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Wine Styles

                DeFalco’s offers several brand name wine kits, some of which have produced award winning wines in international competitions. Most of our wines are designed to produce 28-30 (750ml) bottles of wine. Each kit contains detailed instructions, grape juice concentrate or a combination of grape juice concentrate and fresh grape juice, stabilizers, finings and yeast. Some styles may also include oak chips, elderberries, elderflowers, raisins or grape skins.

  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, an additional service charge of $32.00 per kit applies to the kit prices listed on this site as well as your presence will be required during the mixing and the bottling process.  (Service Charge Includes: filtered water, production costs, corks and shrink caps as well as use of all the automated equipment...bottle sanitizer, filler and corker) 

We've worked hard to earn your business and the products you make with us will be sealed and unopened in its' original packaging until the time of mixing...no plain unmarked packaging is available at any of our locations...the wine style you pay for is the wine style you get.  

4 WEEK KITS Styles and Prices
Can include 7-10L of grape juice concentrate or a combination of grape juice concentrate and pure grape juice. These kits are ready to be bottled in 4 weeks. Can be enjoyed young. Usually 2-3 months aging time.

5 WEEK KITS Styles and Prices
Can include 8-12L of grape juice concentrate or a combination of grape juice concentrate and pure grape juice along with grape skins in selected styles. These kits are ready to be bottled in 5 weeks. Can be enjoyed young. Usually 2-3 months aging time.

6 WEEK KITS Styles and Prices
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.

                Choose your favourite Red, White or Specialty wine kit style from our vast selection of brand names.  Atmosphere, California Connoisseur, Cheeky Monkey, Cru Select, Cru International, En Primeur, European Select, Grand Cru, Heritage Estates, KenRidge Classic, Legacy, Niagara Mist, Orchard Breezin.   All styles are available in either 4, 5 or 6 week formats and yield 23L - approx. 28-30_750ml bottles.  Specialty wine styles yield 12L,  approx. 15_750ml bottles.


Below is our consolidated list of each style available throughout our brands.

Reds

Amarone – Rich with character, dark in colour, this wine is packed with raspberry, blackberry and cassis flavours. The finish is long, lingering and full of ripe tannins.

Bergamais – A refreshing, lighter red wine with full fruit flavours of cherries and berries. Gamay is the featured grape.

Caberent Malbec Carmenére – This wine is a classic example of the spicy nature of the Cabernet Sauvignon, high alcohol producing, rustic qualities of Malbec and the deep colour of Carmenère. Strong notes of green pepper, dark fruit and leather define this rich dark wine. Smooth tannins grace the palate followed by blackberries and spice. 

Cabernet/Merlot – When these two grapes are blended the result is a firm and smooth red wine, warm with the fullness of ripe berries. Rounded with a hint of oak to give it a slightly toasted flavour.

Cabernet Merlot Garnacha – A bouquet full of currants, white pepper and spices, this dry, medium to full-bodied blend has soft silky tannins and moderate acidity. Flavours of blackberries and cherries fill the palate as the lingering finish exhibits a kick of zesty red fruit.

Cabernet Sauvignon – Known for its depth of flavour and aroma, this dry wine is full-bodied, rich and intense. It boasts a cherry-currant flavour with herbal undertones, nicely rounded with oak. 

Cabernet/Shiraz - A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz, this wine is rich, complex and hearty with peppery plum flavours and hints of chocolate. Designed to be well oaked, this wine should be cellared for a period of time after bottling. 

Cabernet Shiraz/Merlot – A well-balanced aroma of leather and black pepper gives way to intense jammy flavours of blackberries. The length of spicy flavour from the Cabernet, sweet berry fruit from the Shiraz and softening effect of the Merlot results in a tightly structured, well-balanced Australian wine. 

Cabernet Syrah Zinfandel – This full-bodied red wine bursts with bold flavours of black cherries and berries layered with toasted oak and vanilla and rich notes of dark chocolate and coffee. 

Grenache Syrah Mourvèdre – Full and flavourful, this wine is supported by intense blackberry, blackcherry and plum aromas. Toasted French oak further accentuates the fruit-filled aroma.

Malbec – A rustic, medium-bodied red wine, this wine has a soft, rich texture, silky tannins, and flavour filled with ripe plums, currants, cherries and red berries. .

Malbec Syrah – The blend of these two classic varietals creates a wine that is full bodied with plenty of appeal. This wine is fruit forward and approachable with balanced toasted vanilla flavours from Hungarian oak cubes. The wine hints of cherries and black currant up front, with darker, richer notes of coffee, tobacco and licorice behind. 

Merlot – This deep, rich grape produces a smooth red wine boasting flavours of blackberry, black currant, cherry and mint making this a very easy-drinking wine. Ages well. 

Montepulciano – This is a deep coloured, rich red wine with blackberry fruit flavours and spicy, peppery qualities. It is smooth and mellow and possesses good aging potential. 

