We’re Celebrating 10 years! Lloyd Wine Outfitters has been proudly family-owned and operated since it was founded in 2010. Husband and wife team Gavyn and Nicole employ wine-lovers who share their passion for high-quality and affordable wine in a fun atmosphere.
Lloyd Wine Outfitters (LWO) took the sale of wine kits to the next level by offering their customers on-premise winemaking. This enables customers to produce their own wine in a professional-quality, clean and controlled environment – in two easy steps!
1) start the wine by adding (“pitching”) the yeast
2) bottling the finished wine to take home and enjoy!
The steps in-between (temperature monitoring, filtration, etc. ) are all handled by the experts at LWO. This has opened up winemaking to a large number of customers who otherwise didn’t have time or space to enjoy the satisfaction of their own commercial-quality wine at a terrific price.
It’s interesting to know how the folks at LWO took the leap to offer on-premise winemaking. It truly followed their passion for wine. It all started back in 2001 when Gavyn and Nicole frequented an on-premise facility when they lived in Abbotsford, B.C. The place is called Abby Wine and they couldn’t believe how fun and satisfying it was to make their own wine (without any of their own equipment or space required!) So when the Saskatchewan government changed the legislation to allow on-premise winemaking in 2009, the family jumped at the chance to share the fun. Pop in and see them – they’ll be happy to help you make your next great wine.
You won’t be disappointed!
Lloyd Wine Outfitters is an authorized Winexpert dealer, which means meeting their high standards of excellence. Want to learn more? Here’s the Winexpert Quality Story: “From Vineyard to Glass”:
Winexpert’s commitment to excellence, and dedication to delivering the highest quality products in the winemaking market, has made us the world’s foremost supplier of premium wine kits. Our careful sourcing of supply, combined with state-of-the-art processing facilities and stringent quality control procedures continue to set the industry standard.
Our dedication to product excellence began over 20 years ago when we created the first modern wine kit. It continues today as we source high quality grape juice and concentrate from the world’s best wine regions. We strive for quality at every level in our operation, seeking to bring the finest these wine regions have to offer right to our customers’ glass.
Great wine is not made in a factory; it is made in the vineyard, where sunshine, good soil and careful tending make great grapes. We regularly visit with our growers and suppliers, and have stringent quality specifications and standards to ensure that we get the best possible varietals. We are offered many different grape juices and concentrates every year, but we make certain we select only the best available for our kits.
Immediate on-site grape sorting, crushing and pressing, combined with state-of-the-art processing techniques, as well as non-stop shipping systems, combine to ensure that we get the highest levels of flavour and aroma from our grape juices and concentrates. Our commitment to quality doesn’t end there. In our environmentally controlled cellars, our highly trained Quality Assurance Team monitors all our juices and concentrates continuously to ensure that they stay in top condition. With years of experience, our winemakers and Quality Assurance Team follow proven Quality Assurance protocols, to ensure our high standards for consistently producing wine kits of the highest quality are met – every harvest and every year.
Winexpert operates like a “functional winery” – combining the traditional art of blending for consistency balanced with leading process technology to make the best winemaking products in the industry. This ensures that our wines are delicious and well-balanced, and it explains why wines made with Winexpert kits consistently win the most awards and medals in the North America’s largest amateur winemaking competitions. In fact, they win medals even when competing with wines made from fresh grapes.
At Winexpert, we are always striving for improvement, consistency and quality. Winexpert’s commitment to superiority doesn’t end at the kit. We also provide our Winexpert Authorized Retailers (including Lloyd Wine Outfitters) with extensive training through our exclusive Winemaking Excellence Programs. From time to time we also support our retailers in hosting evening wine education events. These are fun educational evenings that provide you with further knowledge on wine, food pairings, or other topics related to the wine lifestyle.
Everyone who represents Winexpert strives to positively affect quality at every level, from the vineyard to the glass, so that you can make the best wine possible – every single time!