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 116 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 116 ounces of pure concentrate is all that is needed (except for the yeast and addtives) to produce 3 gallons of varietal wine.
REFRIGERATION REQUIRED: Refrigerate this product upon receipt. Shelf life is 4 weeks after receipt if refrigerated.
Riesling is a grape that has adapted well to California, and produces a wine with a fruity, floral character. Riesling can be excellent after only 3 months of aging. Click to download the instructions in pdf format.
Sep 21, 2017 by Mike
Q: can this Riesling kit be lightened up to make a 9% wine more in line with some of the German wines, if so would you have instructions for it.
A: We have not tried this to vouch for the flavor, but simple dilution would work as well as anything. Perhaps the simplest way to test this would be to ferment the wine full strength, and then dilute it 15 or 20% with cold water right before drinking.