What’s Involved

More than our wine guarantee! More than a fun atmosphere and a hospital clean environment. We pay attention to all the detail and to our customers because…
If we don’t pay attention to our customers, someone else will.”
– Anonymous

How long does it take?
Once you choose the style it takes only minutes to start your wine. Then 4 to 8 weeks later (depending on the quality level you choose) bottling single batches will take less than 20 minutes with our 2-bottle filler….

What do I have to do?
Not much! All wine making is done here at our store under our sterile and controlled environment. You only need to start the fermentation of your wine and return 4-8 weeks later to bottle and taste your selection — using our speedy automatic equipment.

What does it cost?
Pricing will vary based on the category of wine selected. It starts at $120 for our starting 4-week level and goes to $210 for the ultra-premium for 28-30 bottles — so you do the math! In each category you’ll be saving a bundle compared to comparable store bought quality.

What is included in the price?
Pricing includes the wine, corks, color shrink caps, custom OR stock labels and all taxes. Bottles are priced separately. Bottles cost is $1.00 each for standard 750ml bottles.

What’s 4-week vs. 6-week vs 8-week mean?
Each category makes virtually the same amount of finished wine. However, there is more fresh juice content as you go up the scale – meaning also the length of time it takes to make. Think of orange juice from concentrate vs. orange juice from freshly squeezed. (By the way, we don’t sell any full concentrate wines at Winexpert Owen Sound even though we could.) Also, as you go up the scale, the juices come from specific countries and then specific regions within each country of origin. Basically it’s the old adage, “you get what you pay for.”

How many bottles will I get?
Your vintage will yield approximately 29 to 30 standard (750ml) bottles. Ultra premium wines yield 28-29 standard bottles.

Do I need an appointment to make wine?
An appointment is only needed for bottling it. Bottle it at lunch and you’ll still have time to eat!

What will I do with that much wine?
You will make a lot of friends! Most customers who ask this question return a short time later and say that most of their wine is gone. A great idea is to make multiple selections with friends and family to build a cellar with many different styles that complement the food you serve. Every individual batch produces a quantity of 23 liters (5 imp. gallons). Specialty wines like Ice Wine or Port produce 15 regular 750 ml. bottles.

How and when do I pay?
You pay for your wine selection at the time you start it. We accept Master Card and VISA, as well as debit cards and cheques. Bottles can be purchased when you come in to bottle. New bottles are a buck each and a great idea. The peel & stick labels easily come off for repeat use.

Can I bring in my own bottles?
Yes. You will sanitize all bottles prior to filling them regardless if you bring them in or purchase them here. We always have bottles in stock if you need to purchase just a few.

Custom or stock peel & stick labels are included at Winexpert…a $15.00 value free! We will imprint personalized text for you with our laser printer at the time of bottling.

How do I know what wine to make?
With over 100 varieties available, we’ll help you narrow the choices down to a few.

Taste satisfaction guaranteed or we’ll make you another selection free!