Wine making kits - Hambleton Bard
Wine making kits - Hambleton Bard

Wine Making Kits Wholesaler

Wine making kits have come a long way over the last 10 years. You can now make your own commercial quality wine at home thanks to new developments in fermentation technology such as new yeast strains and yeast nutrients and also thanks to the much improved quality of concentrated varietal grape juices. Todays wine kits are easy to make and produce fantastic results when fermenting wine recipes.

home winemaking

At Hambleton Bard, we have manufactured our own high quality wine kits recipes for over 15 years. We are the largest European manufacturer and wholesaler of winemaking kits with bestsellers such as the Cantina 5-day winekits (yes it's true!), our famous Magnum range with tremendous quality for money and many other ranges.

We have specialised in recipes for varietal grape kits, using grapes such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio in order to achieve home made wines very close to the commercial equivalents.

Our raw materials are carefully selected mainly from Italy due to the high quality of the concentrates from the northern regions such as Veneto and Tuscany, where you will find all the classical grapes.

A wine kit recipe - how does it work?

To put it simply, we have taken the stomping out from the grapes. We use concentrated grape must, mainly from northern Italy because of their high quality. We have also added a very reliable dried yeast strain to make sure your fermentation works the same way every time, always producing a top notch result.

The short version of how to make wine from a kit is:

  • Dilute grape juice with water
  • Add yeast
  • Wait while it ferments (5 days to 5 weeks depending on kit)
  • Remove the yeast by racking off using a syphon
  • Bottle the wine (or transfer to a bag-in-box)

What equipment is required?

Well, you need a fermentation vessel of course, something capable of holding the full size of the kit, typically 23 litres. Remember you also need some headspace, so the best choice is a large (25-33 litre) bucket or fermenter.

Then for syphoning the wine at the end to remove the yeast, you will need a syphon. A second large bucket is very helpful as well.

Finally you will need either botttles, corks and a good corker, or a bag-in-box.

What other equipment can I get?

It is very practical to have a hydrometer (shows you when fermentation is over and has many other good uses), you can get shrink caps for the bottles, labels and of course you can by the bottles as well, saving you the hassle of finding good looking and clean bottles. Your local homebrew shop is your best buddy in home brew, they stock most homebrew supplies you need. Hambleton Bard is a wholesaler of home brew products.


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