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Our Wines

At Art Of Brewing we carry a wide selection of wine kits. With close to 150 kits to choose from, primarily from Winexpert, Cellar Craft and Vineco, in three different qualities we are able to match any budget and any preference.

  • Ultra-premium wine kits:
    Vineco Cellar Craft Showcase - with grape skins
    Winexpert Eclipse Series - with grape skins
  • Premium wine kits:
    Winexpert Selection Series - with grape skins
    Winexpert Selection Series
  • Value 4-5 week wine kits:
    Winexpert Vintners Reserve
  • Fruit wine kits:
    Winexpert Island Mist & Twisted Mist
    Vineco Niagara Mist
  • Specialty wine kits, Port, Sherry, Ice wine:
    Cellar Craft Specialty
    Winexpert Selection Speciale

ULTRA-PREMIUM WINE KITS CELLAR CRAFT SHOWCASE / VINECO

Many of our wine kits stand apart from our other offerings and have been deemed worthy of Showcase designation. Their distinction may come from breakthrough technology, such as our exclusive Crushed Grape Packs; best of vintage Limited Release wines; unique regional wines or any wine which we believe reflects a new level of excellence or discovery for the wine hobbyist. The level of excellence may require extra processing steps and, while designed to be bottle-ready in as little as 6 weeks, may require lengthier cellaring time to show at their peak.

Amarone - Italy

Amarone is a legendary, assertive wine of the Valpolicella area in Italy. Unique and distinctive character comes from the addition of dried grapes during fermentation. The resulting depth is likened to Port or Late Harvest wines but without the sweetness. The wine has a foundation of Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara grapes from the Veneto region. The must is fermented on crushed varietal grapes from over 10 pounds of virgin fruit plus 4 pounds of whole red wine grapes which have been sun-dried to concentrated perfection. A double dose of untoasted oak is used to balance the wine and, with aging, tame the natural tannins. The wine is full-bodied, deep garnet colour and richly dry. Notes of plum, sour cherry, raspberry and vanilla gradually marry with anise, bitter chocolate, coffee, tobacco, leather and fig tones that develop with age. Long, lingering finish and alcohol that should exceed 15%. Try to give this wine at least 1 year of aging to enjoy the truly remarkable Amarone experience.
Oak ? / Body ? / Sweetness 0

Barbera - Italy

Barbera has been the most popular grape in the Piedmont region in Northwest Italy for centuries. With new vineyard care, especially around Alba and Asti, it has emerged as a top ranked wine which readily withstands comparison to noble Nebbiolo (Barolo) but does not require the extended ageing that Nebbiolo demands.
Deep ruby, medium-bodied, and fruity in its youth, it ages to impressive depth and elegance. The fruit in our 2 year old samples remains as fresh and inviting as it was at 6 months. The oak and tannins have mellowed to a soft and well-rounded impression that lifts the fruit to a most attractive level.
Oak 3 / Body 4 / Sweetness 0

Cabernet / Merlot - Walla Walla, WS

The Walla Walla appellation is very special. Its outstanding reds were what first put Washington on the world wine map. The wines are now grouped with world standard reds from Bordeaux, Napa and Sonoma. Walla Walla Cabernets and Merlots consistently rank in top 10 lists of the finest from the Americas.
Our Bare Ridge offering is the classic Bordeaux blend of Cabernet and Merlot but typifies the unique Walla Walla profile of intense fruit and spice flavours and aromatics. Notes of currant, cherry and plum are backed by hints of black pepper, anise and coffee. Two–stage French and Hungarian oaking nicely mellows the tannins and adds a suggestion of toastiness.
Oak 4 / Body 4 / Sweetness 0

Cabernet Sauvignon - Red Mountain, WS

Red Mountain officially received AVA (American Viticulture Area) status in 2001. The vineyards have high calcium carbonate content in their soil. This imparts a distinctive chalkiness which combines with the powerful dark fruit qualities of the grape to create the big, chewy mouth-feel that is a clear signature of Red Mountain Cabernet.
Another distinction is a hint of orange peel or Grand Marnier-like aromatics and flavours. Together these two traits make Red Mountain Cabernet immediately recognizable, highly prized, and much sought after. Age the wine at least 1 year; then save some to enjoy after 2, 3, or 4 years in the bottle. A wine for your best cuts of beef or lamb and luckiest friends.
Oak 4 / Body 5 / Sweetness 0

Cabernet / Shiraz - Yakima Valley, WS

Yakima Cabernet and Syrah (Shiraz) are often compared to the great wines of Australia, but they are also recognized as having their own, perhaps more sophisticated charm. We agree and suggest that if you enjoy the big, fruity reds from down-under, you will want to discover why there is so much buzz about the powerhouse reds grown in Yakima.
A rush of blackberry, plum, cherry and candied orange fragrances followed by flavours of currant, fig, cedar and spice intertwined with a beautiful balance of toasted oaks. Rich, elegant finish. Powerful flavours of fruit start to come together after 2-3 months aging. After 6-12 months the tannins soften and the wine’s elegant charm really starts to reveal itself. Can be cellared for more than 2 years.
Oak 2 / Body 5 / Sweetness 0

