Home Winemaking 101
One of the greatest satisfactions in our business is helping our customers make the best wine possible. In addition to providing our quality raw materials and products, we strive to make wine and winemaking information and education readily available to our commercial and home winemakers. We have assembled information and guides on various aspects of wine making that we hope you will find helpful. We will be adding to and improving this library regularly, so please re-visit and check in often.
Basic Home Wine making Information
Home Wine making Beginner's Checklist
Home Wine making Basics with Fresh Juice Pails and Drums
Glossary of Basic Winemaking Terms & Tips
Home Wine making Basics
Weights and Measures Info & Conversions
Home Wine making with Fresh Juice Instruction Sheets
Wine making Class Outlines
Chemicals and Additives
Yeast and Cultures
Yeast Selection Chart: Deciding Which Yeast Strains to Use
Yeast Strains Presque Isle Wine Cellars Uses In its Wines
Wine Yeast Usage Information and Tips
Introduction to Malo-Lactic Cultures
Instruction for Chris Hansen's Lab Malo-Lactic Cultures
Acid and Sugar Adjustment
Testing and Analysis
Clarifying Your Wine
Filter Media Explained
Use and Care of PIWC Filter Units
Using PVPP as a Fining Agent
Comparative Field Testing of PIWC and Pall Filter Cartridges
Filter Cartridge Use and Care
Filter Cartridge Selection and Usage Chart
Filter Cartridge Compatibility Chart
Cleaning and Storing Filter Cartridges
Graver Filter Cartridge Regeneration Procedures: Note that this information is specific to Graver cartridges, and may not be applicable to other manufacturer's cartridges.
Cleaning and Sanitizing Procedure for Graver Filter Cartridges : Note that this information is specific to Graver cartridges, and may not be applicable to other manufacturer's cartridges.
Graver Filter Cartridges: Pre-wetting Hydrophilic Membranes for Integrity Testing: Note that this information is specific to Graver cartridges, and may not be applicable to other manufacturer's cartridges.
Barrels and Barrel Alternatives
Cleaning and Sanitizing
Vineyard and Grafting
Now that you are an expert in basic winemaking, check out our winemaking kits and explore your juice options to get started with your very first batch of wine, or purchase more supplies to take your wine making to the next level.