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White Juice Varieties

Wine Conditioning….Sweetening Alternatives

Wine conditioning sweetens dry wines and reduces a wine’s aging time. Add ¼ – ½ cup to 20L or 23L of finished wine. Wine conditioner does not necessarily have to be added to wine prior to bottling; it can also be added when one is ready to serve the wine.

Oak Aging Alternatives

Traditionally, the only way a wine would ever pick up wood character was through contact in an oak barrel or tank. Have you checked the price of an oak barrel lately? The price of French oak barrels (selling for about $800) and American oak barrels (selling for about half that price) is enough to scare any winemaker into searching for ways to get the desired levels of oak in their wines without having to go into debt. On the more traditional side of the oak-use issue are those heavily financed small production vintners that believe the best coopered French or American oak barrel is the only way to go, while other more economically minded folks, wishing to maintain the oak advantage, are switching to what is variously called oak alternatives, oak replacements or oak options.

Anything in Oak Which Is Not a Barrel

For the uninitiated, oak alternatives are practically anything in oak that is not coopered. The basic choices include Oak Powder, Liquid Oak, French or American Oak Chips, French or American Oak Chunks and now Hungarian Oak Cubes. The wide assortment is innovative and each item has its own application. You might say that for nearly every wine there is an oak alternative and, although most of the applications are for red wines, oak alternatives are also used for white wines, especially the ever popular Chardonnay. But for the initiated, when applied to certain wines, whether you use an oak barrel or an oak alternative, the quality of oak is the same but the cost is not. “Oak alternatives are all about economics”.


  • Blush Vintage White

    Blush Vintage White creates wines that are blush-pink in colour with hints of berries and floral aromas. Its many characteristics give this wine a sweet, fruity balance. Lastly, this variety has a balanced acidity, making it a lighter wine. Wine Conditioner Optional.

    Optional: In Store Winemaking Price $105.00 + tax.

    Traditional Food Pairings: Although Blush Vintage White can be enjoyed on its own, it is preferably paired with many different foods like pork chops, rice and desserts consisting of fruits and cream.

    $65.00 (Retail)

  • Blush Chardonnay

    Blush Chardonnay is known as the pink-berried mutation of the original Chardonnay grape. This grape creates wines that have strong aromas with tropical fruit, melon, citrus and green apple flavours. Wine Conditioner Optional.

    Optional: In Store Winemaking Price $95.00 + tax.

    Traditional Food Pairings: Blush Chardonnay is very much enjoyed with many types of seafood. More specifically, Blush Chardonnay matches particularly well with trout, perch and salmon tartare.

    $55.00 (Retail)

  • Cabernet Rosé

    Get in the pink with this fresh, fashionable and upper trendy Cabernet Rosé. Elegant, salmon pink hues, with deep ample aromas of watermelon, fresh cherries, strawberry and black current. Vibrant and tasty, this crisp and summery wine is truly perfect!

    Optional: In Store Winemaking Price $105.00 + tax.

    Traditional Food Pairings: Poached salmon, vegetable terrine and honey glazed chicken.

    $65.00 (Retail)

  • Chardonnay/Chenin Blanc

    This expressive wine is blended from two noble grape varieties. The Chardonnay offers the tropical fruit and honey aroma combined with a Chenin Blanc which contributes delicate crisp fruit flavours, creating a well-balanced and elegant wine. A spring fresh mouthful of wine with melon flavours.

    Optional: In Store Winemaking Price $105.00 + tax.

    Traditional Food Pairings: Suitable with fish and poultry

    $65.00 (Retail)

  • Chenin Blanc

    Chenin Blanc produces wines purely from its grapes, creating a unique, slightly fruity flavour. Considered a personal wine, Chenin Blanc can be enjoyed during its youth. Through aging, however, Chenin Blanc is known for producing flavours of apple, honey and almonds.

    Optional: In Store Winemaking Price $89.00 + tax.

    Traditional Food Pairings: Although it makes the perfect aperitif, Chenin Blanc can be easily partnered with fish, white meats and medium cheeses.

