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Planning a Wedding or special event? We'll show you how easy it is to make your own wine to serve your guests or to give as gifts. Choose from over 220 different wine kit styles from around the world that will complement any menu or event. Present your wine with the ultimate personal touch. Chooose from our wide variety of preprinted labels or customize them  yourself using a computer or by hand. See how easy it is to MAKE WINE ON OUR PREMISES or MAKE YOUR WINE AT HOME.

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Common Questions and Answers

• Will the location where I am holding the reception allow me to bring my own wine to serve?
Before you decide to make your wedding wine, check with your reception hall to confirm that you can serve your own wine. Also, ask if there is a corkage fee and what it is.

• Is it legal and do I need some kind of permit to serve my own wine at my wedding?
It is legal to serve your own wine but you will need a special occasions permit from the LCBO. It is up to you to apply for the permit and it must be posted in the hall. The permit costs approximately $30 and according to the LCBO, you should apply a minimum of 10 days before your event to avoid any delays. If you are serving your wine at a private residence, you will not need any permit. 

• How far in advance should I plan if I want to serve my own wine?
The sooner you know you will be serving your own wine the better. Depending on the wine style you choose and time frame available, most wines need a minimum of 2-3 months aging time in the bottle where as others may need 8 months to a year to truly appreciate them. It is very important to make sure you have enough time to age your wine before serving. 

• How much wine will I need?
The amount of wine you may need depends on whether or not you will serve it just with dinner or throughout the evening. If you are serving it just with dinner, the rule of thumb is that you allow for at least ¾ of a 750ml bottle per person attending the event. If you are serving wine throughout the evening, you could safely consider 1 litre per person. It is always better to have wine leftover than to not have enough.

• What kind of wine should I serve?
You can serve any type of wine you like. It can be based on what your main course will be. If you’re having chicken, you’ll want extra white wine. If it’s a beef plate, stock up on the red. Sauvignon Blanc is a first-class white that appeals to all tastes and a Merlot is a fine red that everyone will enjoy. Browse our wine kit styles.

• Do I need labels on my bottles if I serve it?
If you intend on placing the wine bottles on the tables, we have a vast selection of computer labels that are popular. You can personalize them with your names, date of the event or even have pictures put on them to complement your theme. You may decide to forgo the labels if your wine is being served in carafes and your guests are unable to see the bottle.

• What size bottle should I have?
If the corkage fee is very high, you should use as large a bottle as possible such as 1.5L or even gallon jugs and have the wine served in carafes. The most common size bottle used on tables is 750ml. Check with your reception hall to see if they allow any larger size bottles for serving. 

• What if I want to give wine as a gift?
Most people give wine as a gift. You can bottle it in 375ml bottles and personalize it with your own label.

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

WINE ONTAP DISPENSER
Holds up to nine (9) bottles of wine and keeps it fresh for six months or longer. Compact to store on a shelf or in the refrigerator.
$17.99 Reg. 20.99

HEATING BELTS
$17.99  Reg.$20.99

WINERY GRADE CORKS 
#9 –Pack of 100
$26.59 Reg. $32.99

VINOMETER
Alcohol tester for wine.
$3.99 Reg. $5.99

PBW
Powdered Brewery Wash  
500g & 1kg
$9.29-17.59 Reg. $10.99-20.99

GALVANIZED STEEL WINE RACKS
50, 80 or 100 bottle sizes.
$53.99-89.99 Reg. $62.99-104.99

19L ITALIAN GLASS CARBOYS
$19.99 Reg. $29.99

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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

COOPERS MICROBREWERY ONE STAGE EQUIPMENT KIT
The Coopers “All-in-One-Stage” Microbrewery Kit is designed to give you everything you need to brew 23L of your own high-quality, great tasting beer every time. The kit includes: Plastic fermentor, bottles and caps, Coopers Lager beer kit w/yeast and brewing sugar, hydrometer, tap, stick on thermometer, bottle filler, carbonation drops and instructions. Gift Boxed
$116.99 Reg. $129.99

BAYOU CLASSIC HOME BREWING STARTER KIT WITH BURNER
If you've wanted to dabble in some good 'ol home brewing, the Bayou Classic Home Brewing Starter Kit is a perfect home brew start.  Includes:   All Stainless Steel equipment…8 gal/30-qrt. Brew Pot/lid, Propane Burner, Thermometer, Paddle, Braided Hose and Adjustable Regulator
$185.99 Reg. $199.99

BEER KITS from
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Selected styles from each brand
$16.99-18.99 Reg. $20.59-22.99

BAYOU BREWING KETTLES
Available in 8, 10 or 16 gallon sizes.  All stainless steel construction.  Includes Brew Pot/lid, Weldless Ball Valve, Brew Thermometer and Heat Shield. 
$ 221.99-257.99 Reg. $245.99-285.99

BREWBUILT KETTLES
Available in 10, 15, 22 & 22gal sizes.  All stainless steel construction, with two welded-in place couplers that offer a lifetime of leak free use.  Notched lid with silicone plug.
$239.99-413.99 Reg. $259.99-449.99

20 QUART STAINLESS STEEL POT
$34.99 Reg. $44.99

20 PLATE COUNTER FLOW WORT CHILLER
The more length a heat exchanger has, the more efficiently it will perform.
$161.99 – Reg. $179.99

7lb BARLEY CRUSHER MALTMILL
A high quality grain mill constructed using materials that will last a lifetime.
$160.99 Reg $169.00    

SWINGTOP BEER BOTTLES         
Grolsch Style Glass, Amber.  Includes closure
500ml & 750ml sizes
$1.99-2.69 Reg. $2.19-2.99


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.
$228.99 Reg. $240.99
(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

TOWER TAPS
Choose from Single, Double or Triple Tower Taps.  3” Stainless Steel columns with faucet and handle.
$107.99-214.99 Reg. $119.99-239.99


 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)

CALIFORNIA CONNOISSEUR 4WK KITS
Bergamais, Merlot, Valroza, Vieux Château du Roi, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay/Semillon,  Sauvignon Blanc,
$4-5 OFF Reg. $56.99-64.99

CHEEKY MONKEY 4WK KITS
Australian Shiraz, Chilean Merlot, California Zinfandel Shiraz, Spanish Cabernet Merlot Garnacha
$5 off Reg. $83.99

EUROPEAN SELECT 4WK KITS
Cabernet Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio
$4-5 OFF Reg. $63.99-67.99

KENRIDGE CLASSIC 10L 4WK KITS
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Shiraz, Nebbiolo, Shiraz, Trilogy, Gewurztraminer, Riesling Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier
$4-5 OFF Reg. $69.99-79.99

ATMOSPHERE 16L – 6WK KITS
Australian Shiraz, Italian Amarone & Nebbiolo, California Riesling, German Muller Thurgau
$8-10 OFF Reg. $109.99-114.99

LEGACY 16L – 6WK KITS
Cabernet Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Valroza, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Grigio
$7-8 OFF Reg. $92.99-103.99

CELLAR CRAFT SHOWCASE – 6WK KITS
Argentina Malbec*, Washington Merlot*, Rosso Fortissimo*, California Old Vine Zinfandel*, Yakima Valley Gewurztraminer Riesling & Pinot Gris
$10-12 OFF Reg. $137.99-148.99
* Crushed grape skins included

 

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. 


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.


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