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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 Yeast - Lalvin EC-1118
    $2.50

    Wine Yeast - Lalvin EC-1118

    Features Ideal for: Dry Whites, Reds, Sparkling Wines (champagne wine styles), Dry Ciders Ideal fermentation temperature: 10° to 30°C (50° to 8...

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    $2.50
  • best yeast for fruit wine - Lalvin K1-V1116
    $2.50

    Lalvin K1-V1116 Yeast - Fruit Wine Yeast

    Features Ideal for: Dry whites, Roses, fruit wine Ideal fermentation temperature: 10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F) Alcohol Tolerance: 16%  Nutriti...

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    $2.50
  • White Wine Yeast - Lalvin 71B-1122
    $2.50

    Lalvin 71B-1122 - White Wine Yeast

    Features Ideal for: semi-dry white wines to enhance fruity flavours and aromas  Also used for blushes, young reds and wines from concentrates I...

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    $2.50
  • RED WINE YEAST - Lalvin Bourgovin RC 212
    $2.50

    Lalvin Bourgovin RC-212 - Red Wine Yeast

    Features Ideal for: Red Wine, full in tannins and colour Ideal fermentation temperature:  15 - 30 C ( 59 - 82 F )  Alcohol Tolerance: 14 - 16%...

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    $2.50
  • WINE YEASTS - Lalvin ICV D47 Yeast
    $2.50

    Lalvin ICV D47 Yeast

    Features Ideal for: Whites, Roses, Mead, Cider Ideal fermentation temperature: 10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F) Alcohol Tolerance: 15%  Nutritiona...

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    $2.50
  • ADDITIVES - Yeast Nutrient (DAP) 25g
    $3.99

    Yeast Nutrient (DAP) 25g

    Description Yeast Nutrient is a mixture of diammonium phosphate and food-grade urea that nourishes yeast, ensuring that it remains healthy througho...

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    $3.99
  • Light Oak Chips 100g
    $5.99

    Light Oak Chips 100g

    Description Winemakers can achieve an effect similar to that of aging the wine in oak barrels with the addition of oak chips. The addition of oak i...

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    $5.99
  • ACIDS & BASES - Ascorbic Acid
    $4.99

    Ascorbic Acid 30g

    Description Ascorbic Acid Powder prevents oxidation in beer and wine. Use 2.5g/gallon to cellar your wine the longest without oxidation, the use of...

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    $4.99
  • Acid Test Kit For Wine
    $16.99

    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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    $16.99
  • ADDITIVES - Acid Blend 50g
    $4.99

    Acid Blend 50g

    Description Acid Blend is used in wine making to help balance the three main acids in a wine. By balancing the acidity, it makes it easier for the ...

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    $4.99
  • ADDITIVES - Tartaric Acid 30g
    $3.99

    Tartaric Acid 30g

    Description Tartaric acid is a white, crystalline organic acid that occurs naturally in many fruits, most notably in grapes, but also in bananas, t...

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    $3.99
  • ADDITIVES - Citric Acid 50g
    $3.99

    Citric Acid 50g

    Description Citric acid powder is used for acid adjustments in fruit wines. Citric acid should not be used when making grape wine. However, it can ...

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    $3.99
  • ADDITIVES - Malic Acid 50g
    $3.99

    Malic Acid 50g

    Description Malic Acid may help speed the fermentation. Helps improve on the wines fruitiness and flavour. Natural acid of apples. It has a sour ta...

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    $3.99
  • Precipitated Wine Chalk (Acid Reducer)
    $3.99

    Precipitated Wine Chalk (Acid Reducer) - 50g

    Description Precipitated Chalk (Wine Chalk or Calcium Carbonate) reduces the acidity of the wine. Instructions: Add 1g per L of wine to reduce win...

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    $3.99
  • NUTRIENTS - Yeast Energizer
    $3.99

    Yeast Energizer 25g

    Description Yeast energizer is a blend of diammonium phosphate, yeast hulls, magnesium sulphate, and vitamin B complex. Used to boost sluggish or s...

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    $3.99
  • Dark Oak Chips 100g
    $5.99

    Dark Oak Chips 100g

    Description Winemakers can achieve an effect similar to that of aging the wine in oak barrels with the addition of oak chips. The addition of oak i...

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    $5.99
  • Dark Oak Chips 50g
    $3.99

    Dark Oak Chips 50g

    Description Winemakers can achieve an effect similar to that of aging the wine in oak barrels with the addition of oak chips. The addition of oak i...

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    $3.99
  • Medium Oak Chips 100g
    $5.99

    Medium Oak Chips 100g

    Description Winemakers can achieve an effect similar to that of aging the wine in oak barrels with the addition of oak chips. The addition of oak i...

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    $5.99
  • 1Medium Oak Chips 50g
    $3.99

    Medium Oak Chips 50g

    Description Winemakers can achieve an effect similar to that of aging the wine in oak barrels with the addition of oak chips. The addition of oak i...

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    $3.99
  • Oak Cubes 50g
    $7.99

    Oak Cubes 50g

    Description These Oak Cubes give a heavy Toast for Red Wines where you want the rich, carmelized, carbonized oak flavor. Oak Cubes have a longer co...

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    $7.99