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Home Winemaking with VINTNER 225L

VINTNER 225L

The VINTNER 225L revolutionizes home winemaking, making it easy to vint wine, brew beer, and create cider in the comfort of your own home.

Home winemaking made easy!

No more lifting or storing of assorted equipment like primary buckets, carboys, hoses, or filter pumps.

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Home Winemaking with VINTNER 225L

VINTNER 225L

The VINTNER 225L revolutionizes home winemaking, making it easy to vint wine, brew beer, and create cider in the comfort of your own home.

Home winemaking made easy!

No more lifting or storing of assorted equipment like primary buckets, carboys, hoses, or filter pumps.

ShopLearn

VINTNER 225L In The News

“A Nanaimo winemaker has a new approach to making wine, beer and cider.

Mark Reheis, who co-owns Off The Vine Winemaking with his wife Cindy, has invented a device that
simplifies winemaking and is now manufacturing his new product.

The Vintner 225L stands about one-metre tall, is about one-metre wide and, at first glance, looks like
a kitchen cabinet, but with a stainless steel front panel, hose connections and a stainless steel spout.

Its outwardly simple appearance is the culmination of 12 years of refining the design.
Reheis, originally from the Okanagan, has been making wine for…”

Article posted Sep 22, 2016 at 10:00 AM by Chris Bush – Nanaimo News Bulletin

The Old System

The home winemaking process for the past hundred or more years has changed very little if any. It needed to change. The process involved adding the juice to be fermented to a large vessel such as a plastic bucket with a loose fitting lid. After approximately 1 week, the fermenting juice called the “must” would be lifted to an elevation that would allow the must to be racked or siphoned off the dead yeast and placed into another container made of plastic or glass called a carboy, also referred to as the Secondary. The carboy would be fitted with an “airlock” to prevent any oxygen to spoil the wine. After a month or so this carboy would be lifted to an elevation that would allow it to be racked off once again into another carboy for degassing and the addition of stabilizers and clearing agents. This would sit for a week or two to settle and once again be lifted to rack into bottles or pumped through a filter system before bottling.

This routine was labour intensive and required a Primary bucket, two carboys, racking tubes, and for those that choose to filter their wine, a filter machine. All of which needed to be kept clean and stored before use.

This system of home winemaking has worked for many, many years and can produce a fairly good product if done properly and on schedule. There is a better way, one that requires no lifting (other than adding the wine kit or juice), uses a pump to transfer, filter, and bottle the wine, reduces the movement of the wine (limiting exposure to light and oxygen), contains the product in stainless steel (like commercial wineries), thus producing a much better end product with very little effort.

Top View - VINTNER 225L Home Winemaking
Bottom View - Home Winemaking with VINTNER 225L

The New System

I have been making wine, cider, and beer for 37 years and own and operate with my wife an “on premises wine making” facility on Vancouver Island. A little more than 12 years ago I decided that there had to be a better way to make wine, one that was less labour involved (not that I am lazy, but I am not getting any younger) and one, and most important, produces the best product possible from the ingredients involved. After many proto types I have created the VINTNER 225L, a wine, beer, cider making apparatus that works to perfection. If you can make a pot of coffee, you can operate and produce great wine easily with the VINTNER 225L. It allows anyone to start home winemaking.

The process involved using the VINTNER 225L is quite simple, you add the juice or kit to the 25 litre stainless fermentation vat, add the yeast, allow oxygen to access it for 4 days then clamp down the lid and insert the airlock. Then in approximately 3-5 weeks (depending on your kit) you transfer to the other vat by use of the pump which has quick disconnect fittings, and add your stabilizing and clearing ingredients. Then in a week you can bottle with or without the filter, again by use of the pump operated with a intermittent switch. The unit cleans the pump and lines in 3 seconds. No mess, no fuss, and no lifting.

  • The VINTNER 225L can make wine better than I can, and it’s all in the system it uses. It can make and bottle a batch of beer or cider in 10 days.
  • The VINTNER 225L will save you time and money, paying for itself on average within a year, depending on your consumption.
  • Most parts are covered by a FIVE(5) YEAR LIMITED GUARANTEE, and it comes with a 100 day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee or your purchase price is fully refunded (see requirements).

Thank you for your interest in the VINTNER 225L,

Mark Reheis
Owner
VINTEK MANUFACTURING

Wine Shop - Home Winemaking with VINTNER 225L
Mark Reheis - Home Winemaking with VINTNER 225L

VINTNER 225L In The News

“A Nanaimo winemaker has a new approach to making wine, beer and cider.

Mark Reheis, who co-owns Off The Vine Winemaking with his wife Cindy, has invented a device that
simplifies winemaking and is now manufacturing his new product.

The Vintner 225L stands about one-metre tall, is about one-metre wide and, at first glance, looks like
a kitchen cabinet, but with a stainless steel front panel, hose connections and a stainless steel spout.

Its outwardly simple appearance is the culmination of 12 years of refining the design.
Reheis, originally from the Okanagan, has been making wine for…”

Article posted Sep 22, 2016 at 10:00 AM by Chris Bush – Nanaimo News Bulletin