Carmenere - Chile

Multi-flavoured Carmenère from Colchagua shows best when processed with extended oak contact. Again we utilize our breakthrough, two-stage oaking system. Hungarian oak shavings are introduced at the start of fermentation, then lightly toasted Hungarian oak cubes are used for further extraction during the postfermentation stage.
The oaks together add surprisingly soft tannins, subtle toast, and vanilla, providing a terrific backdrop to the aromas and flavours of blackberry, black cherry, tropical fruit, and spice from the grapes. With age, notes of coffee, mocha, and tobacco can be expected along with a mineral tang that forms as part of the lengthy finish. The wine is medium to full-bodied with bright ruby colour. Its charm will begin to show after 6 months of cellaring, and should continue to develop for at least 2 years.
Oak 4 / Body 5 / Sweetness 0

Chateau du Pays

In the style of fine wines of the southern Rhône Valley. This wine derives its complex character from Syrah, Carignan and Grenache grapes.
Fermented on Syrah and Grenache crushed grapes. Rich flavours suggestive of cherry, raspberry, blackberry and plum combine with notes of pepper and chocolate. The finish shows a subtle herbaceous note and a suggestion of cedar and violets. Enjoyable after 3 months but does show its harmonious best after 9 months.
Oak 2 / Body 3-4 / Sweetness 0

Malbec - Argentina

The definitive star of Argentina. Robert Parker Jr., the world’s foremost wine guru has stated “….Argentinean Malbec’s place in the pantheon of Noble wines will be guaranteed”.
Our Malbec is distinguished by its dark, dense structure, full, rounded mouth-feel, prominent, lush flavours of ripe cherry, black currant and black berry, subtle notes of clove, vanilla and caramel with background suggestions of earthiness. The bright, vibrant edge is beautifully counter-balanced by our 2-stage Hungarian oak process.
Oak 4 / Body 4-5 / Sweetness 0

Merlot - Yakima Valley, WS

Bold, yet elegant. This Yakima Valley Merlot is big and full with up-front waves of raspberry, blackberry and plum. Subtle notes of cedar and mocha follow the fruit.
Over time, the flavours harmonize while the select oak contributes a tempering vanilla note and establishes a sumptuous combination of textures and well defined structure. Dark, rich and intense, it is a wine worthy of aging; will continue to improve for at least 2 years in the bottle.
Oak 2 / Body 3-4 / Sweetness 0

Rosso Fortissimo

Our original Crushed Grape Pack wine. Super-Tuscan styled wine vinted from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese and other native Italian varieties. Fermented on Yakima crushed Merlot grapes. A big, full-bodied wine with solid structure and bold fruit notes. Complex cassis, plum and cherry notes balance the bold tannins. French and American oaks contribute toasty vanilla and greater depth in this intense wine. Like all Crushed Grape Pack wines, a minimum of 6 months aging is required to begin to see harmony develop. A year is better and 2 years yields a very special wine for your enjoyment.
Oak 2 / Body 5 / Sweetness 0

Shiraz - Darlington Point, Australia

The wine shows a deep, crimson colour with purple undertones. The up-front aromatics reflect the typical dark fruit notes of blackberry, cherry, and plum, complimented by restrained black pepper which should become more pronounced with age.
In the background are subtle layers of toast and vanilla from the oak. The aromas continue to the palate creating a soft, rounded expression of the fruits, spice, and oak. Tannins are in gentle harmony with the overall impression and create a well defined, yet delicate frame for the wine. This Shiraz should be a very good match for a wide range of foods - steak, braised lamb shanks, pizza, chili con carne, pasta with tomato-based sauces. This wine is surprisingly approachable even just 12 weeks after pitching the yeast, but will continue to develop for 2-3 years.
Oak 4 / Body 5 / Sweetness 0

Shiraz - Stellenbosch, South Africa

This Shiraz from South Africa’s Stellenbosch region continues to gain international recognition for its distinctive new style.
It may best be described as having Rhône-style backbone but with heady, New-World, up-front fruit. It is however more refined than many Australian “fruit bombs”. Fermentation on a Crushed Grape Pack of Stellenbosch Shiraz grapes ensures that the wine shows heightened layers of blackberry, boysenberry, fig, and plum, followed by notes of cocoa, chocolate, and coffee. It subtly shows the trademark black pepper note common to all Syrah and Shiraz. Two-stage oak treatment, using French and Hungarian oaks, contributes vanilla and toast while harmonizing the many flavours within the wine. A subtle hint of mineral remains in the background then accompanies the fruit through the long finish. The wine will begin to show its potential after 6 months ageing and should continue to develop for at least 2 years. Will pair wonderfully with all of your best red meat meals. Sure to impress your guests.