Nebbiolo –Deep in colour, high in tannin, full-bodied and robust. It has ripe black fruit flavours and should be oaked and cellared for several months before enjoying.

Petite Sirah – This rich, extremely dark wine has a plum flavour. Due to high tannins, this wine will age gracefully for longer periods of time. 

Pinot Noir – Rich red wine, hearty in nature, smooth in flavour. The soft texture and dark colour complement the flavours of berry fruit, with a subtle raspberry undertone. It ages gracefully, developing a velvety flavour.

Primo Rosso – A full-bodied red wine with incredible depth and complexity. Deep ruby red in colour with spicy aromas of cloves, nutmeg, black licorice and candied fruit. Core flavours of black cherry and blackberry are framed with hints of spice and warm oak.

Rosso Grande – A dry powerful wine with a deep ruby-garnet colour and spicy oak aroma. This wine is bursting with vibrant flavours of ripe berries and black cherries.

Sangiovese – This blend is famous for its full, dry character and elegant flavours of cherries and blackberries. Sturdy and robust, with tangy undertones and a slight spiciness. This is the ultimate Sangria base. 

Sangiovese Syrah – Sangiovese brings strawberry, plum and delicate spice notes to this "Bellissimo" of a marriage while Syrah offers intense blackberry, black currant and black pepper spice character. Deep ruby red in colour, this full bodied wine is bursting with flavour.

Shiraz – A rich, dark, robust, red wine combining notes of sweet blackberries, black currants, plums, fresh pepper and medium oak. It ages gracefully into a velvety wine of pure elegance. 

Super Tuscan – The Super Tuscan is a bold blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. It is a full-bodied, muscular red wine with aromas and flavours of rich black fruits, spice, vanilla, plum, leather and raisin. Velvety tannins and great structure. 

Valpola/Valroza – A refreshing, lighter style Italian red. Dry and medium-bodied, this fragrant and fruity wine has a rich texture and delicate bouquet. The well-balanced tannic flavours also make this an excellent wine for aging. Especially good when served slightly chilled.

Vieux Château Du Roi – Extremely dark in colour, this robust yet smooth full-bodied dry red wine with a bouquet of ripe berries and flavours of plum. This wine will age well.

Winemaker's Trio Red – A modern, new world style wine featuring a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Zinfandel. Aromas of vanilla, red berries and black cherries and sweet flavours of ripe raspberry, chocolate and cherry.

Zinfandel – A rich and fruity red wine full of luscious blackberry and plum flavours with a sprinkling of black pepper. Capable of aging to a very high quality.

Whites

Bella Bianco – Extraordinarily rich, buttery aromas and flavours are balanced by lush tropical fruit and full oak character.

Chamblaise – Made from a blend of Chardonnay and Semillon, it produces a fresh, crisp dry wine with hints of apple and pear. It is an easy drinking wine, perfect for any occasion.

Chardonnay – Tropical aromas full of ripe fruit with subtle undertones of oak. A medium-bodied wine with gentle flavours of apple and pineapple followed by a light, crisp finish. The addition of oak complements the wine with subtle nutty, buttery flavours. 

Chardonnay/Semillon – A unique blend of two sensational white wine grapes. The result is a delicious wine that contains hints of honey and oak, giving it a buttery texture. Straw to pale gold in colour with a smooth and dry lingering finish.

(PINOT) Chardonnay – A full-bodied wine that will please the palate with its crisp, green apple bouquet and hearty deep flavour. Oaking is necessary in bringing out the natural vanilla aroma. Improves greatly with age.

French Colombard – Youthful, fresh, crisp, spicy wine with floral attributes and fruity bouquet. Smooth and soft with a clean, dry flavour and good acidity.

Fumé Blanc – This smoky white is created from a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon varietals. The result is a very dry, distinct white, lightly oaked with a soft, herbal bouquet.

Gewurztraminer – This charming, exotic wine is true to its German translation: spicy. Deeply coloured and opulently aromatic, with an unmistakably flowery perfume and flavours of lychees, roses, cloves and nutmeg. Crisp, lush and refreshing.

Johannisberg Riesling – This German-style wine produces a dry, well-balanced wine with a spicy, fruity flavour reminiscent of peach and apricot. Although light in colour, it boasts a full-bodied texture and delightful floral bouquet.

Liebfraumilch – The featured grape variety is the Johannisberg Riesling in this popular style of German wine. It is light and fruity with a delicate bouquet. Well-balanced as both a dry, crisp wine or as a medium sweet wine.

Müller Thurgau – Medium in body with a delicate off-dry taste, this wine is balanced by mild acidity giving it a long-lasting finish. This wine offers unique flavours and an amazing aromatic, subtle, fruity perfume. 

Piesporter – A fragrant bouquet with refreshing delicate lush flavours accented by hints of honey. Light on the palate, yet stylish.

Pinot Gris – Great body, zesty acidity and a refreshing finish of pear, white peach and pineapple. 