    $49.00 (Retail)

  • Colombard/Chardonnay

    The fruity flavours of the Colombard combined with the roundness of Chardonnay results in this well balanced wine, making this a lovely wine to drink on its own.

    Optional: In Store Winemaking Price $105.00 + tax.

    Traditional Food Pairings: Grilled chicken or other straightforward fare, Chinese Food, grilled vegetables, salads and spicy foods.

    $65.00 (Retail)

  • French Colombard

    French Colombard is traditionally well known for being a good blending variety. This type of grape is acidic, crisp and very fragrant when it is young. Lastly, French Colombard is full of fresh fruit aromas with a lot of character and complexity.

    Optional: In Store Winemaking Price $89.00 + tax.

    Traditional Food Pairings: Because of its amazing character, French Colombard matches well with poultry and fish.

    $49.00 (Retail)

  • Grenache Rosé

    Impressively, this wine has youthful aromas of ripe cherries and hints of delicate spice. The Grenache Rosé is soft and generous on the palate, with slight tannins from the wine’s short time on the skins. This Rosé is a perfect food wine, which should be enjoyed young and vibrant and is best served chilled.

    Optional: In Store Winemaking Price $100.00 + tax.

    Traditional Food Pairings: The perfect accompaniment to dishes such as lobster, antipasto platters and Asian foods.

    $60.00 (Retail)

  • Vino Rosso

    House White is extremely hard to resist because of its excellent characteristics and ability to enchant most drinkers. This grape creates wines that are dry and light. Also, most winemakers prefer House White because it is a less intense version of most white wines.

    Optional: In Store Winemaking Price $80.00 + tax.

    Traditional Food Pairings: Because of its irresistible taste, House White is preferably enjoyed with grilled seafood, smoked salmon, chicken, pasta, salad and fruit.

    $40.00 (Retail)

  • Muscat

    Muscat is known to create wines that are fresh and have a nice fragrance. In its youth, Muscat always tastes like rose petals spiked with orange blossom. This flavour helps to balance the wine’s low acidity. When Muscat is aged, it occasionally has a different taste of figs, coffee and prunes. Finally, Muscat is known for producing very fruity, sweet wines with a delightful aroma.

    Optional: In Store Winemaking Price $83.00 + tax.

    Traditional Food Pairings: Muscat can easily be matched with spicy food like Thai or Indian food. Sweeter types of Muscat can also pair well with most desserts like vanilla ice cream.

    $43.00 (Retail)

  • Palomino

    Palomino is known for creating slightly salty, dry wines. Also, Palomino has a velvety finish and is definitely full of flavour. Because of its long maturing process, Palomino is occasionally served as an after dinner drink.

    Optional: In Store Winemaking Price $81.00 + tax.

    Traditional Food Pairings: Because Palomino is a very versatile and refreshing white wine, it can easily pair with the majority of Mediterranean dishes, including grilled seafood and Spanish olives.

    $41.00 (Retail)

  • Pinot Bianco/Blanc

    Pinot Bianco is not the star grape but it is grown widely enough. Never playing the leading role, Pinot Bianco produces excellent wine. This variety produces wines that are mutations of Pinot Gris which, itself, is a form of Pinot Noir. Therefore, it is said that Pinot Bianco is a less intense, milder version of Chardonnay. Pinot Blanc, also known as Pinot Bianco in Italy, produces soft wines with aromas of apple, apricot and honey.

    Optional: In Store Winemaking Price $99.00 + tax.

    Traditional Food Pairings: Pinot Bianco is well known for pairing with light soups, cold cuts, certain seafood, salads and white meats.

    $59.00 (Retail)

  • Chardonnay

    A full-bodied wine, Pinot Chardonnay is clean and crisp with a straw / gold colour. Also, this grape variety creates wines that have a bouquet of apples and pears. Lastly, Pinot Chardonnay is known to be high in natural acidity with a fresh flavour. Oak Aging Recommended.

    Optional: In Store Winemaking Price $99.00 + tax.

    Traditional Food Pairings: A social or food wine, Pinot Chardonnay pairs excellently with oysters, chicken, veal, vegetables and mild cheeses.

