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Cru Select Made with European concentrates and pure varietal juice (no sugar is added). These 16L kits also come with specialty oak chips from the finest forests of France which impart a unique quality for each kit. Oak flavours such as Allier, Nevers, Troncais and Limousin add succulent overtones of toast and vanilla that are only associated with the very best wines.

All wine kit styles listed on this site are available to be made in the comfort and convenience of your own home. If you would like to make wine on our premises, additional charges apply as well as your prescence will be required during the mixing and the bottling process.

6 WEEK KITS
Can include 15-18L of a combination of grape juice concentrate and pure grape juice. These kits produce full-bodied wines with more bouquet and flavour with longer aging potential. Must be aged for a minimum of 6 to 12 months to truly be appreciated.

All products are In-Stock and ship within 1-2 business days unless stated otherwise.

For the protection of all of our customers, we cannot accept returns on any wine kits. We ask that you make an informed decision, read all descriptions and contact us should we need to provide more information on the particular product that interests you.

Products


  • Cru Select Australian Cabernet Sauvignon

    Cru Select Australian Cabernet Sauvignon

    Australian Cabernets are typically softer and fruitier. This red wine shows complex varietal fruit flavours including cherry and blackberry.
    CA$98.99
    CA$108.99 save 9%
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  • Cru Select Australian Chardonnay

    Cru Select Australian Chardonnay

    Clean, crisp and rich in varietal character, fruit flavours abound. Its golden hued and slightly tart while flavours of vanilla, cloves and butterscotch tantalize the palate.
    CA$96.99
    CA$104.99 save 8%
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  • Cru Select Black Forest Dessert Wine

    Cru Select Black Forest Dessert Wine

    Bursting with rich aromas of red and dark cherry, this full-flavoured dessert wine style also has a hint of dark chocolate fused with plum and toasted oak on the nose. *Seasonal Produces 12L.
    CA$82.99
    CA$88.99 save 7%
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  • Cru Select California Pinot Noir

    Cru Select California Pinot Noir

    Medium to full bodied, this wine presents a bouquet of rich tobacco, ripe blackberries and spices. The palate is treated to a heady experience of dark cherries, a hint of oak and velvety tannins.
    CA$98.99
    CA$108.99 save 9%
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  • Cru Select Dessert Port 11.5L

    Cru Select Dessert Port 11.5L

    Deep ruby-red premium dessert wine smolders with bold aromas and flavours of black cherries and blackberries. A perfect after-dinner delight. Produces 12L.
    CA$79.99
     
  • Cru Select New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc

    Cru Select New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc

    Crisp and light, with intense flavours of grapefruit peel and freshly cut grass and an accent of light oak on the finish. The white wine presents soft hues with a slight tinge of green.
    CA$96.99
    CA$104.99 save 8%
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  • Cru Select Raspberry Mocha Dessert Wine

    Cru Select Raspberry Mocha Dessert Wine

    Ruby red with aromas of dark chocolate and coffee blended with ripe juicy raspberry jam. Sweet on the palate with nuances of cocoa powder and coffee balance perfectly with hints of tangy acidity from the raspberry. *Seasonal Produces 12L.
    CA$82.99
    CA$88.99 save 7%
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  • Cru Select Toasted Caramel Dessert Wine

    Cru Select Toasted Caramel Dessert Wine

    Intensely creamy and pleasantly sweet, this full-bodied dessert wine combines rich caramel aroma with the robust flavours of red fruit. The buttery caramel notes give this wine a roundness and texture on the palate that is perfectly balanced with rich toasted notes on the finish. *Seasonal Produces 12L.
    CA$82.99
    CA$88.99 save 7%
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  • Cru Select Vidal Ice wine

    Cru Select Vidal Ice wine

    This rich wine is loaded with flavours of apricot, peaches and honey. Serve well chilled with your finest desserts, or as the dessert itself! Produces 12L.
    CA$110.99
     
