Wine Making

Our wines are a great choice for you & your friends to make and enjoy. Wine takes only minutes to make, but months to mature; so come in soon to ensure its ready when you are. Choose from one of our standard varieties we have in stock, or if you’re looking for something more unique we can make a special order. In addition to our traditional grape wine varietals, you can make refreshing (and lower alcohol) blended fruit wines. Each batch of wine will produce 30 standard 750ml bottles. Please call us to find out our current seasonal wine offerings as they change frequently. 651.228.1355

Scheduling

To set up a reservation to make wine all you have to do is call and we will help you find a time that will fit your schedule.

You may make wine by yourself or organize a group. We make wine every day except Sundays and Mondays. You may make a reservation Tuesday through Friday as early as 12:30 PM or as late as 7:30 PM and Saturdays as early as 9:30 AM or as late as 3:30 PM.

To ensure a comfortable wine making experience we suggest groups be no larger than 12 people. For larger groups, we can work in shifts making the wine or shift the operation out to the brewing area but this must be pre-arranged with us. As with the beer brewing, we find that it works best if one to three people share making a batch of wine. So for a group of nine, we would suggest at least three batches of wine. This also gives you the opportunity to each take home a variety of wine styles.

Costs

When you make wine with us, the prices listed are for the wine itself, the services we provide over the six weeks of fermentation & clarification, and the corks for your bottling. Wine bottles are available from us or you may re-use your bottles from a past experience.   If you bring in your own bottles, they must be clean inside and we will show you how to sanitize them. We will instruct you on how to properly clean your bottles for a future wine making or if you are planning to bring your own bottles in.  If you do bring your own bottles in, please know that our corking machine will not work with screw-top bottles.

To give your wine the look it (and you) deserves, we offer blank label stock for you to print your own custom labels and various colors & styles of shrink wrap bottle tops. Labels cost $10 per batch of wine. Shrink wrap bottle tops cost $10 per batch of wine.

Our prices Include:
Wine Making – Wine, Corks & Our Services.  ($120-$295 per batch)
Additional – Bottles, Basic Labels, & Shrink Caps (additional $55)

Abandoned Wines: PLEASE NOTE that any wines that are left on our premises for over three months (90 days) will be disposed of and become property of Vine Park Brewing Co.
Don’t forget about your wine… bottle sooner rather than later!

The Wine-making Process

1. Making Your Wine
A Vine Park Brew Coach will help you and your group blend the wine recipe of your choice. (Your time: 1/2 hour)

2. Fermentation
After wine-making, your wine will ferment for six weeks.

3. Bottling & Corking
Each batch of wine yields 2 1/2 cases = 28 to 30 bottles. (Your time: 1 hour)

Wine Storage, aging, and bottle information

  • To age your wine, stand the bottles upright for 2-3 days before laying them flat for the remaining aging period.
  • Your wine will stay fresh up to 3 years after bottling. It keeps that long because it is not pasteurized and has very low sulfite levels.
  • You may use your own bottles to bottle your wine so long as they are clean and rinsed without soap and they are not screw-top or champagne bottles. We cannot guarantee our corks will work on bottles purchased elsewhere.
  • We are not able to purchase wine bottles back, but they are reusable.
  • You should try to store your wine at temperatures between 62 and 72 degrees.  Cool temperatures will slow the aging process.