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Wine

Terminal City Brewing carries a broad selection of wines from all over the world.

We carry over 100 different wines – that’s a lot! Need help finding the perfect wine for you? Check out our Choosing Your Wine guide below.

Already know what you’re looking for? You can head straight to our catalogue below.

Terminal City Brewing Wedding Wine

WINE FOR WEDDINGS & FAMILY EVENTS

Planning a wedding? Family Reunion? Group Getaway?

We can help! We have discounts available on bottles and shrinks when ordering 3 or more 6-8 week wine kits. Check our Wedding & Event Package page for more details on our current offerings.

Choosing Your wine

Finding the right wine for you is easy! We’re here to help – if you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us to help guide you.

To start with, we’ll ask you a couple of quick questions:

Have a favourite wine?

Particular bottle you tend to grab? Prefer wines from some countries more than others? If you’re not sure what you’re looking for, we’ll be happy to help guide you. We have a diverse wine list with examples of beautiful wines from all over the world. Our staff will be happy to help you make your perfect choice.

Our wine kits are professionally blended by global experts – grapes are sourced from vineyards around the world and blended by our suppliers. We are proud to deliver what we consider to be the finest products available.

Are you planning on aging your wine?

We have options to suit all needs.

Our WineExpert Classic 4-week kits will tolerate quick consumption after bottling while continuing to mature, while at the opposite end of the spectrum our WineXpert Private Reserve and En Primeur 8-week kits are a better choice for an enthusiast who plans to hold on to their wine for quite some time before opening a bottle.

Our 6-week WineXpert Reserve and Cru Select kits are a great middle ground, yielding a delicious wine that will continue to improve with age, if you can hold on to it for long enough!

Caring for your wine

Upon arriving home with your wine, please keep bottles upright for 10 to 14 days before storing on their side. Once turned, it is important to store wines in a dark, cool place.

Red wine is generally served at room temperature, and white wine (including Zinfandel) is generally served chilled. Wines are best when consumed within 5 years. However, 28-day kits are best consumed within 24 months. Red wines last longer than white wines.

 Consistent temperatures will give the best results – avoid sunlight! A wine rack in the back of a closet or cabinet is a great option. 

The Bottom Line

The best wines cost the most and take the longest to reach peak maturity.

Our WineXpert Private Reserve and En Primeur Winery Series kits start with more grape juice – these kits will have grape skins as well as first pressed pure juice. Our WineXpert Classic kits on the other hand contain more grape concentrate – this “simplifies” the available grape materials available to the yeast somewhat resulting in a faster fermentation. As one might expect, more complexity in the wine kit will yield a more complex palate.

As the aging time increases, so does the amount of juice and quality along with the complexity of the flavour. Where the grapes/juice are sourced from changes the cost structure too – our most basic kits are not location-specific, while our highest end 8 week WineExpert Private Reserve and En Primeur kits are sole sourced from individual vineyards. Mid-tier wines will usually use a majority of their grapes from a specific region while our 4 week kits will be a blend of region-specific grapes with some more generic world-sourced grape blends generally from Chile or California.

The more expensive wines do need more time to age.  If you plan to drink your wine right away, look at our 4-week WineXpert Classic Premium kits. Our 5 week Cru International kits will fall in between our 4 and 6 week kits in terms of maturity and timing though heavy reds will always appreciate more time in the bottle. We find that our 6 week Cru Select kits tend to demand more aging time than 6 week WineXpert Reserve wines. All kits (other than Ice wine and Dessert Wine styles) produce 23 litres or about 28-30 bottles.

Our staff can answer all of your questions about the process. Please check our FAQ or Contact Us.

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Bottling OPtions

All wine kits yield approximately 22-23L of finished filtered wine. Standard wine bottles are a bit over 750mL, so you will usually need around 29-30 bottles for a batch.

You can bring in your own wine bottles but they must be CLEAN. We have a free bottle sanitizer on site. According to BC Liquor regulations, you must remove or deface commercial wine labels from your bottles before you are permitted to fill them up with your own wine. 750 mL or 325mL clear or green bottles may be purchased on-site – see our Wine Bottling Options page for more information on current pricing.

We also have wine bags available for purchase – these are a great economical way to store wine for shorter periods of time. Wine will not go through its full aging process in bags as there’s no “breathing” through the cork like there would be in a corked glass bottle, but bags are very quick to fill and require little space to store. We have cardboard dispensing boxes available for purchase too! Wine bags may be reused, though they must be cleaned thoroughly immediately after emptying.

Since we have no control over your cleanliness we cannot guarantee product consistency when you bottle in your used bottles.

More information about our wine bottling options.

