• Old Vine Zinfandel Wine Making Kit For 5 Gallons
  • Old Zinfandel Vineyard in Lodi
  • Old Zinfandel Vines in Winter

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Item #: K73
Our Price: $74.99
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In Stock, Will Ship On 11/20/2019.

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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.  

What is Old Vine Zinfandel?  It is Zinfandel Wine made by grapes produced by Zinfandel Vines that are 50 years old or older. Older vines, although they produce less fruit per acre, have deeper roots (down to 40') and tend to produce fruit with a more intense flavor and higher mineral content.

NOTE: This kit should be refrigerated upon arrival. Refrigerated shelf life is two months after receiving.

Click to download the instructions in pdf format.

Old Zinfandel vines in Lodi, California, where grapes are grown for this California Zinfandel Kit.

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by Vin
on 11/11/2018
from Sayville ny
So far so good
Twenty days in primary SG 1.001. Still bubbling along though considerably slower. Took a taste at 19 days a bit sweet. 
Good kit, simple instructions good value. 
by Charles Howell
on 2/20/2018
from North Carolina
Red Zinfandel Kit
I ordered a 2.5 gallon kit about 2 yrs. ago to see if I liked it or not. Well, it was good after I bottled it, But, now that it has aged for about  two years, It is superb. Never thought it would be so good. I would recommend this kit to any one that likes red wine. It is "Excellent" in my opinion. Just let it age for at least one year. More is better, if you can wait. I have since ordered a five gallon kit that is in the primary now. This kit comes with very easy to understand instructions, even for a first timer !!!
by Doug French
on 10/14/2016
from Salt lake Ci ty utah
It is a swell Zinfandel
Like all of the other Williams Brewing Wine kits I have purchased this one is great.  Good price, very easy to do and the taste so far is really good.  
I diverged from the instructions a tad.
I sprinkled the yeast on top of the must without making a starter and fermentation was up and running within 18 hours. 
From past experience I don't add the oak to the primary fermentation because it seems that the oak flavor gets washed out from fermentation.   I add the oak chips later during bulk aging using a small mesh bag to contain the chips and suspended by a string making it easy to remove the oak when the oak flavor is just right.   
by John
on 3/8/2016
from Plainview
Great Wine
What a fun experience, the wine was so easy to make....just hope I have the patience to wait until it matures to taste it.  The smell is delicious!!!  I already ordered more.
by Paul
on 7/28/2015
from Westboro
Great Zin for the Price
Made this great wine according to the directions and added 4 oz of French Oak for 10 days. It already has a great body. What a great wine and hope to have some left after 1 year.  The process was easy and cleared nicely.  I'll buy another in a heartbeat,
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Frank Ferber
8/8/2019 1:35:51 PM
The instructions state the temp for primary should be 68°-75° and secondary be 62°-72°. I do not have means of temp control. I keep my house around 75°. Will this be ok to keep in my closet or will the temp be to high for fermentation?
You should be fine. As long as you keep the wine above 62°F and below 75°F during fermentation.
tom williams
12/8/2016 10:41:20 AM
I made this kit last year and came out great, purchased 2 more kits, now directions include potassium metabisulphite. I was assured before that it was not necessary. Why the change and what are the risks of not using it?
For long term storage (2 years plus) adding the potassium metabisulphite helps preserve the flavor and prevent browning.  It does not need to be added to wine that is consumed within a year or so.  
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