Oak 4 / Body 5 / Sweetness 0

Zinfandel - Lodi, CA

Direct from the vineyard in Lodi where sandy, clay loam soil, hot days, cool nights and 35 year old vines combine to produce unique grapes bursting with complex, concentrated flavours.
Exhibits silken layers of multidimensional delight. It starts with an up-front core of blackberry and dark cherry aromas, followed by suggestions of blueberry, raspberry, cranberry and dried plum. Undertones are of chocolate, almond and exotic spice. Ends with an unmistakable black pepper sensation. Enjoy your first bottles after 2-3 months when the powerful fruit flavours dominate. However, do cellar some for months, or years, to experience a more refined balance and the vast array of characteristics which time integrates into harmonized waves of complexity.
Oak 2 / Body 5 / Sweetness 0

Chardonnay - Yakima Valley, WS

We have been using Yakima Chardonnay for several years to add top note flavour or complexity to several of our wines. It finally gets a starring role in this new Chardonnay which is designed to reflect today’s style of Chardonnay. It has fruit-centered aromas and flavours of citrus, green apple and pear held together with balanced, juicy acidity. When released,we expect to see a brisk, medium weight Chardonnay typical of the Yakima style. The more refined style will make for a broader range of synergistic food pairing possibilities. We think that this wine may make you change your mind about Chardonnay, if you have tired of the brawny, over-oaked wines which have become so common-place.
Oak 2 / Body 5 / Sweetness 0

Gewurztraminer / Riesling - Yakima Valley, WS

Peach and melon undertones from Riesling marry beautifully with the spice, mango, grapefruit and lychee notes from Gewürztraminer. Incredibly elegant with a hint of sweetness from our Riesling-based Flavour Reserve. Enjoy young and fresh or cellar for a more harmonious profile. Extremely food friendly. Enjoy young and not over-chilled.
Oak 0 / Body 4 / Sweetness (0) - 1/2

Gewurztraminer - Yakima Valley, WS

Snipes Valley Vineyard has cooler slopes where Gewürztraminer develops with a racy edge and pronounced spiciness and fruit that defines the wine. A powerhouse of lychee, mango, grapefruit, honey and spice. Our exclusive, all natural Flavour Reserve finishes the wine off-dry for a lovely, lingering final impression. Enjoy young and racy or age longer for a more refined profile. Lightly chill and enjoy with most Asian foods.
Oak 0 / Body 4 / Sweetness (0) - 1

Gruner Veltliner, Austria

Gruner Veltliner has been grown in Austria since before the Romans conquered the land. It is Austria’s indigenous grape variety. Today, at least 2000 years after its first plantings, it is still Austria’s most widely planted grape. Like Chardonnay, it is a full-bodied, fruit-driven wine with a big creamy texture, at a much more reasonable price. Additionally, Gru-Vee is never heavily oaked and, as a member of the Traminer cépage, has an enticing spiciness that makes it perhaps the most versatile food wine in the world. Sommeliers have adopted this “new” wine as the first recommendation to customers who are looking for the alternative to Chardonnay. Consumers are thrilled with the discovery! Our Gruner Veltliner from the more than 200 year old Huber Estate in the Traisental region will serve as an excellent introduction to this ancient wine. The wine has a green–yellow hue with complex aromatics reminiscent of apple, pear, grapefruit, honeydew, honeysuckle, banana, and peach. The flavours echo the melon, apple, citrus and peach aromas. The medium-bodied wine shows just a hint of sweetness to balance the natural acidity. The finish lingers pleasantly. Pair with spicy Asian dishes. Best enjoyed after a couple months of bottle aging and within a year. Don’t over-chill.
Oak 0 / Body 4 / Sweetness 0-1

Pinot Gris - Yakima Valley, WS

Displays aromatic notes of green apple and lemon against a floral and honeyed background. Our natural Flavour Reserve creates a rich mouth-feel with tangy fruit acid balancing the hint of sweetness. Floral and mineral notes persist in the lingering finish. The wine’s full character and charm become most apparent after several months of bottle aging. Should show well for up to 18 months. A good choice for foods rich in butter and oil, garlic and lively spices. Consider for shrimp, crab and fish dishes, rich pastas, cannelloni with ricotta, chicken and most Chinese and Thai dishes. Serve lightly chilled.
Oak 0 / Body 4 / Sweetness 0

Riesling - Yakima Valley, WS

Washington is renowned for producing the best Rieslings in the US. Cherry Hill Vineyard produces the best Riesling that we have experienced in Washington. Cherry Hill Riesling displays the classic intense perfume of green apple, pear and lime with a crisp acidity that defines great Riesling. It also has an opulently textured personality built around a pronounced orange blossom bouquet and spicy notes that together evoke thoughts of candied tangerine. A stunning wine that reaches heights we have not before seen. With this treasure in our cellars it was clear that we had to revamp our blend to pack even more of the pure juice into each kit so that our customers could experience the maximum impact that this wine delivers. Serve lightly chilled with a wide variety of foods including fowl, pork and sea foods. Ideal with Chinese and Thai dishes.
Oak 0 / Body 3 / Sweetness 0-1

Viognier - Yakima Valley, WS

An amazing, full-bodied, aromatic wine with a creamy mouth-feel. Unbelievable aromas and flavours of apricot, mango, pineapple, guava, kiwi, tangerine, orange blossom and spiced pear absolutely dazzle the senses. Our Flavour Reserve balances the grape’s edge and creates a full, off-dry, lingering finish. Pair it with spicy Asian foods and discover magic! Drink young and not over-chilled.
Oak 0 / Body 4 / Sweetness 0

ULTRA-PREMIUM WINE KITS SELECTION ECLIPSE SERIES

Ultra premium wine kits are made with the finest quality varietal juice from around the world to produce wines that will satisfy the tastes of even the most discerning wine enthusiasts.

