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.
REFRIGERATION REQUIRED: Refrigerate this product upon receipt. Shelf life is 4 weeks after receipt if refrigerated.
Petite Sirah is named after its small grape size, not the size of the finished wine. This is a big, tannin-loaded dry red that is best aged a year or more. Overtones of black pepper, blackberry, and licorice can be detected in the finish. A wine that can age for several years and continually improve.Click to download the instructions in pdf format.
Best wine for aging
My Wine Snob neighbor said the PS grape was best for aging, because of its high solids content, i bough 2-5G kits 2.5 years ago & have to say its the very best wine Ive ever made. I Just bought some more, Cheers
Petite Syrah kit
Amazing! This kit-in-a-little box produced (under my supervision, of course!) 5 gallons of a wine equal to, and, vs. many previous productions, better than any out of the bigger box kits. I'll buy another one! You betcha!
This kit consistently makes an excellent wine. It is on-par with the Nebbiolo kit that they unfortunately no longer offer.
We have made this a number of times and are always pleased with the result.
Right at one year now and going to be bottled soon. My wife says it's nice.