Wine Kits

Cabernet Zinfandel Syrah, California

Indulge in the bold and sophisticated flavors of our 6-week California Cabernet Zinfandel Syrah, available exclusively at our North Vancouver store. This masterful blend offers a harmonious fusion of dark fruit notes, with luscious hints of blackcurrant, plum, and raspberry, complemented by a whisper of spice and oak. Perfectly balanced, it delivers a rich, full-bodied experience that is both smooth and complex.

Join us at Cork It Winemaking to create and bottle your very own batch of this exquisite Californian red. Whether you’re a seasoned wine enthusiast or a curious beginner, our friendly staff will guide you through the winemaking process, ensuring a fun and rewarding experience. Elevate your wine collection with this unique blend, ideal for pairing with grilled meats, robust cheeses, or simply enjoying on its own. Cheers to crafting memories and exceptional wines!

Food pairings: Grilled Ribeye Steak with Truffle Butter, Blue Cheese-Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms, & Dark Chocolate and Espresso Tiramisu.

Makes 30 bottles.

Ready to bottle in 6 weeks.

Alcohol Content 13%

Montepulciano, Italy

Experience the robust elegance of our 6-week Italian Montepulciano. This rich, medium-bodied red boasts deep, velvety flavors of ripe blackberries and plums, accented by subtle notes of spice and earth. Perfectly balanced with a smooth, lingering finish, this wine is ideal for pairing with hearty pasta dishes, roasted meats, or enjoying on its own. Join us on-premise to craft and bottle your own batch of this exquisite Italian classic, and savor the joy of winemaking.

Food pairings: Tomato basil penne, Goat cheese-stuffed morels , & Tiramisu.

Makes 30 bottles.

Ready to bottle in 6 weeks.

Alcohol Content 13%

Pinot Noir, Solano County California

Welcome to Cork It Wine Making, where patience meets perfection in every sip of our eight-week Solano County California Pinot Noir. Crafted with meticulous care, this wine is a testament to the art of winemaking, embodying the essence of Sonoma’s acclaimed vineyards. Aged to perfection over eight weeks, this Pinot Noir is an invitation to savour the rich flavours and nuanced complexities that time brings.

Our Solano California Pinot Noir is a medium-bodied red that unfolds gracefully on the palate. Delicate notes of red cherry, raspberry, and subtle hints of earth create a tapestry of flavors that linger and evolve with each sip. This extended aging process allows the wine to develop a depth and character that sets it apart, making it an exquisite choice for those who appreciate the finer things in life.

Whether you’re a seasoned wine connoisseur or someone venturing into the world of premium wines, our eight-week California Pinot Noir promises an extraordinary experience. Uncork a bottle and let the velvety texture, vibrant fruitiness, and lingering finish transport you to the sun-kissed vineyards of Solano. Cheers to the beauty of patience and the pleasure of indulging in a truly remarkable wine.

Food pairings: Grilled Ribeye Steak with Truffle Butter, Blue Cheese-Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms, & Dark Chocolate and Espresso Tiramisu.

Makes 30 bottles.

Ready to bottle in 8 weeks.

  • It is recommended to age this wine for a minimum of 3 months.
Alcohol Content 14%

Cabernet Shiraz, Riverland Australia

This Australian blend showcases the best qualities of both Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. The Cabernet provides structure and subtle herbal notes, while the Shiraz brings richness and dash of black pepper. The regions warm climate and fertile soils contribute to the wine’s brilliant fruit concentration and depth. The aromas and flavours are big and bold in this Riverland blend. Intense flavours of cassis, blackberry and plum are balanced by hints of leather, vanilla, and spice. The wines silky tannins lend to a smooth mouthfeel, while the vibrant acidity adds freshness to this classic Australian blend.

The Region: This region winds along the Murray River and is located just east of the Barossa Valley.  Continental climate with long days of sunshine.  Healthy soils and temperate climate – perfect for grape growing.

The Wine: Subtle herbal notes and black pepper.  Intense flavours of cassis, blackberry and plum.  Hints of leather, vanilla and spice with silky tannins and a smooth mouthfeel.

Pairs With:  Steak with peppercorn sauce, grilled vegetable stacks, aged Gouda.

With Grape skins.

Call to pre order yours today! Order deadline November 3rd 2023.

Alcohol: 14%

Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza Argentina

This Argentinian blend showcases the best of both worlds, combining the richness of Malbec with the structure of Cabernet Sauvignon. The Malbecs grown here stand strong on their own but when blended with Cabernet, they create complex and powerful wines that represent the Argentine terroir. Ripe red fruits with hints of violet present on the nose. The palate unfolds elegantly with flavours of dark plum, fig and jammy black fruit. Soft and rich tannins enhance the mouthfeel and add to the long rich finish.

The Region: High altitude desert-like region with an impressive landscape.  Sits at the foot of the Andes and is an  average of 900 metres above sea level.  Hot, sunny, semi-arid climate.

The Wine: Ripe red fruits with hints of violet on the nose.  flavours of dark plum, fig, and jammy black fruit.  Soft and rich tannins enhance the mouthfeel and add to the long rich finish.

Pairs With:  Grilled Bison burger, wild rice and mushroom stuffed peppers, mild blue cheese.

Call to pre-order today! Order deadline November 2rd 2023.