Barolo - Piedmont, Italy

Medium-heavy in body with a luminous dark cherry colour. A burly and robust wine with notes of strawberries, a hint of dark tar, and floral aroma complemented by rich, earthy truffles. Tannin dominates the flavour initially, with intense grip and robust dryness in the finish.
Oak 4 / Body 4 / Sweetness 0

Cabernet Sauvignon - Lodi Ranch 11, CA

A hearty red wine with complex flavours of blackcurrants, cherry, oak, pepper and spice. Rich fruit, integrated with soft tannins dazzle from first aroma to a long, refined finish.
Oak 4 / Body 5 / Sweetness 0

Merlot - Napa Valley, Stag's Leap District, CA

A silky smooth structure with fruit-forward flavours of plums and red berries accented with spice notes.
Light warm oak accentuates a spicy aroma with a soft, supple and fruity palate. The rich, round flavour provides an elegant lingering finish.
Oak 4 / Body 4 / Sweetness 0

Pinot Noir - Sonoma Valley, CA

The Sonoma Valley Pinot Noir has silky tannins carrying notes of truffle, toast, herbs, gorgeous cassis, black cherry, raspberry and black spice.
Food friendly, it shows restrained toasty oak and well-balanced acidity.
Oak 2 / Body 3 / Sweetness 0

Zinfandel - Lodi Old Vines, CA

A dry, sturdy vigorous red wine that is very fruit-forward with flavours of black fruits, cherry, leather and spice.
Premium French oak meets spice to create this bold, rich and exciting blend of zesty aromas and ripe berries playing on the tongue.
Oak 3 / Body 3-4 / Sweetness 0

Chardonnay - Sonoma Dry Creek Valley, CA

A fresh well-balanced wine with typical Chardonnay characteristics of tropical, citrus aromas and flavours. The fruit of these grapes is allowed to shine through and the rich, round mouthfeel lingers to a long, crisp finish without the influence of oak. 
Even though this Chardonnay comes in an un-oaked style, it is possible to give it a hint of french oak, to make a more traditional 'oaked' Chardonnay.
Oak Optional / Body 4 / Sweetness 0

Gewurztraminer - Mosel Valley, Germany

Gewurztraminer is a refreshing, well balanced medium bodied wine. It can be made both in a dry or off-dry style.
A delightful combination of strong heady perfume, exotic lychee flavour and rich texture make it a powerful wine with an intense and memorable finish. 
This wine is great on its own, but pairs wonderfully with mildly spiced Indian and Thai food.
Oak 0 / Body 3 / Sweetness 0 - 1

Pinot Gris - Yakima Valley, WS

Pinot Gris offers fresh aromas and flavours of ripe honeydew, melon, crisp green apple and an attractive floral note.
This wine has an elegant, creamy finish, restrained by a refreshing crispness that makes it very food friendly.
Oak 0 / Body 3-4 / Sweetness 0

Riesling - Columbia Valley, WS

A medium bodied wine offering fresh aromas of ripe peaches and apricots. Crisp, delicate and fresh with floral aromas, brilliant acidity and vivid fruit flavours.
This wine can be enhanced by a Susse Reserve for added fruitiness and a touch of sweetness, but for the lovers of dry riesling we can make this wine completely dry.
Oak 0 / Body 3 / Sweetness 0 - 1

Sauvignon Blanc - Marlborough, New Zealand

A complex white wine with beguiling aromas of gooseberry, herbs, pink grapefruit, fresh-cut grass, asparagus, lime-leaf, tropical fruit and passion fruit.
Long rich flavours and a crisp dry finish.
Intensely aromatic and fragrant, this fruit-forward wine casts long, robust flavours of zesty fruit with a crisp dry finish.
Oak 0 / Body 3-4 / Sweetness 0

WINEXPERT SELECTION INTERNATIONAL SERIES - PREMIUM 8 WEEK WINE KIT

Our most popular premium wines are made from the Selection series and those who demand wines with exceptional body, flavour and aroma will be able to choose the perfect accompaniment for every occasion from over 40 available wine kits in this series.

Australian Cabernet Sauvignon

The bold, individualistic style of Australia's winemakers has unleashed the full potential behind the king of red grapes', captured here in our Australian Cabernet Sauvignon. Combines forward fruit flavours of cherry, raspberry and blackcurrant with a tremendous backing of tannin and structure. Rich and polished with a long, layered finish warmly accentuated with oak.
Oak 5 / Body 3-4 / Sweetness 0

Australian Cabernet / Shiraz

The blend that made Australia famous. Cabernet Sauvignon's structural intensity perfectly complements the ripe fruit and chocolate flavors of Shiraz, for rich, complex and hearty red wine of outstanding character. Big, bold and dark a luxurious treat.
Oak 5 / Body 3-4 / Sweetness 0

Australian Shiraz

The grape that was made for Down Under - its hot climate perfec for bringing out the best traits in this popular grape varietal. Australian Shiraz is seductively delicious, with startlingly rich, ripe aromas that deliver right through to the full zesty finish. Amazingly, the style allows for polished tannins early, so the young wine is not rough or harsh. The aged version retains the core fruit flavours of plums, cherries and blackberries, but gains extra polish. Pair this Shiraz with flavourful meals!
Oak 5 / Body 3-4 / Sweetness 0

California Cabernet Sauvignon

The noble California red grape. Rich in tannis, it produces a deep, full-bodied wine with intense aroma and flavour. A robust wine, perfect with red meat or wild game. Best when aged for several months.
Oak 3 / Body 3-4 / Sweetness 0

California Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot

This popular blend combines the plump, fruity, earlier ageing Merlot grape with the robust Cabernet Sauvignon grape for a powerful match.
Oak 3 / Body 3-4 / Sweetness 0

California Merlot

The plump, lush fruitness of this respected grape translates into a wine which perfectly balances berry and spice flavours with a smooth, supple texture. Mouth-filling and delicious; a standout with grilled meats.
Oak 3 / Body 3 / Sweetness 0

Chianti

The pride of Italy's Tuscany region, this blend is famous for its full, dry character and elegant flavours of cherries and blackberries. Sturdy and robust, with tangy undertones and a slight spiciness. Ageing uncovers its complex depth of flavour.
Oak 3 / Body 3 / Sweetness 0

Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon

Our Chilean version of this classic boasts black pepper and berry bouquets. Notably flavorful, with tannins that develop with age. Pairs with beef, turkey, lamb and stews. Oak 3 / Body 3-4 / Sweetness 0

Chilean Carmenère

Deep crimson, with dark cherry aroma, red fruits and berry notes running to a smoky, spicy finish with notes of dark chocolate and tobacco. With medium body and moderate tannins, Carmenre drinks well young and improves with age. Drink with grilled beef, pizza, or dark chocolate.
Oak 5 / Body 3-4 / Sweetness 0

Chilean Malbec

Winexpert's Selection Chilean Malbec has an intense bouquet of damson plums, blackcurrant and violet aroma, which give way to a slight touch of hunting and leather notes. This richly purple coloured Malbec carries the plush texture of ripe tannins with long, soft flavours. Although it ages beautifully, firm tannins and mellow acidity allow this wine to be enjoyed while young.
Oak 3 / Body 3-4 / Sweetness 0

Chilean Merlot

Powerful fruit and spice flavour, with mellow tannins for a supple finish. Deserves ageing, but will develop quicker than Cabernet Sauvignon and will stand up to the same food pairings.
Oak 3 / Body 3 / Sweetness 0

Chilean Pinot Noir

Winexpert's Selection Chilean Pinot Noir is a bright ruby colour with delicate aromas of red berry flavours. Medium bodied and supple with a hint of herbiness, the mouth feel is very elegant with soft tannins and a subtle oak finish. Vibrant and food friendly, this wine is excellent with salmon, roast beef and lamb.
Oak 3 / Body 2-3 / Sweetness 0

Italian Montepulciano

Montepulciano is a vigorous red grape variety widely planted over much of east-central Italy, capable of creating deeply coloured, rich red wines with blackberry fruit flavours and spicy, peppery tannin levels. Montepulciano generally produces wines that are smooth and mellow yet robust and mouth filling, with dependably high alcohol content. Superb with veal and pasta an Italian gem you won't want to miss.
Oak 53/ Body 4-5 / Sweetness 0

Luna Rossa

Bold, robust and intense: Winexpert's 'Big Red' is the largest, most full-bodied red wine ever released! A dark, inviting colour and rich, bold oak-enchanced aromas suggest at what is to come: an abundance of mouth-filling, chewy berry flavours. Luna Rossa is complex, with rich layers of fruit and solid supporting tannins, capped by a long oak finish. A powerful wine matching startling flavours and aromas with elegance and finesse.
Oak 5 / Body 4-5 / Sweetness 0

Valpolicella

Italian style wine with a delicate bouquet and a rich texture. Ruby red colour. Fragrant and fruity. The addition of oak enhances its aroma.
Oak 3 / Body 2-3 / Sweetness 0

Vieux Chateau du Roi

Full-bodied, yet soft and quick to mature, this is the perennially popular French red wine blend that continues to keep them coming back with its smooth, easy charms. A Winexpert specialty blending a host of grape varieties, each contributing to the layers of aroma and flavours that make this so special. Complex and full of character, yet supple and easy drinking.
Oak 3 / Body 3-4 / Sweetness 0

More Red Wines from Selection International

AUSTRALIAN GRENACHE / SHIRAZ / MOURVEDRE 
The blending of these three grapes is a classic, originating in the South of France where Côtes du Rhone and Chateauneuf du Pape concentrate on these varieties. The small, thick skinned berries are deep blue-black in colour, high in extract, flavour, aroma and tannin.

BAROLO
Large and robust, this style is the one that lovers of big wines are looking for. Made famous in Italy's Piedmont region - highly regarded for its finest wines - this Barolo is rich in flavour and deep in colour, with a rounded oak aroma that lingers on the finish. Not surprisingly, Barolo is a consistently popular offering year in and year out.

NEW ZEALAND PINOT NOIR
New Zealand's finest. A delicate wine with aromas of violet and luscious red fruit characteristics of cherry, strawberry and raspberry. Silky tannins grip your palate and end with a velvet, smooth finish. An elusive aftertaste of spice & toasty vanilla makes you long for more.

PINOT NOIR
The varietal responsible for classic red burgundy. The scent, flavour, body and texture of Pinot Noir is profound. Supple, spicy fruit flavours are a delight to the palate.

SOUTH AFRICAN PINOTAGE
Delicate and balanced like a Pinot noir, with the hardiness and robust colour of Cinsault. Deep intense ruby colour with purple highlights. Layered aromas of raspberry, spices, red cherry, and fruitcake give way to rich complexity of flavours including raspberry, vanilla, plums, coffee.

