Weddings and Events

Special Wine for Special Events

Serve personalized, high-quality wines that you helped to brew at your next event, for about one third of the price going to other retail outlets! At Vintner's Cellar Brantford, your wine-making experience is simple, easy, and affordable.

Never made wine before?

No problem! Come in and make your wine in three easy steps:

  1. Choose the variety and quality of wine you'd like to make.
  2. You add the yeast to the quality wine juice you selected.
  3. Come back in six weeks and bottle your wine using our state of the art equipment.

We offer discounts if you intend to make four or more batches of wine and can also host a private bottling party for your group! Personalize your wine with customizable labels and make it even more memorable! We recommend that you start your wine at least 6 months before the event date so that the wine can properly age in the bottle before being served.

We can host a private bottling party for your group. We have the latest equipment to make your bottling experience fun and enjoyable.

At your next event, whether it be a wedding, reunion, or even a business meeting, make an impression by serving wine, or give wine as parting gifts to commemorate the occasion!


Vintner's Cellar Bottling Area

Planning For Wine at your Event

When event planning, there are alot of things to consider. Here's some of the things you should be thinking about in terms of wine to help you along.

Is Wine Allowed at the Venue?
Confirm with the location you have chosen that they allow you to bring your own wine. If they do, you should find out if there is a corkage fee. A corkage fee is a service charge for serving the wine, and is usually charged by-the-bottle. If the venue charges a corkage fee, let us know and we'll use larger bottles to help reduce your costs.

Do I Need a Liquor License?
You will need to apply for a Special Occasion License if you intend to serve wine outside of a LLBO-licensed establishment. Visit AGCO for details. No license is required if you intend to give the wine away as favours or parting gifts.

What Kind of Wine do I Want for my Event?
The type of wine your choose should pair well with the food you plan on serving. If you would like a little help selecting the perfect pairing, check out this online pairing guide or get in touch with us and we'll be more than happy to help.

How Much Wine will I Need?
Use the equation below to determine how many 750ml bottles you need. Remember not to count non-drinking guests (such as children). A typical wedding is 4 batches of wine (30 bottles per batch, 120 bottles total) with 2 batches of red and 2 batches of white. It is always better to have more wine than you think you will need. Extra wine bottles make excellent gifts for your guests and can also be used for related events (such as extra wedding bottles used at showers or bachelor parties).

# of 750ml bottles needed = (# of guests x 2 glasses per guest) / 4 glasses per bottle. Divide this by 30 to determine how many batches you'll need to brew.