Wine Making Information

Wine Season 2017!

We have received our last shipment of grape juice from California.  We also have few have grapes from California in stock.  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 http://www.maltosecart.com/fresh-grape-juice/ and http://www.maltosecart.com/wine-grapes/

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 2016 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.

Visit our online buying site to get your beer and wine making supplies:

http://www.maltosecart.com/

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.