SPANISH RIOJA
Spain's finest red wine blend from the famous northern Spanish region. Tends toward the traditional French blends, combining bright berry and spice flavours, deep red colours and solid tannin backup. Includes premium oak for a soft, dry vanilla finish. Delightful when aged.

CALIFORNIA WHITE MERLOT
Take Merlot. Make it a blush. Voila - a Merlot like you've never experienced! Fresh strawberries abound in the aromas and flavours of this medium-pink rose style wine, capped by a crisp finish that's slightly drier than a typical blush. Bright fruit and generous acidity make it a brilliant food pairing wine.

CALIFORNIA WHITE ZINFANDEL
Complete with Winexpert's innovative F-pack, this blush favourite displays the trademark pink hues and a soft, refreshing taste that make it particularly enjoyable as a chilled delight on a summer afternoon. Must be tried to be believed.

ARGENTINE MALBEC with Grape Skins
Selection Argentine Malbec with grape skins is a medium/full-bodied, dry ed wine with firm acidity, rich tannins and generous alcohol levels. Dark, inky purple colour and ripe fruit flavours of plums, black cherry and blackberry give an almost jammy character on the palate. Smoke, earth, leather, wild game, tobacco and white/black pepper along with intriguingly spicy notes make for an interesting medley of aromas and flavours, adding to layers of complexity.

AUSTRALIAN PETIT VERDOT with Grape Skins
Best described as a 'Super Cabernet', this is a dark rich wine with wonderfully concentrated flavours of juicy blackberry and black currant, with smooth, gripping tannins and an elegant structure leading to a magnificent, boldly oaked finish.  With intense fruit-forward character, this wine drinks well immediately and it will fully round out in only three months, delivering intense fruit and richness.

CHILEAN MALBEC / SHIRAZ with Grape Skins
Selection with Grape Skins Chilean Malbec-Shiraz displays a balance between ripeness and power, with intensely rich Shiraz grapes for a bold ruby purple colour, deep, dark plum and blackberry aromas showing subtle accents of chocolate.  Malbec brings plum, blackcurrant and violet aromas leading to a slight touch of leather notes.  Full-bodied and classically, the gripping tannins linger to an elegant finish of toasty oak and spice.

ITALIAN AMARONE with Grape Skins
Italy's most powerful wine, Amarone is renowned as a fruity, full-bodied, with rich intensity from the dried grapeskins included in the fermentation. Winexpert's Selection Italian Amarone with Grape Skins is an intense, complex wine, with a wide array of flavours and aromas. Deep, nearly opaque red, this heavyweight exudes aromas of sour cherries, dark chocolate, stewed plums, dried fruits, anise, raisins, bitter almond, tobacco, leather and molasses, and has a spicy-earthy bittersweet finish that goes on and on, from the huge volume of tannins.

ITALIAN BRUNELLO with Grape Skins
Winexpert's Selection Italian Brunello Style with Grape Skins is a dark-cherry colour with highlights of gorgeous ruby-garnet. Bold, yet supple, the big, smoky-earthy nose of ultra-ripe cherry and currant-like fruit gives way to a hint of tar and cracked black pepper, cedar, whiffs of liquorice, leather, and also plums and black cherries, followed by a richly tannic, long, long finish. The super concentrated flavours are generous even in youth, but this sensational wine is sensational after six months to a year.

Australian Chardonnay

Leave it to the Aussies to take the noble French grape and turn it into the wine equivalent of a full-on party. The Chardonnays of Australia continue to wow wine drinkers around the world with their unabashed celebration of opulent fruit and vanilla-oak, full-bodied flavour. Our Chardonnay is no exception. Full, supple, buttery and fruity, this golden wine delivers from start to clean, lingering finish.
Oak 3-4 / Body 4 / Sweetness 0

Australian Traminer / Riesling

The lively golden hue reveals a combination of floral notes and apple crispness with perfumed headiness of lychee, rose petals, and hints of passion fruit. The long finish and medium body makes a great off-dry wine for sipping.
Oak 0 / Body 3 / Sweetness 0-1

California Chardonnay

Full of citrus and tropical fruit flavours and warm vanilla oak.
Oak 3 / Body 3 / Sweetness 0

California Gewürztraminer

This immensely charming, exotic wine is true to its German translation: spicy. Deeply coloured and opulently aromatic, with an unmistakably flowery perfume and flavours of lychees and roses. Crisp, lush, and refreshing - a wonderful match with spicy foods, strong cheeses and fresh fruits.
Oak 0 / Body 3 / Sweetness 0-1

California Riesling

The character of this fine varietal is truly distinctive. Displays a flowery bouquet, complex fruit and cinnamon flavours and a crisp, clean finish.
Oak 0 / Body 2-3 / Sweetness 0-1

California Sauvignon Blanc

Crisp and flavourful, this popular grape varietal has distinctive and immediately recognizable aroma and flavour characteristics. The famous grassy, herbaceous bouquet and flinty aftertaste are here, with the generous acidity that is typical of the grape. Steely, grassy, and defiantly dry, nothing can complement a meal better than Sauvignon Blanc, a unique wine that offers a definitive counterpoint to the ubiquitous Chardonnay.
Oak 0 / Body 3 / Sweetness 0

