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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Deluxe Winemaking Package (Double / 5 Litre)

NZ$145.00
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makewine.co.nz - Deluxe Winemaking Kit
5 litre home winemaking ingredients kit
5 litre carboy with bung & airlock for home winemaking
10 litre food grade bucket

Please note buckets may be black.

Exclusive to makewine.co.nz - this is a complete home winemaking package - with all you need to start making your own delicious wine at home plus more!  Plus you get 2 deluxe home winemaking ingredients kits for 5 litres. You will also receive simple instructions on how to make your own wine as well as a generic home winemaking recipe.

 

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.

 

The home winemaking equipment includes:
* 2 x 10L food grade plastic buckets with airtight lids.  If you have 2 buckets it is much easier for straining your must and gives you somewhere to store all your other equipment
* 2 x 5 litre carboys / demijohns with swing tops; so you have have 2 lots of wine fermenting at the same time and/or have somewhere to "rack" your wine in to. The carboys may vary slightly in style. 
* 2 x Rubber bungs with holes for the airlock
* 2 x Airlocks (may be either s-bend style or cylindrical style)
* Hydrometer (to measure the sugar content in your must - this will predict the alcohol content and you can monitor progress of the fermentation if required)
* Siphon tubing
* Nylon straining bag
* Pinch clamp to help slow the flow of wine when you are bottling

 

We will also include 2 x 5 litre deluxe winemaking ingredients kits so except your fruit and your sugar you will now have everything you need to get started making our own scrumptious homemade wine. Each deluxe home winemaking 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
* 1/2 tbsp (about 6g) GO-FERM® Protect, professional winemaking yeast nutrient / protectant
* 1 tsp (about 5g) citric acid to add acidity to your must
* 1/4 teaspoon tannin to add structure, bite and depth of flavour and assist with your wine's keeping ability.
* 1 tbsp (about 20g) bentonite finings (to help clear your wine)
* 1/2 teaspoon potassium sorbate (optional - no extra cost). Use this if you want your wine medium or sweet
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

NZ$145.00
Instructions
Yeast choice for ingredients kits
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Sorbate (only for deluxe kits)
Quantity
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NZ$145.00
Instructions
Yeast choice for ingredients kits
Yeast choice for 2nd ingredients kit
Sorbate (only for deluxe kits)
Quantity
DownUp
Add To Cart