  • Cru Select Argentinean Trio White

    Cru Select Argentinean Trio White

    A delightful blend that highlights the apricot and floral notes of Viognier, the minerality of Riesling with the tropical aromas of Chardonnay. Fresh and balanced fruitiness complimented by hints of vanilla, this brilliant golden yellow wine has a lingering finish.
    CA$104.99
     
  • Cru Select Australian Viognier Pinot Gris

    Cru Select Australian Viognier Pinot Gris

    These two white grape varieties are originally from France, but thrive in Australia to produce an easy to drinking and refreshing wine.This extremely aromatic white wine opens up with apricots and pear notes. Dry and medium bodied, it finishes on a refreshing fruit forward note.
    CA$104.99
     
  • Cru Select German Gewurztraminer

    Cru Select German Gewurztraminer

    This white wine delivers delicious aromas of roses, lychees and tropical fruits, as well as the infamous spicy notes characteristic of Gewurztraminer.
    CA$104.99
     

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GET YOUR FREE DEFALCO VINTAGE CUSTOMER CARD
Earn points with every purchase to spend on your favourite HOME brewing and winemaking supplies.

6 BOTTLE PLASTIC WINE CARRYING CASE
$8.29 Reg. $9.99

ELITE AERATING POURER
$24.99 Reg. $29.99

TRULEVER CORKSCREW & AERATOR GIFT SET
In-Store Only
$84.99 Reg. $99.99

TURBULENCE WINE GLASS & CORKSCREW GIFT SET
In-Store Only
$35.99 Reg. $41.99

19L ITALIAN GLASS CARBOYS
$19.99 Reg. $29.99

CARBOY HANDLE
4.99 Reg. 6.29

FLIPTOP WINE BOTTLE STOPPERS
89¢ Reg. $1.39

750ml ITALIAN CLEAR GLASS CARAFES
In-Store Only
$2.29 Reg. $5.29

STAINLESS STEEL BALL VALVE BOTTLE WASHER
$16.29 Reg. $18.99

FIZZ-X DEGASSING ROD
$16.99 Reg. $22.99

Save up to 50% on selected giftwares and accessories.

MAKE YOUR BEER AND WINE AT HOME
with a …
Combination Beer/Winemaking
EQUIPMENT KIT
Only $78.00 Reg. $86.00
(Beer/Wine Style not included)
Kit includes:
29L Plastic pail and lid, 23L Glass Carboy, Siphoning Equipment, Sanitizer, Funnel, Airlock and Stopper, Stirring Paddle, Thermometer, Hydrometer & Test Jar, Detailed Instructions

NOW AVAILABLE
SS BREWTECH BREWMASTER EDITION (BME) KETTLES & CHRONICALS
They’ve taken what they’ve learned manufacturing at the commercial brewery level and scaled it down for the home brewers.  Brewmaster Edition (BME) features all stainless steel construction, Tri-Clamp fittings, Rotatable racking arm and more.
10 Gal BME Kettle $369.99 Reg. $409.99
20 Gal BME Kettle $449.99 Reg. $509.99
7 Gal BME Chronical $ 749.99 Reg. $ 832.99
14 Gal Chronical $849.99 Reg. $999.99

BOTTLE DRAINERS
TO HOLD 45 BOTTLES $23.99 Reg. $27.99
TO HOLD 90 BOTTLES $30.99 Reg. $35.99

“PUMP ACTION” Bottle Rinser/Sanitizer
Drains and recirculates
Can be used alone or mounted on bottle drainer
$18.79 Reg. 21.99

DRAUGHT BEER DISPENSING EQUIPMENT
19L (5gal) DRAUGHT SYSTEM
Complete with NEW 19L (5gal) AEB tank (made in Italy), disconnects “in” & “out”, Co2 regulator, 3ft liquid & gas hose, thumb tap, hose clamps, sanitizer, detailed instructions.
$230 Reg. $242
(Co2 Cylinder not included)
EXTRA STAINLESS STEEL AEB DRAUGHT TANK 19L (5gal)
$123.99 Reg. $135.99

