on the house wine kit, makes 30 Bottles, Ready In 4 Weeks - 8 weeks, from 6 litres of concentrated Juice
Cabernet Sauvignon Kits
Cabernet Sauvignon is a full-bodied red wine that is known for its high tannins and complex flavour profile. It is one of the most popular types of red wine, and it is a great choice for those who enjoy bold and rich wines. Cabernet Sauvignon wine kits typically produce a wine that is deep red in colour with a rich aroma and a full-bodied taste.
Merlot is a medium-bodied red wine that is known for its soft and fruity flavour. It is a great choice for those who prefer a lighter and less complex red wine. Merlot wine kits typically produce a wine that is ruby red in colour with a soft aroma and a fruity taste.
Pinot Noir Kits
Pinot Noir is a light-bodied red wine that is known for its delicate and complex flavour. It is a great choice for those who enjoy a more subtle and refined red wine. Pinot Noir wine kits typically produce a wine that is light red in colour with a delicate aroma and a complex taste.
White wine is a popular option for those who prefer a lighter and more refreshing taste. Making your own white wine at home can be a fun and rewarding experience. With the help of house wine kits, you can easily create your own delicious white wine in the comfort of your own home.
There are several types of house wine kits available for white wine, each with its own unique features and benefits. Let's explore some of the most popular options:
Chardonnay Wine Kits
Chardonnay is one of the most popular white wine varieties, known for its rich and buttery flavour. Chardonnay wine kits typically come with all the necessary ingredients and instructions to create a delicious, full-bodied wine.
Pinot Grigio Wine Kits
Pinot Grigio is a light and crisp white wine that is perfect for summertime sipping. Pinot Grigio wine kits often come with a citrusy flavour profile and are ideal for those who prefer a more refreshing and tangy taste.
Sauvignon Blanc Wine Kits
Sauvignon Blanc is a zesty and refreshing white wine that is perfect for pairing with seafood and salads. Sauvignon Blanc wine kits often come with a grassy or herbaceous flavour profile and are ideal for those who prefer a more complex and layered taste.
Riesling Wine Kits
Riesling is a sweet and fruity white wine that is perfect for pairing with spicy foods. Riesling wine kits often come with a floral or honey-like flavour profile and are ideal for those who prefer a sweeter taste.
No matter what type of white wine you prefer, there is a house wine kit available to suit your tastes. With the right ingredients and a little bit of patience, you can create your own delicious white wine at home and impress your friends and family with your winemaking skills.
Wine kits contains all the ingredients you’ll need, but you’ll also need the following equipment:
Food grade plastic fermenter of no less than 30 L (8 US gal) capacity
23 L (6 US gal) plastic or glass carboy with bung and airlock
Large mixing spoon
Winemaking cleaner/sanitizer for the equipment
30 x 750 mL wine bottles with corks or stoppers
on the house, winemaking kits includes the following:
• Wine Base – unlabelled large bag consisting of grape juice concentrate
• Reserve (if included) – smaller bag
• May contain Oak (granular, chips or cubes).
• Yeast Pack (up to 2 packages)
• Bentonite – helps yeast activity and removes proteins
• Potassium Metabisulphite/Potassium Sorbate packet – used to prevent oxidization and inhibit yeast growth.
• Fining Agents – Kieselsol and Chitosan – Removes suspended particles, which results in a clear, stable wine
House wines - General Information
1. Clean and sanitize ALL equipment (bottles, hoses, primary fermenter, carboy, stirring spoon, etc.). Cleaning and sanitizing is a two-step process:
a) Cleaning: A winemaking cleaner is required (not included). Rinse equipment thoroughly after cleaning.
b) Sanitizing: Use a metabisulphite solution (not included). Rinse thoroughly after sanitizing. Note: The Potassium Metabisulphite packet included in your kit is NOT for this use.
2. When taking Day 1 specific gravity (S.G.) reading with a hydrometer, ensure that primary fermenter contents are well stirred. Take the S.G. reading immediately after stirring. Juice
and water naturally want to separate and the juice base will sink to the bottom. This will not affect the fermentation but will skew the Day 1 reading. For hydrometer tips
3. To ensure your wine is degassed: a) Taste your wine. Remove a small sample from the carboy, after degassing. If the wine is spritzy on the tongue, repeat the degassing step. At this stage it will not taste as it will at bottling.
b) Fill a test jar halfway with degassed wine and give it a good shake with your hand covering the opening. If there is a big pop, then repeat the degassing step. If the popping sound is small then the wine is sufficiently degassed.