California Symphony

A white wine with the incredibly intense aromas of melon, grapefruit, mango, peach, banana and papaya. The fruity character picks up a strong backbone from the good acidity, and hint of tannin, carried over from the Grenache Gris grape.
Oak 0 / Body 3 / Sweetness 0

California Viognier

The intense fruitiness of this beguiling wine suggests rich sweetness, but it shows a surprisingly dry and aromatic finish. A delicate yellow colour, tinged with the variety's typical 'green-gold' hue, it bursts out of the glass with apricot, peach and spice aromas. As it matures, it can also display hints of jasmine, honeysuckle, kiwi, mint, orange blossom and even mango! While higher in alcohol than many white wines, it drinks well young nonetheless. Lower acidity makes it friendly to a wide range of foods, but it's 'soft but strong' character makes it excellent for sipping alone.
Oak 0 / Body 3 / Sweetness 0

Chilean Sauvignon Blanc

A gorgeous nose of honeydew, peach and gooseberry is followed by a silky palate with white peach and mineral flavours and a long finish. Bright, crisp and inviting at three months it’s refreshingly complex and tropical, and will develop notes of basil and mint with age.
Oak 0 / Body 3 / Sweetness 0

German Müller Thurgau

Developed as a cross combining the lively qualities of Riesling with the viticultural reliability of Sylvaner, Germany's most widely cultivated grape attains rare heights in aroma and flavour. Winexpert's German Mller-Thurgau is crisp and clean, with a grapey fruit character, low to medium acidity, and a pleasantly fragrant aroma. Vibrant flavours of crunchy green apples are imparted in its floral residual sweetness, aided by the addition of our F-pack* finishing package.
Oak 0 / Body 3 / Sweetness 0-1.5

Italian Pinot Grigio

The uniquely Italian version of the well known Pinot Gris grape, picked earlier in Italy than in all other regions and well before its characteristic loss of acidity at ripening, for a bright, crisp, dry white wine with a gentle perfume and a detectable spiciness. Fresh, fragrant and lively, its flavours include a certain flintiness with hints of citrus and almonds.
Oak 0 / Body 2-3 / Sweetness 0

Liebfraumilch

Winexpert's new F-pack provides the finishing touch for this popular German classic. With a pronounced floral bouquet and a perfect marriage of sweetness with a slight dry finish, this startling wine is made for seafood and strong cheeses.
Oak 0 / Body 3 / Sweetness 0-1.5

Luna Bianca

Winexpert's biggest, boldest white wine ever. In the spirit of the great full-bodied Chardonnays of California and Australia, Luna Bianca is lush, golden and rich. Dense, luscious, buttery aromas dance up from the glass. Flavours of tropical fruits blend with the vanilla-oak backing - a technique usually achieved through barrel fermentation with extended lees (yeast sediment) contact. The high alcohol finished wine is smooth and mouth filling. Includes an F-pack with pure Chardonnay juice - another industry first.
Oak 3-5 / Body 4-5 / Sweetness 0-1

Piesporter

The town of Piesport in the Mosel-Saar-Ruwer wine region has an ideal steep amphitheater site perfect for producing sound, honeyed, delicate wines. Our version captures the classic flavour and magical fragrance of this respected German style through the addition of our F-pack and a special package of dried elderflowers.
Oak 0 / Body 3-4 / Sweetness 0-2

WINEXPERT VINTNERS RESERVE - VALUE 5 WEEK WINE KITS

Easy to make and easy to enjoy, Vintners Reserve wines offer excellent quality flavours and aromas and there almost 30 available styles to choose from.

Winexpert Vintners Reserve Red Wine Kits

Our most popular red wines in the Vintners Reserve line are:

CABERNET SAUVIGNON: A bold medium bodied rde wine. Deep ruby, with rich black fruit, black currant, hints of spice and cedar on the nose.

MERLOT: A well balanced, smooth wine, deep in colour, with black cherry and currant-berry aromas. The lush fruit of this wine meets soft appealing tannins and a perfect kiss of oak.

MEZZA LUNA RED: Vintners Reserve 'big red' wine offering. Rich and flavourful, this purposeful blend marries intense aromas and complex flavours bursting of cherry and raspberry. The rich dark colour hints at the layered oak in the finish. Delightfully complex, Mezza Luna is a powerful and lively red wine to serve with hearty meals.
This is by far our best sold red wine kit within the Vintners Reserve Series!

SHIRAZ: Boasts a concentrated blend of plum and blackberry fruit, with spice and chocolate in a firm structure that leads to a tannic, fruity finish and hints of smoky oak. This wine is a mouth-filling, dark and delicious treat.

VIEUX CHATEAU de ROI: Robust, rounded and smooth, the bouquet of berries and flavours of ripe plum are beautifully integrated into an elegantly structured finish with hints of oak that will reward ageing.

Other Red Wine Kits available are: Bergamais, Chianti, Coastal Red, Diablo Rojo, Pinot Noir, Valpolicella.
We also offer 2 blush wines; Blush and White Zinfandel.
For a full overview go to http://www.winexpert.com/products/value/vintners-reserve

Winexpert Vintners Reserve White Wine Kits

Our most popular white wines in the Vintners Reserve line are:

CHARDONNAY: Powerfully structured, this wine shows a crisp, minerally character and a refreshing floral aroma well-balanced by toasty smoke and vanilla notes, and a long complex finish that emerges with ageing.

