$79 for a Winemaking Experience at Sheppard Wine Works ($159 Value)

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In a Nutshell

Select a wine to make, from chardonnay to sangria, before staffers ferment & help bottle up to 23 litres of wine to receive 4–6 weeks later

The Fine Print

Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 5 additional as gifts. New customers only. Reservation required. 24hr cancellation noticed required. Each voucher is valid only for 1 varietal. Customers may bring their own bottles or they are available for $1/bottle each. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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$79 for a Winemaking Experience ($159 Value)

On your first visit, choose from a selection of red and white wines or a list of Orchard Breezin Fruit Wines—the selection runs the gamut from Californian chardonnay to pomegranate-wild-berry zinfandel. The staff starts off the process, and clients need not visit again until the process is complete—approximately four to five weeks later. During the second and final visit, bottle and package up to 23 litres of wine with corks and foils that are included in the package; 30 labels can be ordered during the first visit for an additional $3 charge.

Sheppard Wine Works

Sheppard Wine Works puts the winemaking process in the hands of its customers. With a wide variety of RJ Spagnol juices and concentrates to choose from, visitors can create their favourite types of vino, whether it's a Californian cabernet or a Seville orange sangria. Once the varietal has been chosen, Sheppard Wine Works’ staff takes care of the nitty-gritty, fermenting concoctions for up to six weeks before bottling them, corking them, and teaching them to speak French. Clients may also customize the look of their resulting batch of bottles by choosing little details such as the foil colour and label image. For more experienced vintners, the shop also offers a selection of winemaking kits to use at home.

Sniff, swirl, and sip the heady juices of the noble grape