SG Wines (Solomon Grundy)

SG Wines

SG Wines History

SG Wines has a long history. Originally named Solomon Grundy after the nursery rhyme where the character lives his life in a week.

“Solomon Grundy, Born on a Monday, Christened on Tuesday, Married on Wednesday, Took ill on Thursday, Grew worse on Friday, Died on Saturday, Buried on Sunday, That was the end, Of Solomon Grundy.”

Solomon Grundy (now SG Wines) marked the debut of the very first ultra-fast fermenting wine kit available in the UK, allowing for the production and consumption of wine within a mere 7 days. Released in 1995, it quickly established itself as one of the most popular wine kits ever seen on the market to date.

Initially released in 3 different ranges. The classic range consisting of 1 and 5 gallons of Medium Dry Red, Medium Dry White, Medium Sweet White and Medium Dry Rose. The Fruit Wines are a 1 gallon fruit kit range comprising of Elderflower, Apricot, Peach, Elderberry, Bilberry, Cherry and Strawberry. The Gold range consisting of a named wine style such as Piesporter, Chardonnay, Chablis Blush (Zinfandel Rose), Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Since then, the selection has expanded with the inclusion of Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc, and Pinot Grigio.

Later, in 2010, a new range launched – Platinum. The Platinum range was a sugar inclusive kit taking Solomon Grundy to the next level with no need to add any extra sugar without losing any of the quality from the original ranges.

In 2023 under the ownership of Bevie, Solomon Grundy re-branded to SG Wines. This refreshing update introduced a new-style box and packaging, passing on the cost savings of in-house production directly to the customer. SG Wines now sell throughout Europe, with plans to take the brand worldwide.

Ranges Available

SG Wines currently have 3 ranges.

SG Wines Classic – A standard range offering Red, Rose, Sweet White and Dry White. Available in either 1 or 5 gallon versions.
SG Wines Gold – A range offering named wine styles like Chardonnay, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Piesporter etc. Currently only available in 5 gallon version.
SG Wines Platinum – A premium named style variety – like Chardonnay, Merlot and Shiraz. These are 30 bottle sugar inclusive kits.

Kits Available

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