    $59.00 (Retail)

  • Pink Pinot Grigio

    Someone would like a pink version of Pinot Grigio by leaving the skins in the juice for a number of hours after pressing. Since Pinot Grigio is more of a white grape than a red grape, the resulting colour is delicate. The aroma is nicely yeasty and fresh. The wine is floral in the mouth with a fairly crisp finish and a hint of sweetness that’s meant to convert drinkers of White Zinfandel to Pinot Grigio.

    Optional: In Store Winemaking Price $105.00 + tax.

    Traditional Food Pairings: Ideally suited to sushi, shellfish, salmon, chicken and all types of Asian cuisine.

    $65.00 (Retail)

  • Pinot Grigio/Chardonnay

    Blends are becoming increasingly popular with wine drinkers. 60% Chardonnay and 40% Pinot Grigio blend produces a smooth dry taste with the crispness of Pinot Grigio and the softness of Chardonnay. A Spring fresh mouthful of wine with melon flavours.

    Optional: In Store Winemaking Price $105.00 + tax.

    Traditional Food Pairings: Seafood, luncheon salad on the patio.

    $65.00 (Retail)

  • Pinot Noir Rosé

    This light, bright pink wine delivers a surprising concentration of flavours and aromas. The dramatic nose yields up intense strawberry, cherry fruit aromas as well as a subtle hint of both ripe strawberry, cherry and pomegranate, giving the wine a perception of sweetness without sugar.

    Optional: In Store Winemaking Price $105.00 + tax.

    Traditional Food Pairings: Pinot Noir Rosé goes well with barbeque, smoked meats and fruit based salads or on its own as the perfect sipping wine for a hot day, or simply in front of the fireplace.

    $65.00 (Retail)

  • Riesling

    Riesling is said to have come from the Rhine Valley in Germany. While it is a versatile and food-friendly grape, Riesling is not as popular as it deserves to be. This is unfortunate because Resling is one of the world’s greatest white wines. Furthermore, Riesling is known for having a smoky, earthy or flowery tang. Also, peaches, apples and spicy flavours are common in the outcome of certain wines made by this variety. Riesling can produce crisp, dry, austere wines as well as rich, luscious, sweet dessert wines. Keeping Riesling aged in bottles also helps to enhance the taste over a period of time. Wine Conditioner Optional.

    Optional: In Store Winemaking Price $93.00 + tax.

    Traditional Food Pairings: Riesling can match perfectly with trout or smoked fish pâté. In addition, Riesling is a food-friendly wine, meaning that it can also be combined with spicy chicken dishes and certain salads.

    $53.00 (Retail)

  • Riesling/Traminer

    Riesling/Traminer, made from two famous German wines, is a fresh blend of Riesling’s crispness and the exotic spiciness of Gewurztraminer. This combination produces an elegant, well-balanced wine. In the end, this varietal produces wines that are dry with peach, apricot and nutmeg aromas. Wine Conditioner Optional.

    Optional: In Store Winemaking Price $105.00 + tax.

    Traditional Food Pairings: Because of its greatly enjoyed taste and aroma, Riesling/Traminer is excellent when it is complimented by many different types of seafood.

    $65.00 (Retail)

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc, often called the most useful grape variety, is known for its youthful freshness and high acidity. When made into wine, this grape is unrestrained, even nervy. It can be aggressively aromatic but it is not for everyone; it appeals to those who like zingy white wines. Sauvignon Blanc’s greatest feature is its high acidity. This makes it a great aperitif wine – much better than Chardonnay, in fact. Winemakers rarely give Sauvignon Blanc an oak treatment. Instead, they highlight its naturally aromatic characteristics. This variety creates wines with the taste of gooseberries, green peppers, passion fruit and kiwi. The taste of lime and blackcurrant leaves can also be found in Sauvignon Blanc, giving it a truly refreshing finish.

    Optional: In Store Winemaking Price $95.00 + tax.

    Traditional Food Pairings: Sauvignon Blanc is occasionally complimented by many rich fish dishes and different types of seafood. This wine particularly matches well with dishes containing tomatoes.

