Frequently Asked Questions

Here are a few of the most common questions we get asked, if you can’t find the answer you’re looking for please contact us

Sorry but it’s against the law to offer samples of ready made wine. All of our wine is 100% guaranteed so if you don’t like it we’ll give you your money back or start you up a new batch at no extra cost.

All of our wine kits make 30 x 750ml wine bottles. If you’re making Sherry, Port or Ice wine, one kit makes 30 x 375ml bottles or 15 x 750ml bottles.

Of course! Lots of groups bottle and split batches of wine at Cork It. It’s a great way of trying different kinds of wine without breaking the bank. Bring some snacks and have fun! We have a great sound system and set the vibe. If wine bottle storage is an issue, we also offer wine bladders in a box. Contact us for large group bottling appointments.

Our wines made on premises include all wine ingredients, our service fees, corks and shrink wraps. Bottles are purchased separately. First time customers will receive a $25 to sign up with us.

Relax, you have at least 4-8 weeks depending on your particular wine kit to collect bottles, raid your friends recycling bins and save all your bottles from the liquor store. Our corking machine can cork twist off cap bottles as well as regular wine bottles. If you can’t get enough bottles together before your bottling appointment, we have a selection of new, specialty and used bottles for sale.

Anywhere from $160.00 up to $360.00 for 30 bottles of wine. We have a large variety of wines ranging from 4 week kits up to 6 month big barrel aged wines. If you sign up for our e-mail newsletter on the homepage you can get even better sale prices on select wine kits. As always, seniors receive a 10% discount on all wine kits.

Depending on your speed and whether or not you want to put on labels and shrink wraps, bottling can take anywhere from 20 minutes to 1 hour. We book all of our appointments 1 hour apart so you won’t feel rushed. This also gives you enough time to sample your wine too of course 🙂

The main difference between a 4 week wine and an 8 week wine is the length of time required to complete the wine-making process.

A 4 week wine is designed to produce wine relatively quickly, and typically involves a shorter fermentation period and a simpler, more streamlined process. These kits often use concentrated grape juice and may require less aging time, resulting in a wine that is ready to drink sooner than an 8 week.

On the other hand, an 8 week wine typically requires a longer fermentation period and may involve more complex steps such as racking, adding secondary ingredients and clarifying the wine. These wines use higher quality grape juice and grape skins, resulting in a more complex and nuanced wine with a greater depth of flavor. It will also require longer aging before it is ready to drink, so be sure to give it time in the cellar.

Cork It Wine Making

Pickup available, usually ready in 24 hours

1427 Crown Street
North Vancouver, BC V7J 1G4
(604) 986-7475

Tuesday 11 a.m.–7 p.m.
Wednesday 11 a.m.–7 p.m.
Thursday 11 a.m.–7 p.m.
Friday 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday Closed
Monday Closed

Closed Long Weekends