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Master Vintner® Starter Wine Making Kit

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Master Vintner® Starter Wine Making Kit

SKU: U7620

Announcing a partnership of epic proportions—Master Vintner® and winemaking authority Tim Vandergrift have combined forces to bring you the ultimate winemaking starter kit.

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Announcing a partnership of epic proportions—Master Vintner® and winemaking authority Tim Vandergrift have combined forces to bring you the ultimate winemaking starter kit.

The Master Vintner® Wine Starter Kit is the most comprehensive winemaking starter kit on the planet—equipped with all the tools you need to make top-quality wine in a fraction of the time. The crystal-clear Big Mouth Bubbler® PET Fermentor instantly shows you how your primary fermentation is progressing. Graduated gallon markings give you accurate volumes without ever taking a measurement. The ported lid, sized to fit all your tools, lets you test, transfer and taste your wine during primary without removing the lid. A convenient punted bottom ensures you transfer clear wine from the get-go so you don’t have to pore over clarifying later.

The revolutionary wide mouth of the Big Mouth Bubbler® lets you get your hands dirty to keep cleaning time short. Best of all, this is the first starter kit that delivers finished wine faster. The new Clean Bottle Express™ Degasser enables superior wine in less time so you don’t have to wait to enjoy the fruits of your labor.

Easily become a wine making expert by learning from one—the Master Vintner® Wine Starter Kit delivers exclusive first-class instruction from over 50 years of combined experience. The time-tested wine making process techniques of industry leader Tim Vandergrift are delivered in an easy-to-follow how-to DVD.

Through unparalleled instruction and an all-inclusive equipment lineup, the Master Vintner® Starter Kit will teach you how to become a winemaking expert. It’s easier than ever to indulge your palate with a complex Cabernet, impress your friends with a well-rounded Merlot, and celebrate every occasion with your own hand-crafted Champagne.

  • Big Mouth Bubbler® 6.5 Gallon Primary Fermentor
  • Your Choice of Glass or Plastic Secondary Fermentor
  • Tim Vandergrift Instructional DVD
  • Big Mouth Bubbler® Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
  • Clean Bottle Express™ Degasser
  • Universal Drilled Bungs (x2)
  • Air Locks (x2)
  • Auto Siphon Racking Cane, Tubing & Clamp
  • Bottle Filler & Tubing
  • 24” Plastic Spoon
  • Carboy Brush & Handle (Glass Only)
  • Bottle Brush
  • Hand Corker & #8 Corks
  • Lab Thermometer
  • Hydrometer, Test Jar & 3-Piece Thief
  • Sodium Metabisulfite
  • OneStep
  • Fermometer (x2)