Pinot Blanc – A lighter, delicate dry white wine with a soft fruit flavour and lively fragrance. Known for its fresh, yeasty, apple aroma, sometimes with hints of spice. 

Pinot Grigio – A majestically soft, dry white wine that is low in acid with slight peach flavours. 

Riesling - Floral and fruity aromas of apricot, pear and apple. Citrus flavours are plentiful in this wine followed by a crisp, zesty finish. A smooth, full-bodied wine that ages gracefully over time. 

Riesling-Traminer – This dry, full wine with aromas of peach, apricot and nutmeg are the combination of two famous German wines blended into one. The fresh, crisp Riesling along with the exotic spiciness of Gewürztraminer makes a round well-balanced wine.

Sauvignon Blanc – A dry, medium-bodied delicate white wine best known for its grassy, herbal aromas and green fruit character. A unique French-style wine that ages well. 

Soave – A fresh, fragrant, dry white wine with a slight nutty flavour. The perfect balance of fresh fruit and crisp acidity is enjoyable to the palate. 

Winemaker's 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.

Verdicchio – This yellow-green grape produces a crisp and dry white wine with a subtle greenish hue. A light wine with an elegant aroma and flavour.

Viognier – A dry, deep gold in colour, full-bodied white with a powerful, rich and complex aroma of ripe apricots, orange blossoms and tropical fruit flavours.

Viognier Pinot Gris – This popular Australian white blend is extremely aromatic, opening with apricots and pear notes and finishing on a refreshing fruit forward note.

Specialty Wines

BlushNiagara MistDessert Wines 

Blush Wines 

Pinot Noir Rosé – Bursting with the aromas and flavours of strawberry jam, complimented by raspberries, rhubarb and floral notes. Juicy on the palate, it's exquisitely balanced with a luxuriously smooth mouthfeel.

White Zinfandel – A very light wine with a delicate pink hue, strawberry aroma and a soft, slightly fruity taste. This wine is very refreshing when served well chilled.

Zinfandel Blush – Light pink with a tinge of salmon, the colour is vibrant yet soft in the glass. This fruity and refreshing wine is reminiscent of fresh strawberries. It’s an easy drinking wine due to the perfect acid balance. Refreshing when served chilled.

Niagara Mist Wines

Blackberry Malbec – The intense fruit flavours of Malbec and the refreshing notes of blackberry dance on the palate. This slightly bold fruity wine will harmonize with the spicy flavours of beef empanadas and spicy meat pies. 

Black Cherry Pinot Noir – This wine produces a powerful, yet elegant, deep red berry flavour. The fruity character will entice your palate and offer you a bountiful aroma of a bowl of luscious black cherries.

BluePom White Merlot– This hot, exotic new blush style combines the aromatics and flavours of red berry fruits found in White Merlot with that of the tangy Blueberry and tart Pomegranate. The resulting wine is an eruption of sweet and juicy flavours that will leave you speechless. 

Green Apple Sauvignon Blanc – At first, you are immediately greeted with the aroma of fresh, green apples, then on the palate the sweetness of the apple is balanced with the slightly tart finish of the wine created from the famous Sauvignon Blanc grape. 

Peach Chardonnay – This tasty fruit combined with the smoothness of Chardonnay gives the sensation of biting into a juicy, succulent peach.

Pear Pinot Grigio – Juicy sweet pears, a splash of lemon, and notes of custard and white flowers, dance and sing from first approach to the refreshing finish. 

Raspberry Dragon Fruit White Shiraz – This blush style wine has been given some fire of excitement with the addition of sweet dragon fruit then gently splashed with tangy cool raspberries.

Raspberry Merlot – The natural blackberry flavours of the Merlot are accented with the refreshing flavour of fresh, ripe raspberries. The finish is soft, sweet and velvety.

Strawberry White Zinfandel – This refreshing fruit wine gives the bouquet of an exquisite abundance of fresh-picked strawberries.

Tropical Fruit Riesling – Bursting with aromas and flavours of juicy sweet pineapple, mango and kiwi. The Riesling’s subtle lemon/lime citrus notes create the perfect, clean, crisp finish.

Wildberry White Zinfandel – Your senses will run wild after being exposed to this ensemble of luscious berry fruits which includes blueberries, blackberries and raspberries. This irresistible blush wine combines the sweet and easy drinking White Zinfandel with a rush of candy-flavoured forest berries that will have you begging for more. 

Dessert Wines

Port – A rich, full-bodied Port with plum overtones. Bright ruby colour with a full fruit aroma and sweet finish. Aging will enhance the quality. Also available seasonally in Chocolate, Strawberry, and Hazelnut.

Sherry – A mellow, rich amber Sherry with nutty overtones and a caramel-sweet finish. Aging will enhance the quality of bouquet and flavour.

Vidal Ice Wine Style – This nectar is full of peach and tropical fruit with a perfectly balanced, honey-like sweetness.

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