September 2011 Newsletter

  • September Features
  • October, November, December Oak Barrel Aging Features
  • Brewhouse Oktoberfest and Winterfest Beer Kits
  • Cru Select Seasonal Specialty kits now available!
  • Orchard Breezin Lounge: Pina Colada and Cosmo, the verdict is in!
  • Conner’s Wine Cellar wins an ‘Academy Award’ in Excellent Consumer Experience!
  • By popular demand, we now have 5 French Oak Barrels!
  • New Home Brewer Products!
  • Now is the time to put on your Christmas Wines!
  • Don’t forget to Vote for Conner’s Wine Cellar as Chilliwack’s Best U-Vin in the Chilliwack Progress A-List!
  • Many more things in the works!

September Features:

En Primeur Maipo Valley Chilean Malbec  

$159/kit  (Reg $175/kit)

Chile’s Maipo Valley lies in the shadows of the Andes providing perfect growing conditions for many world class wines. With spicy & herbaceous aromas and a hint of tobacco, this medium to full bodied Malbec is rounded by an elegant palate of dried red fruits with lingering earthiness. Fermentation on Cabernet-Merlot GenuWine Winery Dried Grape Skins and American & French oak chips round the finish.

8 Week, 18L Kit

Oak 3   Body 4    Sweetness 0


Cru Select New Zealand Unoaked Chardonnay

$109/kit (Reg $115/kit)

6 Week, 16L Kit

This full-bodied unoaked inwe showcases the brilliant balance between fresh fruity flavours and vibrant acidity. Offering a stunning array of flavours that reflect citrus, peach and mineral notes, this refreshing wine is best served chillied to show off its lively potential.

Oak 0    Body  3      Sweetness 0


Vino Del Vida Cabernet Sauvignon

$64/kit (Reg $69/kit)

4 Week, 9L Kit

A dry, medium-bodied, rich and intense wine, nicely rounded with oak and cherry-currant flavours.

Oak  3    Body  3    Sweetness 0


Oak Barrel Aging Features:

September:    SOLD OUT!

KenRidge Founder’s Series French Grenache Syrah Mourvedre


October:     3 SPACES LEFT!

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:     4 SPACES LEFT!

Cellar Classic Winery Series Italian Amarone

$209 + tax  (price includes Wine kit, service fee, 3 months Oak Barrel Aging)


December:    4 SPACES LEFT!

Grand Cru International Italian Brunello

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



Brewhouse Oktoberfest Available Now!  Winterfest Beer Kits coming soon!

Steeped in German Tradition and available for a limited time only!

The Oktoberfest kits are coming in this week!


These beer kits fly off the shelf quickly after they arrive, so let us know if you’d
like to reserve a kit!


Cru Select Limited Seasonal Releases:    


Cru Specialty brings you truly unique and distinctive wines to
stock your cellar and are perfect for all your holiday entertaining and gift giving.
This year, we are bringing you a new Coffee Port Style along with returning favourites; Orange Chocolate Port Style, White Chocolate White Port Style, Apple Tatin White Port Style, Riesling Ice Wine Style and Cabernet Franc Ice Wine Style, all available while quantities last.


Energize your senses with this comforting flavour experience! Dating back to the 15th century, coffee has been enjoyed worldwide as an invigorating elixir. Typical of medium roast coffee, aromas of toffee, burnt marshmallow and chocolate will entice you and follow through to a palate which finishes with lingering notes of vanilla. Our Coffee Port Style is a wonderful end to any meal, paired with dessert or enjoyed on its


Orchard Breezin Lounge: Pina Colada, Cosmo, and Mojito – the verdict is in!

Many of you have been intrigued by the new Orchard Breezin Lounge product, but have been hesitant to try it…
So, thinking only of our customers, we thought we would give this product a try for ourselves, and WE LOVE IT! We have tried both the Pina Colada and Cosmo, and we would recommend them both! We haven’t personally tried the Mojito style but have heard this one is also excellent!

The best part is, you can give these kits a try in as little quantity as a half batch (15 bottles), made in store for $79 (kit and service fee included), or a full batch for $129 (kit and service fee included)


Conner’s Wine Cellar wins an ‘Academy Award’ for Excellence in Consumer Experience!

On the evening of August 21st, 2011 at the beautiful Lakeside Resort in Penticton, British Columbia, representatives from the top 100 Brew on Premise and Wine Making shops from across Canada gathered for the first annual RJS Craft Winemaking Academy Awards gala. We were in attendance, and were absolutely thrilled to receive one of only five “Excellence in Consumer Experience” awards for Exemplary Store Transformation. We would like to thank the Academy for the direction they’ve given us over the past year, and a special thanks to our customers – you’re the reason we do what we do!


By popular demand, we now have 5 French Oak Barrels!

As some of you may recall our oak barrel aging service was sold out 4 months in advance, so we’ve purchased a few more barrels to keep up with the demand. We are happy that so many of you are enjoying this premium add-on, and we are proud to still be the first and only U-Vin in the area providing this special service.

Those of you who have tried it, know how great the wine is after being Oak Barrel Aged for 3 months! Especially since your wine is ready to drink the moment it comes out of the barrel! This is because 3 months of oak barrel aging is equivilant to 1 year aging in the bottle.

We are always open to suggestions, so please let us know if there is a particular type of wine that you would like to oak barrel age, and there is a very good chance that we’ll make it an upcoming oak barrel aging feature!


New Home Brewer Products!

This past year has seen a dramatic increase in the number of requests and inquiries for home brewing equipment and supplies. To that end, we have been diligently sourcing materials, ingredients and new suppliers, in an effort to be Chilliwack’s one stop home brew supply shop.

We now carry brewer’s grains, hops, malt extracts, refractometers, carbon filtering equipment, turbo yeasts, wine pumps, and much much more!

We are also just about to secure distribution relationships with suppliers of fine brewers yeasts and kegging equipment.  Check our website often, as new items are arriving weekly.  Give us a call or send us an email if there are any items you would like us to stock!


Now is the time to put on your Christmas Wines!

It may seem a  bit early, but in fact now is the time to put on your Christmas wines to ensure they’re perfectly aged for the holiday season!

A 6-week wine kit put on today, will have 2 months of aging time before Christmas. Whether you would like a fine wine for entertaining with friends, or little bottles of specialty port for stocking stuffers, don’t delay, and be relaxed when the holidays arrive knowing that you prepared in advance!


Don’t forget to vote!

There are only a few days left to vote for us as Chilliwack’s Best U-Vin in the Chilliwack Progress A-List!

Deadline is Sept 9th! Follow this link for your on-line entry form:

Thank you for your continued support! We really appreciate it!


Many more things are in the works!

Restricted quantity wines are going to be announced any day now, a revolutionary new 5-week wine kit is going to be launched before winter, we are currently working on an on-line version of our store, and we’re expanding our floor space to accommodate our growth!

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