FIVE Year Anniversary!

November 11th is our FIVE year anniversary - Thank You to ALL of our wonderful customers!  Our customers have won countless awards in both wine and cheese competitions, and several have gone on to sell their own wine or cheese professionally.  We are so happy to be a part of this community and bring new winemakers and cheesemakers into the world every day!

Share the joy of winemaking with your friends and family - don't forget about our Winemaker Referral Program where you can earn free new wine bottles!

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Two Fisted Turkey

Gobble Gobble!

Cheesemaking Fundamentals Classes

Stirring curds

Join us at Curds and Wine to learn how easy and rewarding it is to make your own cheeses at home! At this class you will learn the fundamental processes behind fresh cheesemaking as well as the techniques for making pressed cheeses and aged cheeses such as cheddar, gouda, and camembert. We will make fromage blanc, ricotta, and queso fresco, and demonstrate the processes involved in making feta, swiss-style cheeses and mold-ripened cheeses such as camembert/brie-style and blue cheeses. We will have samples of the various styles of cheeses you can make at home from Venissimo, as well as other refreshments. Finally, you will receive a packet with a recipe booklet to make the cheeses from the class as well as basic supplies to get you started with your cheesemaking. You will also receive a 10% discount on any purchase in the shop following the class.


Class size is limited to 18 participants. Ticket holders ONLY admitted to class.


Purchase tickets online:

Saturday November 7, 2015 from 1 - 4 pm - ***LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE - please contact us if you are interested in attending

Saturday November 14, 2015 from 1 - 4 pm


*Read Caron Golden's review of our class online



Winexpert Limited Edition 2016 Announced - preorder by December 4th

Every year Winexpert™ selects the best grapes to make into special Limited Edition release wines.  This year, Winexpert™ has sourced superior quality juice from Italy, California and Australia to bring you five impressive wines that will be a welcome addition to your cellar. Featuring unique blends and sought after varietals, the LE15 collection offers something for every palate.


January 2016 releases:

Barbera (Piedmont, Italy) - $163.95

Pinot Grigio Verduzzo (Veneto, Italy) - $157.95


February 2016 release:

Mosaic Red (Paso Robles, California) - $163.95


March 2016 release:

Gewürztraminer Verdelho Muscat (Murray Darling, Australia) - $157.95


April 2016 release:

Fourtitude with Grape Skins (Riverland, Australia) - $188.95


*Preorder your Winexpert Limited Edition wine kits from Curds and Wine by Friday December 4, 2015.  Don't miss out on these amazing wines!




RJ Spagnols Restricted Quantity 2015/2016

Unmask the celebration

Each year, RJ Spagnols Craft Winemaking releases special wines kits specifically chosen to feature the best of the world's harvest. These kits are only available in 'Restricted Quantities' and must be pre-ordered before their release.  The 2016 Restricted Quantities program – A Festival of Festivals – are inspired by local celebrations that take place in four of the world’s most famous wine regions. It is our hope that by making and enjoying these wines, we will inspire you to create your own festivities.


December 2015 release - Tjungu - blend of Australian Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon & Malbec $174.95

January 2016 release - Carrusel - Argentinian Chardonnay & Viognier $156.95

February 2016 release - La Batalla - Spanish Tempranillo, Grenache & Cabernet Sauvignon $174.95

March 2016 release - Carnevale - Italy Pinot Grigio & Sauvignon Blanc $ 156.95


2016 RJS RQ bottles



Preorders for these exceptional wines are already in, but we ordered a few extra - contact us today to reserve yours!




Holiday Special Winemaking and

snowsheepGive the most unique gift this year, the gift of winemaking! We have several Holiday Special Gift Certificates available that include everything to make 28-30 bottles of wine on site at Curds and Wine. All winemaking specials include the following: 
  • Wine kit from selected list (based on price level)
  • Winemaking on site - includes: 30 basic corks, 6-bottle wine tote, and basic label printing for 30 bottles, plus winemaking on site services and shrink wraps
  • 30 new bottles

Winemaking Special #1: $200 
Choice of wine kit from one of the following: 
Winexpert Vintners Reserve 
Winexpert Island Mist 
Winexpert World Vineyard 
RJ Spagnols Grand Cru/Grand Cru International 
Winexpert Spéciale 
RJ Spagnols Orchard Breezin’ 
RJ Spagnols 
Vino del Vida 
Any RJ Spagnols port-style wine 

Winemaking Special #2: $225 
Choice of wine kit from one of the following: 
Winexpert Selection, EXCLUDING kits with grape packs 
RJ Spagnols Cellar Classic, EXCLUDING Winery Series 
RJ Spagnols Cru Select 

Winemaking Special #3: $250 
Choice of wine kit from one of the following: 
Winexpert Selection kits with grape packs 
Winexpert Selection Eclipse 
RJ Spagnols Cellar Classic Winery Series 
RJ Spagnols En Primeur

New this year - Cider Making Holiday Special Gift Certificate: $100


  • Cider House Select kit of choice
  • Cider making on site
  • Brand new beer bottles (12 ounce or 24 ounce) for batch
  • crown caps and personalized labels
Purchase these Holiday Special Winemaking or Cider making Gift Certificates at the shop or online any time! These gift certificates are only available in store through December 23, 2015 and online through December 25, 2015.
Wishing You a Wine and Cheese Filled Holiday Season December
FIVE Year Anniversary! November
American Cheese Month October
Harvest 2015 September
Another Early Harvest Year? August
Congratulations Award Winners July
Summer Cider Time! June
Time to Make Wine for the Holidays! May
Spring Breezes, Wine and Cheeses April
Cider, Mead, Wine and Cheese March
Learn to Love to Make Your Own Wine & Cheese! February
Cheers and Cheese 2015 January

Take Your Holiday Appetizers and Gifts to a New Level with the Smoking Gun!

smoking-gun-2_1Want to make your holidays extra special?  Get The Smoking Gun and make holiday cocktails, appetizers, and food gifts stand out!  Place items in a container (such as a plastic zip bag or box with lid), place the tube of The Smoking Gun in the container and seal around the tube, then smoke any item in just a few minutes!  Use The Smoking Gun on a variety of items:
  • cheeses (homemade or purchased)
  • olives - for appetizer trays or martinis
  • nuts
  • cocktails - just bubble smoke through your drink
  • roasted potatoes (great tossed with blue cheese or creme fraiche)
  • salads- smoke the whole thing!
Smoking a Salad

The possibilities are endless.  They also make great gifts!  Get yours today at Curds and Wine.

The Smoking Gun $99.95
Classic Woodhouse Wood Chip set $29.95