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Wine

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

From 4-week wine concentrates to pure juice, you can be assured of getting the finest wine you are looking for. Terminal City Brewing provides you with the best selection and materials, and our state-of-the-art equipment helps you make the best wine possible.

Terminal City Brewing Wedding Wine

WINE FOR WEDDINGS

Planning a wedding?

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Choosing Your wine

Selecting the right wine is an individual taste and can sometimes be challenging. The 3 most talked-about wine traits are oak, body, and sweetness. While some wines can be light and fruity and are meant to be consumed young, others are heavy, lots of oak and tannins, and take time to “come around”. This is a term called esterification. It is the alcohol mixed in with all the unique ingredients that take time to soften up. Otherwise known as aging. Whites are generally consumed sooner than reds but reds usually have a longer shelf life. We can help you choose when you come in to start a batch.

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.

Wine Kits: A closer look

The less expensive kits have more concentrate in them. So more water is added to make 23 litres. As the price increases so does the amount of juice and quality. Also where the grapes/juice come from change the cost structure. Some kits are not location-specific while others are. Usually, location-specific wines are more expensive. The more expensive wines do need more time to age. Bottom line? The best wines cost the most and take the longest to age. If you need wine right away do the less expensive 4-week kits and drink right away. If you can’t wait too long but want better quality do the middle-of-the-road 5-week kit. All kits (other than Ice wine and Port styles) produce 23 litres or about 28-30 bottles.

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

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Bottling OPtions

You can bring in your own wine bottles but they must be CLEAN. We have a free bottle sanitizer on site. 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 clear or green bottles may be purchased on-site at a cost of about $1.25 each. 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

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.

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.

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.

6 Week Wines – Cru Select

We carry two different vendors in our 6-week wine series. Cru Select wines have more juice than our WineXpert Reserve products. Both are excellent wines with well-developed flavours suitable for cellaring. Cru Select 6-week wines have 16L of pure varietal juice and grape concentrate.

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 16L 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.

6 Week Wines – WineXpert Reserve

We carry two different vendors in our 6-week wine series. WineXpert Reserve uses the most modern juice extraction and packaging process available to deliver an excellent quality final product. Both Cru Select and WineXpert Reserve are excellent wines with well-developed flavours suitable for cellaring.

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.

8 Week Wines

En Primeur: Premium 8 Week Wines

WineXpert Private Reserve: Premium 8 Week Wines

QUESTIONS?

Have questions regarding our wines or wine making process?

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Hours

Mon: Closed
Tues - Thurs: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Fri: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sat/Sun: 10:00am - 5:00pm

Address

1616 Clark Dr.
Vancouver, BC
V5L 4Y2

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