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Ohhhhhhh, Refreshing and Yummy


For a cool, refreshing cocktail, try a red wine and berry spritzer! Loaded with raspberries, blackberries and orange. Make this with our Cru International Washington Merlot Style. Recipe:

Ingredients – Yields 1 Cocktail

  • ·         2-3 raspberries
  • ·         2-3 blackberries
  • ·         1/4 orange sliced
  • ·         1/2 teaspoon Honey
  • ·         Juice of half a lime
  • ·         2 parts Cru International Washington Merlot Style Red Wine
  • ·         1 part Carbonated Soda
  • ·         Sprig of mint


  1. Top with carbonated soda, add a sprig of mint and enjoy!

And the Winner is.....2018 WineMaker Competition

We are very pleased to announce that once again this year we were awarded 4 medals in the largest wine competition of its kind in the world:

Gold - RJS Craft Winemaking Restricted Quantities Program 2017 French Sauvignon Blanc

Bronze - RJS Craft Winemaking Restricted Quantities Program French Cabernet Sauvignon

Bronze - RJS Craft Winemaking Cru International 2017 Ontario Baco Noir

Bronze - RJS Craft Winemaking En Primeur Italian Viognier


A total of 2,299 entries were submitted from Craft winemakers living throughout North America in 48 American states and 5 Canadian provinces and as far away as Philippines and Turkey. It continues to be the single largest and most diverse collection of craft wines assembled annually under one roof.


Luscious June Specials 

Make A Batch of These 5-Week Cru International Kits:

 French Rose, California Muscat, Chilean Malbec Or California Syrah

 And Save $15.00




Make Any Two Batches And Add Any Mivino ½ Batch and Save the Mivino Winery Fee ($40.00)

 For The Home Vintner, Buy Any In Stock Cru Select 6-Week Kit and Save $15.00






Limited Release BACO NOIR, Available in our 5 week Cru International Line of Kits

Our Niagara Baco Noir style wine is abundant in red fruit, spice, and sweet smoke notes on the nose. The full-bodied palate and signature long smoky finish are true to character for this unique Niagara variety. It is important to know that this wine isn’t a universal palate-pleaser due to its rustic smokiness, and should be paired with specific foods to ensure maximum enjoyment.

Fermenting your wine on GenuWine Winery Dried Grape Skins will add deep hues, enhance the bouquet, and promote chewy tannins for a lingering finish.

Pairing RecommendationsBaco Noir is the perfect match for summer BBQs; the wine’s smokiness will enhance the flavours of smoked, charcoaled or grilled meals!

We also recommend pairing this wine with smoked cheese (e.g. gouda, cheddar, etc.), BBQ baby back ribs, charcoal grilled steak with roasted onions, or smoked babaganoush with grilled pita bread.

Drop into the store soon and craft your own batch




The Ultimate Backyard BBQ Wine Pairing Guide

The Ultimate Backyard BBQ Wine Pairing Guide

Barbecue season is upon us and we wanted to provide you with the ultimate backyard BBQ wine pairing guide for you to use when searching for pairing recommendations! Which pairing will you try first?


For Grilled Veggies

Most Veggies: Sauvignon BlancPinot Grigio or Chenin Blanc

Bell Peppers: Sauvignon BlancCabernet Sauvignon

Grilled Pineapple: Riesling

Grilled Corn With Butter: Chardonnay


For Grilled Fish

Salmon: ChardonnayRoséPinot Gris

Trout: ChardonnaySauvignon Blanc


For Grilled Chicken

ChardonnaySauvignon BlancRoséPinot Noir


For Sausages

Sausages: RieslingPinot NoirZinfandel


Hot Dogs: Pinot NoirRoséMalbec


For Beefy Burgers

Hamburgers: Pinot NoirRoséMalbec, Bergamais, Cabernet Sauvignon


For Pork

Shoulder: MalbecRoséPinot Noir


For Lamb

MalbecPinot Noir


For Lobster

ChardonnaySauvignon BlancRosé


For Other Burgers

Veggie burger: Sauvignon BlancChardonnay, MalbecRoséPinot Noir

Turkey burger: RoséPinot Noir


For Steak



For Brisket


Happy grilling!