• Malbec Wine Making Kit For 5 Gallons
  • This shows our Malbec after 4 months in the bottle

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Item #: K78
Our Price: $69.99
In Stock, Will Ship On 10/14/2019.
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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.

The Malbec grape is a relative newcomer to California, and the Malbec grapes for this kit are grown in Lodi. Our California Malbec has a rich body, subtle spiciness, and a full flavor than is very forgiving. Best of all, its forgiving nature means it can taste good even 3 months after it is bottled.

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Average Rating:
(based on 17 reviews)

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by Royce
on 3/22/2019
from CO
Malbec wine kit
Kit arrived on time and the wind is now in the secondary.  I usually start with fresh fruit or grapes to make wine.  This one was fast and easy to get started.  A taste after transfer to secondary holds promise for a pleasant dry red.  Not as much sediment in the bottom of the primary as I expected, and there was no evidence of the wine beginning to clear.  I expect to know more beginning of 2020 after a 3 month rest in the secondary and bottling.
by Larry
on 4/14/2017
from Ardara
A Must Have In The Pipeline
This is one of the wines that I must have in my homebrew pipeline. It taste good even young, but really shines about 1 1/2 years after bottling. It's amazing to try a bottle every few months and follow it's development and changes on the way to maturity. So far I've made 2 of these kits and have been very happy with the results. Making great wine doesn't get any easier that the William's Malbec kit.
by Jim
on 4/12/2017
from Richland
Great Wine
This is one of my favorite wines.  I also use it for blending with other Williams' kits.  Easy to make and easy to drink!
by Charlie Dudley
on 2/7/2017
from Osprey, FL
Wine is fine
...but it takes too long to mature, according to your directions.

Not recommended for very mature vintners.

Leave no unconsumed wine after your exit......
by Mimi Sidwell
on 11/25/2016
from NM
excellent products and customer service!
This is more a review of Williams Brewing than just one wine; 
I started making my own wine about a year ago using Williams Brewing products and wine kits. Not only are their wine kits great, an the resulting wine awesome (made Petit Sirah, Malbec and Zinfandel) but even more important to me as a beginner wine maker, their personal attention and customer service is outstanding. I can't tell you how many times I've called with questions and they always patiently answer my questions and help me along. They have always been extraordinarily supportive and helpful.  It is an awesome company to buy from, and their prices are very reasonable.  Their wine-making kits are easy and straight forward. This has been, and continue to be, a fun and rewarding process, very much thanks to William's Brewing customer service! Highly recommend.
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K. L. Downing
11/29/2018 8:22:06 PM
I am interested in purchasing the Malbec kit for my husband. He already has all the necessary equipment, bottles and corks. Are there any yeasts and additives I would also need to buy for this kit, or do they include everything?
This kit includes the yeast, oak, and campden tablets as an anti-oxidant.  This should be all you need if he has the equipment to make 5 gallons.
Chris Johnson
10/9/2018 2:20:12 PM
Does the Malbec concentrate require MLF (malolactic fermentation) to ferment properly - Or can I skip this step? Thanks, Chris
We have never done this, so we would recommend skipping this, unless you have a particular reason to do this.
Chelsea Shrull
6/9/2017 4:31:35 PM
Do I need to buy additional bottles to keep the wine in, or is this included?
Bottles are not included, you can either salvage your own, or purchase them separately.
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