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Winemaking Yeasts

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 or Premier Cuvee which both provide a robust, neutral ferment.

There is a helpful chart at Winemaker Magazine  (we do not stock all the yeasts on the chart).

Lalvin Yeast Strain Chart
Handy reference chart for helping decide which yeast to order