We often get asked to set up comprehensive home wineries that allow the new or novice home winemaker to start with everything they need to make high-end wine at home. We would like to emphasize 'Make high-end wine'. It will often depend on exactly what and how much you want to make. This customer wished to produce 25 cases (equal to 60 gallons) of both red and white wine, for a total of 50 cases per year
You can make wine very cheaply and at the other end of the spectrum we have helped set up $50,000+ elite home wineries with what is essentially commercial equipment. This collection, costing approximately $10,000* (The quote was assembled in 2010 so you will need to refer to the web for current pricing.) , represents a very complete, well-set up model for making 50 cases per year. Keith Klingler our MoreWine! Sales Manager originally received the customers wish list, talked with him about what he wanted to achieve, and then put together this package. Included are his notes about some of the equipment.
There are a lot of ways to set up a home wine operation. Here is a list of products necessary to make a 60 gallon barrel (or 25 cases) of wine. Obiously additional volume could be easily added on. To view this list in a spreadsheet click here.
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