For years we have offered the standard Red Star and Lalvin brands of yeast in little, active dried packets. We later started to carry liquid wine yeast because many of our customers wanted the better selection of yeast strains that the liquid brands offered.
But the biggest issue with liquid yeast is the price. Many of our customers do not want to pay the price required to bring liquid wine brewing yeast to market even though they very much like the specific yeast strains offered.
Now, there are no more issue. We have a brand of wine yeast that can make everybody happy. It’s called Vintner’s Harvest. This brand offers nine premium strains of yeast, similar to liquid yeast, but in active dried pouches so the price can be kept down to a reasonable level.
Each of the 9 yeast strains come in 8 gram packets good for fermenting up to 8 gallons of homemade grape wine or fruit wine. We have just put up a yeast strain chart on our website to shows what each type of yeast is best suited for fermenting.
Next time you decide to make a batch of homemade wine, try one out and see what you think. Once you know what kind of wine you’re making, just go to the yeast strain chart and pick out the best strain of wine yeast for the job.
Ed Kraus is a 3rd generation home brewer/winemaker and has been an owner of E. C. Kraus since 1999. He has been helping individuals make better wine and beer for over 25 years.