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Wine Ingredients

Wine is made from 3 main ingredients - fruit sugar, wine yeast, and water. Sometimes other ingredients are also necessary, like yeast energizers and nutrients to help your wine ferment, flavourings like oak chips to give you wine character, and also wine acid adjustments to influence fermentation and taste. Finally, when your wine is finished, you may want stabilizing and clearing agents to help condition it and improve the finished product. 


Making Wine from Fruit Sugar

If you haven’t decided on a fruit sugar, like a type of grape juice to make your wine from, check out our selection of concentrated grape and fruit wine kits, fresh grape juice kits, fresh grape selection, or fruit wine recipes. (Link)

Wine Yeast

If you’ve decided on a recipe and are looking for a specific type of yeast, shop our yeast selections. All wine yeast converts sugar into alcohol, but the one you pick can really influence the flavour of the wine you are making. Some are better than others at making sweet wine, high alcohol wine, etc. To learn more about wine yeast, how to use it, and to browse our dry wine yeast comparison chart, check out our blog! 

Yeast Nutrient and Energizers

If your recipe calls for yeast energizers or nutrients - or you have a stuck or sluggish fermentation, your yeast may need some help. This is what yeast energizers and nutrients are for - they help feed your yeast so it can keep on fermenting those sugars into alcohol. 

Oak and Flavour Enhancers

Flavours and additives can really change the character of your wine. For example, elderflowers create a floral bouquet, elderberries add spicy notes and colour, and oak chips can give a toastiness and extra body to wine that simulates oak aging. To learn more about flavours and additives check out our blog. 

Wine Acid Adjustments

Depending on the character of the wine you are going for, your choice of water, and desired level of alcohol in your wine, you may also need wine acid adjustments. Acid is a key component of wine and a necessary ingredient for your yeast. 

Wine Stabilizers and Clarifiers

Finally, stabilizers and clarifiers like potassium metabisulphite help to preserve your wine so that it can condition and be bottled safely as well as help clear it for improved presentation and flavour. Learn more about stabilizers and clarifying agents here. 

For more information on wine ingredients, different options for making wine, and so on, be sure to check out our blog all about how to make wine

  • Wine Yeasts - Lalvin EC-1118 Yeast
    Wine Yeasts - Lalvin EC-1118 Yeast
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    Lalvin EC-1118 Yeast

    1 sachet or a box of 100 sachets of Lalvin EC-1118 Yeast are available. AKA Prise de Mousse. Saccharomyces bayanus. A low foaming, vigorous and fas...

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  • Wine Yeasts - Lalvin K1-V1116 Yeast
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    Lalvin K1-V1116 Yeast

    5g sachet of Lalvin K1-V1116 Yeast. K1-V116 strain was the first competitive factor yeast to go into commercial production and has become one of th...

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  • Wine Yeasts - Lalvin 71B-1122 Yeast
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    Lalvin 71B-1122 Yeast

    5g sachet of Lalvin 71B-1122 Yeast A rapid starting and constant fermenting semi-dry white wine yeast that will enhance fruit flavors and add fruit...

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  • Wine Yeasts - Lalvin Bourgovin RC 212 Yeast
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    Lalvin Bourgovin RC 212 Yeast

    5g sachet of Lalvin Bourgovin RC 212 Yeast. Lalvin RC-212 Able to ferment heavier red wines. Low foaming, moderate-speed fermentor, optimal temp be...

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  • Wine Yeasts - Lalvin ICV D47 Yeast
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    Lalvin ICV D47 Yeast

    5g sachet of Lalvin ICV D47 Yeast. The ICV D-47 is a low-foaming quick fermenter that settles well, forming a compact lees at the end of fermentati...

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  • Wine Additives - Yeast Nutrient 25g
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    Yeast Nutrient

    25g and 1kg of Yeast Nutrient available. Help yeast during fermentation process. Helps restart stuck fermentation Instructions: Add 1 tsp. (5g) per...

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  • Wine Additives - European Oak Chips 100g
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    European Oak Chips

    100g of European Oak Chips. Instructions: 50g for 2L of Spirit for 10 days OR 50g for 23L of grape must until fermentation is complete

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  • Wine Additives - Ascorbic Acid 50g
    $3.25

    Ascorbic Acid

    50g of Ascorbic Acid. Prevents oxidation in beer and wine. Use 2.5g/gallon to cellar your wine the longest without oxidation, the use of an antioxi...

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  • Equipment - Acid Test Kit For Wine
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    Acid Test Kit for wine

    The "Acid Test Kit" consists of a syringe, sodium hydroxide and phenophalein solution, used to determine the acid level of a wine must. All wine ki...

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  • Wine Additives - Acid Blend
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    Acid Blend

    50g and 1kg of Acid Blend available. Acid Blend is used in wines to help balance the three main acids in a wine. By balancing the acidity, it makes...

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  • Wine Additives - Tataric Acid
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    Tartaric Acid

    30g and 1kg of Tartaric Acid available. Add according to specific recipe, up to 10g/Gallon of must at start of fermentation. or One teaspoon per ga...

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  • Wine Additives - Citric Acid
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    Citric Acid

    50g and 2kg of Citric Acid available. Use for acid adjustments in fruit wines. Citric acid should not be used when making grape wine. However, it c...

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  • Wine Additives - Malic Acid
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    Malic Acid

    50g and 1kg of Malic Acid available. May help speed fermentation. Helps improve on the wines fruitiness and flavour. Natural acid of apples. It has...

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  • Wine Additives - Precipitated Wine Chalk - 50g
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    Precipitated Wine Chalk

    50g of Precipitated Wine Chalk. Reducing the acidity of the wine 7g/Gallon

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  • Wine Additives - Yeast Energizer 25g
    $2.25

    Yeast Energizer

    25g of Yeast Energizer Instructions: Used to boost sluggish or stuck fermentations. 1 tsp / gallon (4L) of wine must

    $2.25