September Newsletter:

  • Time to start your holiday wines!!
  • September features!
  • September Oak Barrel Aging Offer!
  • Cru Specialty 2010 Limited Release Line up!
  • New Product Offerings and Limited Edition Wine Kits!
  • RJ Spagnols Restricted Quantity and Hightail wine kits to be announced soon!
  • Exciting new Restricted Quantity Wine Kits from KenRidge Showcase Collection!


Time to start your holiday wines!

It’s that time again!

Start your wines now to be aged in time for the Christmas/holiday/New Years season!!
6-week wine kits started now, will have about 2 months of aging before the holiday season!

September feature:

Grand Cru International

12L 5-week wine kits$84/kit (reg. $89)

Red Varietals: (Includes Winery Dried GenuWine Grape Skins)
Italian Barolo

Italian Brunello

Austalian Cabernet Sauvignon

Chilean Malbec

Washington Merlot

BC Pinot Noir
South African Pinotage
Italian Primitivo
Californian Syrah
Californian Zinfandel

White Varietals:
Californian Chardonnay
South African Chenin Blanc
German Gewurztraminer
German Piesporter
Ontario Sauvignon Blanc
Californian White Zinfandel

September Oak Barrel Aging Features:

Cellar Classic Winery Series Rosso Grande Eccellente $209

Includes Wine Kit, Vintners fee, and 3 months of Oak Barrel Aging

Only 4 spaces so act fact!!

Cru Select Australian Shiraz $179

Includes Wine Kit, Vintners fee, and 3 months of Oak Barrel Aging

Only 2 spaces left so act fast!

Cru Specialty 2010 Limited Release Line up:

This year we are excited to announce that the favourites you’ve asked for will be returning along with 3 soon to become holiday must haves. These wines will all be available mid September on a limited basis, first come first serve. Please order your kits early to avoid disappointment!

Orange Chocolate Port Style

This rich specialty wine is an intricate mélange of lively flavours that tempt the nose and reward the palate. Rich aromas of dark chocolate are set gracefully against a frame of refreshing citrus and vanilla notes. The palate is endowed with a full-bodied experience and a finely balanced combination of delicious chocolate, hints of orange peel and a medium-sweet finish.

Price: $109/kit

White Chocolate White Port Style

The senses are awakened by this thick, honey coloured wine and it’s rich, fruity nose. Hints of toasted hazelnut and vanilla are balanced perfectly by velvety smooth white chocolate. Irresistibly sweet on it’s own, serve chilled as an after dinner indulgence or try it half and half with tonic water and a slice of lemon over ice as a refreshing cocktail. Especially delicious paired with dark chocolate, hazelnuts or salted cashews.

Price: $109/kit

Apple Tatin White Port

This decadent white port will have you reminiscing of freshly baked apple pie. Its bouquet is filled with warm flavours of tart apples perfectly balanced with rich, sweet toffee. Hints of cinnamon and brown sugar complete the experience in this soon to become holiday tradition.

This port is extraordinary on its own but will make the perfect addition to your favourite apple martini recipe.

Price: $109/kit

Riesling Ice Wine Style

A must for every wine cellar, Icewine is the perfect end to any meal and a great addition to your favourite cocktails. Riesling’s acidity adds the perfect balance to the intense sweetness. Sinfully delicious with intense apricots, apples and pears on the nose, following through to tempting flavours of honey and lychee that linger on the palate. The perfect finish to any meal, pair this nectar with strong cheeses, custard desserts or foie gras.

Price: $109/kit

Cabernet Franc Ice Wine Style

Its glistening ruby red colour will catch your eye while its nose promises a mouth watering experience. Your palate will be overcome with flavours of sweet and tart red berries and apricots. A lingering honey finish will have you craving more. The rich berry flavours will pair perfectly with chocolate covered strawberries or your favourite dark chocolate dessert.

Price: $109/kit

New Product Offerings!

Autumn is just around the corner and we are beginning to prepare for the busy harvest/holiday season. This year we will be offering a wide range of new and fresh kits to help you through this busy season. Some will become permanent offerings while others are available only for the season. Any kit you choose we are sure will become favourites beyond the holidays.

En Primeur has become the standard in wine excellence. This is why we are always excited to bring you new product offerings. We are thrilled to announce the following wine kits now available:

EP German Riesling Gewurztraminer

Two of Germany’s most iconic varietals are combined to produce an exceptional wine. This Riesling Gewurztraminer blend offers apples, spice and a hint of minerals enticing the nose.

Slightly off dry with perfectly balanced acidity, flavours of citrus, floral and honey linger gracefully on the palate.