GEWURZTRAMINER: A distinctive grape varietal with an unmistakable lychee/floral bouquet and zesty citrus flavours that lead to a mouth-filling finish. Excellent with spicy foods or desserts.

PINOT BLANC: Medium-bodied with lightly fruity aroma, soft flavours and a velvety mouth-feel. Refreshing both as a sipping wine, and as a match with cream sauce dishes, light cheeses and delicate meats.

PINOT GRIS: Refreshing and light-bodied, this wine shows green apple, pear and honeydew, drinking well while still young. Great with lighter foods, peppered white fish, and creamy cheeses.

SAUVIGNON BLANC: The flavour is full and dry, with a fruity, herbaceous character, which finishes crisp and clean. A versatile wine which handles a wide range of herbs, spices and flavourings.

VIOGNIER: The intense fruitiness of this beguiling wine suggests rich sweetness, but it shows a surprisingly dry and aromatic finish. A delicate yellow colour, tinged with the variety's typical 'green-gold' hue, it bursts out of the glass with apricot, peach and spice aromas.

Other White Wine Kits available are: Angel Bianco, Coastal White, Liebfraumilch, Mezza Luna White, Piesporter, Riesling. For a full overview go to http://www.winexpert.com/products/value/vintners-reserve

Specialty Wines - Port, Sherry, Icewine

At the Art Of Brewing we make also excellent specialty wines, like Port, Sherry and Icewine.
Not only great for drinking on their own, with dessert or in the kitchen, but they also make excellent (Christmas) gifts, especially when bottled in half size (375 ml) bottles.

All specialty wines come in half size, meaning they make 15 750 ml bottles. If you order a double batch we only charge 1 brewing fee, which saves about 20 % of the cost.

During the summer we promote (on a pre-order basis only) specialty ports, like Chocolate Raspberry Port, Chocolate Strawberry Port, Chocolate Orange Port, etc.
Every year the line-up is different and the wine kits are released in September.

Cellar Craft Classic Port

In the Portuguese tradition, this wine is made from a blend of several grape varieties, including grapes indigenous to Southwest Europe. Intense fruit character and depth of flavour at bottling. Like all Ports, however, you'll be rewarded if you can set some bottles aside for a year or two. The kit produces up to 17.5% alcohol. Brandy or flavourless Vodka may be added to elevate the alcohol even further and add to the true Port taste.
Oak 1 / Body 5 / Sweetness 10 / ABV 17.5 %

Cellar Craft Porto Corinto (Ruby Port with Blackcurrant)

Classic Ruby Port infused with flavourful black currant. Intense, rich and savory! Enjoy after 2 or 3 weeks aging. Best after a year in the bottle.

Oak 0 / Body 5 / Sweetness 10 / ABV 16%

Cellar Craft Cabernet Franc Icewine style

A wonderful taste sensation! Sweet strawberries on the nose and packed full of jammy red fruit on the palate. Offers a rich, lingering finish.
Oak 0 / Body 5 / Sweetness 10

Cellar Craft Washington Riesling Icewine style

Made with Washington State Johannisberg Riesling. Formulated with an extra measure of concentrated fruit. This produces intensely complex aromatics and flavours as well as a rich, lingering finish. The sensory impact is reminiscent of wines made from frozen grapes. Peach, apricot, and honey notes stand out on both the nose and the palate. The wine can be enjoyed young or cellared for several months for extra depth and a more harmonious sensory impression. Chill lightly, serve in a snifter, and lose yourself in the heady perfume. Pairs well with ripe fruit and the richest of desserts.
Oak 0 / Body 5 / Sweetness 10

Winexpert Selection Speciale Cream Sherry

Winexpert's Sherry kit combines two possibilities in one, allowing the creation of either Cream Sherry or Dry Sherry styles:

Cream Sherry is rich and smooth, with flavours of almond and dried fruit. Produced from lusciously sweet selected grapes, it is excellent with desserts or snacks.
Oak 2 / Body 3-4 / Sweetness 10

Dry Sherry is a well-balanced, straw-coloured sherry in the style of the great finos. Served chilled, it is a crisp, dry delight - the ideal aperitif.
Oak 2 / Body 3-4 / Sweetness off-dry

Winexpert Selection Speciale Riesling Icewine style

Prized as a unique sweet wine specialty, our Icewine - based on Riesling grapes - will surprise you with its body and complexity. A world renowned dessert wine with intense aromas and flavours of honey, peach, sweet citrus and marmalade.
Served chilled, this golden nectar should be sipped slowly to cherish its special charms.
Oak 0 / Body 3-4 / Sweetness 10

Winexpert Selection Speciale Cabernet Franc Icewine style

Sweet and rich in texture, with rose and salmon tints of colour, this wine entices with irresistible aromas and flavours of honey, strawberry and cranberry that persist to a smooth, elegant finish with hints of spice on the palate.
Oak 0 / Body 4 / Sweetness 10

Winexpert Selection Speciale Port

Rich and warm with flavours of fig, plum and chocolate makes this a bold distintive dessert wine.
Oak 2 / Body 5 / Sweetness 10


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