Crafting Your Wine Step 5 – Bottling

Crafting Your Wine Step 5 – Bottling

Booking an AppointmentThe final step in processing your wine is bottling. When your wine is ready, one of our staff will call and book an appointment for you to come in if you didn’t already book your appointment the day you started your wine. We reserve 45 minutes...
Crafting Your Wine Step 4 – Filtering

Crafting Your Wine Step 4 – Filtering

The next step in processing your wine is filtering which takes place between 1 and 2 weeks after fining. Since fining, the wine has been sitting on the second shelf in the front row where we’ve been constantly watching as the fermentation stops and the clearing...
Crafting Your Wine Step 3 – Fining

Crafting Your Wine Step 3 – Fining

The next step in processing your wine is fining. This takes place somewhere between one and five weeks after racking, depending on the kit. Your wine is in secondary fermentation during that period and we check it regularly to ensure it’s progressing as it...
Crafting Your Wine Step 2 – Racking

Crafting Your Wine Step 2 – Racking

Before I get into this month’s topic, I’d like to take a moment to discuss the various formats I’ve been using for my monthly blogs. For the most part I’ve been using a combination of words and pictures but Step 1 of the process was done as a video. Producing...
2018 Girls Night Out

2018 Girls Night Out

I’ve always been a fan of the annual Girls Night Out event in Steveston and since we’re open Thursday nights, I thought “Why not serve up some seasonal juice, cheese, discounts and gifts?” We thoroughly enjoyed the whole evening. The Steveston Winemakers family loves...
Crafting Your Wine Step 1 – Fermentation

Crafting Your Wine Step 1 – Fermentation

You’ve chosen the wine you want to craft and now you’re going to begin the actual production process. Don’t worry – it isn’t difficult at all and we have very experienced staff to help you through the process.We start by preparing our primary fermentation...
When should I start my wine?

When should I start my wine?

In our last post we talked about what kind of wine we liked and the foods that paired well with them. Now we’ll explore when it’s the right time to start your wine. Our kits require between 4 and 8 weeks of processing in the shop before they’re ready...
Where do you start……

Where do you start……

This post is targeted to folks that are starting their wine making experience, but there may be some tidbits for the experienced vintner. So where do we start? Enjoying wine, more often than not, is enhanced by or enhances our snacks and meals.  It makes sense since...
The Past Seven Months or so

The Past Seven Months or so

It amazes me that it’s been more than 7 months since we became small business owners. It seems like just yesterday that the deal was signed and Heather and I were adopting the Steveston Winemakers family. As with most of our adventures, we set a goal and then break...
Passing the Torch

Passing the Torch

On January 16, 2018, we were thrilled to take over the helm of Steveston Winemakers from Sandi and Simon Wosk.  The knowledgeable staff and the warm, friendly atmosphere were the makings of a perfect family business near our home.  We’ve felt like family since...