Italian Centre Shop is the largest importer of wine grapes in Western Canada.
There are three ways to make wine. From grapes, fresh harvest juice & kits.
If it wasn’t for the Italian Centre’s founder, Frank Spinelli, home-brewing might still be illegal in Alberta. Frank successfully lobbied to overturn a Prohibition-era law in 1964 and since then, the Italian Centre Shop has become the largest importer of wine grapes in Western Canada.
If cleaning grapes off the vine
If you miss the year's harvest, there's always wine juice kits (known as the 'Sterile Must' version), to which you add yeast.
Every September we import thousands of crates of grapes.
2022 Harvest will begin to arrive Sept. 12. To place you order, call 780-424-4869 ask for the grape desk or place your order in-store at our Little Italy location.
Alicante, Barbara, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Merlot,
Pinot Noir, Ruby Cabernet, Sangiovese, Valdepenas, Zinfandel. .
Chardonnay, French Colombard, Muscat, Thompson Seedless.
We stock the varietals below in wine juice kits or ‘sterile must’ that needs yeast added and seasonally in fresh harvest juice.
2022 Harvest for fresh grape juice will begin to arrive at the end of September. To place you order, call 780-424-4869 ask for the grape desk or place your order in-store at our Little Italy location.
Grape Juice & Sterile Must: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinto Noir, Shiraz, Valpolicella, Zinfandel
Sterile Must Only: Amarone, Barolo, Cabernet Franc, Chianti, Lambrusco, Montepulciano, Sangiovese
Grape Juice & Sterile Must: Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, French Colombard, Moscato, Pinot Grigio, Riesling
Sterile Must Only:
We specialize in everything you need to crush, ferment, bottle and age your own wines at home, including a great selection of Drums, Barrels, Presses, Crushers, Carboys, Air Locks, and Racking Equipment.