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WINE STYLES:

Light & Aromatic Whites
Characteristics: Crisp acidity, fresh and invigorating. Citrus, green apple, exotic fruit and herbal notes.
Examples: Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, and Pinot Blanc.

Off-Dry Whites
Characteristics: A kiss of sweetness balanced by pleasant acidity. Fruit-forward aromas and flavors like ripe apple, fresh peach and juicy melon.
Examples: Riesling, Gewurztraminer, and Moscato.

Rich Whites
Characteristics: Luxurious, often buttery texture. Nutty, vanilla and spice notes.
Examples: Chardonnay.

Rose
Characteristics: Refreshing, flavorful, and versatile. Notes of strawberries, raspberries and cherries.
Examples: White Merlot and White Zinfandel.

Light & Fruity Reds
Characteristics: Fresh and fruity, with bright berry flavors.
Examples: Pinot Noir and Gamay.

Medium & Fruity Reds
Characteristics: Fruit-forward flavors. Notes of raspberry, cherry, and plum.
Examples: Merlot, Sangiovese, and Zinfandel.

Bold Reds
Characteristics: Captivating and powerful. Notes of black fruit, spice and vanilla.
Examples: Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, and Malbec.

Specialty Wines
Characteristics: Intensely aromatic and flavorful.
Examples: Dessert Wine, Ice Wine Style, and Apera Style.

Flavored Wines
Characteristics: Distinctive varietal wines infused with fruit flavors.
Examples: Pineapple Pear and Pinot Grigio.

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WINEXPERT BRANDS:

Eclipse - Ultra premium wine kits are made with the finest quality varietal juice from around the world to produce wines that will satisfy the tastes of even the most discerning wine enthusiasts. Ready in 6-8 weeks.

Kits Available:

Barossa Valley Shiraz with Grape Skins - Aromas of robust blackberry, peppercorns and smoked meat. Full-bodied yet smooth with big, dark, peppery fruit and plush texture on the palate.

German Mosel Valley Gewurztraminer - A fusion of rich texture, robust aroma and exotic lychee flavor. Refreshing, with an intense and memorable finish.

Italian Piedmont Nebbiolo with Grape Skins - A burly and assertive wine with dark cherry iridescence. Intense and robust with notes of strawberries, a hint of dark tar, and floral aroma complemented by rich, earthy truffles.

Lodi Old Vines Zinfandel with Grape Skins - Premium French oak meets spice to create this bold, rich and exciting blend of zesty aromas and ripe berries playing on the tongue.

Lodi Ranch 11 Cabernet Sauvignon with Grape Skins - Oak and tannins, pepper and spice combine to enhance trademark blackcurrant and cherry flavors. Rich fruit and complex structure dazzle from first aroma to long, refined finish.

Napa Valley Stag's Leap District Merlot with Grape Skins - Light warm oak accentuates a spicy aroma with a soft, supple and fruity palate of plums and red berries. Rich, round flavor provides an elegant lingering finish.

New Zealand Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc - Intensely aromatic, fragrant with grass and currant leaves, this fruit-forward wine casts long, robust flavors of zesty fruit with a crisp dry finish.

Sonoma Dry Creek Valley Chardonnay - Fruit shines through with citrus scents and tropical flavors in this fresh, well-balanced wine while its rich, round mouthfeel lingers to a long, crisp finish.

Sonoma Valley Pinot Noir - A rich, silky wine that blends notes of truffle, toast and herbs with black cherry and raspberry flavors and a hint of black spice. Earthy, well-balanced, and very food-friendly.

Washington Columbia Valley Riesling - Crisp, delicate and fresh with floral aromas, brilliant acidity and vivid fruit flavors of peach and apricot.

Washington Yakima Valley Pinot Gris - Crisp green apple and ripe honeydew melon command this fresh and fruity wine with a velvety finish. A versatile, food-friendly wine.


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Selection - Our most popular premium wines are made from the Selection series and those who demand wines with exceptional body, flavor and aroma will be able to choose the perfect accompaniment for every occasion from over 40 available wine kits in this series. Ready in 6-8 weeks.

Kits Available:

Argentine Malbec with Grape Skins - A medium/full-bodied, dry red wine with firm acidity, rich tannins and generous alcohol levels. Dark, inky purple color and ripe fruit flavors of plums, black cherry and blackberry give an almost jammy character on the palate. Smoke, earth, leather, wild game, tobacco and white/black pepper along with intriguingly spicy notes make for an interesting medley of aromas and flavors, adding to layers of complexity. Definitely a wine for red meat, it is adaptable enough to stand up to spicy cuisines, such as Mexican, Cajun, Indian, Thai or Italian, working especially well with barbecue and other hard to pair meat-based dishes.

