Pinot Noir Wine Making Kit For 5 Gallons

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  • Price: $74.99
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In stock, will ship on Tuesday, January 18

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.

Pinot Noir is a grape that yields a deep, complex red wine that matures in a year or two, with a fruitier, softer character than Cabernet. An deep red aromatic wine. 

Click to download the instructions in pdf format.

Here is an actual shot of our Pinot Noir, showing its deep color and hinting at its rich body.

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Average rating 9.52631578947368 out of 10 ( based on 19 reviews )

good wine kit

Review by Udit Minocha on 11/22/2021

Started the wine in April 2020 and bottled in September 2021. Green wine tasted good. Look forward to it after it ages.

Pinot Noir

Review by Ron on 3/24/2019

This kit is consistently excellent. Product, service, shipping are all very good!

Pinot Noir Kit Elicits High Praise

Review by Matt H. on 9/22/2017

I have made this kit a few times and it is a superior Pinot. Garners many compliments from all who try it. I get a lot of "Where can I buy this wine?" It is everything a Pinot should be at about a year in the bottle. Better than those expensive kits in the black box. Might need to adjust the acid at the start but it makes a really good wine.

Great Tasting and Easy to Make

Review by Matt on 8/4/2017

We kegged this wine and had to taste it as we were siphoning it. It was shocking how good it was. Fermentation was started in October 2014 and kegged in August 2017 after almost 3 years aging in a carboy. We made sure there was very little head space in the carboy and kept the airlock full of water which may have helped to prevent oxidation. We have been kegging wine for several years now, mainly because it is easy to do. I keep just enough CO2 pressure on it to dispense it but not enough pressure to carbonate it. Having made wine for almost 40 years out of many different "fruits", this is the best wine we have ever made!

Pinot Noir

Review by Ted on 2/3/2015

My wife took a sip of her glass and asked "You made this? It's really good." I got out the paperwork from last April(2014). She followed that with "It will be even better when it ages more." Need I say more? Needs a bit of aeration before drinking. Pros: Easier than the other kits to make. Cons: This should be harder to do.

Feb 19, 2019 by wallie

Q: what yeast doe this kit comes with?

A: Y44. LALVIN 71B-1122


Dec 10, 2017 by Glenn in MI

Q: What is the expected SG & FG for this wine?

A: Starting gravity around 1.105, final gravity around .998 or less


Sep 23, 2017 by Mike Stepp

Q: i have read somewhere the you don,t want to do a malolactic fermentation on wine kits. is this true of yours also and why?

A: The grapes for our kits are grown in the Central Valley of California, a hot place to grow grapes. This means they tend towards the sweet side versus the acid side, so doing a malo lactic to sweeten or soften the wine would be of no purpose. On the other hand, if you want a buttery Chardonnay, malo lactic is the way to achieve this, and it would work with our Chardonnay kit.


Apr 13, 2017 by Greg in VA

Q: What does the final ABV on one of these come to?

A: Our red wine kits if you make 5 gallons typically are around 14% alcohol. If you make 6 gallons (some people do) they are typically around 12.5%


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