DetailsCreate your personal small batch vintage from fresh, local ingredients. Introducing Fresh Harvest® Fruit Winemaking Kit from Master Vintner. Everything you need to make remarkable wine from scratch in under an hour.
If you thought wine was all about the grape, think again—Master Vintner Fresh Harvest® has everything you need to turn fresh fruit into remarkable wine. The list of fruits you can use to create wine is endless. Fresh Harvest® has enough supplies to make 15 1-gallon batches, perfect for experimenting with different varieties!
With a bushel of berries or armful of apples, your fresh harvest can yield succulent wine straight from the orchard. Get your feet wet with fruit winemaking from scratch and impress friends with the fruits of your labor.
- Winemaker Recipe Handbook
- 2 gallon plastic fermentor w/ lid, 1 gallon jug, tubing, airlock, screw cap and straining bag
- Sanitizer and campden tablets
- Pectic enzyme, acid blend, grape tannin, yeast nutrient, stabilizer, and all-purpose dry yeast.
- Racking cane and tubing
- Not included: fruit, corker, corks, and bottles
- Details & Instructions
4.4 / 5.021 ReviewsEasy, Small-Batch Wine All the TimeI got this kit to make wine out of muscadines that produce like crazy every year in our yard. With this kit and a lot of reading on winemaking, I was able to make a dent in our deep freezer stockpile of muscadines from last year (before this year's crop comes along). Our first batch is going through secondary right now, and so far it's delicious. I'll start a batch of blueberry wine soon, too (also from the stockpile). This kit gives you most of what you need to make a variety of wines on a small scale. As a result of this experience, I bought a couple varieties of French-American hybrid grape vines that should grow where I am and lead to more truly home-grown and home-made wine.
While it's nice to have one batch going, you (like me) might want to have multiple batches of different wine going at the same time. In this case, you'll want more glass jugs, caps/stoppers, and airlocks. Also, depending on what kind of fruit you're using and what kind of wine you want to make, you might want a strain of yeast other than Montrachet, which comes with the kit.
If you're new to home winemaking (like me), this is an empowering kit that makes you feel like you can easily make wine out of almost anything.June 30, 2017Purchased
7 months agoJust What I WantedI purchased my kit six weeks ago and just racked my fourth batch from the primary into its secondary fermenter. I bought the kit to learn how to make wine and to experiment with different recipe, techniques on a small scale. The Fresh Harvest Kit is perfect for what I wanted. The kit arrived as described and has been perfect for my experimentation. I highly recommend this kit for anyone who wants to get started or just wants to make small batches.September 13, 2015WonderfulThis is a sensational kit. It has all of the ingredients you need to get started. Buy some apples or juice , watch a half a dozen videos on You Tube to get in your head the details , use the kit, an you are off and running. Hardest part is waiting.November 25, 2016Purchased
1 year agoLove It!I got this kit from someone who received it as a gift but didn't want it. I've made a batch of Apricot wine and am currently making a strawberry wine. This kit is an easy segway into the winemaking craft and has a recipe book which has a pretty sound foundation for anyone with a desire to learn.I've made grape wine from a 5 gallon kit previously and the end result was not as good as this. I highly recommend this and eventually will get a wine press to make more complex wines. Another excellent set up by Midwest Supplies is the "upgrade kit" where you can get wine bottles and supplies as well as the "refill kit" for your wine additives that really make this fun and easy.I would buy this again - and enjoy this hobby. Thanks MWS!February 20, 2016Love this little kitSo, I bought this kit with the intention of making small 1 gallon batches of wine and so far so good. I have only had it for about a month and have one batch going. Really for the money this is a great kit, it comes with tannin, yeast nutrient, yeast etc. You just can't beat that if you like to make your own wine.March 18, 2016Great beginner kit!!!I�?���m just now starting my first batch of Apricot wine, Starting small until I get my recipes perfected! One gallon at a time! I have fresh marionberries, raspberries, black berries, strawberries, peaches and rhubarb yet to concur. Looking forward to the challenges!!July 31, 2016Good beginning kit, but 1 problem.The 1 gal. fruit wine equipment kit looks pretty complete. However, the tubing supplied will not fit the racking cane supplied. The inner diameter (ID) is too small (5/16) . The OD of the cane is 3/8" Luckily I have tubing from a hand siphon machine that fits the cane nicely, it's ID is 3/8", making it a snug fit.February 20, 2017Purchased
