Making your own wine for
your wedding is fun, easy and economical, whether it's to serve during the
reception or to give as a gift to your guests. Wine is always in style and makes the
perfect keepsake for your guests.
The prices below are for our complete wedding package.
Your choice of Chai Maison wine concentrate, custom labels, shrink tops,
corks, new bottles and all taxes. Depending on what you need, we can also
customize a wedding package just for
Kits and supplies are available for 'Make at Home'
wine makers as well. All kits make 23litres of wine –
x 750ml full bottles. There will be some wine in the 30th bottle but it may
not be full so keep this in mind when you are calculating how much wine
you need and how many kits
you need to make.
At Winexpert you spend
approximately half an hour selecting what wine you want to make and starting
the fermentation process.
28 days later you come back
and bottle your wine. How long this takes depends on how many selections
you've made and how many friends you bring to help you. On average it takes 45
minutes for the first selection and a half hour for each additional
Many couples bring
their friends along, some 'nibblies' and have a bottling party. We'd
love for you to do this however please mention your plans when you call
to book your
How long before the wedding should we make the
Your wine will be quite enjoyable on the day it's
bottled, however we recommend you leave whites about 1 to 2 months and reds
about 2 months before serving them at your wedding or special function.
Chai Maison level wine may be cellared between 1 1/2 and 2 years
making this one of the things that you can do well before your wedding.
How much should we make?
If you are serving wine only at dinner, we recommend
that you calculate1/2 a bottle per person. If you are serving wine throughout your reception,
calculate 1 bottle per person.
One bottle per couple is usual for keepsakes.
What type of wine should we make?
Any of our Chai Maison wine kits are available for
this package, however we’ve found the most popular wines for weddings are:
White: Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc
and Sauvignon Blanc
Red: Merlot, Vieux Chateau du Roi and Pinot Noir
Fruit wines and ice style wine are also popular
choices for keepsake bottles.
How much red versus white to make and serve is a
Our Custom Labels come pre-printed with a graphic
and we print whatever text you’d like to add to personalize it for your
special day. People generally include their names, wedding date and the
wine type on their label. Some also add a special saying or phrase that
is meaningful to them. All 30 Custom Labels for a single selection must
have the same text.
We are not able to print pictures or additional
graphics on the labels
Anything else I should consider?
Some halls don't allow you to bring in your own wine
(due to liquor license issues) or will charge you corkage. Be sure to check
their rules and confirm any cost before making the final decision about making your wine.
All wine making is paid for
when the wine is started.