Special Offers

Barrel 222, Who are you?

Spice is the name of the game with this fantastic blend of Zinfandel, Syrah, Carmenérè, and Cab Franc! Order Barrel 222 for only $222 and ready to bottle for 2/2020! Details inside…

Introducing our new flavour-packed barrel blend of Zinfandel, Cab Franc, Syrah, and Carménère. Aged two months in premium Hungarian oak barrels, this wine packs a big punch of spice, acidity, and black fruit flavour.
Best part? It’s only $222.00, labels and tops included!
Ready to bottle February 2020 – Call or email now to reserve your spot.

THINK YOU HAVE A BETTER NAME?

So do we! Email us at info@thirstyvintner.ca with your own creative name based on the wine, and if it’s our favourite, you will win 35% off your next batch with us (even including Barrel 222)!

Summer Blowout!

Christmas in August! For the month of August, make any LE18 red wine kit in store and we will waive the winemaking fee from the total price, saving you near $45 off the total price! Order in store now or call to reserve, supplies are dwindling fast!

Christmas in August!

For the month of August, make any LE18 red wine kit in store and we will waive the winemaking fee from the total price, saving you near $45 off the total price!

Order in store now or call to reserve, supplies are dwindling fast!

MONTHLY SPECIALS – AUGUST

10% OFF select 10L kits every month! For the month of August save 10% off our Coastal Red, WV Australian Shiraz, Chamblaise, and Moscato. Click inside to find links to wine descriptions.

10% OFF

Vintner’s Reserve Coastal Red
Vintner’s Reserve Chamblaise
World Vineyard Australian Shiraz
World Vineyard California Moscato

50% OFF

Island Mist­™ Chocolate Orange (As limited supplies last)
Aprés™ Peach Ice Wine (As limited supplies last)

Get 35% OFF Your Next Wine Kit

Follow these THREE simple steps to recieve 35% OFF your next wine kit! Bring a friend who hasn’t made wine at the Thirsty Vintner (in at least the last ten years) to qualify!

How Does the Program Work?

Step 1 – Tell a friend about The Thirsty Vintner
Step 2 – Your friend comes in and buys a wine kit (make in store or at home)
Step 3 – You will get a letter in the mail for 35% off on your next wine kit

It’s that easy! Remember to tell your friend to mention that you referred them!

Your friend cannot be an existing Thirsty Vintner Customer for this program.

Oak Barrel Options

OAK Barrel Opportunities! Here at the shop we have lots of options for oak barrel ageing. For an extra cost of $30 / batch we can oak any red wines. Why Oak Barrel? The benefits of oak barrel aging is two parts; the slow introduction of oxygen into the wine and imparting the subtle flavours …

OAK Barrel Opportunities!

Here at the shop we have lots of options for oak barrel ageing. For an extra cost of $30 / batch we can oak any red wines.

Why Oak Barrel?

The benefits of oak barrel aging is two parts; the slow introduction of oxygen into the wine and imparting the subtle flavours of the wood into the wine. Wine, as it rests in the barrel, goes through subtle chemical changes, resulting in greater complexity and a softening of the harsh tannins and flavours present at the end of fermentation. Basically, you can drink it sooner!

We do large batches in big barrels available seasonally, or  23L single batch barrels  available year round.

Easy, peezy, clean bottles

One of our biggest concerns in making sure our wines turn our well is actually the condition of the bottles being filled. If bottles are brand new, the sanitizing and rinsing before each batch is perfectly sufficient. But what happens after those lovely new bottles are opened and the contents enjoyed? If wine residue is …

One of our biggest concerns in making sure our wines turn our well is actually the condition of the bottles being filled. If bottles are brand new, the sanitizing and rinsing before each batch is perfectly sufficient. But what happens after those lovely new bottles are opened and the contents enjoyed?

If wine residue is left in the bottom of a bottle, mold can start to grow. When we get ready to re-fill these wine bottles, it can require a great deal of scrubbing and cleaning to clean out this residue. We do our best to screen each bottle as it is filled but this can be difficult, especially in dark green or brown bottles.

We offer a food-safe bleach for our customers, but there is a quick and easy 30 second process to make sure each bottle is ready to go for your next batch.

1) Immediately after finishing a wine, fill 1/3 with hot water, put your thumb over the opening, shake well, empty and rinse.

2) Repeat Step 1

3) Peel the label off, pull or cut the shrink top off and place the bottle neck down into your wine box.

Any moisture left will drain and eventually evaporate and dust and dirt cannot enter your clean bottle.

Your bottle is now ready for your next trip to The Thirsty Vintner.

Cheers