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.
As many of you know, the COVID crisis in just a short couple of weeks has dramatically changed our world and how we interact with it.
At KJ, we have been keeping a close eye on events and words from our provincial and federal leaders. Amongst the staff and management, we have been trying to decide what is the best course of action going forward.
In the best interest of our clients, our staff and their families,
We have decided that we will be closing the doors to our store starting on Thursday, March 19.