Full-bodied and robust, Fontana Original wines are made with over 80% California and Washington State product. These kits take just six weeks to age to perfection.
Six Week - 16 Liter Wine Kit (produces approximately 30 - 750 ml bottles)
WHITE WINE KITS
Buttery with oaky overtones and fresh fruit flavours such as apple, pear, citrus, and melon, Chardonnay is extremely versatile. One of our most popular varieties for its richness and easy drinkability, this wine is best enjoyed in cooler weather with upscale meals. Full-flavoured dishes which have been grilled, roasted, or sauteed pair well with this wine. White meat, seafood, cream sauces and cheeses including Provolone, Gruyere, Brie, and aged Cheddar accent this Chardonnay nicely.
Lightly-oaked with whispers of rose, tropical fruit and spice, this medium-to-full bodied wine has a slightly sweet mouth offset by a soft, dry finish. Elegant with a refreshing quality, Gewurztraminer is perfect for warm or cool evenings. This wine complements a range of foods. It goes well with fresh fruit, chicken, well-seasoned fish, and many ripe cheeses including softer cheeses such as Brie or Feta and semi-soft ripened varieties, such as Mozzarella and Muenster.
A fantastic summer wine, Pinot Grigio is light-bodied and dry with the crisp flavours of honey, wildflower and smoke. It is perfect for casual entertaining and light Italian foods. This wine is particularly unique because, although a white wine, it possesses many characteristics of red wine on the dinner table. Pinot Grigio pairs well with traditional white wine fare like seafood or chicken, but it can be served with so much more. Veal, pasta and soft cheeses all make fantastic accompaniments to this wine. Camembert, Feta, Oka, and Swiss are especially nice.
Rich and sweet, Riesling boasts the intense flavours of fresh pear and apricot offset by bold floral and honey undertones. Perfect to serve at casual gatherings or as a sipping wine, this wine is a perennial crowd pleaser. Riesling also makes a good dessert wine as it is one of the few whites that pairs well with chocolate. It works well with most bold cheeses, from the rich tanginess of Havarti to the sharp, blue-veined profile of Stilton.
Crisp and clean, this wine combines the smoky flavours of apple, grass and olive with a bright acidity. A medium-to-full bodied dry wine, Sauvignon Blanc can be heavy or light. It is similar to Chardonnay, but leaner. Its acidity lends it a certain versatility that allows it to pair just as well with thick stews and sauces as it does with fresh salads, spicy foods and cream sauces.
This medium bodied and refreshing white wine has a medium to full body, a dry character and heavy oak. Verdicchio features flavours of lemon and pear with hints of juicy fruits and almond along with an herbal bouquet. This wine is well suited to light dinners and casual entertaining. Verdicchio is an exceptionally good accompaniment to pesto, tomato-based sauces and light meats.
RED WINE KITS
Juicy plum, cherry and raspberry married with vanilla, spice and heavy oak in this hearty Italian wine renowned for its big, velvety elegance and slightly sweet finish. Perfect for formal dinner parties and heartier meals, a dry and full-bodied Corvina is best when paired with bold flavours such as braised red meats, rich red wine sauces, wild game and ripe hard cheeses.
Cabernet Sauvignon is a full-bodied, dry wine with very little oak. Flavours of cassis, dark red berries, cedar, oak, violets, vanilla, and sometimes chocolate makes Cabernet Sauvignon the most popular red in the world. Ideal for formal sit-down dinners and cooler temperatures, Cabernet Sauvignon pair well with full-bodied flavours such as roast lamb and wild game, sauces such as mustard, pepper or red wine, and firm, ripened cheeses such as Edam, Cheddar and Gouda.
Full-fruited and rich, Malbec offers a rich character of lush plums, dark cherries and hints of espresso. It also may have hints of vanilla, cedar, and tobacco. Jam-coloured and juicy, this red wine has a velvety texture that makes it well-suited to romantic dinners and evenings by the fire, with food or without. In any case. serving Malbec with a meal or appetizers is exceptionally easy. Its deep fruit character and mild acidity provide a perfect complement to a range of foods, including roasted red meats, tomato-based dishes, mushrooms, and duck. Mild cheeses, peppers, and mustard can also accent Malbec's unique profile.
Fruity and rich with flavours of black cherry, plum, vanilla, oak, violets and hints of cedar, Merlot is a juicy, but dry wine with a velvety texture that makes it extremely friendly and easy to drink. Suiting a wide range of palates, this wine is perfect for romantic dinners, informal gatherings and cocktail parties. Serve this versatile wine with roasted red meats, salmon, duck and mushroom dishes. Pasta with red wine and tomato sauce goes equally well with Merlot, as do mild cheeses. Both complement this wine's smoothness very nicely.
Full-bodied and smooth with a velvet texture, Pinot Noir is deep and dark with hints of cherries, raspberries, strawberries, plums and spice. Juicy but dry this wine is perfect for intimate gatherings or romantic dinners. Given its unique flavour pattern, Pinot Noir is an excellent accompaniment to game birds, poultry, mild red meats, and oily fish such as tuna and salmon.Strong and flavourful cheeses such as aged Cheddar and Stilton also complement this wine nicely.
Flavours of mixed berries, black pepper, anise and vanilla tannins are tempered with a heavy oak in Shiraz. Spicy and dense with highlights of mint. This wine is an intense and full-bodied gem with a bold colour and full- fruit mouth that is especially well-suited to formal entertaining on cool evenings or dinners by a fire. Shiraz is best matched with foods that are just as bold as it is. Aged cheeses, hearty stews and roast meat are ideal companions.