It's time again for the amazing Winexpert Limited edition Chocolate ports! These ports always win high honors at competitions. See details below to preorder yours. We also have more fresh and frozen grape options available, details are below as well.
Preorder Your Winexpert Limited Speciale Chocolate Raspberry and Chocolate Orange Port Kits by August 2nd
Preorder online or at the shop by Friday August 2nd.Winexpert Limited Speciale Chocolate Raspberry and Chocolate Orange ports are BACK! The Chocolate Raspberry Port won Best of Division at the San Diego County Fair Homemade Wine contest in 2012. Preorders must be prepaid (both are $116.95 each), only a few extra will be ordered. Don't miss out!
We are taking preorders for Vadai Hungarian barrels. A variety of sizes are available for wine, beer, or vinegar. You can find available sizes and a price list on our website. Preorders will require a $50 non-refundable deposit. Please contact us with your name and a phone number for contact, but do NOT include any credit card information. You can also place preorders at the shop.
Preorders must be placed by Sunday, August 18th so that we can get the barrels in stock for harvest season.
Wine Grapes for Harvest 2013
We will help you get some fresh grapes for your home winemaking this harvest season. We will once again be a pick-up point for fresh grapes from West Coast Grapes, please sign up on their website for their email to get a list of grape varietal availability and pricing. Grapes will be purchased directly through West Coast Grapes, we will be a pick-up point only, no sales on site for these grapes! We will not store these grapes, they will start spontaneously fermenting if you do not pick them up the day they arrive. You will be notified by West Coast Grapes when the delivery is expected, last year they arrived in October. We will have a crusher/destemmer available to run these grapes through for a $25 processing fee for up to 500 lbs, another $10 fee for every additional 500 lbs. As a special bonus, West Coast Grapes will be giving away one free bucket of frozen juice to Curds and Wine customers this year! More details will be available in our August newsletter and on our website soon.
We also have list of local growers, contact us for the current information. Please note, these grapes are not sold through Curds and Wine, you will need to make arrangements and payments directly with grower. Please check with the growers if they have a crusher/destemmer available, if you need to rent one from us please contact us as soon as you know your harvest date -- the crusher is very popular during harvest season and availability is not guaranteed without a reservation.
Of course, we have all of your harvest supplies available a well as equipment rentals, such as pumps and presses. Please note: only grapes delivered from West Coast Grapes can be crushed and destemmed on site at Curds and Wine, all other processing must be done off site and equipment returned clean and in working order. We do not offer any winemaking on site with fresh grapes except our Hands-on Harvest and Grapes to Glass courses. These courses are sold out for 2013, but if you are interested in getting on the waiting list for next year please contact us.
If you are growing grapes locally and are interested in selling your grapes, please contact us so we can share your information with interested buyers!
Now available at Curds and Wine: Brehm Frozen Musts
We are happy to announce that you can now order Brehm frozen musts for pick up at Curds and Wine, so you can make wine from top quality grapes all year long! Orders must be prepaid and customers must pick up their pails within 3 days of receipt at Curds and Wine. We will not be making wine on site from frozen pails at Curds and Wine in the immediate future, you must make your wine from frozen musts at home. We do have all of the supplies and equipment you need to turn your frozen must or juice into award-winning wines!
See available musts in our online catalog, however, orders must be placed directly through the shop so we can ensure availability for delivery. We will contact you when we expect delivery at the shop. Contact us for more information or to place a preorder today!
Now available at Curds and Wine: RJ Spagnols Wine Kits
Contact us if you are interested in any wine kits from any manufacturers that are not currently in stock.
Custom Label Design and Printing from Noontime Labels
Although you can get your labels printed on site at Curds and Wine, we do not currently have the capacity to do label design or specialized printing services. For more advanced label design and printing services, visit our friends at Noontime Labels online. They offer a huge variety of to-go label templates, or they can make a custom label just for you!