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.


100% Guarantee

makewine.co.nz backs up all our products (exceptions noted below) with 100% guarantee.  If you are not completely satisfied for any reason, we will refund or replace your products.  Guaranteed.

Also included in this guarantee is to provide replacement yeast if your ferment is failed or stuck. We provide the replacement yeast even if we identify you've made a mistake and there was nothing wrong with the yeast.



If you provide a rural address to ship the 23 litre carboy, this will be at your risk if it is lost of broken on the rural network.

For the 500g yeast packets, if ferment/s fail because you've made a mistake or you have selected or used the yeast in a manner that is was not intended, we will not replace or refund.  If it fails because there is something wrong with the yeast, you will still be covered.  If we can't identify why the ferment has failed, you will still be covered.