Australian Cabernet Sauvignon - The bold, individualistic style of Australia's winemakers has unleashed the full potential behind the king of red grapes', captured here in our Australian Cabernet Sauvignon. Combines forward fruit flavors of cherry, raspberry and blackcurrant with a tremendous backing of tannin and structure. Rich and polished with a long, layered finish warmly accentuated with oak.

Australian Cabernet Shiraz - The blend that made Australia famous. Cabernet Sauvignon's structural intensity perfectly complements the ripe fruit and chocolate flavors of Shiraz, for rich, complex and hearty red wine of outstanding character. Big, bold and dark a luxurious treat.

Australian Chardonnay - Leave it to the Aussies to take the noble French grape and turn it into the wine equivalent of a full-on party. The Chardonnays of Australia continue to wow wine drinkers around the world with their unabashed celebration of opulent fruit and vanilla-oak, full-bodied flavor. Our Chardonnay is no exception. Full, supple, buttery and fruity, this golden wine delivers from start to clean, lingering finish. Ideal with chicken, fish, salads and cream-sauce pastas.

Australian Grenache/Shiraz/Mourvedre - The blending of these three grapes is a classic, originating in the South of France where Côtes du Rhone and Chateauneuf du Pape concentrate on these varieties. The small, thick skinned berries are deep blue-black in color, high in extract, flavor, aroma and tannin.

Australian Petit Verdot with Grape Skins - Best described as a 'Super Cabernet', this is a dark rich wine with wonderfully concentrated flavors of juicy blackberry and black currant, with smooth, gripping tannins and an elegant structure leading to a magnificent, boldly oaked finish. With intense fruit-forward character, this wine drinks well immediately and it will fully round out in only three months, delivering intense fruit and richness. Serve with grilled steak, roasted lamb or try it with bittersweet chocolate!

Australian Shiraz - The grape that was made for Down Under - its hot climate perfec for bringing out the best traits in this popular grape varietal. Australian Shiraz is seductively delicious, with startlingly rich, ripe aromas that deliver right through to the full zesty finish. Amazingly, the style allows for polished tannins early, so the young wine is not rough or harsh. The aged version retains the core fruit flavors of plums, cherries and blackberries, but gains extra polish. Pair this Shiraz with flavorful meals!

Australian Traminer-Riesling - The lively golden hue reveals a combination of floral notes and apple crispness with perfumed headiness of lychee, rose petals, and hints of passion fruit. The long finish and medium body makes a great off-dry wine for sipping. Excellent with Asian cuisine, soft cheeses, oily fish and especially smoked salmon.

California Cabernet Merlot - This popular blend combines the plump, fruity, earlier aging Merlot grape with the robust Cabernet Sauvignon grape for a powerful match.

California Cabernet Sauvignon - The noble California red grape. Rich in tannis, it produces a deep, full-bodied wine with intense aroma and flavor. A robust wine, perfect with red meat or wild game. Best when aged for several months.

California Chardonnay - Full of citrus and tropical fruit flavors and warm vanilla oak.

California Gewurztraminer - This immensely charming, exotic wine is true to its German translation: spicy. Deeply colored and opulently aromatic, with an unmistakably flowery perfume and flavors of lychees and roses. Crisp, lush, and refreshing - a wonderful match with spicy foods, strong cheeses and fresh fruits.

California Merlot - The plump, lush fruitness of this respected grape translates into a wine which perfectly balances berry and spice flavors with a smooth, supple texture. Mouth-filling and delicious; a standout with grilled meats.

California Riesling - The character of this fine varietal is truly distinctive. Displays a flowery bouquet, complex fruit and cinnamon flavors and a crisp, clean finish. Versatile in pairing with foods, especially seafood, pork or veal.

California Sauvignon Blanc - Crisp and flavorful, this popular grape varietal has distinctive and immediately recognizable aroma and flavor characteristics. The famous grassy, herbaceous bouquet and flinty aftertaste are here, with the generous acidity that is typical of the grape. Steely, grassy, and defiantly dry, nothing can complement a meal better than Sauvignon Blanc, a unique wine that offers a definitive counterpoint to the ubiquitous Chardonnay.

California Symphony - A white wine with the incredibly intense aromas of melon, grapefruit, mango, peach, banana and papaya. The fruity character picks up a strong backbone from the good acidity, and hint of tannin, carried over from the Grenache Gris grape.

California Viognier - The intense fruitiness of this beguiling wine suggests rich sweetness, but it shows a surprisingly dry and aromatic finish. A delicate yellow color, tinged with the variety's typical 'green-gold' hue, it bursts out of the glass with apricot, peach and spice aromas. As it matures, it can also display hints of jasmine, honeysuckle, kiwi, mint, orange blossom and even mango! While higher in alcohol than many white wines, it drinks well young nonetheless. Lower acidity makes it friendly to a wide range of foods, but it's 'soft but strong' character makes it excellent for sipping alone.

