Wine kits are now available in a vast range, if you wish to make anything
from a 3 week budget kit to a top of the range single grape variety, you will have no problem finding a kit to suit your tastes.
I am also aware that many winemakers have made wines from scratch using many different types of fruit, as
I have no experience of this I will stick to kit making information here.
Wine kits come in two sizes, 6 bottle (1 gallon) and 30 bottle (5 gallon), some kits are available in both
Making wine from a kit is straightforward, simply add the contents of the kit to a demijohn or 5 gallon
fermenter depending on the size of the kit used, add any sugar required after mixing it with boiled water, top up to 1 or
5 gallons depending on the kit size, add the yeast and leave to ferment, when it is fermented add any stabilisers and
finings required, let the wine clear up and syphon it off the sediment, filter it if you wish to do so, then bottle it.
Yes, it really is that simple.
Be careful not to add the yeast if the wine container feels warm to the touch, this will almost certainly
happen if you make a 1 gallon kit and add sugar to it which has been dissolved in boiled water. Simply wait until it
has cooled down before adding the yeast.
The following pages will give a step by step description on how to make a kit wine.