Wines by Design

We’re in the business of helping you make wine! Whether you’re just starting out, or if you’re already an experienced vintner, we can help. Stop by for some instruction and help with your first batch or stop by for some supplies. We’ll be here!

Quality, without the cost

Wines By Design has been in business since 2006. While some things have changed, our love of quality wine production hasn’t! Whether you enjoy red or white, dry to sweet, we have something for everyone!

Let the wine making begin.

Welcome to Wines By Design!

We are a full service, on-premises wine making facility and wine-making kit supplier, located in Rochester NY. If you’re interested in making your own wine, come on in and we can help! We have hosted families, small groups, wedding parties and corporate team building events.

Or, if you are already an experienced vintner and are simply looking for supplies, we can help with that too. While our primary focus is wine-kits, check in with us, if we don’t have it in stock, we can probably get it for you!

For more detail on how your time will be spent making your very own wine, please see: our process.

2015 Juice Sale

The 2015 Juice sale is starting!
2015 Juice Sale

2015 Juice Sale

Once again, Wines By Design is having a Fresh Juice Sale!

For those of you who are home vintners (or even those that want to start): We’re having our annual Fresh Juice sale. Once again, we have a nice selection of whites and reds (see Our 2015 Juice Sale list below). This year, we are targeting a late September delivery date. (The date will be finalized as orders are taken.)

As in the past, juice will be delivered in 5 gallon plastic pails and be available for ONE DAY ONLY. Juice MUST be picked up on the day the truck arrives. We CANNOT hold any juice beyond that day. Your receipt will be necessary for you to obtain your juice. Any unclaimed juice will be forfeited and your money will be refunded.

Our 2015 Juice list:

Chardonnay Moscato
Pinot Blanc Pinot Grigio
Riesling Thompson-Seedless
Verdicchio Zinfandel (Blush)
Alicante Barbera
Cabernet Franc Cabernet-Sauvignon
Lambrusco Malbec
Merlot Montepulciano
Nebbiolo-(Barolo) Pinot Noir
Ruby Cabernet Sangiovese
Shiraz Zinfandel (Red)

Note: Wines By Design acts as a shipping agent only and is not responsible for the quality of the juice.

Reminder: You can keep up to date with what’s happening at Wines By Design by signing up for our newsletter on our Contact page.

Recipe: Glögg



Glögg = A Swedish/Scandanavian mulled wine drink.

Brought to us by one of our Continuing Education participants (no names, we promised!), how about a glass of Glögg this fall/winter?

A delicious, warm port wine based drink, the warmth and spices bring the heat on a cold night. (Be sure to serve the raisins too!)  

Check out our featured recipe for some nice warm Glögg!

You can find all of our recipes on our recipes page.

Removing labels from wine bottles

Empty wine bottle

You know how it goes, bottling day is quickly approaching and you have the bottles but, they have someone else’s labels on them. What to do? Well, everyone has their goto formula for getting off those really gooey labels. I did some research and I found some really weird suggestions. I first checked out everyone’s favorite, Pinterest. There are more methods than wine varieties. The craziest was a person who coats the label with peanut butter and then washes the whole mess off.

I continued on my quest and I found this article from Popular Mechanics, this is a real test of common methods to remove labels. Give this article a read, it’s a short read, and judge for yourself.



1424 Buffalo Road
Rochester, NY 14624
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Business Hours:
Tue – Fri: 3:30p – 7:30p
Sat: 9:00a – 2:00p
Sun & Mon: CLOSED


Continuing Education

Looking for something to do? Got four nights free? How about joining one of classes, we’ll show you how to make your very own delicious wine!


Why not share your special day with all your guests? Let them take home part of your special day, a bottle of your very own wedding vintage.

A Night at Home

What’s better than a night by the fire, some artisan cheese and a bottle of terrific wine you’ve made yourself?
We heard many great things about you, so we decided to check you out for ourselves.

(BTW: They were right!) DH

We cannot say enough good things about Wines By Design. The quality of the wine is better than most bottles of wine you can buy at the store, plus you get to tell your friends and family you made it on your own! Krista Hudson