Wine Making Information

We have crushed, cold soaked and pressed our remaining grapes and have these buckets and a few California and Italian juice buckets remaining.  If you have not made wine yet please stop in or call to see what juice is available.

Wine Season 2016

The weather in California has been extremely hot and dry this year and the grape harvest has started 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 10th weekend.  Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio grapes will not be available to us this year.  Pinot Noir will only be available for the first weekend, September 10th.  All the grapes will have been delivered by October 8th so this will be a very early and short wine season.  The prices are higher for grapes and juice this year due to the increase in the labor costs for picking and packing the grapes.  If you wish to order grapes and juice please get your orders in by September 3rd.  There is a $30 deposit for each bucket of juice and a $15 deposit for each case of grapes. The deposits are non-refundable.  If you do not have a grape crusher we will be crushing grapes in the morning on Saturdays September 17th, 24th, October 1st and 8th.  There is a $3.00 charge for crushing a case of grapes.  You will need to bring your own buckets or purchase them to put your crushed grapes in.  You can order grapes and juice in person at the store, by phone or online at our website.  Delta Packing in Lodi California is our grape broker and they are experts at picking grapes at the correct time, packing them, cooling them quickly and shipping them so that we often receive the grapes in Connecticut 5 days after they have been picked in California.

Here are the order forms for fresh grapes and refrigerated grape juice that you can download

Grape Order Form 2016

Juice Order Form 2016

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’S FROZEN MUST

 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.

About Maltose Express

Maltose Express in Connecticut sells wine making supplies and equipment for making wine at home from wine grapes, grape juice and grape concentrate kits.

For the wine makers each fall we order fresh grape juice and wine grapes directly from the vineyards of California.  We source the best wine making grapes from several regions in California including: Amador, Clement Hills, Lodi,  Napa Valley, Paso Robles, Sonoma and Suisun Valley.  In the spring, we look to South America and order fresh Chilean wine grapes and grape juice to keep our wine making customers busy year around. We have all the home wine making equipment and supplies in stock that you will need including: grape crushers, grape presses, fermenting buckets, carboys, demi johns, stainless steel variable capacity fermenting tanks, stoppers, airlocks, corks, corkers, yeasts, malo lactic cultures and all the wine additives as well.

We also carry award winning wine kits that include everything you need to make your own wines for every season and occasion.

Throughout the year at our shop in Monroe, CT we offer wine making classes, from concentrate, juice and grapes and always have two wines on tap for you to sample.