California White Merlot - Take Merlot. Make it a blush. Voila - a Merlot like you've never experienced! Fresh strawberries abound in the aromas and flavors of this medium-pink rose style wine, capped by a crisp finish that's slightly drier than a typical blush. Bright fruit and generous acidity make it a brilliant food pairing wine. Try it with salads, appetizers, fruits - even BBQs and spicy cuisine.

California White Zinfandel - Complete with Winexpert's innovative F-pack, this blush favourite displays the trademark pink hues and a soft, refreshing taste that make it particularly enjoyable as a chilled delight on a summer afternoon. Must be tried to be believed.

Chilean Carmenere - Deep crimson, with dark cherry aroma, red fruits and berry notes running to a smoky, spicy finish with notes of dark chocolate and tobacco. With medium body and moderate tannins, Carmenre drinks well young and improves with age. Drink with grilled beef, pizza, or dark chocolate.

Chilean Malbec - Winexpert's Selection Chilean Malbec has an intense bouquet of damson plums, blackcurrant and violet aroma, which give way to a slight touch of hunting and leather notes. This richly purple colored Malbec carries the plush texture of ripe tannins with long, soft flavors. Although it ages beautifully, firm tannins and mellow acidity allow this wine to be enjoyed while young.

Chilean Merlot - Powerful fruit and spice flavor, with mellow tannins for a supple finish. Deserves aging, but will develop quicker than Cabernet Sauvignon and will stand up to the same food pairings.

Chilean Pinot Noir - Winexpert's Selection Chilean Pinot Noir is a bright ruby color with delicate aromas of red berry flavors. Medium bodied and supple with a hint of herbiness, the mouth feel is very elegant with soft tannins and a subtle oak finish. Vibrant and food friendly, this wine is excellent with salmon, roast beef and lamb.

Chilean Sauvignon Blanc - A gorgeous nose of honeydew, peach and gooseberry is followed by a silky palate with white peach and mineral flavors and a long finish. Bright, crisp and inviting at three months it’s refreshingly complex and tropical, and will develop notes of basil and mint with age.

Enigma - Introducing a bold, enigmatic blend from Selection. Intense fruit aromas and notes of black cherry, coffee, chocolate and vanilla. Full bodied with a smooth, round finish. Food friendly, this wine pairs well with everything from pizza to pasta and is a great match for meats like ribs or chicken with sweet and sticky marinade.

French Merlot - Direct from the vineyards of southern France, this classic varietal is rich with ripe fruit and berry flavors, yet soft and elegant. Dry, full-bodied and deeply colored, with a complex velvety taste accentuated with premium French oak.

German Muller-Thurgau - Developed as a cross combining the lively qualities of Riesling with the viticultural reliability of Sylvaner, Germany's most widely cultivated grape attains rare heights in aroma and flavor. Winexpert's German Mller-Thurgau is crisp and clean, with a grapey fruit character, low to medium acidity, and a pleasantly fragrant aroma. Vibrant flavors of crunchy green apples are imparted in its floral residual sweetness, aided by the addition of our F-pack* finishing package.

Italian Amarone Style with Grape Skins – A fruity, full-bodied, with rich intensity from the dried grapeskins included in the fermentation. Winexpert's Selection Italian Amarone with Grape Skins is an intense, complex wine, with a wide array of flavors and aromas. Deep, nearly opaque red, this heavyweight exudes aromas of sour cherries, dark chocolate, stewed plums, dried fruits, anise, raisins, bitter almond, tobacco, leather and molasses, and has a spicy-earthy bittersweet finish that goes on and on, from the huge volume of tannins. Pair with grilled beef, strong dry cheeses (Parmigiano Reggiano or Asiago), pasta with meat-based tomato sauces, antipasto, veal or roast pork. The gripping tannin in this wine also makes it a natural for other red meats and game, and the fruit lifts up well herbed or spiced dishes.

Italian Brunello Style with Grape Skins - A dark-cherry color with highlights of gorgeous ruby-garnet. Bold, yet supple, the big, smoky-earthy nose of ultra-ripe cherry and currant-like fruit gives way to a hint of tar and cracked black pepper, cedar, whiffs of liquorice, leather, and also plums and black cherries, followed by a richly tannic, long, long finish. The super concentrated flavors are generous even in youth, but this sensational wine is sensational after six months to a year. Good acidity makes this a very food friendly wine: like many Italian reds, Brunello shines in the company of assertively flavored foods. Osso buco and veal piccata are splendid accompaniments, as are hard cheeses such as asiago and Pecorino Romano. Its firm backbone of acids and tannins make it work well with rich and spicy foods like Italian sausages or lasagna.

Italian Montepulciano Style - Montepulciano is a vigorous red grape variety widely planted over much of east-central Italy, capable of creating deeply colored, rich red wines with blackberry fruit flavors and spicy, peppery tannin levels. Montepulciano generally produces wines that are smooth and mellow yet robust and mouth filling, with dependably high alcohol content. Superb with veal and pasta an Italian gem you won't want to miss.

Italian Pinot Grigio - The uniquely Italian version of the well known Pinot Gris grape, picked earlier in Italy than in all other regions and well before its characteristic loss of acidity at ripening, for a bright, crisp, dry white wine with a gentle perfume and a detectable spiciness. Fresh, fragrant and lively, its flavors include a certain flintiness with hints of citrus and almonds.

Liebfraumilch Style - Winexpert's new F-pack provides the finishing touch for this popular German classic. With a pronounced floral bouquet and a perfect marriage of sweetness with a slight dry finish, this startling wine is made for seafood and strong cheeses.

Luna Bianca - Winexpert's biggest, boldest white wine ever. In the spirit of the great full-bodied Chardonnays of California and Australia, Luna Bianca is lush, golden and rich. Dense, luscious, buttery aromas dance up from the glass. flavors of tropical fruits blend with the vanilla-oak backing.

Luna Rossa - Bold, robust and intense: Winexpert's 'Big Red' is the largest, most full-bodied red wine ever released! A dark, inviting color and rich, bold oak-enchanced aromas suggest at what is to come: an abundance of mouth-filling, chewy berry flavors. Luna Rossa is complex, with rich layers of fruit and solid supporting tannins, capped by a long oak finish. A powerful wine matching startling flavors and aromas with elegance and finesse.

Nebbiolo - Large and robust, this style is the one that lovers of big wines are looking for. Made famous in Italy's Piedmont region - highly regarded for its finest wines - this Barolo is rich in flavor and deep in color, with a rounded oak aroma that lingers on the finish. Not surprisingly, Barolo is a consistently popular offering year in and year out.

New Zealand Pinot Noir - New Zealand's finest. A delicate wine with aromas of violet and luscious red fruit characteristics of cherry, strawberry and raspberry. Silky tannins grip your palate and end with a velvet, smooth finish. An elusive aftertaste of spice & toasty vanilla makes you long for more.

Piesporter Style - The town of Piesport in the Mosel-Saar-Ruwer wine region has an ideal steep amphitheater site perfect for producing sound, honeyed, delicate wines. Our version captures the classic flavor and magical fragrance of this respected German style through the addition of our F-pack and a special package of dried elderflowers.

Pinot Noir - The varietal responsible for classic red burgundy. The scent, flavor, body and texture of Pinot Noir is profound. Supple, spicy fruit flavors are a delight to the palate.

Sangiovese - The pride of Italy's Tuscany region, this blend is famous for its full, dry character and elegant flavors of cherries and blackberries. Sturdy and robust, with tangy undertones and a slight spiciness. aging uncovers its complex depth of flavor.

South African Pinotage - Delicate and balanced like a Pinot noir, with the hardiness and robust color of Cinsault. Deep intense ruby color with purple highlights. Layered aromas of raspberry, spices, red cherry, and fruitcake give way to rich complexity of flavors including raspberry, vanilla, plums, coffee.

Valroza - Italian style wine with a delicate bouquet and a rich texture. Ruby red color. Fragrant and fruity. The addition of oak enhances its aroma.

Vieux Chateau du Roi - Full-bodied, yet soft and quick to mature, this is the perennially popular French red wine blend that continues to keep them coming back with its smooth, easy charms. A Winexpert specialty blending a host of grape varieties, each contributing to the layers of aroma and flavors that make this so special. Complex and full of character, yet supple and easy drinking.


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World Vineyard - Wines from Australia, California, South America and Europe are represented in the World Vineyard Collection. These wines are perfect if you enjoy versatile wines which don’t require extended aging but still offer distinct flavors from some of the great wine regions in the world. Ready in 4 weeks.

Kits Available:

Australian Cabernet Sauvignon with Grape Skins - Sweet and spicy on the nose, this is a fruit forward wine with flavors of cherry, raspberry and black currant finishing with rich, velvety tannins. Try with a charred gruyere burger, a mushroom pizza with tomato sauce or some marinated rib eye steak.

Australian Chardonnay - Supple and slightly buttery, this wine lingers on the palate with layers of toast and spice. Extremely versatile with foods, this is the red wine' of white wines, combining beautifully with grilled pork, chicken, fish, salads and cream-based pasta sauces.

Australian Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre with Grape Skins - Crimson color with aromas of ripe berries & subtle spice on the nose. On the palate, sweet plum & black fruit with a hint of tobacco. Enjoy this food friendly blend with hearty meat dishes, lamb or herbed pork tenderloin.

