WINE GRAPES & JUICE

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Spring Grapes and Juice Delivery Info

Ordering Deadline: April 27

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Note: If you want to place an order, please call the store and we will be glad to assist you.
Expected Delivery Day: TBD–May-ish
Expected Time: TBD

You can now order grapes and juice online or call the store or stop by.  If ordering online please keep in mind that grapes and juice cannot be shipped.   Select "Local Pickup" in the shipping options.

Contact Number: (636) 230-8277
Location: 231 Lamp and Lantern Village,
Chesterfield, MO 63017

Varietals

The grape descriptions are below:

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Fresh Grapes and Juice Pails

In the Spring

Chile, South Africa and Australian Grapes and Juice

In the Fall

Italian, Washington and Californian grape and juice.

  • Fresh Grapes in 36-Lb. Lugs
  • Crushed and Pressed Juice in 6-Gal. Pails

There will be a deposit of $40 per box or pail. This is non-refundable and 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 gal. of wine. This varies by variety, juiciness of the grapes, how hard you press, etc.

The Fine Print

Prices are not expected to, but subject to, change without notice.

The grapes will be handled on a preorder basis only and will be available for pickup at the store. They are highly perishable and cannot be reshipped.

These grapes are expected to be available early September this year but the actual date depends (literally) on the weather in California, Washington State, and Italy (so it is likely to be complicated).

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. Not all varieties are available every year.

We have extremely limited 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 California by refrigerated truck and are estimated, which means if they are significantly different, the price will change.

We have tried to be conservative in the estimate, and do not expect they will differ, but they are subject to change. Please note that we are not getting them through Amazon.

A deposit is required for each box or pail due at the time of ordering. Balance due at the time of pickup. The store’s crusher or destemmer will be made available free of charge the day of pickup to anyone who purchases grapes through us.

Red Grape Varieties

Alicante Bouschet

A red-fleshed grape that should be blended with other varieties. Even though the wine is very intense in color, the wine has very little acid and is actually light in body. A little Alicante in any blend will surely add some good color.

Barbera

It is a grape that has a high level of natural acid but low tannins when fully ripe. Its wine can be intense but with moderate bouquet and flavor. Mixing Barbera with Petite Sirah or other high-tannin wines could make a truly great wine.

Cabernet Sauvignon

With its remarkable concentration of tannins, pigments, and flavor pigments, it will produce deeply colored and rigorous wines whose bouquet will only improve with age.

Do some blending with varieties with lower tannins and maybe a little more fruit for a wine that will mature sooner.

Cabernet Franc

The wine is typically light to medium bodied, with more fruit flavors and less tannins than a Cabernet Sauvignon. It will mature earlier and is great for blending with Cabernet Sauvignon and other varieties.

Carignane

It is another variety that should be blended, has good acidity, tannins, and color, but lacks flavor and charm. This is great to blend with stronger flavored varieties like a Syrah or Zinfandel to make a little lighter smoother wine.

Carnelian

This grape is a variety that developed from Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignane, and Grenache. The wine has some of the characteristics of all these grapes. It produces a fine
red wine.

Grenache

This is used mainly for blending and the making of Rose and Blush Wines in California. If it is blended with a variety that has good color, it can produce a fruity, spicy, medium-bodied wine. The grapes usually have high sugar and Grenache can strengthen a wine with potential low alcohol.

Merlot

It is a medium-acid wine that is soft and mild and is easy to drink when it is young. Color can range from dark to light red. This is a great blender for the stronger-flavored high-acid and high-tannin varieties.

Mission

This is the first variety planted in California. It usually has high sugar and low acid. The grape must be blended to attain any color. This is a great grape to help make a sweet wine.

Petit Sirah

This produces a wine that is long-lived and deep-colored with lots of tannin. It is a dry wine that has a very distinctive and recognizable flavor. A little Petit Sirah in any wine will absolutely add to the flavor, body, and color to the wine.

Pinot Noir

This produces a fine wine with a pleasant fruitiness that has lower levels of tannin and color. These are so versatile that they are also used to make champagne.

