Updated 3/15/19 (Note: refresh this page each time you visit to make sure you are seeing the latest copy)
Grapes and Juice Delivery Info
Ordering Deadline: 4/15/19
Expected Delivery Day: early May
Expected Time: TBD
Please call the store for more info
231 Lamp and Lantern Village
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Grape descriptions are below.
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Fresh grapes in 18 lb Lugs, Juice in 6 gallon pails
Deposit of $25/box, $40/pail – Non Refundable. Credit card deposits will be charged at time of ordering
Mr Wizard in Winemaker Magazine says it takes about 85 to 90 lbs of grapes to make 5 gallons of wine. This varies by variety, juiciness of the grapes, how hard you press, etc.
PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE
Grapes will be handled on a preorder basis only and will be available for pickup at the store only. They are highly perishable and cannot be reshipped. Grapes are expected to be arrive in May this year, but keep in mind they are shipped from the other side of the planet and stuff happens. We will keep you posted
Orders will be taken on a first come first served basis should a variety sell out or when filling orders for multiple shipments of a variety.
We have no refrigeration at the store for grapes and they must be picked up the day they arrive as their quality suffers the longer they sit at room temperature. You will be kept informed as to where the grapes are and when they will arrive.
Prices include shipping the grapes from the other side of the planet by refrigerated ship/truck and are estimated, which mean if they are significantly different the price will change. We have tried to be conservative in the estimate, and don’t expect they will differ, but they are subject to change!
A deposit is required for each box/pail due at time of ordering. Balance due at time of pickup.
Red Grape Varieties
CABERNET SAUVIGNON – with its remarkable concentration of tannins, pigments and flavor pigments it will produce deeply colored rigorous wines whose bouquet will only improve with age. For a wine that will mature sooner, do some blending with varieties with lower tannins and maybe a little more fruit.
CABERNET FRANC – wine is typically light to medium bodied with more fruit flavors and less tannins than a Cabernet Sauvignon. It will, therefore, mature earlier. It is great for blending with Cabernet Sauvignon and other varieties.
Carmeneere – grape is a variety that was developed from the Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignane, and Grenache. The wine has some of the characteristics of all these grapes. It produces a fine red wine.
MERLOT – is a medium acid wine that is soft and mild and is easy to drink when it is young. Color can range dark to light red. A great blender for the stronger flavored high acid and high tannin varieties.
PINOT NOIR – produces a fine wine with a pleasant fruitiness that has lower levels of tannin and color. The grapes are so versatile that they are also used to make champagne.
Syrah/SIRAH/SHIRAZ – is a wine that is spicy and leathery with smooth tannins and subtle texture. It can be drunk when it is young or it can be aged. It is a great grape to blend with the Cabernets.
CHARDONNAY – wine is the largest selling white wine. It makes a dry and fruity white wine with good bouquet. At good sugar levels the variety may be low in acid so a little blending with a high acid white is recommended. It is a great wine for aging in oak barrels.
MUSCAT – is the common Muscat grape that is readily available. It makes a strong wine, sometimes sweet, with a strong Muscat bouquet and flavor.
PINOT GRIGIO – grapes are grayish blue to brownish pink. They produce a very light, crisp, white wine with mild flavors that is getting very popular worldwide.
SAUVIGNON BLANC – makes both a great dry and sweet varietal wine. It is light and racy with a piercing, easily recognizable, aroma. It is a great blender with Semillon and Chenin Blanc.
VIOGNIER – makes a floral and spicy white wine, medium to full-bodied and very fruity. The wine has deep yellow color and is low in acid. It should be made as a varietal. It can be drunk at a very young age.
Call store for more details or to place an order 636-230-8277