Australian Shiraz - Australia's route to fame on the world wine stage, Shiraz from Down Under offers lush berry aromas that beg for a hearty whiff. A wine of ripe fullness, its concentrated blackberry fruits and fragrant spiciness are a delight on the tongue. It has the uncanny quality of allowing early consumption despite its complexity and bigness'. Robust and lively, Australian Shiraz is a savory treat.

California Moscato - Lush, fruity, and delightfully sweet with juicy peach and tropical fruit flavors.

California Pinot Noir - World Vineyard California Pinot Noir creates a lasting impression on the palate with an intense ripe-grape and black cherry aroma, accented by a spicy suggestion of cinnamon and mint. Medium-full bodied and rich but not heavy, it's perfectly balanced with alcohol acid and tannin working harmoniously, and has substantial flavor despite its delicacy. It has an appealing soft, velvety texture, like liquid silk gently caressing the palate.

California Trinity Red - An ideal blending of three of California 's most popular grape varieties - Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot, coming together to make a perfectly balanced, well- structured dry red wine. Notes of black cherry and coffee complement the smokey, herbal flavors, and hints of vanilla that round out this medium bodied wine, making it highly enjoyable for any occasion. Serve with a roast dinner or barbecued steak.

California Trinity White - A unique blend of Colombard, Sauv Blanc and Semillon, combining lemon and grapefruit aromas with rounded fruit, redolent of melons and frsh figs to round out this crisp refreshing medium-bodied white.

California Zinfandel/Shiraz - A deep flavorful red wine with notes of raspberry, black cherries, figs, dark chocolate and a jamminess that finishes with a peppery spice.

Chilean Malbec - The hot dry climate allows the grapes to reach excellent ripeness, and lush fruity characters, making an intense, black wine. A thick-skinned grape full of color, tannin and flavor, Malbec makes wines of great power and character, with blackberry, plums, tar, red pepper, sweet cherry, spice, licorice and deep bittersweet notes, almost like unsweetened chocolate, or espresso.

Chilean Merlot - This reputable Merlot is a soft and supple variation with powerful fruit and spicy flavors. Renowned for its ripe cherry character, the Merlot is a perfect partner for red meats, lamb, and hearty stews. A must have on those crisp autumn evenings.

French Cabernet Sauvignon - All the classic associations with this well-known grape variety used in France's brilliant red wine blends are here in this Cabernet brought in directly from France: rich, intense aromas, deep berry fruits, healthy tannins, and a smooth, lingering finish. With the proper tannin astringency and premium French oak evident throughout, this is an elegant wine offering body and complexity when aged.

French Sauvignon Blanc - Steely, grassy, herbaceous the classic traits of palate-cleansing Sauvignon Blanc are here in this version sourced directly from the French countryside. Crisp and dry, this refreshing wine is a fabulous match with food, as its full, fresh flavors and wonderfully balanced acidity make it essential with chicken, fish and grilled vegetables.

German Muller-Thurgau - Müller-Thurgau (Moo-lehr Tirr-gow) Delicious flavors apricot, green apple and peach aromas of Riesling, and the early ripening qualities of Silvaner.A great sipping wine, it's a perfect choice for potato chips (there's nothing like a crisp glass of Müller-Thurgau and some crunchy chips!) but mostly it's a very satisfying wine to quench a thirst in good company.

Italian Nebbiolo - Medium in body with a luminous dark cherry color Winexpert World Vineyard Barolo has rich, spicy fruit and delivers the true character of the grape and land. Typical flavors are cherries, violets, black licorice, truffles and it finishes with rich, chewy, deep and long-lasting flavor. Burly, assertive ‘chewy’ wine, it is not for the faint of heart, but for those seeking intensity and complexity, there is nothing else like Barolo.

Italian Pinot Grigio - The Italians have their own way with the Pinot Gris grape variety, and in the process they create a special magic with it that's unmatched elsewhere in the wine world. Though dry in character and with a pleasant zip of acidity, this Pinot Grigio shows off a pleasant floral fragrance and tremendous fruit flavors, making it the perfect picnic accompaniment.

Italian Sangiovese - The lively fruit and good acidity make it one of the most food-friendly of all reds, pairing well with pasta, veal Parmigiana, intensely flavored cheeses, and fruits like cherries, figs, plums and raspberries.

Spanish Tempranillo - Gorgeous ruby red in color, this medium-bodied wine is Spain's answer to Cabernet Sauvignon, with berry, plum and herbal notes running to a lush finish of tobacco, leather and vanilla. Serve with roast pork, sheep's milk cheeses, roasted vegetables or lamb.

Washington Merlot with Grape Skins - Ruby red color with a nose of fruit and spice. Rich silky flavors of red berries, spice and plum with a smooth finish. Pair this Merlot with roasted duck breast or beef burgundy.

