If you never made wine at home before and always wondered about the process itself, we have created a list of popular beginner's questions.
Why Do People Make Their Own Wine?
Some important things to know about non commercial wines:
- There are not nearly as many preservatives and additives
- You are in control of what you are adding to the wine
- You can make excellent wines for a fraction of the price
Making your wine at home is similar to making a meal verses ordering a meal out. Making wine is something that you can take pride in and share with your family and friends.
What if you made a mistake during wine making?
Wine making meant to be enjoyable and fun. If you are stressing about making wine, relax. You are able to make wine on premises. This will allow you to still be a part of the wine making process without the stress.
To learn more about this, please view our brew on premises page.
What do you need to start making wine?
The main things you will need for making wine are:
Wine making is fairly simple, if you can follow the instructions on a easy bake cake, you can make wine!
The first step is choosing what kind of wine you are interested in making, all kits come with clear and easy to read instructions.
At the same time of purchasing your kit, you can buy your equipment. Some customers purchase the basic fermentation starter kit and then add on as the wine progresses and other purchase the whole starter kit system. It all depends on how much would want to invest and commit to this money saving hobby.
- We always recommend to start off with a less expensive wine kit, the reason being it will help you with going through the process. If there is the unlikely event that you make a mistake, you at least didn't buy a premium kit.
- Clean, Clean, Clean. The majority of why things go bad is lack of sterilizing. But make sure to rinse while cleaning, as this can kill the yeast.
- Be patient - checking the wine every day and opening and closing the lid for a sample can cause more bacteria to enter. Leaving you wine alone in between stages is the best thing you can do.