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What is a Wine Kit

 
 
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We are pleased to offer a complete line of wine kits from RJS Craft Winemaking, our exclusive supplier.  RJS Craft Winemaking is a division of Arterra Wines Canada, Canada’s leading producer and marketer of award-winning Canadian and imported wines, including Jackson-Triggs, Inniskillin, Sawmill Creek, Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi, Ruffino and Kim Crawford.


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Our wine kit manufacturer; RJS Craft Winemaking selects the highest quality grapes from the finest vineyards around the world, using the same grapes as many familiar commercial wine brands. The grapes are shipped to state-of-the-art facilities where experienced staff sort, crush and press the grapes with new-age techniques and high-tech equipment. They ensure that the grapes are processed with the highest standard of quality assurance.



The juices and concentrates are blended to perfection, and monitored by a skilled Quality Assurance team to ensure the best possible quality for every one of the wine kits. The wine “must” is packaged into kits, along with the other ingredients to create your favorite wine style.



The wine kit is ready for you to craft to your taste and enjoy! 



At Luscious Wines, we offer an extensive variety of wine kits to suit all tastes, occasions and price point.

New to Craft Winemaking?  No worries,

Our helpful staff and onsite Sommeliers Paul and Breanne will gladly help you select the wine kit to suit your taste, occasion and price point. In as little as 10 minutes once your wine kit is selected, you will begin the fermentation process by combining the ingredients, sprinkling the yeast and paying for your selection.



Each kit makes 23 litres/30-750ml bottles of premium wine ready to bottle in 4, 5, 6 or 8 weeks.

We also have the option of 15 bottle ½ batches with our exclusive Mivino™ Kits. All of the wine selections include taxes, corks, shrink caps and instant custom labels.

 

To help you understand our brands and fermenting times please refer below:

  • 8 Week-En Primeur Winery Series

  • 6 Week-Cru Select

  • 5 Week-Cru International

  • 4 Week-Grand Cru

  • 4 Week-Orchard Breezin’- Fruit Wines

  • *5 Week-MIVINO ½ batch kit

  • *6 Week-Cru Specialty-Ports and Ice Wines

  • makes 15 bottles

For a profile of the wines offered in each brand please refer to our MENU tab.




In a nutshell, a wine kit is all the ingredients you need to make wine. Here’s exactly what is included in a wine kit:

  • Wine juice – large bag consisting of varietal grape juice & concentrate (specific to the wine style you choose)

  • Yeast

  • May contain (depending on wine style): Oak chips, elderberries, Süss Reserve (for sweet wines)

  • Bentonite – helps yeast activity and removes proteins

  • Potassium Metabisulphite – an anti-microbial that also prevents oxidation and improves shelf life

  • Potassium Sorbate – agent to prevent re-fermentation (disrupts the reproductive cycle of yeast)

  • Fining Agents – Kieselsol and Chitosan to remove proteins to clear and stabilize the wine

  • Instructions (in case you want to make it yourself at home)

These are all of the same ingredients used at commercial wineries to make wine you would purchase at a liquor store. The only difference is the quantity of ingredients!

Your Vineyard in a Box


 
Age is just a number. It’s totally irrelevant unless, of course, you happen to be a bottle of wine.
— Joan Collins