Craft & Cork >> Winemaking

With cooler days in the rearview, it’s time to plan what you want to serve and sip in the coming summer months. Beautifully chilled whites and rosés are summer favourites for a good reason – they’re all versatile crowd-pleasers that pair wonderfully with fresh fare. Here are some of our favourites kits to suit the moment.


This versatile grape is equally at home at an elevated dinner party as a campfire, and there are so many expressions to choose from. Let’s take a look at a couple of options: First, bold, fruit-driven Australian Chardonnays that typically exhibit ripe tropical fruit flavours such as pineapple, mango, and peach, along with notes of citrus and melon. Our kit produces a clean, crisp wine that’s wonderful with delicious, buttery grilled shrimp. Or maybe you prefer elegant, balanced Chilean Chardonnays, offering vibrant acidity and subtle fruit flavours. This wine making kit offers the perfect pairing with mussels. 


Nothing says summer quite like a pretty in pink sipper. Rosé can be made from a variety of red grape varieties, and offers a balance of fresh acidity, vibrant fruit flavours, floral notes and a refreshing finish. If you love jammy, juicy summery flavours and aromas, try our Pinot Noir Rosé kit, delicious with grilled chicken. 


Sometimes two grapes are better than one! This Riesling and Gewürztraminer Style blend combines two aromatic white grape varieties: Riesling, with its crisp acidity and notes of citrus and stone fruit and Gewürztraminer, with its intense floral aromas and a rich texture. The result is an off-dry wine perfect for the patio, with a pleasant acidity to balance the sweetness. 

Chenin Blanc

This versatile white grape produces wines ranging from dry to sweet styles and offers a spectrum of flavours including apple, pear, honey, and floral notes. Try this kit to make the South African style, which showcases vibrant, refreshing acidity, and a range of flavours, from crisp green apple to citrus. Wonderful with sushi! 


This versatile red grape offers various styles ranging from robust and jammy to elegant and spicy. Try our California White Zinfadel Style kit for a classic version boasting berry flavours, a slight sweetness, and a lower ABV. With its pale pink hue and easy-drinking style, it’s an ideal choice for casual gatherings and warm-weather sipping. Serve it with a lemony grilled fish dish. 

All of these selections suit sunny days, warm evenings, and fresh summery dishes. Why not craft a variety to have on hand so you can raise a glass to all of summer’s delights. Cheers!

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