Washington Riesling - World Vineyard Washington Riesling has a distinctive floral and green apple aroma mixed with mineral elements from its Washington vineyard, giving it a brisk, 'racy' quality. Its high natural level of acidity enables it to balance a hint of residual sugar, setting off aromas of rose petal, apple, pear, peach and apricot and leading to a grand crisp finish of flinty mineral notes. Riesling is the longest-lived of all white wines.

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World Vineyard 1.65 L (One Gallon) - Are you interested in crafting your own wine but don’t want the investment of making 30 bottles? This kit offers first-time winemakers an easy introduction to the experience of winemaking in a perfect starter size with minimal investment. Our kits are all inclusive and contain easy to follow instructions and all the additives you’ll need, pre-measured, to ensure a perfect batch of wine, every time.

Kits Available:

Australian Chardonnay - Supple and slightly buttery, this wine lingers on the palate with layers of toast and spice. Extremely versatile with foods, this is the red wine' of white wines, combining beautifully with grilled pork, chicken, fish, salads and cream-based pasta sauces.

California Cabernet Sauvignon - All the classic associations with this well-known grape variety are here in this Cabernet from California: rich, intense aromas, deep berry fruits, healthy tannins, and a smooth, lingering finish.

California Moscato - Lush, fruity, and delightfully sweet with juicy peach and tropical fruit flavors.

California Pinto Noir - World Vineyard California Pinot Noir creates a lasting impression on the palate with an intense ripe-grape and black cherry aroma, accented by a spicy suggestion of cinnamon and mint. Medium-full bodied and rich but not heavy, it's perfectly balanced with alcohol acid and tannin working harmoniously, and has substantial flavor despite its delicacy. It has an appealing soft, velvety texture, like liquid silk gently caressing the palate.

Chilean Merlot - Originating from the world famous Maipo Valley wine region in Chile hails this great addition to our Passport Series. This reputable Merlot is a soft and supple variation with powerful fruit and spicy flavors. Renowned for its ripe cherry character, the Merlot is a perfect partner for red meats, lamb, and hearty stews. A must have on those crisp autumn evenings.

Italian Pinot Grigio - The Italians have their own way with the Pinot Gris grape variety, and in the process they create a special magic with it that's unmatched elsewhere in the wine world. Though dry in character and with a pleasant zip of acidity, this Pinot Grigio shows off a pleasant floral fragrance and tremendous fruit flavors, making it the perfect picnic accompaniment.

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Vintner's Reserve - Easy to make and easy to enjoy, Vintners Reserve wines offer excellent quality flavors and aromas and there almost 30 available styles to choose from. Ready in 4 weeks.

Kits Available:

Angel Blanco - An easy drinking, well-rounded white wine, with appealing fruit flavors and aromas. Rich and boldly fruity from a multi-vinifera blend that delivers up a floral aromatic nose and a fine mix of peachy, honey, pineapple fruit finishing with a perfect balance of acidity and fruitiness.
Blush - A sweet-reserve addition makes this medium-bodied rosé, refreshing and delicious. Serve well chilled.

Cabernet Sauvignon - Deep ruby, with black currant and cedar on the nose.

Chamblaise - Blended from Chenin Blanc and Colombard grapes, this juice produces a crisp, semi-dry wine, with a clean, refreshing aftertaste. May be enjoyed immediately after bottling.

Chardonnay -
Bergamais - This refreshing, fruity ‘nouveau style' wine shows the bright cherry flavors and aromas of the Gamay grape. Typically consumed young and served slightly chilled. It can be enjoyed on any occasion.

Powerfully structured, this wine shows a crisp, minerally character and a refreshing floral aroma well-balanced by toasty smoke and vanilla notes, and a long complex finish that emerges with aging.

Coastal Red - A smoothly-balanced, aromatic red wine with plenty of cherry notes and a rounded, elegant mouth-feel. Perfect for entertaining.

Coastal White - Light straw colored, this white wine shows smooth, ripe stone fruit on the palate. A refreshing wine by itself, it complements roast chicken and fish.

Diablo Rojo - Dark purple in color with a nose of blackberry jam melded with creamy vanilla aromas and a touch of tobacco. The finish is long and fruit-filled, with the perfect amount of toasty oak. Off dry, this wine is perfect for enjoying right away, delicious with robust foods and excellent all on its own.

Gewurztraminer - A distinctive grape varietal with an unmistakable lychee/floral bouquet and zesty citrus flavors that lead to a mouth-filling finish. Excellent with spicy foods or desserts.

Liebfraumilch Style - This blend epitomizes the classic white wine style that Germany is renowned for, showcasing the Riesling grape with a delicately fruity bouquet and a lushly off-dry finish.

Merlot - Deep in color, with black cherry and currant-berry aromas, the lush fruit of this wine meets soft appealing tannins and a perfect kiss of oak. Perfect with lamb, red meats and tomato sauce dishes.

