Zinfandel Wine Making Kit For 5 Gallons

  • Item #K73
  • Price: $79.99
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In stock, will ship on Friday, December 2

Making your own wine is satisfying and easy.  As long as you ferment great juice, keep everything sanitary, and give it enough time to age (3 months or more for whites, 6 months or more for reds), you will get great wine.

Here at William’s, we have developed our William’s California Wine Kits with this philosophy in mind. Our Kits include 192 ounces of pure California varietal grape concentrate, condensed at temperatures that never exceed 180 degrees F. 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 addtives) to produce 5 gallons (24 bottles) of varietal wine.  

NOTE: This kit should be refrigerated upon arrival. Refrigerated shelf life is two months after receiving.

Click to download the instructions in pdf format.
Average rating 9.1875 out of 10 ( based on 32 reviews )


Review by Mike Milstead on 11/28/2022

Can you find a wine costing $5.00 per bottle that is better than this? No. I've done the Petite Sirah, Zin and Cab. So far only the Petite Sirah has been bottled, and it was very nice.

Good Juice

Review by Tim on 5/17/2022

Just moved to secondary fermentation after 3 weeks in primary, looks and tastes good so far. Kit is sufficient and has everything you need, I would’ve preferred oak chips over oak powder, just because I feel like they stay in suspension better than powder which can cling to sides of fermenter. But other than that very happy with this kit.


Review by Gary on 3/9/2022

So far so good, can't comment on tast yet as it is now bulk aging in carboy and won't bottle until May. So I'll do a follow-up review at that time.


Review by Mike frost on 10/22/2021

I have done two zin kits first was a 5 gal kit and I added black cherry juice and elderberry juice. Turned out fantastic. I then combined two three gal kits and just followed the directions but I bought a 6 gal American oak barrel and after primary and clearing I put it in the barrel for 6 wks. This turned out even better. I’m gonna try the petite Syrah next

Red Zinfandel Kit

Review by David P on 10/22/2021

I've purchased this kit several times as we can't get these grapes locally where we live. I always have followed the directions to the letter and always had an outstanding result. Just bottled the last batch and it tasted as expected....outstanding. If you like this old style Italian favorite you can't go wrong with this kit. Highly recommend it!!!

May 03, 2021 by Joseph Wozniak

Q: I’m interested in ordering item K73, Zinfandel 5 gallon kit.  I’m confused as to what else I have to order to make the wine.  I know I need the yeast.  I see from the instructions that I need a potassium tablet.  The kit apparently comes with a nutrient.  Is this the potassium tablet ?  I see I also need to purchase additives.  What are these ?  Can you provide item #’s  as to what additional items I need to order. Thank you Joe wozman@epix.net

A: The kit comes with yeast, oak, and campden tablets (an anti oxident). That is all you need as far as ingredients to make the wine.

Sep 18, 2020 by Chuck Howell

Q: Have been making Wine since 2003 from juice & grapes.several years ago had trouble with smoke taint in Chilean grapes.given the fires & smoke in the West is this a concern with the Zin kits?

A: Not that we know of yet.

Aug 08, 2019 by Frank Ferber

Q: The instructions state the temp for primary should be 68°-75° and secondary be 62°-72°. I do not have means of temp control. I keep my house around 75°. Will this be ok to keep in my closet or will the temp be to high for fermentation?

A: You should be fine. As long as you keep the wine above 62°F and below 75°F during fermentation.

Dec 08, 2016 by tom williams

Q: I made this kit last year and came out great, purchased 2 more kits, now directions include potassium metabisulphite. I was assured before that it was not necessary. Why the change and what are the risks of not using it?

A: For long term storage (2 years plus) adding the potassium metabisulphite helps preserve the flavor and prevent browning. It does not need to be added to wine that is consumed within a year or so.

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