About Us

Derrick Gibson is a wine lover and owner of Wine Kitz Burlington. Derrick assumed ownership of Wine Kitz in September 2020. His family lives in Burlington and Derrick is proud to continue the traditions started by Rick Wilkins over 24 years ago. Derrick and his staff will continue to help you choose and make the best possible wines or other fermentable.

Our Story

Wine Kitz Burlington has been in business since 1998 and has been continuously operated as a family-owned business. It has earned a reputation of consistently producing high quality wines, ciders and beers. We ensure every aspect of the wine kit production process will result in high quality wines for your enjoyment.

We source grapes from top vineyards and wineries around the world. Our exclusive supplier/producer VineCo has a state-of-the-art facility, where through innovative product development, they develop wine kits that surpass exacting standards and make wines that have characteristics and taste profiles equivalent to comparable commercial wines.

At Wine Kitz Burlington, we are passionate about our business and our customers. We welcome you into our store and are thrilled to answer any questions you may have. Whether you are a seasoned winemaker or a curious beginner, we are here to help.

Committed to Excellence

Since Wine Kitz manufactures its own wine kits, we can confidently stand behind the quality of our wines and say you’ll love the wines you make with us. Wine Kitz Burlington wines are consistent award-winners for their high quality and strict process control. Our in-store winery brings the winery to you!

You’ll be thrilled to serve family and friends Wine Kitz wines. If you are not 100% satisfied with the wine you make, we will replace your wine with a wine kit of equal or lesser value or refund your money. 

This popular concept is a Wine Kitz innovation, offering state-of-the-art wine processing equipment, including a commercial bottle washer, vacuum pumped bottle fillers, pneumatic corkers, shrink heat tunnels and in-store wine label application.

You will find additional products and services in-store as well, including wine labels for all occasions and wine filter & corker rentals.

Every year, Wine Kitz wines from across the country are entered into the prestigious Winemaker Magazine Competition, and we always proudly take home medals. Click here for this year’s list of winners.

Cork Recycling Program

Wine Kitz Burlington has continued the program first established by the Girl Guides to encourage people to save their used corks. We collect them at the store and take them to Jelinek Cork in Oakville where they use them to make cork products, thus requiring less production from cork trees. For each large garbage bag we take them, they send $15 to Carpenter House, a hospice offering palliative care in Burlington. The cork products they make can be seen at the Cork House in Oakville. We ask anyone bringing corks in to make sure that only cork is recycled. No plastic “corks” are allowed.