27 March 2020 8.30am: Please assume we are unable to send orders until further notice due to the Covid-19 Lockdown which currently restricts freight services to essential supplies only.

You can still shop! No payment required yet.  Shopping early will prioritise your purchase when we are able to ship again. When you go through the checkout process you will be able to place your order and the only "payment" option is "order now, pay later".

Our unlimited email support for customers continues during the lockdown because we are home-based.  If you did not purchase your products at makewine but require advice you can still purchase advice at our home winemaking advice page and of course browse our how to make wine at home pages for information.  Genuine pre-purchase enquiries are of course welcome.

If you are harvesting fruit you can freeze it for making wine once you are able to access supplies.  If making 5 litre batches we suggest you freeze in 2kg lots.  Most fruit can be frozen whole but do remove any bad spots.

 

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Basic All-You-Need Winemaking Package (Single / 5 Litre)

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5 Litre Starter Winemaking Equipment Kit
5 litre carboy with bung & airlock for home winemaking
10 litre food grade bucket

Exclusive to makewine.co.nz - This is a complete starter winemaking package - all you need to start making your own delicious wine at home.  Including a basic ingredients kit for 5 litres.  So you will have everything you need to make your own delicious wine at home (except your fruit or juice, & sugar).  Add bottling products for an extra cost.

Please note bucket may be black.

If you are making wine from winemaking grapes (as opposed to wine from fruit, vegetables etc) these kits can be used but they are more intended for fruit wine.  Check out our area on making wine from winemaking grapes.

 

This home winemaking package includes:

* 10 litre food grade plastic bucket with lid 
* 5 litre glass jar / carboy / demijohn with swing-top lid. The carboy may be of the style of the last picture. 
* Rubber bung
* Airlock (may be either s-bend style or cylindrical style)
* Food-grade siphon tubing
* Cotton cheesecloth/mutton cloth for straining your wine

 

The basic homemade wine ingredients kit includes:

* 1/8 cup (about 40g) Potassium Metabisulphite (same as sodium metabisulphite except it doesn't add any sodium to your diet!). Most professional wineries use this instead of sodium metabisulphite. You use this to sterlise your equipment and your "must" (fruit mixture that you are fermenting).
* 1/2 tbsp (about 5g) pectolase enzyme to break down the pectin in your fruit so your wine is clearer
* 5g professional winemaking yeast.
* 1/4 tsp (about 1.5g) Fermaid A professional winemaking yeast nutrient
Online Instructions and basic recipe (instructions in picture no longer included)
* Unlimited email help and support

 

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.

 

 

You can choose to add bottling options:

Champagne stoppers and champagne wires - you can re-use your sparkling wine bottles if you are making sparkling wine

Novatwist premium screwcaps - you can reuse your wine bottles with screw caps

Clear glass bottles with screwcaps

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