    $55.00 (Retail)

  • Sémillon/Chardonnay

    This Sémillon/Chardonnay combines the unique characteristics of two classic varietals into a rich harmonious wine. The Sémillon displays lively citrus and tropical fruit while the Chardonnay emphasizes tiers of ripe apple, pear, and vanilla notes.

    Optional: In Store Winemaking Price $105.00 + tax.

    Traditional Food Pairings: Grilled seafood, salmon, roast chicken or create your own pairing with your own favourite foods.

    $65.00 (Retail)

  • Sémillon/Sauvignon Blanc

    Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc complement each other to make an excellent partnership, which is clearly evident in this wine. This wine displays the subtle Sémillon bouquet mingled with the fragrant, fruity Sauvignon Blanc characteristics. It has fresh, lively aromas of tropical fruit and passion fruit. This wine should be enjoyed in its youth.

    Optional: In Store Winemaking Price $105.00 + tax.

    Traditional Food Pairings: This wine is delicious with freshly shucked oysters simply dressed with a squeeze of lime juice. Can also be enjoyed with, chicken and feta tostadas.

    $65.00 (Retail)

  • Syrah Rosê

    You and your guests are sure to love this wine. The Syrah Rosé is pink in colour, but dry in taste. The wine displays aromas of strawberry, candied watermelon and honeydew melon. The accompaniment to a wide range of flavours. This is a perfect summertime wine at the beach or on a picnic, as by a winter fire or winter party.

    Optional: In Store Winemaking Price $105.00 + tax.

    Traditional Food Pairings: An especially stunning partner for seafood risotto, or roast rabbit, grilled meats, pasta, and full flavoured cheeses.

    $65.00 (Retail)

  • Thompson

    A good quality grape, Thompson is known for producing wines that are yellow-coloured and well-scented. It is also said that Thompson is subtly reminiscent of the original Chardonnay. Thompson, the most famous grape in California, creates smooth wines with incredible flavours instead of wines with sweet and tangy textures and aromas.

    Optional: In Store Winemaking Price $80.00 + tax.

    $40.00 (Retail)

  • Verdicchio

    Verdicchio is said to be the white grape with the best character in all the Marche region of Italy. Verdicchio has herbal aromas and a very nice bouquet. Also, Verdicchio has many flavours of nuts, lemons and pears. For a crisp clean finish, Verdicchio is best enjoyed when it is served young.

    Optional: In Store Winemaking Price $99.00 + tax.

    Traditional Food Pairings: Verdicchio, known to go well with food, can be enjoyed with many dishes such as pasta in seafood sauce, risotto and veal.

    $59.00 (Retail)

  • Vintage White

    A blend between Sémillon and Chardonnay, Vintage White is medium-straw in colour and has hints of citrus and melon flavours, ending with a clean aftertaste. Also known as Chablis, Vintage White produces full-bodied wines that are great-natured. Finally, Vintage White is known as the perfect wedding wine or the ultimate pool-side companion.

    Optional: In Store Winemaking Price $89.00 + tax.

    Traditional Food Pairings: Vintage White can be easily enjoyed with seafood, chicken dishes or even Chinese food.

    $49.00 (Retail)

  • White Merlot

    White Merlot is famous for creating a medium-pink, rosé style of wine. Not just any typical blush, White Merlot has strawberry aromas and flavours that are enhanced by a crisp, dry finish.

    Optional: In Store Winemaking Price $105.00 + tax.

    Traditional Food Pairings: White Merlot is known to generally pair itself with beef teriyaki, melon, fruit salads and cheese.

    $65.00 (Retail)

  • White Zinfandel

    Considered as a blush or a rosé type of wine, White Zinfandel is pale in colour and has flavours of vanilla, strawberry, raspberry, cherry and a delightful hint of citrus. Generally known as a sweet wine, White Zinfandel can also produce certain dry wines. For a better taste, it is best to consume White Zinfandel while it is young. Wine Conditioner Optional.

    Optional: In Store Winemaking Price $95.00 + tax.

    Traditional Food Pairings: A food friendly wine, White Zinfandel can pair itself with a variety of different foods such as cannelloni with ricotta, egg dishes, pasta with garlic, pizza, salad, salmon and light seafood.

    $55.00 (Retail)