Why make wine?

The Value, The Convenience and The Experience

Making your own wine with us is cheaper then going to the liquor store. It is easy to do and takes only a few minutes to get a batch started. We do all the hard parts in the 4-8 weeks it is here getting ready (the waiting is the hardest part). Then all you need to do is bottle it with our equipment set up that is easy to use and fun!

 How it’s done: 5 easy steps to making your wine

  1. Visit us in the store at 260 Sheldon drive in Cambridge.
  2. We help you choose the wine kit that’s right for you.
  3. Start your wine by sprinkling the yeast into the juice to start the fermentation. Our skilled staff will handle the rest of the winemaking process.
  4. Come back and bottle your wine when it is ready – about 4 to 8 weeks later depending on the kit selected. You’ll have about 29-31 bottles of wine which can be personalized with custom labels and decorative shrink caps.
  5. Enjoy a glass of wine you made.

Can I make it at home?

If you are looking for a more hands-on experience you can also make your own wine at home.  You don’t need a lot of space and our kits include easy to follow instructions. Our staff can help you select the equipment you need and help get your started.

Why Make Wine?


Hear what everyone is saying about us.

Scott Roland


"This is an excellent store that meets all my wine expectations. The staff is friendly and helpful. Great selection of flavours. Looking forward to bottling my next batch."

Lynne Jeffries


"I'm not even sure how long we have been customers of the Oak Barrel. It has been (and still is) the best experience ever. Everyone is so helpful and fun to be around. Haven't seen Amy yet this year, but, I'm sure we will on our next bottling day. Lana has been holding down the fort, and, doing a great job."

Wendy Butcher


"I love this store. Amy was so welcoming when I met her about 3 years ago. Lana has been looking after all my wine needs ever since and she is a doll. I love it here."

Jim Deal


The Oak Barrel is a nice place to make your own wine. The staff is very helpful and friendly. They also offer water plans for filtered water as well as water softener salt. There is nice filling stations, and carts available to take you purchase to your car. There is a 24 hour filling station as well. They also sell nice wine related gifts accessories.



Everyone here is amazing! Very knowledgeable and helpful with our wine making experience. Would recommend to anyone and everyone! Thanks especially to Lana!

Judy Williams


Great wine absolutely amazing customer service every time we go ...so helpfully


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Get in Touch

Find us at the store

260 Sheldon Dr. Unit D Cambridge, Ontario N1T1A8

Give us a ring

(519) 623-0202