The Wine Cellar has been supplying the Queen City with the very best in wine making supplies—and the advice and facilities to make and bottle wine—for 29 years. The on-premise wine making company opened in 1994 in what was the “old Superstore,” spent 20 years in Regal Plaza, and now calls 2300 Dewdney Avenue in the Warehouse District home.
Owner, Heike Edwards, and The Wine Cellar team love to share their passion for creating quality wines with everyone anyone interested in giving winemaking a try. “Making wine is fun, and it’s easy,” says Heike. “Our on-premises winery is the perfect place to have us make your wine, or, of course, you can make it at home yourself. We’re always here to help you with that.”
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The Wine Cellar carries the kits you’ll need to get started in the winemaking process. They offer easy drinking, premium and ultra-premium kits that create wines for all tastes and budgets. Offering a great selection of reds, whites and rosés, as well as Mist wines, their quality wine kits are just like commercial wines but cost far less per bottle.
The Wine Cellar also offers craft beer and cider kits as well as all the equipment you’ll need to brew your own at home. Ciders can also be made at the store. The Wine Cellar carries a large selection of all kits. “As with the wine kits, if you’re making any of the products at home, we are here to provide the advice you need,” says Heike. “People are always pleasantly surprised with the quality of craft made products when they first start out, and everyone loves the lower per bottle price.”
The Wine Cellar’s on-premises winery is state-of-the-art, sanitized and temperature controlled, and designed to make your wine in a few easy steps. First, you pick your kit and add the yeast into the juice. Then, under the guidance of their Winemaker, your kit is turned into wine at The Wine Cellar in four to eight weeks, depending on the kit you selected. When your wine is ready, it’s filtered and then it’s time for you to bottle it at the store with their help, using their winery bottle filler, corker and shrink cap machine. This is also the time to add some great labels if you so choose. “We serve crackers and cheese while you bottle, to make it even more fun,” says Heike. “Your last step is taking it home to enjoy.”
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Shopping for a wine lover this Christmas? The Wine Cellar offers everything a wine lover would want. Stop by and check out their winemaking kits, supplies and a fantastic selection of wine accessories—including stemware, corkscrews and more—plus their winemaking experiences make great gifts. If you can’t decide, you can also pick up The Wine Cellar gift cards in-store or online.
Find the Wine Cellar at 100 – 2300 Dewdney Avenue (corner of Dewdney & Lorne) in Regina with extended hours over the holiday season: 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, Thursdays 10 am to 8 pm and Saturdays from 9.30 am to 5 pm. They’re also online at thewinecellarregina.com and you can also follow them on Facebook and Instagram.
The Wine Cellar
100 – 2300 Dewdney Avenue, Regina