DetailsMaster Vintner® Shiraz makes 6 gallons of earthy, rich, velvety red wine with flavors of black fruits hints of bittersweet chocolate, plums, black cherries and blackberries that linger on to a long finish.
Ripe, full and concentrated, this wine bursts with aromas of blackberry, notes of black cherry and blueberry and an assured spiciness.
Serve with rich, flavorful dishes like osso buco, roast lamb, traditional Hungarian goulash. For a purely American treat, Carolina pulled pork or Texas brisket. For culinary adventurers, red wine braised octopus. Shiraz isn't just a meat-eating wine though: try it with Puy lentils braised with mushrooms and root vegetables for a savory, satisfying meal.
Serve slightly cool (65F) to keep the tannins firm and the fruit lush — and even if you're not doing a food pairing, try it with a piece of bittersweet chocolate. You'll be amazed at how well they go together!
Yield: 6 Gallons
- Details & Instructions
Wine Recipe Type Other Red Type Red Origin -
4.8 / 5.011 ReviewsFoaming IssueEach of the last three red M. V. W. R. kits that I have purchased have foamed over immensely when racking from the primary fermenter to the carboy. I wondered if the cause was due to putting the oak chips in first, but that wasn't the cause. Now I'm wondering if it is the yeast enhancer, since that product was a new step around the same time that the problem began.July 22, 2019Purchased
2 months agoNot Master, but...Not a fine wine, not a great wine, but still a fiver. MV products are significantly better than Woodbridge, and thus CK and other big bottle table wines, and worth the extra $/ml. Big Advantage: drinkable right away although it does improve with age. Very pleased with this one. Stir it the max to de-gas, however, before clarifying.February 20, 2019Purchased
7 months agoMy wife said this is the best wine she has had in a long time. Now I have to buy more.January 22, 2019Purchased
8 months agoGood StuffIt was easy to make and cleared up great not as ready to drink at bottling as some but sure it will be worth the wait ??????December 19, 2018Purchased
9 months agoQuality stuff,Still in carboy but expect it to be just as nice as the rest of the wines I’ve made from Midwest.November 10, 2018Purchased
10 months agoExcellent Lows Cost and Beginner WineI've been brewing beer for almost 3 years now and went with this Shiraz for my first attempt at wine (as per my Wife's wine preferences). My batch has only been bottled for about 10 days as I write this review so it still has some time to age. That being said I thought it was very drinkable and a few friends agreed. My wife said it was a bit fruity, but drinkable. While the kit the cheapest I’ve seen so far and since it is my first batch of wine my expectations were set low, I only expected to the kit to make wine (I hit 14.49%) and hoped it was drinkable. This kit achieved both my goals
I give this kit an automatic 3 starts just for being a complete kit with good directions. I give it another star (total of 4 stars now) for being drinkable regardless of personal preference. I give the kit another star (total 5 now) for being drinkable, inexpensive, good directions for a beginner, and just because I felt the kit deserved it.
Cheers!October 29, 2018Purchased
11 months agoI've been making wine for over 35 years and I'm trying the concentrated is the first time but I blended it with some wines that I had also made this year waiting at least another month before I pass it and hopefully I will be able to for my friends and enjoy the taste of it all thank you very muchFebruary 22, 2018Purchased
1 year agoLove it!We have made this Master Vintner Shiraz kit a number of times. Our dinner guests always rave about it!June 22, 2017Purchased
over 2 years agoMaster Vintner Shiraz is excellentI'd tried other brands of Shiraz and Tim's is the best hands-down. People come back and ask for it specifically (not just because it's free). We like the mild blends of fruit and good finish. Of course, it's great that you can drink it as soon as the corks cure!December 6, 2016Purchased
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- Customer Q&A
Browse 5 questions Browse 5 questions and 23 answersWhy do you put the lid on the primary fermenter instead of leaving it open?BEST ANSWER: The reason you put the lid on the primary fermenter is to keep out dirt, dust, bugs, hair, & anything that you wouldn’t want in the wine. That’s why there is a bung and an airlock. The airlock is also called a bubbler sometimes it plugs into the top and allows gases to escape without letting dirt, hair, dust, bugs, or anything bad in. The airlock or bubbler is usually filled with grain alcohol or vodka or something that will kill anything that tries to get through to get into the wine. Leaving the top or the lid open on your wine would be the absolute worst thing to do. So buy yourself a 6 gallon carboy with a bung and an airlock along with a 6 gallon plastic bucket made for wine with a airlock hole in the top in the lid. Midwest sells all of this stuff and it’s pretty self explainatory.Do any of your wine kits include grape skins?BEST ANSWER: Some, not all, of the RJS En Primeur Winery Series have grape skins. These are the highest priced kits and well worth the investment, however, not every one of the varietals will have grape skins.Does wine kit come with labels and corks?BEST ANSWER: No it does not, but the wine itself is amazing! One of my top 3 out of maybe 15 different kit wines that I've made. You can get corks and label paper separately... the label paper is awesome, you can get creative on the computer to design your own labels!California grapes?BEST ANSWER: Juice in the kits are sourced from grapes all over the world. This helps ensure a great balance in the wine. Unless the kits are stated from an area, then the majority of the juice will be from that location.How many liters are in the concentrate?BEST ANSWER: This kit has 10 liters/2.6 gallons of concentrate