November ’11 Newsletter

  • No, you didn’t miss the October newsletter!
  • November Features
  • October – December Oak Barrel Aging Features
  • We won the Chilliwack Progress 2011 A-List!
  • RJS Academy Members Exclusive Glad Hatter Wine Kit series
  • 2012 Restricted Quantity Wine Kits have been announced!
  • Store changes
  • We now have Fraser Valley’s largest supply of home brew supplies including a large selection of Malts, Hops, and Liquid Yeasts!
  • Monthly Top 10 now on website!
  • We support your charity!


No, you didn’t miss our October Newsletter!

Many apologies to our faithful readers! We have been so busy with our renovations that we did not get our October newsletter sent out in time, so instead we are sending our Novermber newsletter out early!


November Features:


En Primeur Italian Pinot Grigio – Our top of the line series, 8-week kit! Reg $169/kit

Sale $156/kit!

Oak  0   Body  3    Sweetness  0

Italy’s most popular white wine.  Deeply aromatic with ripe pear, lychee and honey on the nose,  beautifully balanced flavours of ripe juicy pear and stone fruit tantalize the palate and lead to an enduring finish.

Cru Select French Merlot – 6-week kit. Reg $119/kit

Sale $109/kit

Oak 3   Body  3-4   Sweetness  0

A full-bodied red wine with impressive aromas of farm fresh strawberries, violets and vanilla framed with soft silky tannins.  On the palate, it presents powerful notes of ripe raspberries, cherries and dark fruit.


Oak Barrel Aging Features:

October: 1 SPACE LEFT!
As we haven’t yet filled the last space in the October barrel, we’re delaying it for a week – so please let us know asap if you want in, because if we haven’t sold it by Friday, we’re making it for ourselves!

En Primeur California Cabernet Sauvignon

$245 + tax (price includes Wine kit, service fee, 3 months Oak Barrel Aging)


October Bonus Barrel! SOLD OUT!

Cru Select Australian Chardonnay


November: SOLD OUT!

Cru Select Italian Barolo


December:   2 SPACES LEFT!

Grand Cru International Italian Brunello

$159 + tax (price includes Wine kit, service fee, 3 months Oak Barrel Aging)


We won the Chilliwack Progress A-List!

Very pleasant surprise, we were just voted the 2011 “Chilliwack A-List Best U-Vin/U-Brew” by Chilliwack Progress readers! This is the 2nd straight year we were voted to the “Chilliwack’s Best” list, and we’re ecstatic!

Thank you everyone for your continued support!

RJS Academy Members Exclusive Glad Hatter Wine Kit series, available Now!

The Glad Hatter’s story is as unusual as the Hatter himself. Some say he roamed the countryside entertaining people with his antics, and that he carried a secret stash of delicious wine he kept tucked under his enormous top hat. Others say his hat was magic, and that the he used it to conjure wine for friendly villagers he encountered in his travels. But no matter his story, everyone agrees on one thing – the Glad Hatter’s wine was always wonderful. Now, you can enjoy these delicious varieties too. Whimsical, bold and colourful, like the Glad Hatter himself – these wines will thrill and delight you and your guests, everyday.

The Glad Hatter offers winemakers outstanding new and exciting wines from the world’s leading vineyards. With ten delicious varietals to choose from, there’s sure to be a choice that fits your occasion, and the story you want to tell!

Glad Hatter. The Wine With Dash.

5 Week 9L Premium Wine Kit

Red, $76/kit White & Rosé, $74/kit

Australia Shiraz

Chile Merlot

California Cabernet Sauvignon

Italy Valpolicella

California Zinfandel

Australia Chardonnay

Chile Sauvignon Blanc

Italy Pinot Grigio

Germany Riesling

Chile Malbec Rose

Please feel free to contact us or visit Glad Hatter’s website for more information:


2012 Restricted Quantity Wine Kits have been announced!


December 2011 California Hang Ten $129/kit

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

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

Tempranillo Malbec

Oak 4 Body 4 Sweetness 0

Rich flavours of ripened cherries and dried prunes carry throughout. The dark notes present 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

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 competition every year. You don’t want to miss out! Reserve your kits today!


Conner’s Wine Cellar Store Changes

If you haven’t been in our store in a little while you might be surprised the next time you’re in! We have been making quite a few changes around here including 2 brand new bottling stations, a separate wine ‘in progress’ production room, and many new home brew products!

With that said, please note that customers will no longer be able to enter through the back door for bottling appointments, but no worries, our bottling stations are no longer at the back! You’ll have to come check it out for yourselves!


We now have Fraser Valley’s largest supply of home brew supplies including a large selection of Malts, Hops, and Liquid Yeasts!

If you know (or are) a “real” home brewer that makes beer right from scratch, then you’re probably well aware that there are only two supply shops in BC that carry whole grains and fresh hops … and if you don’t live in Vernon or Vancouver, then you’ve got a long drive ahead of you to pick up the required ingredients. Well, no more! We’ve brought in a wide selection of hops, malts, and liquid yeasts just for the home beer makers out there – and we’re already drawing customers from Langley, Mission, Hope, and beyond!

So if you’re a homebrewer, you’ve got to come and see what we’ve got to offer! And definitely pass the word to all your home brewing friends that Conner’s Wine Cellar is now the place to get your fresh ingredients, and all required equipment!


Top 10 Kits now on our website!

We find it very interesting to see how people’s tastes changes throughout the year, so if this is something that interests you as well, then you’ll love to check out our Monthly top 10 most popular kits section!

Located in the right side bar on our homepage, click the link under the current month’s top 10 to see the previous months!


We support your Charities!

We believe that our customers are valuable and what matters to you, matters to us!

Please let us know if you have a charity or charity event that matters to you and we would be happy to support your cause by donating a gift, gift certificate or pledge.



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