The Brewer’s Apprentice carries a large selection of wine ingredient kits.

We carry Winexpert wine kits exclusively because we believe that they produce the most consistent, quality wines available for the home winemaker. Below you will find a list of the Winexpert kits that we usually keep in stock. For the most up to date list of wine kits in stock visit our Online Store or stop by our store in Freehold, NJ! We order weekly, so special orders can be ready for pickup within 3 business days. For more info, feel free to call us at 732-863-9411. For a complete list of all Winexpert wines visit Winexpert.

Malted Grains

The Selection Original Series features grapes from California. Whether you’re looking for traditional varietals or exciting blends, California has come a long way in terms of the quality of grape that they produce!

Reds

Barolo
Large and robust, this style is the one that lovers of big wines are looking for. Made famous in Italy’s Piedmont region – highly regarded for its finest wines – this Barolo is rich in flavour and deep in colour, with a rounded oak aroma that lingers on the finish. Not surprisingly, Barolo is a consistently popular offering year in and year out.
Sweetness: Off-Dry | Body: Medium-Full | Oak Intensity: Medium

Chianti
The pride of Italy’s Tuscany region, this blend is famous for its full, dry character and elegant flavours of cherries and blackberries. Sturdy and robust, with tangy undertones and a slight spiciness. Ageing uncovers its complex depth of flavour.
Sweetness: Dry | Body: Light-Medium | Oak Intensity: Medium
SILVER AWARD*

Pinot Noir
The varietal responsible for classic red burgundy. The scent, flavour, body and texture of Pinot Noir is profound. Supple, spicy fruit flavours are a delight to the palate.
Sweetness: Dry | Body: Light-Medium | Oak Intensity: Medium
BRONZE AWARD*

Valpolicella
Italian style wine with a delicate bouquet and a rich texture. Ruby red colour. Fragrant and fruity. The addition of oak enhances its aroma.
Sweetness: Dry | Body: Light-Medium | Oak Intensity: Medium
BRONZE AWARD*

White Zinfandel
This blush favourite displays the trademark pink hues and a soft, refreshing taste that make it particularly enjoyable as a chilled delight on a summer afternoon. Must be tried to be believed.
Sweetness: Medium-Dry | Body: Medium | Oak Intensity: None

Whites

Johannisberg Dry Riesling
The character of this fine German varietal is truly distinctive. Displays a flowery bouquet, complex fruit and cinnamon flavours and a crisp, clean finish. Versatile in pairing with foods, especially seafood, pork or veal.
Sweetness: Dry | Body: Light-Medium | Oak Intensity: None

Piesporter
The town of Piesport in the Mosel-Saar-Ruwer wine region has an ideal steep amphitheater site perfect for producing sound, honeyed, delicate wines. Our version captures the classic flavour and magical fragrance of this respected German style through the addition of fruits and dried elderflowers.
Sweetness: Medium-Dry | Body: Medium | Oak Intensity: None
SILVER AWARD*

Sauvignon Blanc
Crisp and flavourful, this popular grape varietal has distinctive and immediately recognizable aroma and flavour characteristics. The famous grassy, herbaceous bouquet and flinty aftertaste are here, with the generous acidity that is typical of the grape. Steely, grassy, and defiantly dry, nothing can complement a meal better than Sauvignon Blanc, a unique wine that offers a definitive counterpoint to the ubiquitous Chardonnay.
Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium | Oak Intensity: None

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The Selection International Series uses grapes that come from around the world. Each kit uses grapes from the country that made that style famous. You can’t get any more authentic!

Reds

Australian Shiraz
The grape that was made for Down Under – its hot climate is perfect for bringing out the best traits in this popular grape varietal. Australian Shiraz is seductively delicious, with startlingly rich, ripe aromas that deliver right through to the full zesty finish. Amazingly, the style allows for polished tannins early, so the young wine is not rough or harsh. The aged version retains the core fruit flavours of plums, cherries and blackberries, but gains extra polish. Pair this Shiraz with flavourful meals!
Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium-Full | Oak Intensity: High
SILVER AWARD*

French Cabernet Sauvignon
An excellent candidate for aging due to its moderate tannins. Deep ruby red colour with berries and oak on the palate. Serve with prime rib and steaks.
Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium | Oak Intensity: Medium

French Merlot
Direct from the vineyards of southern France, this classic varietal is rich with ripe fruit and berry flavours, yet soft and elegant. Dry, full-bodied and deeply coloured, with a complex velvety taste accentuated with premium French oak.
Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium | Oak Intensity: Medium
SILVER AWARD*

Spanish Rioja
Spain’s finest red wine blend from the famous northern Spanish region. Tends toward the traditional French blends, combining bright berry and spice flavours, deep red colours and solid tannin backup. Includes premium oak for a soft, dry vanilla finish. Delightful when aged.
Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium-Full | Oak Intensity: Medium
BRONZE AWARD*

