Welcome to Mosto Vinho

Winemakers' Best Kept Secret

Brew on Premise

Easy as 1-2-3

Some things in life are complicated.

Relationships. Navigating the corporate jungle. Mastering yoga’s half moon pose.
Luckily, some things are blessedly simple. Like winemaking.
A wine kit is basically a winery in a box, and in three easy steps it can be transformed into bottles of your own personal vintage.

Step 1:
(Let’s Get This Part Started)

During your visit, you select the wine and kick off the fermentation process. Your options are almost limitless — from Amarone to Zinfandel.

  • Once you’ve selected your wine, you’ll work with your personal winemaker to officially start the fermentation by adding the yeast. And voila – in about 15 minutes, you’re on your way.
  • For the next few weeks, your personal winemaker will care for your wine at the store, clearing and filtering it just like they do in a commercial winery. You’re blissfully unaware of the many activities going on behind the scenes, until…

Step 2:
(The Fun Part)

Four to 8 weeks later, you return to the store to bottle your wine.  This part of the process takes less than one hour, and is the perfect excuse for a group get-together.

  • Together, you sanitize and fill the bottles, then cork and label them – using either labels provided by the store or personalized ones you create yourself.  Haven’t you always wanted to see your name on the side of a wine bottle?
  • You and your friends may also want to start another wine kit while you’re there.  The next thing you know you’ll have your own wine cellar!

Step3:
(Patience…)

Lots of things improve with age — and wine is one of them.  The wine that you take home from the store may already be tasty, but it is not quite ready to be enjoyed.

  • Depending on the type of wine you’ve made, it should age between two weeks to six months.  It should be stored on its side in a cool, dark room.
  • The most enjoyable way to experience the aging process is to try a bottle every few weeks.  But be warned: many people find the last bottle tastes the best!