Did you know when you buy a bottle of wine at retail (with your hard earned after-tax dollars) that up to 70% of your purchase price goes to various taxes and levies? Sour grapes indeed! Why not get great tasting wine for 1/4 of what you’d pay at retail?
We have been making wine for over 40 years! See what our clients are saying:
“Great service from beginning to end. The communication was fantastic and the end product equal to the service. I was highly skeptical that for the price I could receive a good wine, but Wine Butler delivered far beyond expectations. The help I got with bottling was great and I can’t wait to do it again – certainly makes wine even more fun!” A Ward
“We’re returning customers of Wine Butler and we love everything about it. The wines are very affordable and delicious, the staff is friendly and knowledgeable, and the facilities are well-equipped. We will definitely be returning again!” J Kundacina
The Wine Making Process
Once you’ve chosen your wine, you’ll need to book an appointment to start your wine. This is a process called “dropping yeast”, and it only takes a couple of minutes. When you come in for your appointment, we’ll have the grape juice ready to go. You just have to take a small packet of yeast and add it to the juice. By doing this yourself (making the wine), the grape juice in your wine is taxed as produce (no tax). As a result there is a massive saving over purchasing the wine at retail.
Then you go home, put your feet up, and relax. Over the next 6-8 weeks, we take care of the intermediate processing steps like fermenting, racking, stabilizing and filtering your wine and getting it ready for bottling. When that’s done, we’ll let you know that your wine is ready to be bottled.
When you come in for your bottling appointment, we’ll sterilize your bottles for you (or you can buy new ones from us for $1.10/bottle), then set you up on one of our three bottling stations. As your bottles get filled, you’ll use the air-powered corker to cork them, shrink-wrap the tops in the colour of your choice, and apply your labels.
Save the Planet, Drink Wine!
We believe in minimizing our impact on the environment in all our business practices. When you make wine with us, we sterilize and reuse your bottles over and over. Plus, our wines have less than 1/7th the preservatives of those available commercially.
There is a real pride that comes with custom-vinting your own wine. Sample your wine as soon as it’s ready in our tasting room, then age your wine and experience the subtle difference in the taste that develops over time. Design your own custom wine label.