Red California Wine Making Kits


Here at William’s, we have developed our red wine kits with the goal of allowing our customers to make their own wine easily and deliciously. Our red wine kits include 192 ounces of pure California varietal grape concentrate, condensed at temperatures that never exceed 180 degrees fahrenheit, from Central Valley wine grapes picked at their ripe peak in the late summer and early fall. To complement the varietal juice, specially selected dry wine yeast, oak chips, and nutrient are also included as needed. Unlike many wine kits featuring added sugar, this 192 ounces of pure concentrate is all that is needed (except for the yeast and additives) to produce 5 gallons (24 bottles) of varietal wine.

We have a number of red wine kits for connoisseurs and rookies alike. If making your own red wine is something you have always been interested in trying, William’s has a variety of options to satiate every connoisseur’s tastes.

Petite Sirah

The Petite Sirah is a wine named after the size of the grape used, not the amount of wine that the kit will yield. This wine is particularly great for someone planning to let it age for several years as it continues to improve with time. This wine is a dry red with overtones of black pepper, blackberry, and licorice that can be detected in the finish.


Our Merlot kitwill produce a full-flavored red wine with a softer character than Cabernet Sauvignon, yet richer than Zinfandel. If you find yourself partial to a smoother red wine, this kit is the one for you.

Cabernet Sauvignon

William’s Cabernet Sauvignon kit is the perfect kit for a true red wine lover. Much like the Petite Sirah, the Cabernet Sauvignon will only get better with time, and we recommend letting it age for at least 4 years to really enhance the flavor.

We also carry kits for making Malbecs, Zinfandels, and Pinot Noirs, so we truly do have something for every red wine lover!