Ruby Cabernet

The grapes were developed as a combination of Carignane and Cabernet Sauvignon. It produces a fine varietal wine.

Sangiovese or Brunello

The grapes form the basis for Chianti wines. These wines have noticeable tannins and acidity with fair color. Riper grapes create a wine that has great plum flavors and leathery texture.

Sirah-Shiraz

This is a wine that is spicy and leathery with smooth tannins and subtle texture. It can be drank when it is young or it can be aged. This is a great grape to blend with the Cabernets.

Valdepina or Tempranillo

The grapes are thick skinned and capable of making a deep-colored and long-lasting wine with low acid, which is great to blend with a more flavorful variety.

Zinfandel or Primitivo

This makes a dry and sturdy vigorous red wine. The wine usually has a great fruity bouquet with average acid. A blend with Petit Sirah is just excellent. White Zinfandel is made from the low-sugared early harvest Zinfandels.

White Varieties

Chardonnay

This makes a dry and fruity white wine with nice bouquet. At good sugar levels, the variety may have low acid, which is why a little blending with a high-acid white is suggested. It is great for aging in oak barrels.

Chenin Blanc

This is the most versatile grape variety and is capable of producing some of the finest sweet wines, a pleasant dry varietal and a basis for many sparkling wines. It has good acid. Blending this with a little Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc is excellent.

French Colombard

This makes a neutral-flavored light white wine that can be made into a varietal because of its high acid that makes it a good blender

Malaga

This is a late-maturing grape with medium sugar and low acid. It makes a dry and light wine and should be blended for balance.

Malvasia Bianca

It makes a tangy wine with real substance and character and has a slight Muscat flavor. As a varietal, a little sweetness is desired. It is great blended with Muscat Canelli, Palomino, or Trebbiano.

Muscat of Alexandria

The common Muscat grape that is readily available. It makes a strong wine that is sometimes sweet, with a strong Muscat bouquet and taste.

Muscat Canelli

This makes a wine with a concentration of fine Muscat grape flavor, light in body with a nice bouquet. It can be a dry wine, but you will enjoy it a lot more if it is made slightly sweet. In Italy, it is used as the basis for Asti Spumante.

Palomino

It is a grape that usually has low sugar and acid. Since the wine can oxidize easily, the Palomino is used quite often to make sherry. This is a good blender for other varieties that have high sugar and acid for dry wines

Pinot Grigio

The grapes are grayish blue to brownish pink. They produce a very light, crisp, white wine with mellow flavors.

Sauvignon Blanc

This makes both a great dry and sweet varietal wine. It is light and racy with a piercing, easily recognizable, aroma. It blends well with Semillon and Chenin Blanc.

Thompson Seedless

Grapes are mainly used for raisins or table grapes. For wine making, this should be blended with other white varieties. It can be blended with red varieties to make a Rose.

Ugni Blanc/St. Emilion/Trebbiano

The grapes are planted worldwide so extensively that it probably produces more wine than any other grape. Its wine is light, white, and crisp, with nice acid, but not much flavor. It is a very good blender.

Viognier

This makes a floral and spicy white wine, medium to full-bodied and very fruity. The wine is deep yellow and has low acid and should be made as a varietal. It can be drunk at a very young age.

Cabernet Franc

The wine is typically light to medium-bodied with more fruit flavors and less tannin than a Cabernet Sauvignon. It will mature earlier and is great for blending with Cabernet Sauvignon and other varieties.

Carménère

The grape is a variety that was developed from the Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignane, and Grenache. Its wine has some of the characteristics of all these grapes. It produces a fine red wine.

Merlot

This is a medium-acid wine that is soft and mild. It is easy to drink when young. Its color can range dark to light red and is a great blender for the stronger flavored high acid and high tannin varieties.

Pinot Noir

This creates a fine wine with nice 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

This makes a wine that is spicy and leathery that has smooth tannins and subtle texture. It can be drunk young or aged and is a great grape to blend with the Cabernets.