Most strains of the following brands available: Lalvin, Enoferm, Uvaferm, Fermiblanc, Fermirouge, Fermicru, Fermichamp, Cepage, Levuline, Levure, Vitilevure, Siha
Christmas deliveries and hours: Last day to order to get your deliveries by Christmas for urban areas: North Island-Thurs 21st, South Island-Wed 20th. Rural can take severa days longer. Note these dates are aligned with delivery targets and are not guarantees.
We will be open over the Christmas break, but freight providers do not work on statutory holidays, so no deliveries will take place on statutory holidays. We may not despatch orders containing yeast immediately to avoid yeast sitting on the network over a weekend or long weekend.
We will be answering support queries over the Christmas period within the 24 hour service standard. However it may take longer than usual.
Hot weather and delivery timeframes: With this very hot weather we are experiencing we may avoid sending items containing yeast over a weekend. If relevant please include delivery instructions which avoid leaving orders including yeast sitting in the sun. Thanks for your understanding.
Merry Christmas! Thanks for your business in 2017 and here's to a wonderful 2018.
The yeast you choose may result in subtle differences to the end result BUT the main influences to your finished wine will be the fruit/raw ingredients you use. As a general rule there is not a yeast for a particular fruit. Dark fruits may benefit slightly from using a red wine yeast in that you may get more colour extraction and stability. If you don't know what yeast to use, get EC1118 as it provides a robust, neutral ferment.
DistilaMax RM (493 EDV) active dry yeast is a strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae that was selected for use in the production of rum and other cane-based spirits. Isolated in a tropical region from cane molasses, this strain demonstrates high temperature tolerance and provides a desirable congener prole for the production of rum, aguardiente and rhum agricole.
Champagne and General Purpose Winemaking Yeast. Suitable for all kinds of wine, stuck ferments, secondary fermentations, spirits, mead, cider and ginger beer. Clean, neutral ferment. Use 5g for any amount of wine/must/wash up to 23 litres.
Lalvin ICV-D47 for COMPLEX WHITES WITH CITRUS AND FLORAL NOTES. Lalvin ICV-D47 is a Côtes du Rhône isolate for the production of full-bodied, barrel fermented Chardonnay and other white varietals. When left on lees, ripe, spicy aromas with tropical and citrus notes are developed. Lalvin ICV-D47 is a high polysaccharide producer known to accentuate fruit characteristics and
bring volume and complexity to white wines.
The natural fresh fruit aromas are retained longer than with other standard yeast strains. Fruit wines and wines made from concentrates poor in nutrient balance benefit from the capacity of Lalvin K1-V1116 (ICV-K1) to adapt to difficult fermentation conditions. Restarts stuck fermentations. Use 5g for any amount of wine/must up to 23 litres.