We are professional winemakers who take pride in shaping every wine made on site. We have 15 varietals available to be produced on site. All are made from 100% pure juice, direct from one of our chosen vineyards in Europe.
Our wines take 6 weeks to produce, and can have a lifespan of over 5 years. Wines can be made in batches as small as 14 bottles, and can go up to thousands of bottles. Our typical batch size is 22L which works out to a guaranteed 28 bottles.
1. Visit us in-store and select a wine to make. (5-10 minutes)
2. Wait 6 weeks while we work away at your wine, we'll contact you to arrange a bottling appointment.
3. Sample your wine, and help us bottle it. We'll help you to your car with your bottles. (15-30 minutes)
Placing an order with us is easy. Our clients come into our store anytime during business hours. We typically discuss what kind of wine they are looking for, and then with our help we are able to craft something specific to their needs. Once the customer has decided on their order, all we need is for them to add yeast to get the fermentation started and pay for their order so that we can legally transfer ownership to them. From there, we take the reigns and get to work personally crafting the wine for our client.
We take care of all production, which includes the fermentation, racking, stabilization, and filtration. This process typically takes 6 weeks. Once the wine has been coarse and fine filtered we contact the client to let them know their wine is ready and then we set up an appointment where we bottle the wine together.
Bottling appointments typically take 30 minutes and are really fun and easy. We have our clients try their wine to ensure that it meets and exceeds all that they hoped for. At this time, we can also make some minor adjustments to the wine. Once the wine is ready, together, we fill the bottles with our winery grade filling machine and have the bottles corked with our commercial grade corking machine. Customers can bring their own bottles in, or they can purchase bottles from us. We can cork almost any style and size of bottle.
We shop online, and we know how much it sucks to pay for shipping. For the past couple of years we have done everything we can to keep shipping costs as low as possible, but it can be challenging to offer competitive rates as a small business.
We have been hard at work thinking on ways we can reduce shipping costs for our clients. Starting today, here are some ways we can get your order to you for free or at a very reduced price.
Hello everyone! As I am sure you have heard, the Ontario government is in the process of beginning to re-open the province. Starting the day after Family Day (Feb 16) retail shops, among other businesses will be allowed to re-open in some capacity.
The staff at KJ have discussed the merits of re-opening, and we have decided to delay re-opening our store until at least March 1st. We’re concerned about the safety of our staff and the higher risk demographics that we serve. We want to see how the next couple of weeks go, especially with the new variants beginning to spread. We may yet delay our re-opening past March 1st and will update our status accordingly.
We will continue to take orders over the phone or on our online website. We will also continue to bottle wine for our clients. We are striving to offer the best service possible while also keeping everyone safe.