Crafting Your Wine Step 3 – Fining

Crafting Your Wine Step 3 – Fining

Fining is the process of adding an organic agent to your wine creating a bond with suspended particles to make them easier to filter out of the wine. It takes place sometime between 1 and 5 weeks after racking, depending on the kit. Your wine is in secondary...
Crafting Your Wine Step 2 – Racking

Crafting Your Wine Step 2 – Racking

What does racking your wine mean? Racking or siphoning your wine is done to remove solids that have settled in the bottom of the Primary Fermenter. In my first blog about the winemaking process, I took you through step 1 – starting fermentation. Primary...
2018 Girls Night Out

2018 Girls Night Out

I’ve always been a fan of the annual Girls Night Out event in Steveston and 2018 was no exception. 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. Favourite...
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 fermentation process. Don’t worry – it isn’t difficult at all and our  very experienced staff will help you through the process. PreparationWe start by preparing our primary fermentation...
When to Start Crafting your Wines

When to Start Crafting your Wines

Let’s explore when it’s the right time to start crafting your wines. From Fermentation to BottlingOur kits require between 4 and 8 weeks of processing in the shop before they’re ready to bottle. However, that doesn’t mean they’re ready to...
Where will you Start?

Where will you Start?

Where will you start your DIY winemaking experience? This post is will help you if you’re new to the experience, but there may be some tidbits for the experienced vintner.Enjoying wine, more often than not, is enhanced by or enhances our snacks and meals. It...
The Past Seven Months

The Past Seven Months

The past seven months have flown by! 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. GoalsAs with most of our...
Passing the Torch

Passing the Torch

On January 16, 2018, Sandi and Simon Wosk were officially passing the torch to us, over a glass of wine, of course.It’s thrilling to take over the helm of Steveston Winemakers from them. The staff and the warm, friendly atmosphere are the makings of a perfect...