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4.8 / 5.0
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J Fisk
The kit does have most every thing you need to get started but the 6.5 gallon primary carboy is not big enough to handle wine kits that have like extra ingredients like wine skins and so forth. On about the third day of fermentation wine started oozing right out the top do to lack of space needed for expansion. Would of had a huge mess if not in my utility room sink. Therefore I highly recommend getting the 7.9 gallon bucket primary along with the kit. the directions in the kit say to use a 7.9 gallon, believe them or you will have a huge mess!
December 26, 2015
Everything I needed
I had received a 1 gallon starter kit as a gift and was hooked. Wanted to make a larger batch, so I purchased this kit. Came with everything I needed. I chose the glass carboy - may have chosen plastic if I had it to do over again. There�?���s nothing wrong with the glass one, it�?���s just HEAVY with 6 gallon of liquid in it! Brushes, cleaning solution, measuring tools, stirring tool�?��_everything. Great kit.
March 27, 2016
Fantastic product here!
This is a fantastic product for the beginner, or the pro. Everything you need is included in this kit to make up to six gallons of wine at a time. We have been making it non stop for two years now, and make several different types of fruit wines. Everything from real fruit to fruit purees, to fruit wine kits.
August 1, 2016
Great product. Great price. Great service. It arrived exactly as advertised and right on schedule. Great job Midwest Supplies.
March 20, 2016
The Perfect Christmas Gift
My wife and I purchased the Master Vintner?� Wine Starter Kit as a Christmas gift for our son. He was extremely excited and pleased and couldn't wait to bring it home and get started. We also purchased one of the Fruit starter kits and he is planning on making Peach wine as his first foray into wine making. I did learn (after he ordered it from the company), that the kit was missing the long mixing spoon. Other than that he informs us that he is happy with our Christmas gift.
January 3, 2016
enjoy it
Everything you need to get started. Like the videos too. Good quality products.
July 31, 2016
Everything you need!
The kit contains all the equipment you need to begin to make your own wine. Just need grapes or fruit and sugar. ENJOY!!
December 21, 2015
Looks like a good starter kit.
I would like to make another review when I have had a chance to make the first batch; however, it appears to be very complete. We will see how the first few tries turn out.
December 20, 2015
Wine Starter Kit
We bought this wine starter kit for our son for Christmas. He has started his first batch of wine and seems to be enjoying it!! He was quite impressed with all that the kit included. He is all ready talking about buying another carboy! We hope that he continues with this great hobby!
January 12, 2017
1 month ago
great kit everything you need to get started well worth the investment. just wish it came with measurement devices gallon pitcher and measuring cup..
November 27, 2016
2 months ago
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what wine kit would you use to make champaine
M I on Aug 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It's tricky making a wine "sparkling" ( carbonated ) but it can be done with almost any wine. You need to bottle it differently, and it cannot be stabilized in the normal way. It would need to be bottled in Champagne bottles or some other bottles that are made to withstand internal pressure, and not in regular wine bottles with corks. If a person can keg the wine, it's very easy! But making true "Champagne" in the traditional sense is quite involved, and requires several extra steps. But a person could make a sparkling wine out of any of the wine kits, if desired. It would typically be a white or blush, and can be sweet or dry, depending on taste. - Mike W, Midwest Supplies
why do the wine expert kits say to use a 7.9 gallon primary fermentor? What is the 6.5 gallon carboy used for?
J N on Sep 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The 6.5 gallon carboy is used for all phases of wine making except primary fermentation. For primary fermentation, use a 7.9 gallon fermenter especially for those kits that include wineskins where extra room in the fermentor is needed to avoid spill out during initial fermentation.
can I use 1 gallon bottles? would cleaned store bought wine bottles work? Can they be corked if it had a metal screw off cap? thanks
garry f on Aug 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: 1. Yes, you can bottle your wine into 1-gallon jugs if desired. 2. Yes, you can re-use wine bottles, if cleaned and sanitized. Wine bottles are standardized, so any cork-style bottle can be corked again with a #8 or #9 cork. 3. No, if a bottle came with a screw-top on it, it cannot be corked with a regular wine cork; those bottles are not made to withstand the outward pressure at the neck, and it will likely break. If you save the screw-tops, you can often re-use them, but not in all cases. We usually recommend just saving cork-finish bottles, but some people do re-use screw-top bottles successfully. -Mike W, Midwest Supplies
I just bought a small vineyard with my new home with 6 variatles on the property. I want to make wine from my own grapes. Do you have a kit for that... with out the juice?
F R on Feb 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, we do! You could use the larger Wine Starter kit,(#U7620) and get the additive bundle (#8214) that has all the needed wine additives, and make 6-gallon batches with that gear. We also have a kit package for making 3-gallon batches from your fruit (#41820) , that might be just right! Or, you could start out with one-gallon batches, with the Fresh Harvest Fruit Winemaking kit.( #40295) That might be a good way to get started, and learn about the process. -Mike W, Midwest Supplies
Can you make smaller batches say 3 gallons with this kit?
D O on Dec 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It has a maximum capacity of 5 gallons, but you can put in as little as you would like.
I have a few gallons of fresh blackberries. Is the Fresh Harvest Kit the best and how little of a batch can you make. I see that there is a 3 gallon glass bottle instead of the 5 gallon as is in the Master Vintner kit.
ALAN T on Jul 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: With a small amount of Blackberries like that, it may be better to go with the kit-package set up to make 1-gallon batches of wine. Take a look at the Fresh Harvest Fruit Winemaking kit ( ) That might be the best choice. The larger kits are to either make 3 gallon or 5 gallon batches of wine, and that would require a larger amount of fruit. The 1-gallon kit set-up would be a manageable batch size for that amount of fresh fruit. -Mike W, Midwest Supplies
First time wine maker. Which kit is better for making wines from your own fruit? The Master Starter Kit or the Master Fresh harvest Kit?
B R on Jun 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The Fresh Harvest kits would be the way to go. The regular Master Vintner Wine Starter Kit is set up to ferment the 6-gallon boxed wine kits, and has no additional wine additives. The Fresh Harvest kits have the wine additives, the yeast, etc for producing wine from your own supply of grapes or any other fruit. If you intend to make small batches, get the One-Gallon kit ( SKU 40295 ) , if you will be making bigger batches, get the 3-gallon set-up. ( SKU 41820 ) -Mike W, Midwest Supplies
Can this kit be used to make wine from your own fruits or just the concentrates?
B L on Mar 31, 2016

Thanks for the question! Yes, this kit can be used to ferment your own fruit wines as well as concentrates.
What do you need to buy with this kit?
P A on Dec 1, 2015
BEST ANSWER: My kit was just delivered and the only thing that I can tell you need is a juice kit.
is the starter wine kit with a glass or plastic 6.5 wide mouth carboy?
A shopper on Nov 14, 2016

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