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About Wine Making

There are two types of wine making for the home wine maker.

First there is the traditional method known as Country Wine Making which uses fruits, berries and vegetables. With "Country Wine Making" you will need to supply your self with the necessary tubs or sachets of yeasts additives and equipment, a choice being listed below. Flower wines can be ready for drinking in six months, most others may take up to a year or more.

The other method is using ready prepared kits from various companies from around the world, which you can do in the meantime, to give yourself something to drink whilst waiting for your country wines to mature! It’s a good idea to look at some fast clearing and maturing kit wines as you can use the same equipment. Kit wines are supplied in six or thirty bottle packs, and include the concentrated fruit juice, yeast, clearing and preserving sachets. Some kits require sugar to be added.

Equipment necessary for Country Wine Making:

1 gallon /5 litre Demijohns (preferably two, plastic or glass) or small (one or two gallon) Fermentation Buckets if you would like to make batches of 6 Bottles. Or for 30 Bottles 2 x 25 litre / 5 Gallon Fermentation Buckets. Steriliser, Syphon Tube, Straining Bag, Hydrometer, Thermometer, Scales, ‘Brewbelt’/Heat Tray (in cold weather,) Corker, Bottles, Corks, Shrink Tops, Labels.

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