Zinfandel Wine Making Kit For 5 Gallons

  • Item #K73
  • Price: $74.99
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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 9.38461538461538 out of 10 ( based on 26 reviews )

Great Wine

Review by thollin on 9/8/2007

Pros: I made this for my niece's wedding. They really enjoyed it.

California Zinfandel Kit

Review by Louis P. on 4/22/2008

Pros: I have made this several times, and never had any problems. Very very good!!!

great juice

Review by frank s. on 5/7/2009

Pros: I've made red wine with the more expensive box kits and they might have more stuff in the package but the juice is not very good. All the clarifiers and clay can’t make up for something in the main ingredient. The grape juice. In the end, my wine snob wife considered the box wine kit undrinkable. She liked the Williams Zin. That is a pretty fine endorsement. It has to be just great juice

Cons: none

California Zinfandel Kit

Review by Robert S. on 2/8/2010

Pros: I've made wine from other suppliers and have found that this zin may be better than the others. (If for nothing else than price). Most zinfandels need aging so I will be waiting a year or two before getting a more accurate tasting.

Cons: None

Red and White Wine Kits

Review by Louis P. on 2/8/2010

Pros: I have been buying the red zifandel and the white muscat kits for several years now. Never had any problems and friends and family rave at the results.

Cons: None at all...

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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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