DetailsVintner's Harvest Fruit Bases- Cherry: Lambert variety - a black, crisp fruit with superb flavor. One 96 oz. can makes a fuller flavor and bodied 3 gallon batch or a lighter 5 gallon batch of wine. The 3- and 5-gallon batch recipes are included on the label
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4.3 / 5.012 ReviewsGreat stuffI love the flavor of this! The next time, I will be sure to use 2 cans for my 5 gallon batch, I tried the lighter recipe and prefer the full flavor like my Great Uncle makes.August 23, 2012GoodUsed this with cider and it turned out good.February 7, 2013Excellent flavorThe Vintner's Harvest Cherry Base made a great tasting, and beautiful fruit wine. I let it age a year, and it was well worth the wait. This is a quality product, and I personally recommend it._x000D_I used two cans for a 5 gallon batch and that was the right amount.March 12, 2013good flavorI made a real good 2.5 gallon cherry wine. It had a subtle cherry flavor and aroma. It was balanced and I wouldn't try and stretch it by using 3 gallons, or 2 cans fro 6 gallons, because it may be watery. For 5 gallons use 2 cans. I also advise using your hydrometer to guide you and don't rely only on instructions.July 6, 2013delicious wineI made a delicious fruit wine using this Cherry base. For a 5 gallon batch I used 2 containers, added appropriate acids, and aged it 15 months. Great taste.October 8, 2013Makes a great fruit wineI didn't follow the directions on the can, that calls for all that sugar. Instead I used an extra can for a deep luxurious taste. Using 2 cans for 5-6 gallons would be on the weak tasting side, so use the extra can. OR make a 2 gallon batch with one can.December 19, 2013Cherry MelomelI added a can to my Clover Honey mead to add some nice cherry taste and color. It adds a mild taste and a fair amount of color.January 22, 2014Just okI made a six gal. Batch yesterday with two cans, i thought the flavor was weak. Will probably bw adding extract to boost flavor.June 14, 2012My wayFirst when I make wine or beer I go strickly by hydrometer readings. That said I pretty much threw the instructions out except for recommended temps. and hydrometer readins. I mixed this as a 5 gallon mix and used the sugar as instructed.I even did the yeast per instructions start hydrometer was 1.099 seven days later it was 1.034 so I put into secondary carboy. ten days later it was at 1.002 so I stabilized it and then added super clear kc finings. Boy does that stuff work in four hours all the sediment was on the bottom. So I waited 2 days then racked into a clean carboy after i washed and sterilized the dirty carboy I racked the wine back into it. I like doing this and usually wait at least 12 hours between rackings. two days later my daily hydrometer tests were the same at 1.001 so I tasted it and mixed in a 25 OZ bottle of DEaVincis cherry syrup. then bottled it. I know it says let it age but I;,m sipping a glass of very nice cherry wine which is the one my father used to make about 50 years ago. would i get it again yes. do i want to drink it all the time NO it's more of a desert wine but worth the effort.December 19, 2012Flavor is okWe made a 5 gallon cherry wine using two can. We aged it 15 months from fermentation to tasting the first bottle. It was a good project and we'll try another fruit soon.February 27, 2014
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Browse 1 question Browse 1 question and 8 answersWhich Vinter's Harvest does NOT have the pulp that needs straining with the bag. I had heard that the Cherry and Rasberry didn't need straining, but I would like clarification.BEST ANSWER: This was my first batch of wine, and it did not turn out too well. We drank it, but it was not that good. I'm on my sixth batch now. All of the others have been hand picked fruit, or mead, and turned out great. This item has the whole cherries still in it. I tried primary fermenting with them in the mash, so many that is why it wasn't good.