Alcohol: 13%

Merlot Cabernet Franc, Lodi California

Introducing the harmonious medium-full bodied blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc. These two renowned varietals blend seamlessly together creating a wine that is vibrant with a velvety richness. Enchanting notes of plum, sweet strawberries, and raspberry are followed by subtle hints of chocolate mocha, baking spice and licorice. The Merlot adds the fruity and berry component to the wine while the Cabernet Franc adds more perfumed herbal notes. A silky-smooth mouth feel, fresh acidity, balanced tannins, and a finish that is nothing short of radiant.

The Region: Growning grapes has long been a part of the Lodi region’s history.  Nestled between San Francisco and the Sierra Nevada Mountains.  Mild Mediterranean climate

The Wine: A silky-smooth mouthfeel, fresh acidity, balanced tannins, vibrant with a velvety richness.  Merlot adds the fruity and berry component to the wine.  Cabernet Franc adds perfumed herbal notes.

Pairs With: Seared duck breast with confit potatoes, wild mushroom risotto, aged cheddar.

Available: December 2023

Call for availability. Pre Order Only.

Alcohol: 13%

Pinot Gris Sauvignon Blanc, Riverland Australia

This blend captures the essence of the Australian sun and breezes that carry across the region. This aromatic medium bodied blend of Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc has a zesty vibrancy that dances across the palate. On the nose you are greeted with passionfruit and a hint of citrus. Fresh flavours of green apple, stone fruit, and gooseberry are complimented by subtle herbaceous nuances. This fresh and well-balanced blend, pairs perfectly with food or a casual gathering of friends.

The Region: This region stretches between the Murray River and the great Australian Outback. Rich, red soils and sandy loams.  Warm continental Mediterranean climate with long sunny days and cool nights.

The Wine: Medium-bodied with a zesty vibrancy.  Fresh and well-balanced with aromas of passionfruit and a hint citrus.  Flavours of green apple, stone fruit and gooseberry with herbaceous nuances,

Pairs With: Chicken Piccata, green salad with herb and lemon vinaigrette, Goat Cheese

RELEASE DATE: January 2024

Call for availability. Pre Orders Only.

Alcohol: 12.5%

Winemaker’s Blend, Italy

WINEMAKER’S BLEND
The varietals in our Winemaker’s Blend play off each other to create a crisp off-dry wine with a tapestry of vibrant fruit flavours. Pinot Grigio leads with lush peach and apple flavours. Riesling adds aromatics, a shot of sweetness, and amplifies fresh acidity. Vermentino plays up the citrus character, while Verduzzo brings tropical notes to the background. A touch of Trebbiano rounds out the orchard fruit flavours and adds a fresh mineral accent.

ITALY
This cunning blend pulls choice varietals from the four corners of Italy, showcasing the best the country has to offer: Sicily in the southwest, where climate and geography make near perfect growing conditions; Tuscany on the northwest coast, one of the world’s most famous wine regions; Veneto on the northeast coast where hot summers are tempered by the Adriatic Sea, and finally Puglia on the southeast coast, where the surrounding seas provide balance to the dry heat helping grow mature and fruity grapes.

SIGNATURE FOOD PAIRING: Pancetta Egg Pasta
Also a great match for: rich & creamy mac n cheese, maple glazed ham, spiced nuts

AVAILABLE: JANUARY 2024. 

Call for Availability. Pre Order Only.

Alcohol: 12%*

Tempranillo Shiraz, Riverland Australia with Grapeskins

TEMPRANILLO SHIRAZ – WITH GRAPE SKINS
Tempranillo and Shiraz are exceptional blending partners creating a poignant blend abound with rich fruit and spice. Aromas of red berry, chocolate, and peppery spice set the tone for a palate packed with flavours of black cherry, raspberry, blueberry, and plum. Ripe tannin and rich spice lend to the lush mouthfeel, while layered notes of milk chocolate play off savoury elements of tobacco and licorice. A blockbuster example of how these two flavourful grapes amplify each other.

RIVERLAND, AUSTRALIA
Australia has long been a powerhouse of Shiraz, but it’s only recently that Tempranillo plantings have surged in the country. In the Riverland, the warm Mediterranean climate and long sunny days bring out more of Tempranillo’s generous black fruit flavours and spice character. The Murray Darling River winds through the region providing relief from the hot South Australian sun, vital access to water for irrigation, and contributes to the region’s fertile soils.

SIGNATURE FOOD PAIRING: Smoky Chorizo & Chicken Chili
Also a great match for: smoked meat sandwiches, tourtière, carne asada fajitas

AVAILABLE: APRIL 2024.

Call for availability. Pre Order Only.

Alcohol: 14%*

Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, Provence France

SEMILLON SAUVIGNON BLANC
This White Bordeaux style wine is a classic French blend of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc. Citrus and grassy aromas lead to a gorgeous palate with refreshing grapefruit and lemon/lime flavours. Gooseberry, passionfruit, and green apple notes come through, hinting at honeysuckle and lemon peel. Serve lightly chilled to emphasize the vibrant acidity and prominent citrus flavours of this crisp dry white.

PROVENCE, FRANCE
Provence lies on the southeast tip of France and vineyards in this small coastal region are all within 60kms of the Mediterranean Sea. Summers are warm with abundant sunshine. Coastal breezes help moderate the temperature and the strong mistral wind keeps skies clear and grapes dry, protecting against disease. Soils vary across the region with white wine grapes generally planted in areas with rich limestone and shale deposits.

SIGNATURE FOOD PAIRING: Shrimp Curry
Also a great match for: sushi, asparagus risotto, crab cakes

AVAILABLE: MARCH 2024 

Call for availability. Pre Order Only.

Alcohol: 13%*

Cork It Wine Making

Pickup available, usually ready in 24 hours

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

Hours:
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