Frequently Asked Questions

How to order and make WINE at our location


  1. Choose the Varietal that you would like to make here.
    All wines are 23 litres and will make approx 30 bottles
    CALL US TO ORDER: 250-762-2337 or email info.mbws@gmail.com
  2. Tell us how you'd like it customized by using less or more oak, making it little sweeter or a little drier, or adding carbonation to make it sparkly!
  3. Come into store to pay for your wine and pitch the yeast.This step is quite easy and very quick, but it's very important and a legal requirement.
  4. We take care of the rest! For the next 5-8 weeks we take care of the primary fermenting, racking, stirs, clarifying, cold crashing, and filtering.
  5. When your wine is ready we will contact you to let you know and you can use our online booking system to chose a date and time.
  6. For bottling day make sure your bottles have been cleaned using an effective method. Upon arrival you will bring your bottles to the sanitizing station. We will be with you every step of the way for using our 4 bottle autofill until and automatic corker. We have labels and shrink tops available to decorate your bottle.
  7. We recommend you store it in a cool dark place around 8°C - 14°C. Garages and cold storage work as well. Our craft wines are made without commercial preservatives so we recommend staying in the guidelines for aging.
  8. Make sure to place your next order before its all gone, remember it takes 1-2 months to make.




How to order and make BEER at our location


  1. Choose the Style that you would like to make here.
    All beers are 48litres and will make approx
    135-144 bottles (355ml)
    96 bottles (500mL)
  2. CALL US TO ORDER: 250-762-2337 or email info.mbws@gmail.com
  3. Tell us how you'd like it customized by using less or more hops, strength in ABV%, carbonation level and colour. View our style guide for assistance.
  4. Come into store to pay for your beer and pitch the yeast.This step is quite easy and very quick, but it's very important and a legal requirement.
  5. We take care of the rest! For the next 3 weeks we take care of the primary and secondary fermenting, blow off, clarifying, cold crashing, filtering. and carbonating.
  6. When your beer is ready we will contact you to let you know and you can use our online booking system to chose a date and time.
  7. For bottling day make sure your bottles have been cleaned using an effective method. Upon arrival you will bring your bottles to the sanitizing station.We will be with you every step of the way for using our bottle autofill unit and capping station. We have machines for plastic bottles, glass bottles and cans.
  8. We recommend you store it in fridge or a cold dark place around 4°C - 10°C. Garages and cold storage work as well. Our craft beers are made without commercial preservatives so we recommend staying in the guidelines for aging. They last approx. 3-4 months in these conditions before expiring.
  9. Make sure to place your next order before its all gone, remember it takes about 1 month to make.




How to order and make CIDER at our location


  1. Choose the Style that you would like to make here.
    All Ciders are 21 litres and will make approx 42 bottles (500ml)
  2. CALL US TO ORDER: 250-762-2337 or email info.mbws@gmail.com
  3. Tell us how you'd like it customized by choosing Dry, Off-dry or Sweet and carbonation level- High, Medium or Low.
  4. Come into store to pay for your cider and pitch the yeast. This step is quite easy and very quick, but it's very important and a legal requirement.
  5. We take care of the rest! For the next 4 weeks we take care of the primary and secondary fermenting, blow off, clarifying, cold crashing, filtering. and carbonating.
  6. When your beer is ready we will contact you to let you know and you can use our online booking system to chose a date and time
  7. For bottling day make sure your bottles have been cleaned using an effective method. Upon arrival you will bring your bottles to the sanitizing station.We will be with you every step of the way for using our bottle autofill unit and capping station. We have machines for plastic bottles, glass bottles and cans.
  8. We recommend you store it in fridge or a cold dark place around 4°C - 10°C. Garages and cold storage work as well. Our craft ciders are made without commercial preservatives so we recommend staying in the guidelines for aging. They last approx. 3-4 months in these conditions before expiring.
  9. Make sure to place your next order before its all gone, remember it takes about 1 month to make.




How do I clean my bottles?


We reccomend rinsing them right after use so nothing builds on the bottle. We highly suggest you avoid dishwashers as it leaves a residue on the bottle that causes a film that makes beer foam, wine tainted and cider foam. A few days before your bottling appointment it's best to make a bucket of water and bleach solution to clean all bacteria from your bottles. Or soaking them in a bath tub in a water bleach solution over night. Bottle brushes are handy for any sediment in the bottle of glass bottles. If youre noticing your bottles are foaming for multiple visits in a row, a microscopic bacteria has built up in the grain of your bottle and its time for replacing, or a PBW soaking.




How should I store my product?


We recommend you store it in fridge or a cold dark place around 4°C - 10°C. Garages and cold storage work as well. Just keep in mind, "If you wouldnt store milk there, its not for your product"




How long do they last for?


Our craft beers, ciders and wine are made without commercial preservatives so we recommend staying in the guidelines for aging. Craft Beer - When stored properly can last 3-4 months Craft Cider -When stored properly can last 3-4 months White Wine -When stored properly can last 12-18 months Red Wine - When stored properly can last 24-30 months




Where are you located?


We are located in Kelowna BC, On the corner of Springfield Rd and Spall Rd #180 - 2000 Spall Rd Kelowna BC V1Y 9P6 250-762-2337




Do you help if its my first time?


We will guide you through every single step even on your 100th time in the store. We are there to help in the creation of your product, maintence of your product and we assit you in setting up the bottling for when you return for your appointment when its ready.