Vintner's Best® Fruit Wine Bases are all natural and made with real fruit juice. They are blended from the same formulations used by commercial wineries and allow you to avoid straining out the fruit pieces. Vintner's Best® Fruit Wine bases make 5 gallons of high quality fruit wine at around 10% ABV. Easy, convenient re-sealable packaging with no pH or acid adjustments allows you to scale depending on your batch size. All you have to do is add yeast and water.
A blend of juice concentrates, corn syrup, citric acid and natural flavor designed to make a fermentable base for a blackberry wine blend at 18.6 Brix. The product is blended, pasteurized and can be stored at ambient temperature.
Recommended Yeast: Lalvin K1V-1116 or Red Star Premier Classique
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We're not talking any real fruit in these jugs, they are all concentrates blended together with beet sugar. Thankfully, the very prominent pear flavor I was detecting in the must pre-process was now absent in my approaching finished product.
There are solid blackberry notes in the finished wine but it certainly lacks the full body of a real blackberry wine made from the old Vintner's Harvest canned product. Did all those nice Evergreen berries end up in bags of frozen product on various grocer's shelves? Will some of the crop ever return to those great 96oz. cans?
Only the end of the Covid years might reveal, WCW
I just started my second batch. This is such an easy wine to make with surprisingly good taste. I’m adding a couple of pounds of sugar to this batch to sweeten.
In 6 weeks it is very drinkable, in 8 I prefer it to almost any commercial $12 bottle of grape wine. Primary fermentation ~2 weeks 2nd and final ferm I add a cup of cane. sugar After SG is stable, tranfer it to 1 gallon jugs age for another month.
This was the first Vinter’s Best fruit wine we made. The blackberry is delicious that we ordered another! It is a great summer refresher and we sweetened just enough to still have a bit of “tang.” It has beautiful color bottled in clear wine bottles. Highly recommend this brand!
I cannot adequately answer this question as it is still in the fermentation/clearing process.