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HERBS & HEIRLOOMS, INC.
1709 So. 4th St.           Terre Haute, IN 47802

Serving The Wabash Valley From
Terre Haute, Indiana Since 1994

Nothing But Wine
Vintage Postcard circa. 1900
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This website is for the customers who shop in our brick and mortar store in Terre Haute, IN.
We are constantly adding new products and have many additional unique items that are not listed on this website.
If you have never visited our shop or haven't visited in a while, come in and browse, you will find it's worth the trip.

Winexpert Wine Kits

"State of the Art" Wine Kits



Using "state of the art" aseptic, nitrogen purged packaging methods, premium wine concentrates are balanced and blended with invert sugar; therefore, no acid titration is required.

All necessary ingredients are supplied. In our opinion, this is the only way to make consistent, top quality grape wines at home.
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An American Toast circa 1900
Come, fill the glass and drain the bowl;
May Love and Bacchus still agree;
And every American warm his soul
With Cupid, Wine, and Liberty!
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Make and enjoy quality table wines, from top quality grape growing regions,
in a shorter time period than the Premium or Ultra Premium wines.


Winexpert Vintners Reserve Wine Kits


Easy to make and easy to enjoy, Vintners Reserve is the industry's first 28-day winemaking kit, contains 100% pure varietal grape juice and concentrate. This 10 litre wine kit continues to set the standard in its category by yielding wines of excellent quality, flavour and aroma. Vintners Reserve offers a wide range of varieties that allows the winemaker to experience numerous styles and tastes.
 All of the acids, ph, sugars, and tannin levels are perfectly balanced, yielding wines of great character, with superior color, flavor and aroma.
Ready to bottle in 4 weeks.   Makes 6 U. S. gallons which = 30 - 750 ml.  bottles.    


