Item #: K70
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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.

This Merlot kit will produce a full-flavored red wine with a softer character than Cabernet Sauvignon, yet richer than Zinfandel. A very popular grape that produces a rich red that matures a little faster than Cabernet. An excellent choice for those who like smooth red wines, with a bit less dry tannin and boldness than Cabernet.

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by Doug S
on 11/30/2016
from Alabama
Merlot
I already made the 2.5 gallon Merlot and we enjoyed it so much that I ordered the 5 gallon kit.  It has been fermenting for only  two weeks now but everything is going smoothly and I expect the same great results as before.  The only hard part is the wait time for the aging.
by Thomas
on 4/9/2016
from Enola
Fine Merlot Kit
I have used this kit a few times, as well as a few of the other reds, and I have really enjoyed all of them.
by Thomas
on 5/24/2014
from Sugar Land, TX
great merlot
I have made this kit for years, and it has been a hit every time. Once I made this kit and the resulting wine was to sweet.  Don't know why.  I did not change anything in the brewing.
by David
on 10/19/2013
Not great
Perhaps I messed up, but this wine at 9 months has a funky flavor.  Hoping it gets better soon!
by Louie
on 10/18/2013
from San Jose
Cal Merlot
We have made numerous batches of this wine, it is very easy to make and is a delight to drink. We like to keep 10 gal. on hand. 
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Charlie W
9/6/2017 5:11:11 PM
Do you have the 2017 harvest juice in yet?
No, probably will not be until late October or so.
Kevin Cooper
7/19/2017 12:28:16 AM
What kind of sugar should be used
Our wine concentrates are 100% grape juice and do not have any added sugar, nor is any needed prior to fermentation.   
Bob C
7/13/2017 9:46:00 PM
Does the juice concentrate have Potassium Metabisulphite as an additive. I usually see that added earlier in the process, just wondering why you recommend adding to the wine instead of earlier. I ordered the wine kit & about to begin. Thanks
Yes, sulfites are added to the concentrate and are present in the kits when they are packaged. Our kits also sulphite (camden) tablets which are added at bottling as an anti-oxident.
John Vincent
1/23/2017 3:24:16 PM
Do you ever have any wine kits that are 6 gallon?
All our kits are 5 gallons, although you can dilute them to 6 gallons and still find they make a 12% or stronger wine. You can also add a little sugar to boost the gravity if you want a really strong 6 gallon batch.
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