Zinfandel Wine Making Kit For 5 Gallons

  • Item #K73
  • Price: $74.99
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In stock, will ship on Tuesday, November 30

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 9.24137931034483 out of 10 ( based on 29 reviews )


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!!!

Would not recommend

Review by Ryan on 10/22/2021

I was really excited about this wine kit after reading the reviews. I've been making beer and cider for about 20 years but I'm fairly new to wine. I followed the directions and had a great fermentation. Racked to secondary, gave wine time to clear, added oak etc and eventually bottled. After tasting a bottle every 6 months or so for 2 and 1/2 years I finally decided it was a lost cause. The wine is drinkable, but nowhere near is good as a $3 bottle from Trader Joe's. I ended up distilling it all and it did make a decent brandy after giving it a few months on oak. I would not recommend this wine kit unless you want to make brandy out of it.

So far so good

Review by Vin on 11/11/2018

Twenty days in primary SG 1.001. Still bubbling along though considerably slower. Took a taste at 19 days a bit sweet. Good kit, simple instructions good value.

Red Zinfandel Kit

Review by Charles Howell on 2/20/2018

I ordered a 2.5 gallon kit about 2 yrs. ago to see if I liked it or not. Well, it was good after I bottled it, But, now that it has aged for about two years, It is superb. Never thought it would be so good. I would recommend this kit to any one that likes red wine. It is "Excellent" in my opinion. Just let it age for at least one year. More is better, if you can wait. I have since ordered a five gallon kit that is in the primary now. This kit comes with very easy to understand instructions, even for a first timer !!!

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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