December 2012 Newsletter

  • December Specials and Features
  • January Oak Barrel Aging Feature
  • En Primeur Hightails Available!
  • Cru Select Specialty Holiday Releases
  • Grand Cru International Limited Release
  • Christmas Hours and Holiday Closures
  • A message to our valued customers


December Specials and Features

En Primeur: Italian Pinot Grigio

8-week 18L      Reg: $169/kit      Sale: $159/kit

Deeply aromatic with ripe pear, lychee and honey on the nose, this wine lures you to take a sip. Beautifully balanced flavours of ripe juicy pear and stone fruit tantalize the palate and lead to an enduring finish.

En Primeur: Australian Sauvignon Blanc

8-week 18L      Reg: $169/kit      Sale: $159/kit

Tropical and citrus fruits are in the bouquet of this unique, medium to full-bodied Sauvignon Blanc with a hint of herbacity on the nose. This exciting and complex wine bursts with flavours of pineapple, passionfruit and stonefruit with a hint of herbaceousness.  The finish offers a refreshing zing of acidity.

Cru Select: Argentina Malbec Syrah

6-week 16L Reg:$125/kit Sale: $115/kit

This full-bodied wine is fruit forward and approachable, with balanced toasted vanilla flavours from Hungarian oak cubes.The wine hints of cherries and black currant up front, with darker, richer notes of coffee, tobacco and licorice behind. Round and smooth with balanced tannins and a very easy drinking wine.

Cru Select: New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc

6-week 16L Reg:$125/kit Sale: $115/kit

Crisp and light, with intense flavours of grapefruit peel and freshly cut grass and an accent of light oak on the finish. The wine presents soft hues, with a slight tinge of green.


December / January Oak Barrel Aging Features

December Oak Barrel Aging Feature:

En Primeur Hightail Pinot Noir $213 ($40 off!!)



January Oak Barrel Aging Feature:

Australian Cabernet Sauvignon $189

Price Includes Kit, service fee, 3 months oak barrel aging


Australian Cabernets are typically softer and fruitier. This wine shows complex varietal fruit flavours including cherry and blackberry.



En Primeur Hightails Available!

Hightail’s unique process allows us to bring you vineyard fressh grapes that are picked, pressed and packaged within 48 hours! Available while quantities last!

Niagara Riesling $169/kit

Oak 3 Body 3 Sweetness 0

Regarded as a great world wine, Rieslings are fast becoming a staple for Canada’s Niagara
region. Its ability to age gracefully and pair with almost any meal makes this Hightail
Riesling a must have for every wine cellar. This medium-bodied wine is dry in style, with abundant notes of apple, stone fruit, and subtle notes of minerality. This wine delivers the perfect balance of fruit and acidity.

Okanagan Chardonnay $169/kit

Oak 3 Body 4 Sweetness 0

Pale gold wine has hints of pineapple, mango, and apple on the nose, with sweet floral honey on the palate. A lively acidity and delicate French oak delivers a balanced, complex wine.

Okanagan Syrah $175/kit

Oak 3 Body 3 Sweetness 0

This medium-bodied red is rich in aromas of ripe red fruit and slight hints of black pepper, leather and spice on the palate. The medium tannins on the finish are a truly great expression of an Okanagan-style Syrah.


Cru Select Holiday Releases!

Toasted Caramel Port Style **NEW!!** $99/kit

Intensely creamy and pleasantly sweet, this full-bodied port combines rich caramel aroma with the robust flavours of red fruit. The buttery caramel notes give this wine a roundness and texture on the palate that is perfectly balanced with rich toasted notes on the finish.

Coffee Port Style $99/kit

Typical of medium roast coffee, aromas of toffee, burnt marshmallow, and chocolate will entice your palate with finishes of vanilla.

Orange Chocolate Port Style $99/kit

Rich aromas of dark chocolate are set gracefully against a frame of refreshing citrus and vanilla notes. This wine has hints of orange peel and a medium-sweet finish.

White Chocolate White Port Style $99/kit

The senses are awakened by this thick, honey coloured wine and its fruity nose. Hints of toasted hazelnut and vanilla are balanced perfectly by velvety smooth white chocolate.

Apple Tatin White Port Style $99/kit

Filled with warm flavours of tart apples and perfectly balanced with rich, sweet toffee. Hints of cinnamon and brown sugar complete the experience.



Orchard Breezin’ Holiday Release!

 CranApple Chardonnay  $69/kit

This low alcohol white wine features tart green apples balanced out by smooth white cranberries to create an easy drinking wine with a crisp, refreshing finish.


Limited Release Grand Cru International kits!

Syrah Rose $92.50/kit

Oak 0 Body 2 Sweetness 0

Refreshing and mouth-watering, this rose wine will tantalize your senses. With notes of strawberries, pear, and a hint of pomegranate, it is a perfect wine for entertaining as it pairs well with many foods.

Muscat $89/kit

Oak 0 Body 2 Sweetness 1

This fresh and vibrant white wine is a true crowd pleaser. Light-bodied with aromas of passion fruit, pineapple, elderflowers, and lychee, a sip of this wine will treat your palate to an impressive lineup of tropical and stone fruit.

Meritage $92.50/kit

Oak 3 Body 3 Sweetness 0

Dark chocolate notes carry throughout, with hints of dried red fruits and green pepper on the nose. This wine kit comes with Dried Winery skins and a blend of American and French oak chips.


Christmas Hours and Holiday Closures:

Please note our business hours over the holiday season:

Friday, December 21 9:30am-5pm
Saturday, December 22 10am-4pm
Sunday, December 23 CLOSED
Monday, December 24 9:30am-1pm

Tuesday, December 25 – January 1st CLOSED

Resuming regular business hours Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013


A message to our valued customers

We would like to say thank you to all of our valued customers for making 2012 our most successful year yet!
Wishing you all a joyous and healthy holiday season!

See you in the new year!


Carole and Calvin


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