Price: $175/kit 1 | 3 | 1– 2

Italian Pinot Grigio

Refresh yourself with Italy’s most popular white wine. 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.

Price: $175/kit 0 | 3 | 0

En Primeur Discontinuations

In order to maintain the freshest inventory possible, effective immediately RJ Spagnols will be discontinuing the following wine kits:

Rheingau German Riesling

Trapani Sicilian Syrah

Both wine kits are available while quantities last on a first come first serve basis.

Limited Edition Grand Cru International Wine Kits, Available While quantities last:

Italian Pinot Grigio

From one of the wine capitals of the world, this Italian Pinot Grigio’s deep apple and grapefruit bouquet will entice you. Apples and citrus notes follow thorough to the palate and lingers with a dry finish. 0 | 2 | 0

Price: $89/kit

Argentina Malbec Syrah

A mélange of 2 classic varietals made with a new world twist! Malbec and Syrah are blended to create a wine with aromas of toast while fermentation on Shiraz Genuwine Winery Dried

Grape Skins adds hints of cherry and dark fruit to the palate.

2 | 3 | 0

Price: $89/kit

Limited Edition Holiday Favourites! Available mid Sepember while quantities last!

Spiced Plum

The aromas of the holidays are captured in this soon to become annual must have! The aromas of cloves, nutmeg and a hint of cinnamon will tempt you while sweet & tangy plum lingers on the palate.

Price: $69/kit

Cran Apple Chardonnay

Our Holiday Cran Apple Chardonnay is a low alcohol white wine, featuring tart green apples balanced out by smooth white cranberries to create an easy drinking wine with a crisp, refreshing finish.

Price: $69/kit

2010/2011 Restriced Quantity Wines and Hightails soon to be announced!

We will be attending a private RJ Spagnols event next week that will announce the next line of Restricted Quantity Wine Kits available in the new year, as well as many other exciting new products! We can’t wait to give our customers a sneak peak at these exciting new wine kits!

KenRidge Restricted Quantity Wine Kits

We are very excited to announce the following restricted quantity wine kits available by pre-order only from the KenRidge Showcase 2011 Collection.

Please let us know as soon as possible if you would like to order any of the following wine kits. Available by reservation only. Pre-order deadline is November, 30.

Australia Mourvedre

Waikeris Area, Riverland Region

Release Date: Dec 2010

Mourvedre, a Spanish grape by origin, where it is known as Monastrell, is a component of many famous wines including Chateauneuf-du-Pape and the Australian GSM (Garnacha, Syrah, Mourvedre) where it provides structure and intense fruit flavours. When this vatietal stands alone you can expect aromas and flavours of blackberry, plum, mulberry, spice (clove and black pepper) and a touch of mint. This full-bodied wine has moderate tannins in its youth which allow this wine to age gracefully.

Body: 5 Sweetness: 0 $129/kit

Australia Chardonnay-Riesling-Gewurztraminer

Overland Vineyards, Riverland Region

Release Date: Jan 2011

The blending of grape varieties is a way of developing a wine style that would not be possible with only a single grape. This off-dry, medium-bodied white wine has a round, smooth mouth-feel and just enough acidity to refresh on the finish. The richer Chardonnay, which is dominant in the blend, exhibits aromas and flavours of apple, pear and peach, while the refreshing Riesling offers notes of lemon zest and floral; the alluring Gewurztraminer adds the exotic spice and tropical fruit notes.

Body: 3 Sweetness: 1 $119/kit

Spain Garnacha


Release Date: Feb 2011

Spain is the homeland of Garnacha which is one of the most widely planted red grapes in the world. Garnacha has many aliases including Grenache in France and Australia, and Cannonau in Sardinia, Italy. The fruity expression of this grape is why many wineries blend this grape with others to produce GSM wines of Australia, and the Chateauneuf du Pape wines of the Rhone Valley, and the legendary Tavel Roses. Garnacha, as a single varietal wine, will have a lavish core of black cherry, raspberry and blueberry fruit flavours accented by a touch of earth, herbs and black pepper. The delicate use of oak will add that extra depth of complexity to this medium to full-bodied wine.

Body:4 Sweetness: 0 $129/kit

Oregon Pinot Noir

Rivercrest Vineyard, Columbia Valley

Release Date: Mar 2011

Pinot Noir is a wine of elegance, finesse and complexity. The velvety tannins and exceptional acidity of Pinot Noir make for not only a great sipping wine but also a great food companion. Expect aromas and flavours of cherry, red berry, spice, delicate smoke and oak, and a touch of earth and mushroom, all found in a light to medium-bodied framework.

Body: 3 Sweetness: 0 $129/kit

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