used to extract the oil from the olive. The distinctive green tint is a mark of its natural character. 750ml.

Beer! Beer! Beer!

You asked for it and here it is! We now stock Festa Brew Beer! Festa Brew contains no adjuncts, stabilizers, or extracts – just pure, natural wort from Magnotta Brewery. A commercial quality craft beer ready in only 3 weeks! Yup, your dreams just came true! These beers are REALLY good! 10 Beers to choose from plus Seasonal Releases!


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!


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 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. Please do not enter if you are or have been sick in the last 14 days. Until Further Notice: ONLY 4 CLIENTS ARE ALLOWED IN THE SHOP AT ONE TIME. BOTTLING PARTIES ARE LIMITED TO 2 PEOPLE ONLY. 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.

CONGRATULATIONS to Cindy D-D, our April Draw Winner!

Cindy, you have won a Cali 12 Collection 100% Juice Wine or En Primeur Winery Series kit of your choice! Want to be like Ina? 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!