Whites

French Chardonnay
The classic from the country that made it famous in so many of its high-end white wine blends. Pleasantly dry with medium acidity balanced with subtle hints of citrus and fruit. Includes premium French oak for a characteristic vanilla-oak structure. Has established a following for its unique balance of dryness, fruit and oak.
Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium | Oak Intensity: Medium

German Müller-Thurgau
Developed as a cross, combining the lively qualities of Riesling with the viticultural reliability of Sylvaner, Germany’s most widely cultivated grape attains rare heights in aroma and flavour. Winexpert’s German Müller-Thurgau is crisp and clean, with a grapey fruit character, low to medium acidity, and a pleasantly fragrant aroma. Vibrant flavours of crunchy green apples are imparted in its floral residual sweetness.
Sweetness: Off-Dry | Body: Medium | Oak Intensity: None
SILVER AWARD*

Italian Pinot Grigio
The uniquely Italian version of the well known Pinot Gris grape, picked earlier in Italy than in all other regions and well before its characteristic loss of acidity at ripening, for a bright, crisp, dry white wine with a gentle perfume and a detectable spiciness. Fresh, fragrant and lively, its flavours include a certain flintiness with hints of citrus and almonds.
Sweetness: Dry | Body: Light-Medium | Oak Intensity: None
SILVER AWARD*

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The Selection Estate Series is offered in very limited quantities and uses grapes from exclusive vinyards in the worlds greatest wine making regions. If you’re looking for the very best that home winemaking kits have to offer, look no further.

Please note that we do not stock the Estate series due to its rarity and cost. If you’d like to order an Estate series wine give us a call! If it is still available for the season, we can have it ready for you to pick up within 3 business days! The list below represents the most popular Estate wines sold through our store. For a complete list of all Estate series wines visit Winexpert.

Castellina Supertuscan di Siena
A bold, yet supple wine. Expansive enough to be consumed with great pleasure. The big, smoky, earthy nose of ultra-ripe cherry and currant fruit is followed by a richly tannic finish. Serve with a rack of lamb with herbs, Tuscan-style meat dishes with tomato sauces, Stroganoff or meat grilled rare.
Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium-Full | Oak Intensity: Heavy
GOLD AWARD*

Lodi Old Vines Zinfandel
The famous thick, gnarled and twisted old Zinfandel vines of Lodi in California’s Central Valley contribute to intense concentrated flavours in the grapes. The wine is deep and rich, with bold, zesty aromas and ripe berry fruits on the tongue. Robust and exciting, it bursts with a spiciness that is met head on by the premium French oak.
Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium | Oak Intensity: Medium
GOLD AWARD*

Lodi Ranch 11 Cabernet Sauvignon
The Woodbridge appellation in California’s Central Valley has established itself for producing distinctive, consistently excellent Cabernet. Woodbridge Ranch 11 Cabernet Sauvignon is the hearty red wine classic that lovers of fine Cabernet hunt down with passionate zeal – the king of red grapes in all its splendid glory. Our Cab has the trademark blackcurrant and cherry flavours, but its true triumph is the subtle weave of complex flavour compounds that contribute to the overall experience. Oak and tannins, pepper and spice, combining structure and rich fruit for a red wine that will dazzle from first aroma to long elegant finish.
Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium-Full | Oak Intensity: Heavy

Napa Valley Stag’s Leap District Merlot
A sublime Merlot from the prestigious vineyards of California’s Napa Valley, where ideal climate and soil conditions, combined with refined growing and cellaring techniques, allow for consistent high quality treatment of grape varietals. Harvested from the highly regarded Stag’s Leap District on the valley’s east bench, this Merlot is dry and medium bodied with a soft, supple fruity palate of plums and red berries. Its characteristic spicy aroma, accentuated with light warm oak, foreshadows the rich, round, smooth and mouth-filling flavour experience, finishing with lengthy elegance. A must-try for Merlot lovers everywhere.
Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium-Full | Oak Intensity: Heavy
GOLD AWARD*

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The Selection Speciale Series uses Canadian grapes and focuses on rich, bold, wines that are more on the sweet side.

Port
Rich, warm, and full of character, this full bodied classic is the perfect end to a special meal. This sweet red wine is bold throughout and has a distinctively long aftertaste of dark berries. As with any port, this wine will greatly improve with ageing; we suggest at least a year in the bottle before you begin to enjoy the fruits of your labor.

Riesling Icewine
Prized as a unique sweet wine specialty, this Icewine (based on Riesling grapes) will surprise you with its body and complexity. Served chilled, this golden nectar should be sipped slowly to cherish its special charms. Perfect with dessert or all by itself!