11 months agoStarted the first fermentation about a week ago. On 9/28/17, the second fermentation was started. So far everything is going great!September 29, 2017Purchased
4 months agoGreat little kit!I love this little kit. It's perfect for making small batches of wine. It has a wonderful booklet with it that is really informative and educational about wine making.March 30, 2017Purchased
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- Customer Q&A
Browse 13 questions Browse 13 questions and 27 answersCan I also use my grapes .? As well as other fruits?does this kit come with everything I need to make my first batch of wine?BEST ANSWER: I think there are a few variations between these kits, but for the most part, they do contain everything you will need to make your first batch of wine. The only thing I thought that was lacking from my kit would have been to include one of the Dual Scale Liquid Thermometers that you place on the outside of the fermentation bucket and carboy, seeing as how important it is to keep track of their temperature at all times. I've bought and used them on the four batches of wine that I've made so far because of the fluctuating temperatures in my apartment due to the changing of the seasons in the Northeast.How long does it take to make a batch?BEST ANSWER: About 6 weeks but its really up to you on the ageing time the longer the age the better the wineafter the 6 - 7 weeks of fermentation in the 1 gal jug, can I just cap it and bottle in the 1 gal jug instead of the 750 bottles?Master Vintner® Fresh Harvest® Fruit Winemaking KitBEST ANSWER: You'd usually NOT want to do this, as there will be a good amount of sediment that will have dropped out of the wine in secondary. The amount will vary with different fruits, and the timing. You'd be better off transferring it to a clean jug after doing any clarifying and stabilizing, then it would be fine to keep like the wine like that.can you use fruit concentrate?BEST ANSWER: Has to be 100% fruit juice without potassium sorbate (I think), a preservative added to it. It won't allow fermentation to take place.Is this kit what I need to begin making muscadine wine?BEST ANSWER: Yes, this kit is great for making any type of wine!Can you use juice to make wine with this kit? Or does it have to be whole fruit.BEST ANSWER: You could use juice as long as it's 100% and doesn't have added sugar. I would recommend you check out some of Jack Keller's wine recipes.
http://winemaking.jackkeller.net/The guide that came with the kit says you should transfer the wine to ANOTHER glass jug after secondary fermentation. Is it possible to siphon the wine into the bucket, clean the glass jug of sediments, and siphon back into the same glass jug? I'm thinking possible over oxidization, but the kit only comes with one jug.BEST ANSWER: It's perfectly fine to siphon into the bucket, clean and sanitize the jug, and then siphon back to the jug. Don't worry about oxidation. Racking from one container to another exposes wine to oxygen regardless, and the effect is insignificant for that short period of time. As a point of reference, many kit wine recipes call for degassing, which involves vigorously racking and stirring the wine to drive off the remaining CO2, when you're about to stabilize and clear it before bottling. The degassing process exposes a wine to a lot more oxygen than simply racking from one container to another. When it comes to oxidation, you just have to make sure you keep head space in the jug to a minimum and properly airlock/stopper/etc.What do you recommend to use for the sample when you complete the hydrometer reading? I have the 1 gal. kit and the bucket is not deep enough for the hydrometer to sink/float in. I couldn't find anything tall & skinny enough to use without pouring all the must out of the fermentation bucket. Not sure if this 1st batch is going to make it.BEST ANSWER: Hi there, we sell a hydrometer test jar that works great! Cheers!Does this come with two airlocks or just one? It shows two in the picture, but doesn't specify the amount in the description.BEST ANSWER: Hi there, it does come with two airlocks. Cheers!I purchased a pinot noir wine making kit from World Vineyards. Is this the equipment I'll need?BEST ANSWER: That is meant for making one gallon batch of wine from fruit. But should work with any one-gallon wine kits as well.I bought this kit almost 3 years ago and have not gotten around to using it yet! Are the items in the kit still good to use or do I need to buy some of the ingredients again so they are fresher?What makes this different from a kit to make wine from grapes?