Make Your Own Wedding Wine - 6 Easy Steps
1. Visit us at least 3 to 6 months* prior to your wedding date.
We will take approximately 4 to 8 weeks to make your wine. We also recommend another 1 to 2 months for aging for optimal taste and complexity.
*time frame depends on the type of wine you want, the complexity of the production and the necessary aging the wine may need
2. Choose your wine.
We can help you select the wines that are best for you and your guests or check out our wine section for ideas.
3. Decide how much you will need.
One wine kit makes approximately 30 bottles of wine. On average you need two five ounce/150ml servings of wine per person. For 150 guests that equals 60 bottles of wine or two wine kits.
4. Start your wine.
All you need to do is sprinkle yeast (provided in your wine kit). That’s it! We do everything else to actually make your wine. Looking for the ultra-DIY experience? Try making your own wine at home. Find out how.
5. Bottle it.
This part is fun! Come back 4 to 8 weeks later (we will call you) and bottle your wine. This means filling and corking your bottles using your winemaking retailer’s equipment. It’s easy, fun and takes about 30 minutes depending on how much you made. Bring your wedding party along for even more fun (you can sample a bit of wine too!)
6. Label it.
Choose a wine label available from our supplier or design your own with our custom label maker. Check out our label gallery for ideas. Make sure to choose a shrink (the foil that covers your cork) that compliments your wine label.
Serve & Enjoy!
Wine Storage Tips? Refer to our Wine Storing & Cellaring Page!
Serving Wine At Your Wedding
• In order to serve custom made wine at your wedding in BC, you will need to obtain a Special Occasion Permit prior to the event. Talk to your provincial Alcohol/Liquor & Gaming Authority for more information.
• Currently, custom made wine can be used in any province as wedding favours and can also be served at home in any province for an engagement party, rehearsal dinner, gift opening or any other gathering before or after the wedding.
• Always check with your reception venue. They may have certain rules and regulations regarding serving custom made wine at their establishment.