5LB Co2 CYLINDER TANKS
New Certified co2 cylinder tanks.  Made in the U.S.A.
$74.99 Reg $79.99

MARK II KEG/CARBOY WASHER
Clean and sanitize Kegs, Carboys & Pails in an easy, efficient, and effective manner.
$120.99 Reg. $132.99

COPPER WORT CHILLER
25’ X 3/8” Perfect for chilling 5 gallons of wort in minutes.  No need to wait hours to pitch your yeast. Hose and fittings included.
$74.99 Reg. $84.99

1.8KG BEER KITS
BREWMAKER, MOUNTMELLICK & MUNTONS CONNOISSEUR
Selected styles from each brand
$17.59-18.99 Reg. $21.99-23.99

MAGNETIC STIR PLATE
This stir plate will fit up to a 2000ml flask. Features a pH probe holder, on/off switch, speed control dial, screw in fuse. Comes complete with magnetic stir bar.
$69.99 Reg. $74.99

PH TEST PAPERS
Test your water’s PH level and ensure the success of your brewing/winemaking product.  Beer Range 4.6-6.2, Wine 2.8-4.4.  100 papers per vial
$8.79 Reg. $10.29

YOU CAN MAKE ANY OF THE WINE STYLES FEATURED BELOW AT OUR PLACE FOR AN ADDITIONAL $32
(Includes: Filtered water, degassing, filtering, shrink caps, corks)

CHEEKY MONKEY 4WK KITS
Chilean Malbec, Italian Valroza, Australian Chardonnay, Washington State Pinot Gris
$4-5 off Reg. $ 78.99-83.99

CRU INTERNATIONAL 5WK KITS
Australian Cabernet Sauvignon, Chilean Malbec, California Zinfandel, German Muller Thurgau, French Rosé
$4-5 OFF Reg. $77.99-83.99

GRAND CRU 10L 4WK KITS
Merlot, Pinot Noir, Vieux Château du Roi, Pinot Chardonnay, Riesling
$4-5 OFF Reg. $60.99-69.99

CRU SELECT 16L - 6WK KITS
Australian Cabernet Sauvignon & Chardonnay, California Pinot Noir, New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc
$8-10 OFF Reg. $104.99-108.99

SEASONAL RELEASE
CRU SELECT DESSERT WINES
Black Forest, Raspberry Mocha, Toasted Caramel,  Coffee
$6 OFF Reg. $88.99
AVAILABLE FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY!

ATMOSPHERE 16L – 6WK KITS
Australian Cabernet Shiraz, California Viognier, Chilean Cabernet Malbec Carménère Italian Pinot Grigio & Sangiovese
$8-10 OFF Reg. $ 109.99-114.99

EN PRIMEUR WINERY SERIES 18L – 6WK KITS
Argentinean Trio Red*, Italian Amarone* w/wet skins, Rosso Grande Eccellente*, South African Sauvignon Blanc, Chilean Pinot Noir Rosé
$11 OFF Reg. $130.99
* Crushed grape skins included

MAKE YOUR WINE AT OUR PLACE
3 Easy Steps
1. Choose your wine style
2. Mix the ingredients
3. Bottle and Enjoy
Take advantage of our on-premise EVERYDAY LOW PRICES.
(All on-premise promotions yield 28-30_750ml bottles per batch and includes $32 fee, filtered water, degassing, filtering, shrink caps, corks)

CALIFORNIA CONNOISSEUR 4WK KITS
California White, Chardonnay, Liebfraumilch, Sauvignon Blanc, Nebbiolo, Merlot, Shiraz, Vieux Château Du Roi, White Zinfandel
$ 72.99-85.99

