February 2012 Newsletter


  • 5 Year Anniversary Open House, Saturday, February 18th.
  • Open House Specials! First choice to newsletter and facebook subscribers!
  • Last Chance to for RQ pre-orders
  • Jan/Feb/Mar oak barrel aging features
  • Sign up to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
  • On-line catalogue
  • Wine and Beer making competitions and awards
  • Hightail Cabernet Franc available


5 year Anniversary Customer Appreciation Open House, Saturday, February 18th!


We are excited to announce our 5 year Anniversary Customer Appreciation Open House will be on Saturday, February 18th, 10am-4pm.

We will of course have lots of appetizers, cheeses, cake, virgin wine coolers on tap, as well as a Grand Prize draw to win a Wine Cooler Fridge!

We will have a huge selection of in-stock wine kits on special in which we are offering our Newsletter Subscribers and Facebook ‘friends’ the exclusive option to reserve kits at the Open House Special sale price, AND the option to be able to purchase these kits in the week leading up to our Open House! (Feb 13-17) These Open House special priced kits are on a first come first serve basis while quantities last.

We hope to see you there!


Here is the list of kits available for reservation as well as the quantity available:

2 x Cellar Classic Winery Series Italian Super Tuscan (reg $149) SALE $119

2 x Cellar Classic Winery Series California Cabernet Sauvignon (reg $149) SALE 119

2 x Cru Select Italian Valpolicella Ripassa (reg $135) SALE $104

4 x Cru Select Australian Shiraz (reg $124) SALE $99

4 x Cru Select Australian Chardonnay (reg $118) SALE $95

4 x Cru Select German Gewurztraminer (reg $118) SALE $95

2 x Cellar Classic Pinot Grigio (reg $106) SALE $90

3 x Cellar Classic Rosso Grande (reg $111) SALE $90

2 x Cellar Classic Merlot (reg $111) SALE $90

3 x Cellar Classic Gewurztraminer (reg $106) SALE $90

3 x Grand Cru International Chilean Malbec (reg $92.50) SALE $75

3 x Grand Cru International Washington Merlot (reg $92.50) SALE $75

2 x Grand Cru International South African Chenin Blanc (reg $89) SALE $70


Please contact us via email or phone to reserve your kits at the Open House Price while quantities last!
You must come in-store to purchase your reserved kits BEFORE 1pm on Feb 18th.  Unclaimed kits at this time will be sold on a first-come-first-serve basis.

info@connerswinecellar.com or 604-824-4312



Last Chance for RQ Pre-Orders!

Here is a list of the exciting restricted quantity wine kits for 2012:

December 2011 Califonia Hang Ten $129/kit (1 left!)

Muscat Symphony Sauvignon Blanc Chardonnay

Oak 0 Body 2 Sweetness 2

A luscious blend with flavours and aromas of peach, apricot, baked apple, and pear. This soft white also has a hint of tropical fruit.


January 2012 Spain Toro $129/kit (SOLD OUT)

Monastrell Tempranillo Cabernet Sauvignon

Oak 4 Body 3 Sweetness 0

Red ripe fruits with a little bit of anise, hay/straw, dried prune, cherries and blackcurrant entice the nose. coffee with black pepper or dried leaves are layered with the sweetness of fresh cherries and strawberries. With Hungarian Oak Cubes.


February 2012 Argentinia Tango (with Grape Skins) $139/kit ORDER NOW! (available next week)

Tempranillo Malbec

Oak 4 Body 4 Sweetness 0

Rich flavours of ripened cherries and dried prunes carry throughout. The dark notespresent a hint of chocolate or coffee. Aromas of eucalyptus, violets, black cherry and black currants entice the nose while the sweet ripe apple finish will have you wanting more. Will come with 250g Dried Genuwine Merlot skins, French and American oak chips.


March 2012 Australia Down Under

Shiraz Cabernet Petit Verdot $139/kit (not yet available – taking pre-orders now!)

Oak 3 Body 3 Sweetness 0

The unique red, rich, fruit flavours are topped with aromas of redcurrants, chokeberry with hints of sour cherry and cherry, dried fruit notes are present in the nose and dried prunes or figs in taste. Will come with 250g Dried Genuwine Cabernet Merlot skins and French oak.


April 2012 Australia Down Under

Syrah Merlot Rosé $129/kit

Oak 0 Body 2 Sweetness 1

This Rosé offers floral notes of honey. Flavours of strawberry, raspberry, fresh apples, fig. On the finish it delivers extra light tannins and a slightly sweet finish.


The RJS Cru Select Restricted Quantity wine kits are highly sought after and always fantastic. Not only do our customers rave about them but they always win many awards at the International Wine Maker competiton every year. You don’t want to miss out! Reserve your kits today!



January, February, and March Oak Barrel Aging Features:


En Primeur California Cabernet Sauvignon $247

(Price includes kit, service fee + 3 months oak barrel aging)




Cru Select Australian Shiraz $191

Price includes kit, service fee + 3 months oak barrel aging

3 spaces available!



Cru Select Chilean Malbec $191

Price includes kit, service fee + 3 months oak barrel aging

4 spaces available!


Sign Up to Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

Always be ‘in the know’ by following us on facebook and twitter! You can watch for weekly “Tweet Deals”  Twitter specials, and always get the latest news right when it happens by ‘liking’ our Facebook Page!



On-line Catalogue

We have been working hard to create an online catalogue so that our customers have readily available our complete list of home brewer products, as well as our complete line of wine, beer, cider, and cooler kits. This is a work in progress but please feel free to check it out and hopefully it will be completed soon!




Wine and Beer Making Competitions and Awards

We’re elated to announce that Calvin was just awarded four Silver Medals for his four entries in the first homebrew beer competition we’ve ever entered! His Czech Pilsner, Irish Stout, Baltic Porter and Belgian Wit recipes all medalled – a clean sweep!

We have also just entered 28 wines into the 2012 WineMaker International Wine Making Competition. Wish us luck! Wait, who are we kidding? No luck here! Just top of the line wine kits made by Chilliwack’s most award winning vintners!

We always give our wines the time and attention they deserve..no cutting corners, and we only age our wines in genuine French oak, or fine Italian glass – never in plastic.  Our awards don’t lie!


Hightail Cabernet Franc Available!

As fresh as the cool breezes sweeping over the vineyard, Hightail delivers the harvest of the vine with unprecedented vitality.  A unique process ensures that vineyard fresh grapes are picked, pressed and packaged within 24 hours.  This year our focus is on British Columbia varietals.

Okanagan Cabernet Franc, 8-week kit, $175 (while quantities last)

A favourite amongst wine lovers, this wine opens with chocolate notes, green pepper and hints of tobacco on the nose. The hint of dark chocolate, dried dates, and herbaceous notes provide the perfect finishing taste.

Oak 3  Body 3  Sweetness 0

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