Thank you! My husband had to quit making wine when he got breast cancer. He just didn’t have the strength or energy anymore. So, when I heard about UWinemaker, and the easy was to make wine, I was really interested. Unfortunately, we lived in Edmonton, and UWinemaker was in Calgary. But, when I was in Calgary to see my mom, I stopped in at The Home Vintner, where Gary and Darlene were demonstrating UWinemaker. I bought a kit, hoping that I would be able to remember everything they told me buy the time I got home. “Don’t worry about it,” they said, “we’ll come to your home and show you how to do it.” AND THEY DID! They drove up from Calgary to Edmonton to help us start our first batch! Today we bottled it. And it is so good! My husband is very happy to be able to make wine again. And, when he’s happy, I’m happy! Gary and darlene are amazing! Thank you for developing this easy wine making system, and for the incredible customer service!

Marie-Jeannie Davie - Edmonton, AB

Compared to how I used to make wine, this was absolutely amazing. Where were you 15 years ago you U Winemaker?

T & W Taylor - Halifax, NS

WOW!!! This takes Craft winemaking into the future. Just starting our second batch. Thank you U Winemaker!

Walt McDonald - Calgary, AB

An Amazing invention to simplify the art of craft Winemaking. Who ever thought winemaking could become so easy!

Ellen MacLean - Oakville, ON

The U Winemaker is a game changer! We are able to make great wines in our apartment without sacrificing space.

Eric Ringheim - Calgary, AB

First batch went great, already started the second! It’s so easy to use, and we are super happy we bought it! Thanks so much,

Megan - Calgary, AB

I started crafting my own wine tonight in the U Winemaker - Great way to easily make your own homemade wine!

Logan Evans - Calgary, AB

I am just completing my second kit. Prior to obtaining the winemaker, I had stopped lifting 23 L carboys from the floor to the counter (I’m 78years old) and was using several different pumps to pump wine from the floor to the counter. This doubled the exposures to air for the wine, which already had several exposures with the usual procedure. The winemaker eliminates all exposures except one brief one during bottling. (one more if you’re filtering) Also, since I’m not using a primary fermenter then transferring to a carboy, the whole operation is so much simpler, eliminating steps that can lead to spills. Since I use my counter for other things besides wine-making, I’ve purchased a second unit so as to make my annual production of 6 to 7 kits go more quickly. I had a small issue (me, not the u winemaker) that I emailed Mr. Novak about. I was astounded when I received a telephone call – back the very next day from Mr. Novak who was vacationing in Australia at the time. That brought new meaning to “customer care”. Jack Falk - Calgary

Jack Falk - Calgary, AB

I have just started my third kit using the new U Winemaker. In the past I made many kits using conventional equipment. While I enjoyed the final product I lost interest in all the lifting, siphoning, cleaning, and equipment storage and ultimately started buying my wine at the store again. The U winemaker product eliminates so much of the hassle it has made winemaking fun again. There is only one container and once you start you don’t have to lift, siphon or transfer anything until the wine is ready. Even the bottling is simplified to pouring it into the bottles through the tap on the side of the U Winemaker apparatus. Cleaning and sterilizing prior to the next batch is also simple, unlike the old process. So what about the results? My first batch was a Cru International Gewurztraminer bottled on November 4th. I had added ½ pink grapefruit blended and strained into the mix at onset. On December 24th I conducted a blind taste test with my family comparing it to a $17.00 bottle I had purchased. Four out of five preferred the U Winemaker produced wine. I’m back in the game and enjoying both The process and the results.

Bruce M. - Calgary, Ab

I meant to send you an e-mail and just got busy. My kudo’s to both of you, customer service beyond what most provide. I bottled my first batch on Sunday and it went so smooth I almost can’t believe it. The whole process was so simple, I will be selling my conventional carboy’s and other equipment right away and will just use your system going forward. Winemaker’s everywhere needs to find out about your system. Terry Kuhl – Drumheller

Terry Kuhl - Drumheller, AB

I have been making wine for over 30 years and it has never been as easy as my first batch with the rock ’n’ roll system. With a poor back, there was not the usual lifting throughout the process, and I have never had such a simple bottling experience. No siphoning, no spills and no mess. It was awesome. The proof is in the wine itself and it did not disappoint, with a perfectly clear batch of red, no off tastes and ready for ageing. Thanks so much for your efforts in developing this system. IT IS A GAME CHANGER!

George - Calgary, AB

I have been making wine since 1992, using a combination of primary, carboy, and filtering, taking up to eight weeks. With U Winemaker I am able to go from initial start up to bottling with only one piece of equipment and in the bottle within one month. I have only made one batch so far and one half way. The first one turned out perfect. Crystal clear with out filtering. Pat Shea - Olds

Pat Shea - Olds, AB

Just bottled our first Pinot Grigio, tastes yummy already. So darned easy with the U Winemaker, it just sits on the counter in my laundry room (one could easily just store it on a deep shelf). If you’re a wine drinker, I would highly recommend one of these! Just bottle right from the spout- no hoses and no transferring it from another container.


I have completed my 2nd batch and preparing for a third. This has been an extremely efficient, painless, no mess and simple undertaking. I am impressed with the simplicity of the UWinemaker and will recommend the kit to any interested parties. I do have one question, the kits that contain bentonite, can I eliminate this process successfully? Cheers!

Allan - Vulcan, AB

We are back making wine again and having fun doing it, thanks to your new product. On our second batch. Good luck with your new venture.

George Perry - Calgary, AB

Thank you U Winemaker for 60 bottles of amazing wine so far! 30 bottles of Malbec and 30 bottles of Pinot Grigio for 2.40 a bottle! The color and clarity is brilliant, while the body and flavor has a clean taste with a fresh finish. I was able to craft it myself in the New U Winemaker. The U Winemaker is no work at all and requires only a small space in my condo. My friends and I think that the U Winemaker has brought winemaking into the 21st-century.

Dan Walker - Penticton, BC

I was getting really close to quitting winemaking after 20 years. I still love the quality of my homemade wines, but I was getting really tired of all the work involved, especially when you’re doing it for yourself and two extra buddies! My prayers were answered when I saw an article about the U Winemaker in the Calgary Herald and immediately contacted them to inquire about this revolutionary unit. I purchased one right away and set about testing it and its claims with a white wine kit to see if you could really get a clear wine without racking and filtering. Not only can you do that, but you also cut down the work involved dramatically both in time and effort. I was so impressed with the unit that my two buddies have also purchased them and are moving their winemaking OUT of my basement. I’d call that a win-win for everybody! Thanks Gary and Darlene, this unit is indeed a game changer. U Winemaker Testimonial by Scott Bennett, Okotoks

Scott Bennett. - Okotoks, Ab