September 2013 Newsletter

  • Follow us on Facebook for the latest news, deals and specials
  • Chilliwack A-List Voting is on!
  • September Specials and Oak Barrel Aging Features
  • Cru Select RQ 2014 Announced!
  • Orchard Breezin Holiday Release: Cranapple Celebration
  • Cru Select Specialty Seasonal Release: Black Forest Port
  • Grand Cru International Limited Releases: Tempranillo Cabernet Sauvignon & Viognier
  • Brewhouse Fall Release! Pumpkin Ale and Oktoberfest
  • Grape Sourcing Changes
  • Expansion feedback
  • Top Hat & Half Batches
  • Friends and Family “Switch” Incentive!



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Almost 7 years ago when we bought Conner’s Wine Cellar, the first two things we did (after dusting, scrubbing and mopping) were to get a great website going, and to start sending out email Newsletters.  We said “Newsletter Subscribers will always be the first to know!”  And that was true for quite a number of years!

Technology has changed over those years though, and while we still believe that our newsletter will always be the best was for our 300+ subscribers to get the full scoop on what’s new, what’s on special, and what’s coming up, the fact is that with Facebook and Twitter being such an “instant” media, we find ourselves posting news ‘as it happens’ to those sites two or three times a week.

We often have one-day spot specials, “tweet deals”, first-come-first-serve offers, and other industry news posted to our Facebook page, not to mention the occasional fun stuff.  So if you REALLY want to be in the loop, please consider “Like”ing our Facebook page, and/or following us on Twitter!

 Chilliwack A-List Voting is on!
Chilliwack Progress A-List

Voting has begun for the Chilliwack Progress A-List, Best of Chilliwack 2013!  Conner’s Wine Cellar has been voted Chilliwack’s Best U-Brew/U-Vin for the past three years, and we would be honored if you chose Conner’s Wine Cellar as best U-Vin for the fourth straight year!

Vote now!  Tell your friends!  Share this link!

September Specials:

Cellar Classic Winery Series Washington Merlot                 Reg $154/kit             Sale $132/kit
Cellar Classic Winery Series Cabernet Sauvignon              Reg $154/kit             Sale $132/kit
Cellar Classic Winery Series California Syrah                      Reg $154/kit              Sale $132/kit
Cellar Classic Italian Pinot Grigio                                             Reg $112/kit              Sale $105/kit
Cellar Classic Cabernet Sauvignon                                            Reg $117/kit             Sale $104/kit
Cellar Classic Merlot                                                                       Reg $117/kit              Sale $104/kit
Cellar Classic Shiraz                                                                        Reg $117/kit              Sale $104/kit
Cellar Classic Pinot Noir                                                               Reg $117/kit              Sale $99/kit
Cellar Classic Sauvignon Blanc                                                   Reg $112/kit             Sale $98/kit
Cru Select Australian Chardonnay                                           Reg $120/kit             Sale $108/kit
Cru Select Italian Pinot Grigio                                                   Reg $120/kit             Sale $108/kit
Cru Select New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc                             Reg $120/kit             Sale $108/kit
Cru Select Cabernet Shiraz Merlot                                           Reg $125/kit             Sale $113/kit
Cru Select Australian Shiraz                                                       Reg $125/kit             Sale $113/kit


September Oak Barrel Aging Features:

The September Oak Barrel Aging Feature is Your Pick!

We have one free barrel this month, so if you would like to fill one, (must purchase 4 batches of the same wine) then you can have any kind of red wine oak barrel aged that you wish! ….and on top of that, only pay 1/2 the oak barrel aging fee!
That’s a $120 value for only $60! Ask us for details!
Call your friends, ask your neighbours, if 120 bottles of ultra-premium wine is too much for you, find someone to split the barrel with – but hurry!  First to call gets the barrel!

 Cru Select RQ 2014 Announced!


Three fabulous wines from the southern hemisphere will be launched in December followed by two wines from the northern hemisphere in March. Try them all and experience the world of wines! Pre-Orders start now, so make sure you sign up now so you don’t miss out!



Release: December 2013
Fragrant aromas of fresh lemon, orange, and floral notes lead to a ripe and vibrant style of Torrontés
Oak 0 Body 3 Sweetness 0


Release: December 2013
This wine begins with aromas of cherry, blackberry, and violets as well as hints of pepper, vanilla, and chocolate that integrate through on the palate.
Oak 4 Body 4 Sweetness 0

Release: DECEMBER 2013
This classic blend of two white grape varieties provides fragrant fruit and floral overtones on the nose, showing an interesting interaction of citrus, stone fruit, gooseberry, straw and a hint of oak spice.
Oak 1 Body 3 Sweetness 0



Release: MARCH 2014
The refined combination of black cherry, blackberry, and plum on the palate are complemented by the slight edge of tart cranberry on the finish.
Oak 3 Body 3 Sweetness 0

Release: MARCH 2014
Medium-bodied and well-balanced, this wine features dense flavours of black fruit, smoke, cedar and hints of vanilla on the palate.
Oak 3 Body 3 Sweetness 0

 Orchard Breezin Holiday Release: Cranapple Celebration

Now Available! $69/kit

(Formerly Cranapple Chardonnay)

The holiday season is just around the corner and our popular Orchard Breezin’s Cranapple Celebration is back! This white wine featuring tart green apples balanced out by smooth white cranberries creates an easy drinking wine with a crisp, refreshing finish. Enjoy sipping this delightful vintage at holiday gatherings, perfect as a hostess gift, or for sharing with special friends and family during the holidays.