Mezza Luna Red - Rich and flavorful, this purposeful blend marries intense aromas and complex flavors bursting of cherry and raspberry. The rich dark color hints at the layered oak in the finish. Delightfully complex, Mezza Luna is a powerful and lively red wine to serve with hearty meals.

Mezza Luna White - Like its Selection counterpart Luna Bianca, Mezza Luna (‘Half Moon') is Vintners Reserve's ‘great white' full, round and flavorful, with big fruit flavors and aromas. The oak provides a subtle yet noticeable balance to the fruit intensity. Big, lush and golden, it’s excellent to sip on its own.

Piesporter Style - Transported from Germany's Mosel wine region, this wine is characterized by vivid fruitiness and lively acidity balanced perfectly by floral aromas and a perfect amount of residual sweetness on the finish.

Pinot Blanc - Medium-bodied with lightly fruity aroma, soft flavors and a velvety mouth-feel. Refreshing both as a sipping wine, and as a match with cream sauce dishes, light cheeses and delicate meats.

Pinot Gris - Refreshing and light-bodied, this wine shows green apple, pear and honeydew, drinking well while still young. Great with lighter foods, peppered white fish, and creamy cheeses.

Pinot Noir - Richly complex with fruity as well as spicy characteristics, the strawberry-blackberry nose leads to a velvety full finish. aging uncovers further complexity.

Riesling - Germany’s most popular varietal, this wine is refreshing and well-balanced with a smooth full-body and a crisp finish. A great match with seafood and chicken entrees.

Sangiovese - Firm, dry red wine style made famous by Tuscany. Tannic and robust, this well-structured wine is ripe with flavors of berries and spice. Superb with veal or spicy pasta.

Sauvignon Blanc - The flavor is full and dry, with a fruity, herbaceous character, which finishes crisp and clean. A versatile wine which handles a wide range of herbs, spices and flavorings.

Shiraz - Boasts a concentrated blend of plum and blackberry fruit, with spice and chocolate in a firm structure that leads to a tannic, fruity finish and hints of smoky oak. This wine is a mouth-filling, dark and delicious treat.

Valroza - Ruby red, this classical Italian style wine features rich, spicy berry aromas in a very dry wine with a medium body, perfect with Italian cuisine.

Vieux Chateau du Roi - Robust, rounded and smooth, the bouquet of berries and flavors of ripe plum are beautifully integrated into an elegantly structured finish with hints of oak that will reward aging.

Viognier - The intense fruitiness of this beguiling wine suggests rich sweetness, but it shows a surprisingly dry and aromatic finish. A delicate yellow color, tinged with the variety's typical 'green-gold' hue, it bursts out of the glass with apricot, peach and spice aromas.

White Zinfandel - This uniquely Californian treat is a pleasure to savor fully chilled, literally bursting with sweet fruit flavor and a refreshing, softly fruity finish.

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Speciale - Remarkable specialty wines. Ice wine style, Dessert Wine, and Apera can all be made from the Spéciale range of award winning wines. Makes approximately 30 – 375ml bottles or 15 – 750 ml bottles. Ready in 6 weeks.

Kits Available:

Cabernet Franc Icewine Style - Intensely flavorful, sweet and rich with rose and salmon tints, this wine entices with irresistible aromas and flavors of ripe currants, notes of spice, honey, strawberry, tart rhubarb and cranberry. This kit come complete with yeast, clarifiers, stabilizers, oak and other flavor additives appropriate for the style of wine.

Dessert Wine - Rich and warm with flavors of fig, plum and chocolate makes this a bold, distinctive dessert wine.

Riesling Icewine Style - Prized as a unique sweet wine specialty, our Icewine - based on Riesling grapes - will surprise you with its body and complexity. Served chilled, this golden nectar should be sipped slowly to cherish its special charms.

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Island Mist - Island Mist is a delicious alternative to everyday wines and wine coolers. Combining the crisp freshness of distinctive varietal wines with full fruit flavors, this unique kit makes a fun, refreshing wine-based beverage to enjoy anytime. Ready in 4 weeks.

Kits Available:

Black Raspberry Merlot - Ruby red in color, this flavorful blend accentuates the qualities that make the Merlot grape varietal so appealing. The aroma and flavors of freshly picked, ripe raspberries merge with the lush richness of berries and fruit that naturally burst from the Merlot grape. Soft, supple and easy drinking - a true treat.

Blackberry Cabernet - Like picking ripe, dark, succulent blackberries straight off the vine. The natural combination of slight tart acidity with the pleasant sweetness that makes blackberries so appealing is perfect with the robust and lively Cabernet backing. Cabernet's own balance of berry fruit, natural acidity, plump sweetness and just that touch of zingy edge makes this a uniquely interesting, drinkable refresher.