EUROPEAN SELECT 4WK KITS
Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Soave, Verdicchio, Nebbiolo, Bergamais, Sangiovese, Pinot Noir, Valroza, Vieux Château Du Roi
$ 90.99-93.99

ON-PREMISE WINEMAKING SUPER SPECIAL
$7-9 OFF

KENRIDGE CLASSIC 4WK KITS
KenRidge Classic contains 10 L of the highest quality varietal grape juices and premium concentrates producing outstanding wines with distinctive flavours, bouquet and character.
Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir
$ 94.99-102.99* Reg. $ 101.99-111.99
* Yield 28-30_750ml bottles per batch and includes, filtered water, degassing, filtering, shrink caps, corks

HISTORIC LANDMARKS OF OTTAWA..by Donna DeFalco
Donna is the daughter of our founding father, Dominic DeFalco, who started DeFalco’s Wine Cellars Inc. back in 1962. She was a commercial artist in her early years and she produced a magnificent series of prints which display the feeling of historical beauty of her hometown, Ottawa, Ontario. 
Donna’s artwork was just starting to get itself out there in the early 1980’s through local craft shows, business conferences, school billeting programs and a few gift shops around Ottawa when sadly, in 1984, Dominic passed away and she inherited the family business. With her time now being focused on this new adventure of running DeFalco’s, her artwork was put on hold.  Now that Donna is semi-retired, her team at DeFalco’s has decided it’s time to re-release these fabulous prints and make them more accessible for everyone to appreciate and enjoy. Her artwork is available at all three of our locations as well as at our online store. GREAT GIFT  IDEAS for office events, farwells, out of town guests, stocking stuffers, teachers, birthdays and anniversary gifts, company conventions.

LIMITED RELEASE WINE STYLES 2017/18
Be sure to take notice of this year’s Cru Select Restricted Quantities and Passport Series   Stock your cellar with the best. Dates of Release subject to change
Cru Select 2017/18 Pre-Order Deadline October 19th
December 2017 - Australian Shiraz Viognier - $151.99 - This dry full-bodied red wine is stylish yet refined. It is lush with a tapestry of smooth tannins and succulent dried fruits, vanilla and black pepper.
January 2018 - Chilean Carménère  - $151.99 - Medium-bodied red, dry, opulent and rich, Carménère boasts the luscious flavours of red cherries and berries, with hints of spice and leather enhanced with robust tannins.
February 2018 - Spanish Tempranillo - $151.99  - Sourced from native Spain, Tempranillo adds panache to any cellar. It skillfully balances fresh berries with savory notes of pepper and smoke to create this medium-bodied dry red wine.
March 2018 - German Riesling - $135.99  - From renowned German vineyards, this medium-bodied off-dry Riesling is captivating and complex. Crisp flavours of honey, peach and lemon finish with a lingering minerality.

PASSPORT SERIES 2017/18  Pre-Order Deadline November 16th
December 2017 - French Grenache (Rhone Valley) - $122.99 - This red wine offers flavours of red fruit (raspberry and strawberry), anise and tobacco creating a smooth, dry, medium-bodied finish that is soft on the palate.
January 2018 - French Viognier (Rhone & Savoy Valley) - $114.99 - Touches of fruit with underlying floral notes make for a fresh and vibrant aroma.  Peach, pear and tangerine flavours fill the palate, accented by honeysuckle, rose petal and a touch of spice to round out this off-dry, medium-bodied white wine.
February 2018  - Italian Cabernet Merlot (Tuscany Region) - $122.99 - A bold charismatic blend of earthy notes, spicy pepper, leather, tobacco, ripe plum and black fruit bring together this dry, full-bodied red wine.
March 2018 - California Two Roads Zinfandel (Creek Valley Region) - $138.99 - A delicious blend of Cabernet Sauvignon with Petite Syrah grape skins loaded with dark ripe berry, smoke, spice, black cherry, vanilla and black pepper to finish off this dry, full-bodied red wine. 

 


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