 Cru Select Specialty Seasonal Release:

Because Every Day Is Special…

Black Forest Port StyleCru Specialty brings you truly unique and distinctive wines to stock your cellar and are perfect for all your holiday entertaining and gift giving. Cru Specialty has a wine to please every palate! These wines are available exclusively for the holiday season while quantities last.

Black Forest Port
Bursting with rich aromas of red and black cherry, this full flavored wine also has a hint of dark chocolate fused with plum. Rich and sweet on the palate with an enjoyable warm finish, this dessert in a bottle is an irresistible complement to your holiday festivities.
Other flavours also available NOW: $109/kit



Grand Cru International Limited Releases: Tempranillo Cabernet Sauvignon & Viognier


One whiff and you’ll be transported by the scent of black cherries, plums, chocolate, and coffee.
With a hint of vanilla and spice, this full-bodied wine has firm, ripe tannins from fermentation on
GenuWine Winery Dried Grape Skins and gives an elegant finish.

Oak 3 Body 3 Sweetness 0


This fruity wine has hints of apple and pear on the nose, and a touch of vanilla in the background.
A perfect balance of acidity compliments the fruit and light oak notes. This wine kit comes with toasted
American oak powder.

Oak 1 Body 2 Sweetness 0



Brewhouse Fall Release: Pumpkin Ale!

Pumpkin Ale   $45/kit

We are pleased to announce the Brew House seasonal Fall release!

The full-bodied Pumpkin Ale entices the nose of freshly baked pie crust and spice, followed by a crisp finish of pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg.


Pale Wheat Ale $45/kit

We have 2 kits of the Pale Wheat Ale left in stock, so come get one before they’re gone for the season!

Smooth, light-bodied and refreshing, this true-to-style Pale Wheat Ale (or Summer Wheat Ale) offers distinct flavours of citrus peel and finishes dry with a slight spice note. A classic that’s sure to refresh!

Oktoberfest $45/kit

For a limited time, Oktoberfest is back! With Autumn just around the corner, it is time for us at the Brew House to release our famous seasonal beer!


Grape Sourcing Changes

Due to juice availability, our supplier RJ Spagnols, is making the following sourcing changes to ensure high quality products are available all year:

WAS: Cellar Classic Winery Series Australia Meritage
CHANGING TO: Australia Cabernet Shiraz

WAS: Cellar Classic Winery Series California Cabernet Sauvignon
CHANGING TO: Australia Cabernet Sauvignon

WAS: Cellar Classic Winery Series California Old Vine Zinfandel
CHANGING TO: Italy Zinfandel

WAS: Cellar Classic Winery Series California Syrah
CHANGING TO: Chile Syrah

WAS: Cellar Classic Winery Series France Grenache Syrah
CHANGING TO: Spain Grenache Syrah

WAS: Cellar Classic Winery Series Washington Merlot
CHANGING TO: Chile Merlot

WAS: En Primeur New Zealand Pinot Noir
CHANGING TO: Chile Pinot Noir


Expansion feedback

Our new expanded space is in full working order and we have been receiving lots of positive feedback from our customers!

If you haven’t seen it already, please come in and check out our new expanded store, including 2 new spacious bottling stations, a comfy lounge, and lively new music system!








Top Hat & Half Batches

Top Hat Ultra Premium 1/2 Batch 8-Week Wine Kit
Top Hat by Glad Hatter is the most unique and innovative wine kit, allowing you to craft 15 bottles of your favourite wine or combine with another recommended wine kit to create 30 bottles of quality wine.

Each kit makes 11.5 litres or approximately 15 bottles of Top Hat Wine.



Oak 4 Body 5 Sweetness 0

$99/kit to-go or $145 made in-store (1/2 batch) ($245 full batch)

The rich and intense aromas of blackberry entice the nose, while flavours of red fruit, vanilla, and dark chocolate offer a well balanced palate. This full-bodied wine features Genuwine Winery Dried Grape Skins and untoasted American oak shavings.


Oak 4   Body 4   Sweetness 0

$99/kit to-go or $145 made in-store (1/2 batch) ($245 full batch)

Notes of fresh blackcurrant and plum are the perfect aromatic combination for this rich red wine. Spice and hints of vanilla on the palate lend a pleasant intensity while soft tannins create a perfect finish. Includes GenuWine Winery Dried Grape Skins.



Oak 0   Body 3   Sweetness 0

$94/kit to-go or $140 made in-store (1/2 batch) ($234 full batch)

Deeply aromatic with crisp citrus and honey notes on the nose, this medium-bodied white wine has beautifully balanced flavours of pear and stone fruit that tantalize the palate and lead to a sophisticated finish.


Oak 2   Body 3   Sweetness 0

$94/kit to-go or $140 made in-store (1/2 batch) ($234 full batch)

This medium-bodied aromatic Chardonnay is balanced and fresh with lively acidity. Boasting with hints of apple, melon, and baking spice on the nose, this medium oaked dry white wine has delicate hints of pear on the finish.

*Suggested Top Hat Wine Kit Blends: Shiraz Cabernet and Pinot Chardonnay


Friends and Family “Switch” Incentive!

Do you have a friend or family member who is currently making wine at another U-Vin/U-Brew in town?

We would like to offer an incentive to you and your family/friend to encourage them to make the switch to Conner’s Wine Cellar!

If all of our awards, selection, clean spacious store and ample parking isn’t incentive enough, for every friend or family member you bring in who puts on a batch of wine with us, your family/friend will received $20 off their first batch of wine, and you’ll receive a $10 gift certificate for your next batch!

On another note, if your friend/family is concerned about us not having the exact wine they are used to at their current U-Vin, no worries! In addition to carrying all of RJ Spagnols and Vineco products, we now carry WineExpert and CellarCraft products as well, and I think that pretty much covers every kind of wine out there!


Calvin and Carole

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