Grape Juice

Wine Season 2017!

We have received our last shipment of grape juice from California.  Please stop in or call to see what is available.


We also have many wine making concentrate kits that make great wine when fresh grape juice is not available.

Here is a link to our wine making concentrate kits:


Here is a link to our wine making equipment kit:


Grapes and Juice 2017

Following a very wet winter and early spring, the weather in California has been hot and dry again this year and the grape harvest will begin in mid-August.  Several varieties will not be available to us on the East Coast since they will have been harvested and turned into grape juice or wine by the time they ship from California.

We will be receiving our first trailers for the September 14th weekend.  Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio grapes will only be available the weekend of September 14th.  Pinot Noir will only be available for the first two weekends, September 14th and September 21st.

All the grapes will be delivered by October 14th so this will be a very early and short wine season.

The prices are higher for grapes and juice this year due to increases in the labor costs for picking and packing the grapes and new trucking regulations.

We will start taking orders on Saturday August 19th.  If you wish to order grapes and juice please get your orders in by September 6th.  There is a $30 deposit for each bucket of juice and a $15 deposit for each case of grapes. The deposits are non-refundable.  As usual we will have grapes and juice available to buy without ordering each weekend.

If you do not have a grape crusher we will be crushing grapes in the morning on four Saturdays: September 23rd, 30th, October 7th and 14th.  There is a $4.00 charge for crushing a case of grapes.  You will need to bring your own buckets or purchase some in which to put your crushed grapes.

You can order grapes and juice in person at the store, by phone or online at our website at and


Here are links to the 2017 order forms:

2017 Grape Order Form:  Grape Order Form 2017 final3

2017 Juice Order Form: Juice Order Form 2017 rev final


 We have frozen must from our 2012 through 2015 premier grapes.  The grapes have been crushed, de-stemmed, nitrogen purged, cold soaked and then frozen.   This is a top of the line product and there are single varietals from Napa, SuisunValley, Paso Robles, Amador and Lodi.  We will be offering ½ gallon bags of these musts that can be added to a 6 gallon pail of juice.  Adding the grapes to the juice during fermentation will give your wine more flavor, color, tannin and aroma and many wine makers have used these musts in the last 2 years to enhance their wines.  The cost of the must is $14 per ½ gallon bag.

About Maltose Express in Monroe Connecticut

During the fall we sell grape juice from Delta Packing in California that comes from mainly the Lodi area.   This year we will again be carrying Lodi Gold and Valley Beauty California grape juice from Lodi and Mosti Mondiale premium California grape juice. The Mosti Mondiale juice has had the acid, alcohol and color adjusted and has the proper yeast added to help you make the best wine possible. This season we will be carrying the following California white grape juices: Chablis, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, French Columbard, Malvoise Bianca, Muscat Alexander, Muscat Canelli, Pinot Gris, Rielsing, Sauvignon Blanc, Thompson Seedless, Viognier and White Zinfandel. We also will have the following red grape juices: Alicante Bouschet, Barbera, Burgundy, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignane, Chianti, Grenache, Malbec, Merlot, Mixed Black, Petite Sirah, Pinot Noir, Ruby Cabernet, Sangiovese, Syrah, Valdepena, Zinfandel and Old Vine Zinfandel.  We expect to receive all the varieties of grape juice by mid September and will have every variety in stock until late October.  Follow this link to read more on our California grape juice and to pre-order them in late August and September each year:

Each fall we also carry fresh Italian grape juice from Mosti Mondiale, who takes the raw juice and balances the acid, sugar and color and then adds yeast to ensure that your wine will come out great. All Mosti Mondiale Fresh Italian Juices are made from 100% Pure Fresh Grapes. There are no concentrates or water added. Each six gallon pail of juice has been pre adjusted for proper acidity, sulfited, and yeast seeded to ensure a predictable outcome. This year we will be  selling the following Italian fresh juices: Amarone-style, Barolo, Castel Del Papa, Chianti, Lambrusco, Malvoise Aromatica, Merlot, Montepulciano, Nebbiolo, Nero D’Avola, Pinot Grigio, Sangiovese, Soave, Tocai, Trebbiano and Valpolicella.  Follow this link to read more on our Mosti Mondiale Italian grape juice and to pre-order them in late August and September each year:

In the Spring we sell grape juice from Chile.  Our customers have had great results with the Chilean juice yielding deep color and lively flavor. Our juice is from the Curico Region which is the most southerly wine region of Chile, about 220 km from Santiago. It is characterized by a moderate Mediterranean climate with hot summer days and cool humid nights. In higher locations, soils are sandy and stony. This year we carried the following Chilean grape juice: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, Malbec, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Zinfandel, Chardonnay, a Chardonnay/Semillon blend, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Muscat and Pinot Grigio.  Follow this link to read more about our Chilean grape juice and to pre-order them from mid March to late April each year: