The Wine Room is a new business with deep roots and a history of excellence in Perth, Ontario.
Since 1995, the Perth Brewery has owned this craft winemaking operation, offering clients an opportunity to make exceptional wine at an affordable price point. It was at the Brewery that Lisa Schweighardt began working with these wines, and over the past 11 years she developed a love for the process; overseeing every aspect of production.
For years Lisa affectionately called her department “The Wine Room” since it had its own clientele and operated separately from the beer department at the Brewery. When the Brewery decided it needed the space to expand their beer production, Lisa jumped at the opportunity to take on The Wine Room independently. For her, giving The Wine Room its own home allows her to breathe fresh life into a business that she has been passionate about for years.
With something for everyone, including the pickiest wine aficionado, The Wine Room has an impressive selection of wines available for hand crafting. And now, with the space and flexibility to grow, The Wine Room is offering clients a more intimate experience with the opportunity to customize their wines with flavourful extras like vanilla bean, black pepper, dried fruit and oak.
Join us as we start this new journey, and raise your glass to the future of winemaking in Perth, Ontario!
1 Choose a Wine
You decide on a wine (this is probably the hardest part!). We offer a wide variety of red, white and fruity wines to suit all tastes and budgets.
2 Kit, Water & Yeast
The kit is emptied into a vat, water is added, and you sprinkle in the yeast to start the fermentation process. The wine is then left for 2-3 weeks.
3 Stabilize the Wine
After being transferred to a carboy, the wine is stabilized and left to sit for another few weeks. More expensive wines made with juice (as opposed to concentrate) typically take longer to ferment.
4 Bottle & Cork
When the wine is ready, we hook a pump up to the carboy and you bottle and cork the finished product. A typical batch of wine yields 30 bottles, each 750 ml.
Frequently Asked Questions
What part do I play in the actual wine making process?
The fun part! Your job is to sprinkle in the yeast at the beginning of the process, then bottle the wine at the end. Bottling the wine takes about 30 minutes – and don’t worry – we’ll be there to show you how it’s done!
How many bottles does a batch of wine make?
A batch of wine produces 30 bottles of wine, each 750 ml.
How long will my wine last once bottled?
If stored correctly, wine should last between 2-5 years depending on the type. White wine typically has a shorter shelf life and should be aged no longer than 2-3 years. Red wine tends to improve with age and can be kept for 3-5 years.