Wine concentrations are a great way to start. The instructions are simple and easy to follow, so even a novice winemaker can make it. Most of the time, wine-making concentrates come with the necessary ingredients for home winemaking, already measured and ready to use. This method of offering concentrated juices eliminates all variables, making it difficult to make mistakes.
Wine-making concentrates are a great way to create grape wines that have a unique flavor, texture, and character. You can make these bottles of wine for as little as $4 per bottle, a fraction of the price they would be at the store. These wines are worth a lot of praise from friends and family.
Do not hesitate to dive in and enjoy this rewarding and interesting hobby. You will join the thousands of people who proudly make their wine and drink it every day.
What kind of wine can I make at home?
You can choose from a wider variety of wine concentrates than you could if you tried to grow or buy your grapes. We currently offer more than 200 different winemaking juices from around the world, including France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Australia, Chile, Argentina, Canada, and California. You can choose from Cabernet to Chianti. This is a great selection of wines to create a unique medley that will never get old.
These wine concentrates can be purchased all year round, unlike grapes that you grow yourself. You can make wine in April or August. These concentrates produce wines comparable to those you can buy in the store for $10 to $15. For our premium juices, such as Cellar Craft Showcase Collection and Cellar Craft Showcase Collection, make wines equivalent to the $15 to $50 range.
How to use Wine Making Concentrates
It is easy to get started making wine from concentrate. Pour the concentrated wine into your fermentation vessel. Add water, then add the wine yeast. Then, you’ll need to rack the wine and add any other ingredients as instructed. From beginning to bottling, the whole process can take anywhere between 30 and 45 days, depending on which brand of wine concentrates you have purchased. You are primarily responsible for watching and waiting.
What comes with a wine-making concentrate kit?
We offer 14 different winemaking concentrates, and 11 of them include all ingredients. You only need to add water. The other three brands will require you to purchase winemaking ingredients separately.
There are many different types of wine-making kits.
They are called “ingredient kits” because they include everything you need to make six gallons of wine (30 bottles). The kits include wine yeast, nutrients, clarifiers, etc., all measured out in small packets. Sugars and fruit acids are already in the concentrate, and they have been carefully balanced to give it a superior flavor. You may receive additional flavoring items depending on the type of wine you’re making. These include dried elderflowers for a bouquet-enhancing effect and dried elderberries for body and depth. These kits come with very clear and complete instructions, making it easy to create amazing wines from your first batch.
Wine Concentrates Other Types
These other brands are concentrated juices. These are just concentrated juices. The brands are SunCal Vineyards, Alexander Sun Country, and County Fair Premium Fruit Bases. These three brands all come with instructions that tell you what ingredients to use. This information is also available on our website in the descriptions of each concentrate. These items are Yeast Nutrients, Acid Blends, Wine Tannins, Wine yeast, and occasionally Pectic Enzymes or Bentonite. Sugar will need to be added to these concentrates.
What equipment do I need to make wine concentrate kits?
Winemaking is a great way to save money, especially if you buy wine in the store. There are a few basic pieces of equipment for home wine-making that you’ll need to get started.
You will obviously need a container to ferment the juice. The container will need an airlock. It is important to have an air-lock on the container to prevent gases from escaping and contaminating your wine. You will also need a hose to siphon your wine from the sediment. These are all very basic items.
You will also need a wine thermometer. You can use the hydrometer to measure the alcohol content of your wine and to monitor the fermentation process. This is a very useful tool.
I suggest having a second fermenting container for when you want to transfer the wine from the sediment. You can also temporarily transfer the wine to a few large pots and rinse the fermentation container before moving it back.
Other items may also be of interest, such as stirring paddles, test jars, or bottle brushes. But this is what you need to start.