WINE BOTTLING OPTIONS

Our Wine Varietals

4 Week Wines

You don’t have time to wait around for wine! Our 4-week kits are ready to bottle quickly and offer excellent value. WineXpert Classic kits bring you varietal grapes from around the world and will mature with time while our Heritage Estates kits will satisfy the most budget minded customer.
More money in your pocket. Quick Turnaround.

Heritage Estates 4-Week House Wines

Our most economical offerings. These 4-week wines are a great choice for craft winemakers who want a light, pleasant wine that is ready to drink right away. Heritage Estates wines are targeted at customers who are looking for a quick turnaround, are not interested in cellaring, and want the lowest price possible. Great for Sangria!

All kits yield approximately 22-23L of finished wine, which will fill 29-30 standard 750mL wine bottles.

WineXpert Classic: Premium 4 Week

WineXpert Classic kits skillfully blend vintage-class varietal grape juices and concentrates. A noticeable step up from our basic 4-week wines, these kits have regional grapes and more developed flavors. White wines will be ready to drink relatively quickly while reds will appreciate cellaring for at least 6 weeks in the bottle. These wines are a great starting point for new customers.

All kits yield approximately 22-23L of finished wine, which will fill 29-30 standard 750mL wine bottles.

5 Week Wines

Our 5-week wine kits provide a higher level of grape concentrate which delivers more complex flavours. These kits are more economical than our 6- or 8-week kits while still producing a quality wine that is ready to drink in a reasonably short time period.

Cru International 5 Week Wines

Cru International kits provide a great accompaniment to your daily meal, delivering international wine styles using the best ingredients. Most of the reds in this series include GenuWine Winery Dried Grape Skins to provide fuller aromas and flavours. White wines in this series will mature in a month or so while reds will be best consumed after at least 2-3 months in the bottle.

All kits yield approximately 22-23L of finished wine, which will fill 29-30 standard 750mL wine bottles.

6 Week Wines

We carry two different vendors in our 6-week wine series. Cru Select wines are less tolerant of early consumption than our WineXpert Reserve products – if you plan to drink your wine a little early, we recommend our WineXpert Reserve line. Both are excellent wines with well-developed flavours suitable for cellaring.

Cru Select 6 Week Ultra-Premium Wines

Cru Select travels the world to bring winemakers outstanding wines from leading vineyards. These six-week wines start with 12L of pure varietal juice and concentrates that will become a delightful dinner companion and a real treasure for wine enthusiasts looking to complete their wine cellars. White wines in this series will mature in a month or two while reds should be cellared for a minimum of 3-4 months in the bottle before consuming – 6+ months recommended. Cru Select wines are a little less tolerant of quick consumption – if you expect to drink these wines early we would suggest checking the WineXpert Reserve series instead.

All kits yield approximately 22-23L of finished wine, which will fill 29-30 standard 750mL wine bottles.

WineXpert Reserve 6 Week Ultra-Premium Wines

Looking for a premium wine with exceptional body, flavour, and aroma? Winexpert ReserveTM brings you the tastes of the world’s most sought-after grape-growing countries.

Join the celebration and experience the satisfaction of crafting outstanding premium wines with a wow factor – from a supple, buttery Chardonnay to a confident, full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon – the world is at your doorstep.

All kits yield approximately 22-23L of finished wine, which will fill 29-30 standard 750mL wine bottles.

8 Week Wines

Our WineXpert Private Reserve and En Primeur Winery Series 8-week wine kits are specially crafted for those customers looking for the absolute highest quality and who have the patience to fully age their wine.
These wines are not recommended for quick consumption – we recommend aging all 8 week wines for a minimum of 6 months with longer aging times giving the utmost in quality.
These wines are intended to be cellared.

En Primeur Winery Series: Premium 8 Week Wines

Our En Primeur red wines include GenuWine Winery Crushed or Dried Grape Skins, which provide deep colour, chey tannins, tantalizing flavours and complex aromas. En Primeur white wines include select yeast strains that enhance varietal characteristics during fermentation to bring out the best flavours and aromas.

All kits yield approximately 22-23L of finished wine, which will fill 29-30 standard 750mL wine bottles.

WineXpert Private Reserve: Premium 8 Week Wines

Simply the best available – WineXpert brings true passion and winemaking expertise. Wines in this series are sole sourced from unique individual vineyards around the world, proudly showing the expert blending provided by Global Vintners’ in house experts. These premium craft wine-making kits provide superior ingredients and WineXpert’s unique proprietary process to ensure the best flavour, aroma and varietal character of any winemaking kit available.

All kits yield approximately 22-23L of finished wine, which will fill 29-30 standard 750mL wine bottles.

QUESTIONS?

Have questions regarding our wines or wine making process?

Check out the Frequently Asked Questions.

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Sat/Sun: 10:00am - 5:00pm

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1616 Clark Dr.
Vancouver, BC
V5L 4Y2

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