Wine Making Steps
While we have all of the equipment for the home-winemaker, we highly suggest that you allow us the opportunity to show you and educate you through the steps first, in our shop. Tony Hilligoss, the owner of Brews Up, is a Culinary Arts Instructor. His patience and humorous style make learning the process tons of fun! Did you know that local winemaker William Layton, Layton's Chance Winery, got his start by learning wine-making with wine kits, just like what we offer? Once you master wine-kits, then you will have the confidence to make wine from fresh fruits.
We have a one-visit Wine Making Experience Event or you can split the process into 2 visits and make it 2 memorable events for you.
The Wine Making Experience Event - for $30 per person, you will experience wine-making in a 1.5-hour experience. Start with tasting 6-8 wines made from our selection of over 65 premium wine kits. You will then make a wine-kit and learn the fermentation, clarifying and bottling process. Wine Making Experience Dates/Times: Every Thursday & Friday at 5:30pm or Saturdays at 2pm.
Wine Making - Choose your wine (2 visits)
Many of our customers want anywhere from 12-30 bottles of wine - complete with their custom designed label. That is of course, possible at our shop. In this case, you will make 2 visits to our shop. Brides need to make their wine 2-3 months before their wedding date due to the fermentation process. Red wines take longer to clarify. Our packages include: choosing the wine kit (65 flavors to pick from), bottles, corks, foil caps, vanity labels and use of our equipment. We encourage our customers to bring friends and make it a party. You bring your own munchies since we don't serve food.
First Visit: Taste our wine, Make Yours!
(Patiently wait for your wine to ferment – about 6-8 weeks)
Second Visit: About 4-8 weeks later - Come back for the bottling party!
While one wine kit makes 30 bottles (750ml), that is too much wine for some people. We have smaller packages available.
Full Size Bottles of Wine (750ml)
12 bottles = starting at $120
30 bottles = starting at $210
1/2 Size bottles (350ml)
$5 each (minimum of 30 bottles) - this size is perfect for wedding favors or any special occasion favor.
So many yummy Wine Varieties - over 65 types! Here are a few...
- Strawberry White Merlot, Pineapple Pear Pinot Grigio, Blueberry Pinot Noir, Green Apple Riesling
- Pomegranate Zinfandel
- Pinot Noir
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Sauvignon Blanc