Wine Grapes

Wine Season 2017!

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


Grapes and Juice

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 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 2011 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, Suisun Valley, 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.

Maltose Express in Monroe, Connecticut sells wine making kits,  ingredients, equipment and supplies for making your own wine at home from wine grapes, fresh grape juice and wine concentrate kits.  This page is updated seasonally to talk about new products, events and the fresh wine making grapes and grape juice for sale.

Maltose Express in Monroe, Connecticut sells wine grapes, grape juice and wine making equipment for making wine at home.  We have fresh wine making grapes for sale from California in the fall and from Chile in the spring.

About Maltose Express in Monroe, Connecticut.

During the fall we sell wine grapes from Delta Packing that are sourced from several different regions of California and this year we will offer premium grapes from the following AVAs: Lodi, Amador, Tracy Hills and Mokelumne River. Some labels will be Lodi Gold, Valley Beauty and Smiling Baby. This season we carried the following white California wine grapes: Albarino, Chardonnay, French Columbard, Muscat Alexander, Thompson Seedless and Viognier. We also carried the following red California wine grapes: Alicante Bouschet, Barbera, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignane, Grenache, Malbec, Merlot, Mixed Black, Mouvedre, Nebbiolo, Petite Syrah, Petite Verdot, Pinot Noir, Ruby Cabernet, Sangiovese, Syrah, Tempranillo, Zinfandel, Old Vine Zinfandel and Ancient Vine Zinfandel.   We expect to receive wine grapes from early September to early October depending on the area and the weather in California.  Follow this link to see more on our California wine grapes and to pre-order them in late August and September each year:

Each year we receive Chilean wine grapes as well. Our customers have had great results with the Chilean grapes yielding deep color and lively flavor. In 2015 we carried grapes from the Cochopoal Valley region near Santa Cruz. This region has Mediterranean temperatures, well protected and sunny vineyards and clay soils rich in minerals. This year we carried the following Chilean grape varieties: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, Malbec, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.  Follow this link to read more about our Chilean wine grapes and to pre-order them from mid March to late April each year: