DetailsGreat wine takes a matter of minutes to make, and then only the patience to let it ferment and mature into perfection. Prep a Cabernet for fermentation while you make dinner, or a pinot noir in the minutes before you head for work in the morning.
We've broken down the process for complex, beautiful wines into simple steps that ensure success—with a minimal investment of precious time.
Our premium recipe kits are made from grapes picked at their prime by expert vintners in world-class vineyards. With this unsurpassed quality, you absolutely cannot make better homemade wine anywhere else.
With small batch sizes you’ll get five bottles per recipe, making it easy to mix and match favorite styles. Craft a full tasting menu in just four months with each batch of wine finishing in a quick four weeks. Serve your favorite meals alongside an artisanal bottle of Chardonnay or Merlot that you made in your own kitchen.
Starter Kit Includes:
- Your choice of recipe kit: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Moscato, or Pinot Grigio
- World-class instructions from industry expert Tim Vandergrift
- Little Big Mouth Bubbler™ Glass Primary Fermentor, Stopper, Airlock & FermagraF°
- 1 Gallon Glass Jug Secondary Fermentor, Cap, Airlock & FermagraF°
- Herculometer™, Test Jar & Thief
- Mini Auto-Siphon & Tubing
- 18" Plastic Paddle
- Corker & Corks
- Bottle Filler & Tubing
- Microfiber Cleaning Cloth, Oxygen Wash Cleanser & Sodium Metabisulfite Sanitizer
- Details & Instructions
4.4 / 5.027 Reviewsnice starter kitIt came with a lot of things. Some of the names on the packages were different than the list of included items.August 17, 2019Purchased
1 month agoGreat kit!Great beginners kit! Our wine turned out delicious.July 22, 2019Purchased
2 months agoWonderful KitThis kit is so easy to use. My first batch is almost ready to bottle and early taste tests says it's going to be wonderful.July 12, 2019Purchased
2 months agoGood for starting outDo your homework and read up, lot's of info online. Kit gives you the tools you need.July 1, 2019Purchased
2 months agojust staring outso far I really like this kit it has worked great. the quality is good and not to big or bulky as to make it hard to store between batches.June 20, 2019Purchased
3 months agoThis is a good starter kit, but consider getting the 5 gallon slightly more expensive kit. The selection of wine kits in the 5 gallon variety is so much more extensive.April 27, 2019Purchased
5 months agoComplex process, results mixed.One must have patience. Fermentation took a long time. Checking specific gravity with several different testers yielded different results. The auto-siphon worked one time and then not again. Getting from secondary back to primary was accomplished by pouring out of the 1 gallon jug. Bottling was a mess. Stirred for several days to remove carbon dioxide, but the clarifying process made no gains after two weeks, so bottled it anyway.
Green (at bottling day) it tasted okay. Not top shelf, but definitely not something that should be discarded. We'll see what we have in thirty days or so.
Fermenters: NOT using those again. Pitched the auto-siphon in the trash. Next time, if there is to be a next time, I'll use fermenters with taps near the bottom like in my beer brewing equipment.
PS: That metabisulfite sanitizer smells gross. Definitely do not let ANY of that stuff remain on anything that touches the product. Rinse, rinse, rinse. I wonder if Idophor might not be a better choice.March 24, 2019Purchased
6 months agoFirst time vintner.Nice introductory kit to the wine making game.March 22, 2019Purchased
5 months agoNice started kitI really enjoyed the kit, I'm a first time brewer and the kit had everything I needed with easy to follow instructions. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because the shipping was stupid expensive, unfortunately I will have to shop elsewhere from now on.March 15, 2019Purchased
6 months agoWas surprised at the minimal instructions but I see you advise to research basic beginners winemaking before using the kit. Looks like quality equipment. Hoping we have all we needDecember 27, 2018Purchased
8 months ago
- Customer Q&A
Browse 12 questions Browse 12 questions and 25 answersApproximately how many teaspoons of sodium metabisulfite are included?Approximately how many teaspoons of sodium metabisulfite are included?does this include the recipe kit as the bigger one does not?BEST ANSWER: Recipe Or Directions usually comes with the juice kit. No instructions in this small kit1can you make semi dry wine if so what would be a good one?BEST ANSWER: Master Vintner Malbec juice kit and add 3/4 lbs of sugar. Flavor is awesome with out sugar but it is a dry wine.Can the 6 gallon kit be used to make smaller (say 3 gallon) batches?BEST ANSWER: Yes...but, you won't find any suppliers offering 3-gallons of juice. You'd have to either halve the juice (and find a way to preserve the remainder) or crush your own grapes until you have the volume of juice you desire. The other issue is that if you're using a 6-gal carboy to ferment 3-gal of juice, all of that extra space in the carboy may result in some unappealing oxidization of your wine.Can this system be reused to make different types of wine or it’s a one time deal?BEST ANSWER: The hard components (glassware, plasticware, lids, etc) can be used for a variety of things. The wet components (wine kit) is a one time deal. We use ours in the summer to make large batch sangria, kombucha for our crunchy neighbors, and home brew pilots.
You could use it for saurkraut, I'd bet.What size qorks are included?BEST ANSWER: Standard size hope it goes well, bought small kit with juice for wine had to throw it out.can you make port-style fortified wines with this kit, and if so, what additional items would you recommend?Does this small batch wine kit use real fresh fruit or do you have to use the concentrate kits?BEST ANSWER: The small batch wine kits work really well for a new wine maker (I was a brand new wine maker when I bought the small batch kit). I am now using the same equipment to make real fruit wine. There were a few additional items needed to make real fruit wine but they are all rather inexpensive such as the mesh bag for the fruit and different additives.Are wine bottles included? Where do you pack and store the wine once it's ready?BEST ANSWER: Not included, but head over to a halfway decent restaurant and collect a couple cases of used wine bottles. I asked, and they gladly saved three cases of some really solid ones for me. $0.
Make sure you really spend some effort cleaning them... unless you like making really great vinegar.Can this kit be used to make fruit wine such as blueberries or plums?BEST ANSWER: It very well can be! To make you own fruit wine, you just need a straining bag so you can separate the solid fruit matter from the juice in the fermentor and a number of additives and yeast. Our fruit winemaking kit is designed around making your own fruit wine, and the only thing this kit lacks compared to that one is that bag and the additives. I hope this helps!how long does it take to make wine from start to finish and be able to drink itBEST ANSWER: Hello,
For this small batch kit, the quickest would be 4 weeks. If the temps are bit cooler it may take longer to ferment.