VanIsle Wine and Beer Makers has been one of Comox Valley’s popular on-premises wine and beer making services and supplies since 1983. Previously known as Corks and Caps, the business was bought by Dave Ball and Tracy Bassam in 2018.
We’re the UBrew on Cliffe!
Facility Renovations & Winemaking Equipment Upgrades
Dedicated to providing customers with a great UBrew experience and an even better end result, Dave and Tracy quickly set about to make some changes to improve the cider, beer and wine making experience. These included:
- a fun and welcoming interior design with bright cheery colours,
- new art on the walls,
- an outdoor cooler compressor,
- removal of heat and noise from inside the facility,
- new wine bottling machines,
- custom labelling for wine
- kettle beer system
- automated counter-pressure, beer bottle fillers, and
- a new fruit press for apples, pears and other fruits.
The wine and beer kit inventory was expanded to include more kit choices. There is also more beer and wine wine making equipment available for sale.
Our staff work hard to provide a clean and modern production facility. After all, we want you to feel as comfortable in our store as you do in your own kitchen—only you get to leave the hassle and the mess with us.
HOW THE UBREW / UVIN SYSTEM WORKS
For beer lovers, the process is the same.
Making Cider, Coolers, or Fruit Wines
We also make cider and coolers, and amazing fruit wines. The way to start is to drop by and discuss what you like. We’ll show you the choices and just how easy it is. The process is then remarkably similar to making wine and beer, with some extra elements depending on the beverage you choose to make.