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Grape Wine Recipe (RED & WHITE)

Making wine from your own grapes couldnt be easier. Listed below is the equipment you will need and full instructions on how to make red and white grape wine

EQUIPMENT NEEDED TO MAKE ONE GALLON (6 BOTTLES) OF RED OR WHITE GRAPE WINE

Approximately between 14/16lbs (7/8 kilos) of Grapes per Gallon of Wine

1 Gallon/5 Litre Fermentation bin with lid
Standard coarse nylon straining bag
1 gallon demijohn or 5 Litre PET plastic demijohn
Holed Bung & Airlock
Steriliser
Yeast
Campden Tablets
Hydrometer/Jar
Syphon

EQUIPMENT NEEDED TO MAKE 5 GALLONS (30 BOTTLES) OF RED OR WHITE GRAPE WINE

Same as Above except:
5 Gallon Fermentation bin with Lid
5 Gallon Wine Fermenter, Holed Bung and Airlock
Large Coarse Nylon Straining Bag

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT

Wine Press (this will extract juice easily)
Granulated Sugar
Acid Testing Kit
Grape Crusher
For more in depth reading First Steps in Wine Making by C.J. Berry

RED AND WHITE GRAPE WINE RECIPE

Firstly, make sure the grapes are ripe to ensure a high natural sugar content. Rinse the grapes in a campden tablet solution (2 campden tablets to one pint of water) this will sterilise the must.

For white wine, squeeze, strain or press the grapes immediately to get the pure juice. The juice can be syphoned into an enclosed vessel and left under cork and airlock.
For red grape wine, crush the grapes and leave in a covered bin, this will ensure a good depth of colour. (For every one gallon of juice pressed, this will make approximately one gallon of wine.) If using a hydrometer test the juice to determine how much extra sugar has to be added if any. A good starting specific gravity for a white wine is 1.080 and for red 1.095. Do not worry if your reading is much lower, this will be corrected by adding white granulated sugar.

Depending on the variety of grape and the weather, the natural sugar content of your juice will vary from year to year. At a guess if you do not use a hydrometer but it is strongly advised you do, the addition of approximately 450 grams (1lb) of granulated sugar to each gallon of white juice and 670 grams (1 1/4lb) of sugar to each gallon of red juice is required.
Once in the demijohn/fermenter for white wine or covered bin for red wine, add a good quality yeast and leave in a warm place (75of). After 7 days, strain the red juice off the skins/pulp and put the juice into an enclosed vessel under cork and airlock. The white wine can be racked off any heavy sediment

Depending on temperatures your wine should finish fermenting within approximately 4/6 weeks. Rack off any sediment, the wine is finished fermenting when the hydrometer reads in between 1.000 to 0.996. Add one campden tablet to each gallon on red wine and two campden tablets to each gallon of white wine. (This is in all commercial wines and preserves and reduces oxidation. Make sure the finished wine is kept in an enclosed container which is topped up to the neck preventing the wine spoiling.

Maturing time varies. White Wines can be drinkable within 3/6 months, red wines 6/12 months.

Bon Appetite!


Equipment to make One Gall/5 litres of White Grape Wine

Equipment to make One Gall/5 litres of White Grape Wine

EQUIPMENT & INGREDIENTS NEEDED TO MAKE ONE GALLON (6 BOTTLES) OF WHITE GRAPE WINE 2 Gall/10 litre White Plastic fermentation bin with lid Coarse...

£29.99

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Equipment to make 5 Gall/23 Litres of White Grape Wine

Equipment to make 5 Gall/23 Litres of White Grape Wine

EQUIPMENT & INGREDIENTS NEEDED TO MAKE FIVE GALLONS (30 BOTTLES) OF WHITE GRAPE WINE 5 Gall/23 litre White Plastic fermentation bin with lid Large...

£45.99

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Equipment to make One Gall/5 litres of Red Grape Wine

Equipment to make One Gall/5 litres of Red Grape Wine

EQUIPMENT & INGREDIENTS NEEDED TO MAKE ONE GALLON (6 BOTTLES) OF RED GRAPE WINE 2 Gall/10 litre White Plastic fermentation bin with lid Coarse...

£29.99

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Equipment to make 5 Gall/23 Litres of Red Grape Wine

Equipment to make 5 Gall/23 Litres of Red Grape Wine

EQUIPMENT & INGREDIENTS NEEDED TO MAKE FIVE GALLONS (30 BOTTLES)  OF RED GRAPE WINE 5 Gall/23 litre White Plastic fermentation bin with lid Large...

£45.99

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First Steps In Winemaking

First Steps In Winemaking

First Steps in Wine Making Quite often described as the winemakers bible. This well written book gives straight forward advice and recipes...

£5.95

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Acid Testing Kit

Acid Testing Kit

The Acid Test Kit uses the method of tiltration and can easily determine the acidity in grapes

£5.25

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Alum/Stainless Steel Fruit Press Capacity 2 Kilos

Alum/Stainless Steel Fruit Press Capacity 2 Kilos

Aluminium/Stainless Steel Fruit Press Capacity 2 Kilos This well designed Italian Press is easy to use, clean and store.The perfect gift for the...

£96.99

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Alum/Stainless Steel Fruit Press Capacity 5.5 Kilos

Alum/Stainless Steel Fruit Press Capacity 5.5 Kilos

Aluminium/Stainless Steel Fruit Press Capacity 5.5 Kilos This press is perfect for pressing  fruit juice from grapes and soft fruits. Very easy to...

£127.99

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