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  • Wine Yeast for Winemaking


     

    No serious winemaker should forego the advantages of using a selected wine yeast culture by relying on wild yeasts. Selected wine yeast strains offer advantages and desirable properties that can not be replicated by naturally occuring wild yeasts. The perfect yeast strain choice will not make fine wine out of mediocre fruit, but picking the right wine yeast can help optimize stylistic elements. Refer to individual wine yeast product descriptions for recommendations on wine types best suited to the yeast characteristics.

     

    We stock several strains of wine yeast in 5 gram packets in dried form which permits easy storage and startup. Each 5 gram packet is enough to start the fermentation of 5 gallons of wine by direct addition.Some wine yeasts are also available in 500 gram packets, which are enough for 500 gallons of wine. Wine Yeast may be added directly to the juice, but it is much better to rehydrate first for up to 20 minutes in water at 90º to 105º F.

     

    Need assistance in choosing your ideal wine strain? See our yeast selection chart . Or take a sneak peek at what strains our professional winemakers use to craft our award winning wines.

     

    We are pleased to offer wine yeasts from the following manufacturers that we have found over the years to be consistent high quality producers:

     

     

    Lalvin Yeasts

    Red Star Yeasts

    Lallemand Yeasts

    Fermentis Yeasts

     NEW Laffort Yeasts

    Wine Yeast Fermentis BCS103: Winemaking Supplies

    Fermentis BCS103 Wine Yeast

    Fermentis BCS103 Wine Yeast
    Average rating:
    $31.99
    Wine Yeast Lalvin Bourgovin (RC212) for heavy bodied red wines | Winemaking Supplies

    Lalvin Bourgovin (RC212) Wine Yeast

    Lalvin Bourgovin (RC212) Wine Yeast
    Average rating:
    Starting from $0.99
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    Lalvin BRL97 Wine Yeast

    Lalvin BRL97 Wine Yeast
    Average rating:
    $61.20
    Wine Yeast Lalvin EC-1118 for white or red | Winemaking Supplies

    Lalvin EC-1118 Wine Yeast

    Lalvin EC-1118 Wine Yeast
    Average rating:
    Starting from $0.99
    Wine Yeast Lalvin ICV D47 for white | Winemaking Supplies

    Lalvin ICV D47 Wine Yeast

    Lalvin ICV D47 Wine Yeast
    Average rating:
    Starting from $0.99
    Wine Yeast Lalvin ICV-D80 | Winemaking Supplies

    Lalvin ICV-D80 (D80-500) Wine Yeast

    Lalvin ICV-D80 (D80-500) Wine Yeast
    Average rating:
    $53.99
    Wine Yeast Lalvin K1-V1116 (K1V) for whites and concentrate | Wine making Supplies

    Lalvin K1-V1116 (K1V) Wine Yeast

    Lalvin K1-V1116 (K1V) Wine Yeast
    Average rating:
    Starting from $0.99
    Wine Yeast Lalvin R2 (R2-500) | Winemaking Supplies Commercial

    Lalvin R2 (R2-500) Wine Yeast

    Lalvin R2 (R2-500) Wine Yeast
    Average rating:
    $53.99
    Lalvin Winemaking Yeast 71B-1122 for Wine

    Lalvin 71B-1122 (71B) Wine Yeast

    Lalvin 71B-1122 (71B) Wine Yeast
    Average rating:
    Starting from $0.99
    Wine Yeast Red Star Cote des Blanc for mead, cider, fruit | Winemaking Supplies

    Red Star Cote des Blanc Wine Yeast

    Red Star Cote des Blanc Wine Yeast
    Average rating:
    $0.99
    Wine Yeast Red Star Premier Cuvee for whites or reds | Winemaking Yeasts and Supplies

    Red Star Premier Cuvee Wine Yeast

    Red Star Premier Cuvee Wine Yeast
    Average rating:
    $0.99