White Wines
Vintners Reserve Angel Blanco
An easy drinking, well-rounded white wine, with appealing fruit flavors and aromas. Rich and boldly fruity from a blend of Chardonnay, Muscat and Riesling that delivers up a floral aromatic nose and a fine mix of peach, honey, pineapple fruit, finishing with a perfect balance of acidity and fruitiness.
Vintners Reserve Chardonnay
Dry with pleasant acidity and a fruity bouquet.
Vintners Reserve Chamblaise (Chablis)
Blended from quality Chenin Blanc and Colombard grapes, this juice produces a crisp, semi-dry wine, with a clean, refreshing aftertaste. Will not require extended ageing; this wine may be enjoyed soon after bottling.
Vintners Reserve Gewurtztraminer
A distinctive grape varietal with an unmistakably aromatic bouquet and appealing fruit intensity. Gewurztraminer bursts with intense grapefruit flavours capped with a long full finish. Excellent with spicy foods or desserts.
Vintners Reserve Liebfraumilch
This blend epitomizes the classic white wine style that Germany is renowned for. Amazingly true to style, the agreeably sweet finish is accomplished through adding our F-pack. The exciting result is perfect with seafood or dessert.
Vintners Reserve Mezza Luna White
Like its Selection counterpart Luna Bianca, Mezza Luna ("Half Moon") is Vintners Reserve's great white - full, round and flavourful, with big fruit flavours and aromas. The oak provides a subtle yet noticeable balance to the fruit intensity. Big, lush and golden, Mezza Luna gives you body and complexity within the 28-day kit category.
Vintners Reserve Piesporter
Named after the village in Germany's Mosel wine region, world-renowned for its high quality wines. Characterized by a vivid fruitiness and lively balancing acidity.
Vintners Reserve Pinot Blanc
A versatile varietal grape which displays an agreeable dry, sharp, lightly fruity yet full-bodied taste. Vital and refreshing; perfect as both a sipping wine or as a match with cream sauce dishes, light cheeses and delicate meats.
Vitners Reserve Pinot Gris
Verging on the golden-yellow, this wine has a medium body with aromas of apple, pear and melon, and drinks well while still young.
Vintners Reserve Riesling
The pride of German winemaking, this popular varietal produces a light, refreshing, well-balanced white wine, which is smooth and is easy to drink. A great match with seafood and chicken entrees.
Vintners Reserve Sauvignon Blanc
The flavour is full and dry, with a fruity, herbaceous character, which finishes crisp and clean. A versatile wine which handles a wide range of herbs, spices and flavourings.
Vintners Reserve Viogner
 he intense fruitiness of this beguiling wine suggests rich sweetness, but it shows a surprisingly dry and aromatic finish. A delicate yellow colour, tinged with the variety's typical 'green-gold' hue, it bursts out of the glass with apricot, peach and spice aromas.
Red Wines
Vintners Reserve Bergamais (Beaujolais)
This supple, fruity and delicate red 'nouveau style' wine is typically consumed young and is at its best when served slightly chilled. To be enjoyed on any occasion.
Vintners Reserve Blush
Light, refreshing and delicious blush wine with a slightly drier finish than White Zinfandel.
Vintners Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
The king of the reds. Bold deep character; age for maximum benefits.
Vintners Reserve Sangiovese (Formerly Chianti)
Firm, dry red wine style of the famous Tuscany region of Italy. Characteristically tannic, this robust Italian wine bursts with flavours of berries, spices and herbs. Superb with any pasta dish.
Vintners Reserve Coastal Red
Aromatic red wine that is well rounded and balanced
Vintners Reserve Diablo Rojo
Dark purple in color with a nose of blackberry jam melded with creamy vanilla aromas and a touch of tobacco. Rich in the mouth, it has gently smooth tannins and ripe plum and berry flavors - very much in the character of an off-dry Merlot. The finish is long and fruit-filled, with the perfect amount of toasty oak. While it will improve with ageing, this wine is perfect for enjoying right away, delicious with robust foods and excellent all on its own.
Vintners Reserve Merlot
Characteristically deep in colour with black cherry and berry aromas. The full fruit intensity of this wine has made it an increasingly popular varietal worldwide. Perfect with lamb, red meats and spicy tomato sauce dishes
Vintners Reserve Mezza Luna Red
Vintners Reserve's 'big red' wine offering. Rich and flavourful, this purposeful blend marries intense aromas with complex flavours bursting of cherry and raspberry. Boasts dark red colours and a superb oak enhancement. Delightful complexity within a 28-day category wine, Mezza Luna is a powerful and lively red wine to serve with hearty meals.
Vintners Reserve Pinot Noir
This very popular grape produces a wine with very fruity, yet spicy characteristics. Pinot Noir has a velvety flavour that is met with a fullness of aroma resembling black currants. Ageing uncovers further complexity.
Vintners Reserve Shiraz
Australi's own 'big red' entry on the world stage, Shiraz boasts an incredible concentrated blend of blackberry fruit, spice and chocolate, all within a firm structure that keeps it together beautifully. A stunning, mouth-filling, dark and delicious treat.
Vintners Reserve Valpolicella
Ruby red colour with a delicate bouquet and a rich mouth-filling texture. A pleasureful taste that is sure to be enjoyed by all.
Vintners Reserve Vieux Chateau Du Roi (Chateau Neuf du Pape)
Full-bodied, yet soft and quick to mature. Contains oak to enhance its fine aromatic quality. A terrific wine to serve with red meat dishes.
Vintners Reserve White Zinfandel
This uniquely Californian treat is a pleasure to savour fully chilled, literally bursting with sweet plum flavours and a refreshing, flavourful finish.

Vintage Postcard of Giant Grape Vine.
San Gabriel Mission, California

Winexpert Vintners Reserve World Vineyard Collection

Wines from Australia, California, South America and Europe are represented in the Vintners Reserve World Vineyard Collection. These wines are perfect if you enjoy versatile wines which don't require extended aging but still offer distinct flavours from some of the great wine regions in the world.
These 10 liter wine kits produce high quality wines that you can enjoy within one month after bottling.



Ready to bottle in 4 weeks
Makes 6 gallons which = 30 - 750 ml bottles.  