Blueberry Pinot Noir - The tangy, sweet burst of blueberry combines witht the light-medium body and cherry-spice flavors of the Pinot Noir to bring an intense, yet not overpowering, fruit flavor to your palate.

Coconut Yuzu Pinot Gris - Transport yourself to a vacation state-of-mind with new Coconut Yuzu Pinot Gris from Island Mist. Experience thefreshness of coconut water with a sun kissed twist of yuzu and a hint of lime. It's like a breath of fresh island air in every bottle.

Cranberry Malbec - Exquisitely tart and refreshing, cranberries are the perfect foil for the rich power of Malbec's deep fruitiness. Combining the mouthwatering juiciness of North American cranberry with the plum, blackcurrant and sweet cherry of Argentinean Malbec makes a Mist that's both luscious and lush, perfectly balanced for sweetness with a 'drink-me-now' quality that works well with grilled foods and light fare or even just the lazy days of summer with sunshine and friends!

Cucumber Melon Sauvignon Blanc - The aroma is fresh and fragrant like your favourite Sauvignon Blanc. Light and fruity, the sweet notes of the melon are the perfect complement to the clean crisp cucumber.

Exotic Fruits White Zinfandel - A fantastic pairing of the natural berry and plum flavors of White Zinfandel with a host of luscious fruits including blackberry, strawberry, passionfruit and blackcurrant. This clever combination unleashes a full fruit intensity with a wonderfully balanced, slightly tangy finish.

Green Apple Riesling - The flavor sensation of biting into a crisp, crunchy green apple, with a pleasant tartness followed by a delicious juicy finish. Natural apple flavors blend perfectly with the lively apple notes that are one of Riesling's delightful trademarks. Clean, cool and crisp - a wonderful balance of apple flavor with the slight acidity and firm character of the Riesling grape.

Kiwi Pear Sauvignon Blanc - Like Sauvignon Blanc grapes, kiwi fruits grow on vines and have a luscious combination of pineapple, and banana flavors, which meld beautifully into the soft, rich pear aromas of this wonderfully refreshing beverage.

Peach Apricot Chardonnay - Delicious peach and apricot flavors are blended with the world's most popular white wine variety for a thirst-quenching delight. Chardonnay quietly contributes a subtle dryness and perfectly balanced acidity, with hints of its own citrus and fruit flavors. The result is irresistibly refreshing and perfect for any occasion.

Pineapple Pear Pinot Grigio - Island Mist Pineapple Pear Pinot Grigio leaps out of the glass with juicy sweet pears, succulent, ripe pineapple, and a bright and flowery fragrance. Firm acidity from the Pinot Grigio gives it mouth watering juiciness and a refreshing finish. A perfect aperitif/cocktail, its crispness primes the palate for food. Pair with all seafood, whether raw, lightly sautéed, grilled or lightly sauced with cream or butter.

Pomegranate Zinfandel - Pomegranate is a wonderful summer flavor that blends so well with Zinfandel. The Pomegranate's earthy, rich juice balances with Zinfandel's spicy, robust grapes creating a delicate spicy sweetness that has a particular uniqueness on the first sip and leaves you wanting more.

Raspberry Peach Sangria - Sweet, ripe raspberries mix with juicy peach undertones for the perfect summer sangria - fruity, refreshing, and easy drinking.

Strawberry Watermelon White Shiraz - Light pink color; candied strawberry and watermelon aromas; light body, medium sweet flavor of refreshing strawberry and watermelon.

Strawberry White Merlot - Bright and refreshing, this vibrant wine beverage offers the aromas and flavors of fresh strawberries. The medium-pink White Merlot variety lays the groundwork with its exuberant strawberry notes, tangy acidity, and crisp, delicate finish. The natural strawberry flavor weaves in a pleasant sweetness for an immediate and delicious sensation. Fresh and lively, Strawberry White Merlot is a natural fruit-and-wine combination that was simply meant to be.

White Cranberry Pinot Gris - Winexpert's White Cranberry Pinot Gris bursts with the sweetness that has made White Cranberry a unique and popular flavor in juice, and now Winexpert brings that flavor to you as part of our refreshing line of Island Mist varieties. This wine is very easy to drink and is perfect for backyard barbeques and sharing with friends.

Wildberry Shiraz - Ripe, intense, concentrated berry fruit flavors account for the meteoric popularity of Shiraz, an irresistible red grape variety and a natural to get its own Island Mist berry pairing. Did we say berry? We meant berries! We've matched up a special blend of wild field berries blended seamlessly together with delicious, juicy Shiraz. Taste blueberries, strawberries and blackberries, with an exquisite balance of refreshing fruit and acidity that will have you at the bottom of your glass before you know it.


*Seasonal and Limited Edition kits are also available. Some kits may need to be specially ordered, which could delay their availability.*


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