I was recently invited to learn the process of making your own wine at a RJS Academy Store. The process is quite simple – you purchase a kit (there are over 250 wine styles available) and stir in the ingredients to prepare your wine for the fermentation process. At this point, you can also further add to your wine from what they have in store – for example, you can add wood to give your wine a more oaky taste to it.
In 6 weeks, you come back to bottle, cork and finish your bottle presentation with label and shrink tops. It’s best to keep aging the wine (1-3 months for the white, 3-6 months for the red wine). One kit makes 30 bottles. Each kit costs between $180-$210 making each bottle about $6-7 per bottle. I would say that the quality is similar to the $6-12 bottle range you can buy at your local liquor store.