About our Store

Established October 1999

We are a ferment on premise store:

In-Store winery services are known by various names:U-Vint, U-Brew, Brew-on-Premise, Brew-on-Site, etc..Wine O’Willie’s Inc is excited to bring this innovative concept to the market, and we are proud to offer state-of-the-art winery services in our store. You don't need to purchase any equipment, and there are only a few simple steps involved.

Our Staff
With a combined total exceeding 50 years of wine experience we are continually improving our process, making incremental changes that produce results above all others

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Wine O’Willie’s Inc. is a brew on premise wine making establishment which started in October of 1999 in the town of Essex, Ontario…

No matter what style of wine you like, you will find it at Wine O’Willie’s Inc. We offer a complete catalogue of wine making supplies. From equipment to ingredients to books to packaged kits, we carry everything you’ll need to get started in homemade wine production or we will be happy to help you make your wine at our facility.

We also can obtain for you virtually any beer kit made for the home brewer. We will be happy to show you the wonderful world of vintning at our brew on premise facility or how to make it in your own home.

Wine O’Willie’s Inc. carries a complete line of wine making supplies and has one of the largest and most complete selection of wine kits in Essex County. We carry the entire Winexpert line of kits and also a large selection of R.J. Spagnols, Cellar Craft and Vineco products.

Just drop by the store in beautiful downtown Essex and talk to our friendly and knowledgeable staff.

Process & Pricing

Our Pricing:
The prices indicated on the wine pages include: Taxes, Corks, Service Fees and use of our equipment.

For those wanting labels and shrink caps Please add $7.00 (taxes included).

For those who prefer Labels only we charge $5.00 (taxes included).

Shrink wraps are $2.00 (taxes included).

Our prices for wine range from $79.95 to $205.86.

All quoted prices, sales and promotions apply to On-Premise making only.

Home brewers, please call us for the latest pricing.

The process:
Select the wine ......... Stir and add the yeast ........ Bottle your wine .......it's that easy to do!

Select the wine kit of your choice, with our help if you need it.

You will then proceed to the preparation area where the staff will pour the liquid content of the kit into a sanitized primary pail. You'll then Stir and add the yeast to the contents. You have now completed the initial steps of the process. You may go home and wait for us to call you when it's time for bottling (approximately 5-8 weeks). During this time, your wine will progress through fermentation and clearing; store staff will perform many necessary tasks, which include, several rackings (transfers), stabilizing, clearing and the final step of filtering the wine.

You will then return and Bottle your wine.

Several basic Provincial laws we must abide by:

- The invoice must be signed and paid for in advance or starting.

   (Paying in advance, assures you are making your wine).
- Winemakers must be of legal drinking age to use in-store winery services.
- Wine sampling prior to purchase is not permitted.
- Wine sampling prior to bottling (the day of) is limited to 170ml (five ounces) per batch by
   the winemaker whose name appears on the contract.
- Winemaker's assistants must be of legal drinking age.
- Exchanging wines on-site with other winemakers is not permitted.
- Store owner of staff are not permitted to bottle wine on a customer behalf.

Aging your wine:
Store your wine upright for the first 3 to 5 days.
After that, store your wine on its side in order to keep the cork moist.
Store your wine in a cool, dark place where the temperature is CONSISTENT…
Bright light, movement and temperature fluctuations can negatively affect the quality of your wine