Hours of Operation
(Appointments by Request)
Welcome to Village Craft Winemaker – Calgary’s Newest Ferment on Premise and Wine Making Supplies Store.
Be the Winemaker without Owning the Winery!
Ferment on Premise (also known as: UBrew, UVin, Brew on Premise, On-Site Winery, On-Site Winemaking and Urban Winery in other provinces) was approved in Alberta in October of 2018, allowing the Home Wine Making customers to purchase their craft wine kits and ferment them right in the store. Customers can now simply “toss the yeast” and book an appointment to come back in 30 to 45 days for bottling – without all the Fuss and Muss and equipment of home brewing. Simply “set it” and “forget it” – VCW looks after the rest!
Village Craft Winemaker is a proudly local, “niche” wine making store that provides character and style and is a fun place to come and put your wine in.
We are also a full-fledged wine making supplies store that stocks high quality RJ Spagnols Craft Wine Making Kits1, a great selection of bottles (including hard to find burgundy), labels, shrink tops, gift bags, accessories and additives – which make great gift ideas for the holidays and all year round (Gift Cards Available by Request).
1 RJ Spagnols performed very well in WineMaker’s “Top 100 Wine Kits of 2022” recent article, including capturing approx. 1/3 of the medals! Nice Work!
Read more about our RJ Spagnols Wine Kits and Products here.
Lori Dahlberg – owner of VCW – started making wine as a hobby in 1993 and has never looked back.
When Brew on Premise was finally approved in Alberta, Lori jumped on the chance to open her own store.
Now a Sommelier with a WSET Level 3 Certification (Wine and Spirits Estates Trust) – trained by Master of Wine: Philip Goodband (former Sommelier to the Queen Mother) – Lori knows how to make quality wine and is thrilled to bring her skills and knowledge to her store and the Home Wine Making Niche.
Whether you are a newbie or have a few batches under your belt, Lori can help with best practices and customizing your kit with fruit and additives. Whether you are Fermenting your Kit at Home or on Premise, let Lori help craft the perfect wine for you.
High Quality Wine is our Focus! – which is why VCW uses the patented UWinemaker™ in its fermentation process. UWinemaker™ – a Calgary invention – provides a single fermentation vessel that keeps the oxygen out and makes superior, crystal clear wine with less hassle and faster turnaround.
UWinemaker™ is also available for sale at VCW for those who want to continue their wine making adventures at Home.
Read more about the UWinemaker™ here.
Whether you want to brew at home, ferment on premise, pick-up a gift, or need advice on your Wine Kits and customizations – Village Craft Winemaker is the perfect store for you!
We offer great selection and a convenient, inner-city location (1 block east of McLeod Trail on the north side of 58 Ave (3st) ) and approximately 20 Minutes from most areas of the city) – Customer Parking on 3rd Street in Front of the Store and parking lot at the north end of the building!
We look forward to seeing you!
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