bottle your own vintage
At Water 2 Wine, we let you become the winemaker!
The process is easy and fun! Sample wines from our menu, pick your favorite and get hands-on experience with the wine-making process. You get to do the initial mixing of the grape must and and all the bottling for your 28 bottles of custom wine!
Here’s how it works:
Call us to set up an appointment to select your wine and get your “batch” started. When you come in, you can taste the wines and choose one from over 40 varietals with wines ranging from sweet wines to dry red blends.
Once you’ve found the wine you want to make, we’ll bring out all the ingredients including the grape must and yeast.
Next, we’ll take you into our Mixing Area and let you combine all the ingredients together to start the fermentation. Along the way we’ll explain each part of the making process.
Plan on 30 minutes for your Tasting and 45 minutes for the Making. We recommend no more than 2 – 4 people for this part of the process.
Once you’ve mixed your wine, we’ll take it into our production area and our wine-making team will take care of your wine as it goes through the magic of secondary fermentation and stabilization.
While the wine is transforming, you can start gathering ideas for your custom wine label that we’ll help you design.
In 6-8 weeks, call us to set up your “Corking Party” and bottle your batch of wine.
We’ll bring your finished wine to our bottling area and hook it up to our auto-fill bottler. You’ll fill 28 bottles, cork and foil them and add your personal label.
This process generally takes about 1.5 hours, depending on how much wine you drink while you bottle!
You can also share the fun and invite family or friends to your “Corking Party” to help. We recommend 2 – 8 people for this part of the process.
The costs of the experience vary by the type of wine you choose to make. We have several wines in 4 levels for you to choose from. All “batches” include 28 bottles complete with your own custom label.
Half Batches – All of our wines are available in a half batch of 14 bottles. The Half Batch Experience does not include the Making, but you do get the Corking Party and a custom designed label for your 14 bottles.
Adopt a Batch – If you don’t have time to wait 6-8 weeks, you can “adopt” a batch of wine that is already in production. Just ask us what wines are ready and we’ll give you a list to choose from! You can adopt a batch at any time.
Come in today to learn more about the Wine Maker’s Experience.
Don’t have 6 weeks to wait? Ask about “adopting” a batch from our cellar!
Make A Batch
Make your own “batch” of wine. Each batch makes 28-29 bottles. You get to blend the grape must and start the fermentation, and we’ll do the rest.
Batches start at $295 for 28 – 29 bottles. That’s just over $10 a bottle for your own private-label wine!
After 6 weeks (we know, it’s a long wait – but you can’t rush wine) your wine will be ready to bottle. Schedule your bottling appointment and come back to bottle, cork, foil and label your custom vintage. It’s a ton of fun and takes about an hour – depending on how much wine you drink during the bottling!
While you are waiting for your wine to finish, we’ll help you design your very own custom label for your batch. Start with a favorite photo or a funny wine name, and we’ll help you create the perfect label for your personal vintage.