California Connoisseurs 30 Bottle Wine Kits

These notes are copied from the Vineco product guide.

These kits contain all of the ingredients you need to make around 30 bottles of good quality wine.   You need a sterilized 25 Litre (5 gallon) fermenter, airlock and bung and water at about 20°C. They should be fermented in an ambient temperature of between 18°C and 22°C.

The instructions in these wine kits are laid out well and are easy to follow.

These 30 bottle kits contain 7.5 litres of concentrate.

White Wine Kits

California Riesling - Smooth, medium-bodied table wine with a fresh citrus bouquet.

California White - A special French Colombard blend developed by our winemaster shows rich straw colour and smooth fruit flavour.

Chamblaise - A Chardonnay blend producing a fresh, crisp dry wine with hints of apple and pear.

Chardonnay/Semillon - This unique blend is straw to pale gold in colour with a smooth and dry lingering finish.

French Colombard - This crow pleaser is smooth and soft with a clean finish - best consumed young.

Gewurztraminer - A distinctive white wine with a floral bouquet and spicy citrus flavours.

Johannisberg Riesling - A light-bodied wine with a flowery bouquet and fruity flavours of lime, apricot and honey.

Liebfraumilch - A popular German style wine featuring the Johannisberg Riesling grape.   Light and fruity with a delicate bouquet.

Pinot Blanc - A medium-bodied, delicate wine with an elegant soft palate and velvety fragrance.

Pinot Chardonny - A clean, crisp and dry wine producing a fruit-forward taste with a delicate floral aroma.

Pinot Grigio - A majestically soft, dry white wine that is low in acidity with slight peach flavours.

Sauvignon Blanc - A dry medium-bodied, delicate wine with subtle grassy, herbal aromas.

Rose or Blush Wine Kit

White Zinfandel - An extremely popular fruity, very light rose wine.

Zinfandel Blush - A flavourful, medium-bodied rose with an attractive fruity bouquet.

Red Wine Kits

Barolla used to be called Barolo - Deep in colour and high in tannin, this Italian classic is full-bodied and robust with black fruit flavours.

Cabernet Sauvignon - This wine is deep in colour and soft tannins and is full of berry and black currant flavours.

California Red - A dry, easy drinking, light-bodied red wine.

Cantia used to be called Chianti - A lively, fresh and fruity wine produced from classic grape varieties.

Merlot - An exceptionally soft and smooth wine which is low in tannin with rich blackberry and strawberry flavours.

Pinot Noir - A wine rich in complexity with a velvety finish, full of spices and fruit with hints of cherry and strawberry.

Rojo Tinto used to be called Rioja Tinto - Spain's answer to Chianti, this depply coloured wine has concentrated fruit with a medium body.   Soft and mellow with moderate tannins.

Shiraz - A rich dark red wine that has a ripe strawberry bouquet.   Flavours of plum, spice and blackberry with firm tannins.

Vinocella used to be called Valpolicella - A dry, light to medium-bodied wine, full rich fruit flavours jumo out of the glass of this ruby red Italian style wine.

Vieux Chateau Du Roi - A robust yet smooth full-bodied wine with a bouquet of ripe berries and flavours of plum.

Zinfandel - A popular Californian wine, full-bodied with flavours of blackberry fruit followed by a peppery finish.