White Wines
World Vineyard Australian Chardonnay
Supple and slightly buttery, this wine lingers on the palate with layers of toast and spice. Extremely versatile with foods, this is the 'red wine' of white wines, combining beautifully with grilled pork, chicken, fish, salads and cream-based pasta sauces.
World Vineyard California Moscato
With succulent peach and juicy tropical fruit flavors, this sweet white wine is one of our best sellers.
World Vineyard California Trinity White
A unique blend of Colombard, Sauv Blanc and Semillon, combining lemon and grapefruit aromas with rounded fruit, redolent of melons and frsh figs to round out this crisp refreshing medium-bodied white.
World Vineyard French Sauvignon Blanc
 Steely, grassy, herbaceous - the classic traits of palate-cleansing Sauvignon Blanc are here in this version sourced directly from the French countryside. Crisp and dry, this refreshing wine is a fabulous match with food, as its full, fresh flavours and wonderfully balanced acidity make it essential with chicken, fish and grilled vegetables.
World Vineyard German Muller Thurgau
 Müller-Thurgau (Moo-lehr Tirr-gow) Delicious flavours apricot, green apple and peach aromas of Riesling, and the early ripening qualities of Silvaner.A great sipping wine, it's a perfect choice for potato chips (there's nothing like a crisp glass of Müller-Thurgau and some crunchy chips!) but mostly it's a very satisfying wine to quench a thirst in good company.
World Vineyard Italian Pinot Grigio
 The Italians have their own way with the Pinot Gris grape variety, and in the process they create a special magic with it that's unmatched elsewhere in the wine world. Though dry in character and with a pleasant zip of acidity, this Pinot Grigio shows off a pleasant floral fragrance and tremendous fruit flavours, making it the perfect picnic accompaniment.
World Vineyard Washington Riesling
A distinctive floral and green apple aroma mixed with mineral elements from its Washington vineyard, giving it a brisk, "racy" quality. Its high natural level of acidity enables it to balance a hint of residual sugar, setting off aromas of rose petal, apple, pear, peach and apricot and leading to a grand crisp finish of flinty mineral notes
Red Wines
World Vineyard Australian Shiraz
 Australia's route to fame on the world wine stage, Shiraz from Down Under offers lush berry aromas that beg for a hearty whiff. A wine of ripe fullness, its concentrated blackberry fruits and fragrant spiciness are a delight on the tongue. It has the uncanny quality of allowing early consumption despite its complexity and 'bigness'. Robust and lively, Australian Shiraz is a savoury treat.
World Vineyard California Pinot Noir
An intense ripe grape and black cherry aroma, accented by a spicy suggestion of cinnamon and mint. Medium-bodied and rich but not heavy, it's perfectly balanced with alcohol acid and tannin working harmoniously with substantial flavor despite its delicacy. It has an appealing soft, velvety texture like liquid silk gently caressing the palate.
World Vineyard California Trinity Red
 An ideal blending of three of California 's most popular grape varieties - Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot, coming together to make a perfectly balanced, well- structured dry red wine. Notes of black cherry and coffee complement the smokey, herbal flavours, and hints of vanilla that round out this medium bodied wine , making it highly enjoyable for any occasion. Serve with a roast dinner or barbecued steak.
World Vineyard California Zinfandel Shiraz
 A deep flavourful red wine with notes of raspberry, black cherries, figs, dark chocolate and a jamminess that finishes with a peppery spice.
World Vineyard Chilean Malbec
 The hot dry climate allows the grapes to reach excellent ripeness, and lush fruity characters, making an intense, black wine. A thick-skinned grape full of colour, tannin and flavour, Malbec makes wines of great power and character, with blackberry, plums, tar, red pepper, sweet cherry, spice, licorice and deep bittersweet notes, almost like unsweetened chocolate, or espresso.
World Vineyard Chilean Merlot
 Originating from the world famous Maipo Valley wine region in Chile hails this great addition to our Passport Series. This reputable Merlot is a soft and supple variation with powerful fruit and spicy flavours. Renowned for its ripe cherry character, the Merlot is a perfect partner for red meats, lamb, and hearty stews. A must have on those crisp autumn evenings.
World Vineyard French Cabernet Sauvignon
 All the classic associations with this well-known grape variety used in France's brilliant red wine blends are here in this Cabernet brought in directly from France: rich, intense aromas, deep berry fruits, healthy tannins, and a smooth, lingering finish. With the proper tannin astringency and premium French oak evident throughout, this is an elegant wine offering body and complexity when aged.
World Vineyard Italian Nebbiola (Formerly Barolo)
Medium in body with a luminous dark cherry color. This wine has rich, spicy fruit and finishes with chewy, deep and long-lasting flavor. Not for the faint of heart, Nebbiola is for those seeking intensity and complexity.
World Vineyard Italian Sangiovese
 The lively fruit and good acidity make it one of the most food-friendly of all reds, pairing well with pasta, veal Parmigiana, intensely flavoured cheeses, and fruits like cherries, figs, plums and raspberries.
World Vineyard Spanish Tempranillo
Gorgeous ruby red in color, this medium-bodied wine is Spain's answer to Cabernet Sauvignon, with berry, plum and herbal notes running to a lush finish of tobacco, leather and vanilla.

