Bottling and Storage

Cellaring your wine

Although wine is very acceptable at bottling time, it will continue to imporve if allowed to further mature in a cool, dark place.  The ideal storage temperature for wine is between 13C - 15C (45F - 58F).  Minimal exposure to light and movement or agitation will also assist in the aging process.

Minimum & Maximum Aging

Successfully aging wine depends on many factors including sterilizing procedures, corks, temperature, humidity, light etc.  It is impossible to give an absolute accurate time frame due to all those variables.  Please use the following information as a guide for aging our wines.  Note: the aging times are based on the recommended addition of a ? teaspoon of Potassium Metabisulphite.

 
MINIMUM AGING (MONTHS)
MAXIMUM AGING (MONTHS)
Niagara Mist
ready immediately
12 months
California Connoisseur
Whites: 1
Reds: 2
Whites: 18
Reds: 24
European Select
Whites: 1
Reds: 2
Whites: 18
Reds: 24
KenRidge Classic
Whites: 1
Reds: 2
Whites: 20
Reds: 28
KenRidge Classic Specialty
IceVine: 1
Port & Sherry: 2
IceVine: 20
Port & Sherry: 30
Le Bodega
IceVine: 1
Port & Sherry: 2
IceVine: 20
Port & Sherry: 30
Heron Bay Premium
Whites: 1
Reds: 2
Whites: 20
Reds: 28
Cheeky Monkey
Whites: 1
Reds: 2
Whites: 20
Reds: 28
Vinifera
Whites: 1
Reds: 2
Whites: 20
Reds: 28
Legacy
Whites: 2
Reds: 2
Whites: 24
Reds: 30
Renaissance
Whites: 2
Reds: 2
Whites: 24
Reds: 30
Vinterra
Whites: 2
Reds: 2
Whites: 24
Reds: 30
Heron Bay Ultra-Premium
Whites: 3
Reds: 3
Whites: 30
Reds: 36
KenRidge Showcase
Whites: 3
Reds: 3
Whites: 30
Reds: 36
KenRidge Founder's Series
Whites: 3
Reds: 3
Whites: 30
Reds: 36
Fresco
Whites: 3
Reds: 3
Whites: 30
Reds: 36
Maters
Whites: 3
Reds: 3
Whites: 30
Reds: 36
Meglioli
Whites: 3
Reds: 3
Whites: 30
Reds: 36
The Original AllJuice
Whites: 3
Reds: 3
Whites: 30
Reds: 36


Customer Testimonials

We are new to winemaking, and are really enjoying your products! So far, we've tried about 6 different kits, and all have been excellent.

John Trailber - Lethbridge, AB