Another Vintage Postcard of Giant Grape Vine.
San Gabriel Mission, California


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A Wine Toast circa 1900
Fill, boys, and drink about;
Wine will banish sorrow!
Come, drain the goblet out,
For we'll have more to-morrow.
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World Vineyard 12 Liter Wine Kits with Grape Skins
World Vineyard Australian Grenache/Shiraz/Mourvedre with Grape Skins
The three grapes work together to each deliver the unique components of the wine. Grenache offers up warmth and fruitiness, Shiraz contributes full-bodied black fruits, pepper and tannins while Mourvedre contributes sturcture and acidity. Crimson color with aromas of ripe berries & subtle spice on the nose. Tastes of sweet plum & black fruit with a hint of tobacco. Oak: Heavy Body: Medium-Full Alcohol: 13%
World Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon with Grape Skins
Full bodied, dense and structured, this is classic Cabernet. Sweet and spicy on the nose, this is a fruit forward wine with flavors of cherry, raspberry and black currant finishing with rich, velvety tannins. Oak: Medium Body: Meduim-Full Alcohol: 13%
World Vineyard Washington Merlot with Grape Skins
Ruby Red in color with a nose of fruit and spice. Rich silky flavors or red berries, spice and plum with a smooth finish. Oak: Medium Body: Medium-Full Alcohol: 13%


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Reasons For Drinking Toast by Dr. Aldrich circa 1900
Good wine; a friend; or being dry;
Or, lest we should be by-and bye;
Or any other reason why.
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Winexpert Island Mist Fruit Flavored Wine Kit


Island Mist is a unique and appealing new beverage from Winexpert  that will change the way you drink wine! We've added a splash of natural fruit flavours to selected premium varietal wines for a light alcohol beverage that is a delightful alternative to table wines.
Island Mistcombines the crisp freshness of varietal table wines with the luscious flavours of natural fruit for a thirst-quenching, delicious drink that's unlike anything else you've ever tasted!
Ready to bottle in 4 weeks
These 7.5 liter wine kits makes 6 gallons which = 30 - 750 ml bottles.  
Blueberry Pinot Noir
 The tangy, sweet burst of blueberry combines witht the light-medium body and cherry-spice flavours of the Pinot Noir to bring an intense, yet not overpowering, fruit flavour to your palate.
Black Raspberry Merlot
 Ruby red in colour, this flavourful blend accentuates the qualities that make the Merlot grape varietal so appealing. The aroma and flavours of freshly picked, ripe raspberries merge with the lush richness of berries and fruit that naturally burst from the Merlot grape. Soft, supple and easy drinking - a true treat.
Green Apple Riesling
 The flavour sensation of biting into a crisp, crunchy green apple, with a pleasant tartness followed by a delicious juicy finish. Natural apple flavours blend perfectly with the lively apple notes that are one of Riesling?s delightful trademarks. Clean, cool and crisp - a wonderful balance of apple flavour with the slight acidity and firm character of the Riesling grape.
Wildberry Shiraz
  Ripe, intense, concentrated berry fruit flavours account for the meteoric popularity of Shiraz, an irresistible red grape variety and a natural to get its own Island Mist berry pairing. Did we say berry? We meant berries! We've matched up a special blend of wild field berries blended seamlessly together with delicious, juicy Shiraz. Taste blueberries, strawberries and blackberries, with an exquisite balance of refreshing fruit and acidity that will have you at the bottom of your glass before you know it.
Strawberry White Merlot
  Bright and refreshing, this vibrant wine beverage offers the aromas and flavours of fresh strawberries. The medium-pink White Merlot variety lays the groundwork with its exuberant strawberry notes, tangy acidity, and crisp, delicate finish. The natural strawberry flavour weaves in a pleasant sweetness for an immediate and delicious sensation. Fresh and lively, Strawberry White Merlot is a natural fruit-and-wine combination that was simply meant to be.
Blackberry Cabernet
 Like picking ripe, dark, succulent blackberries straight off the vine. The natural combination of slight tart acidity with the pleasant sweetness that makes blackberries so appealing is perfect with the robust and lively Cabernet backing. Cabernet?s own balance of berry fruit, natural acidity, plump sweetness and just that touch of zingy edge makes this a uniquely interesting, drinkable refresher.
Exotic Fruits White Zinfandel
 A fantastic pairing of the natural berry and plum flavours of White Zinfandel with a host of luscious fruits including blackberry, strawberry, passionfruit and blackcurrant. This clever combination unleashes a full fruit intensity with a wonderfully balanced, slightly tangy finish.
Pomegranate Zinfandel
The Pomegranate's earthy, rich juice balances with Zinfandel's slightly spicy, robust grapes creating a delicate slightly spicy sweetness that has a particular uniqueness on the first sip and leaves you wanting more.
Peach Apricot Chardonnay
 Delicious peach and apricot flavours are blended with the world's most popular white wine variety for a thirst-quenching delight. Chardonnay quietly contributes a subtle dryness and perfectly balanced acidity, with hints of its own citrus and fruit flavours. The result is irresistibly refreshing and perfect for any occasion.
Cranberry Malbec
Exquisitely tart and refreshing, cranberries are the perfect foil for the rich power of Malbec's deep fruitiness. Combining the mouthwatering juiciness of North American cranberry with the plum, blackcurrant and sweet cherry of Argentinean Malbec makes a Mist that's both luscious and lush, and perfectly balanced for sweetness.
Raspberry Peach Sangria
Sweet ripe raspberries mix with juicy peach undertones for the perfect summer sangria: fruity, refreshing and and easy drinking.
Pineapple Pear Pinot Grigio
Leaps out of the glass with juicy sweet pears, succulent, ripe pineapple, and a bright and flowery fragrance. Firm acidity from the Pinot Grigio gives it mouth watering juiciness and a refreshing finish.
Sangria Zinfandel Blush
A sweet and easy-drinking summertime wine, is a medley of seasonal fruits that can now be enjoyed year round. Your nose will be enlightened by scents of orange, lemon, and lime that will marry with cherries on your tongue to create a sensational sipper that balances sweet and citrus flavors.


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Grape Wine Recipe circa 1904

Mash the grapes, stems and all, in an open cask, and cover it with cheesecloth, as the least particle falling into the contents may change it materially. After fermentation put through a fruit press, turn the juice extracted into a clean, close cask, and leave on its side for one month, being careful not to disturb it and keeping it in a cool, dark place. During fermentation, however, it should be stirred daily. It is now ready to bottle, and the bottles should be laid away on their sides.

Another Recipe

Stem a small quantity of grapes and mash with a potato-beetle in a clean tub or crock. Strain through a bag to get as much juice as possible. To each quart of this add a pound of white sugar, and put away to ferment in a big jar or clean cask, covering the bung hole at the top with netting. After fermenting for three or four weeks it should be still and clear. Then bottle, pouring off the lees with care.


Vintage Postcard of Bridge Across Wabash River Between West Terre Haute, Indiana
and Terre Haute, Indiana. This is the Second Bridge Built at the Same Location and
 I Have Driven Across it Hundreds of Times.The First Bridge Was Wooden. This One Was Steel.
It Became Unsafe Due to Age and the Elements. It Was Demolished and a New Cement Bridge Was Built in The Same Area.


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