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Suppliers - equipment & kits

I have actually bought from these and they all have good prices.

  • MoreWine


          NORTHERN BREWER - Wine Making

For local stores I use

  • MoreWine
    I have actually being buying a lot of supplies from them in the store.  It is close to the Costco I use and convenient to stop at coming home from work.
  • Valley Vintner
    Nice selection of equipment and wine kits & supplies.  Also with in driving distance.

Frozen Must

  • Brehm Vinyards
    Frozen musts both red & white. Sold directly or through local stores.  If you live close to one of their regional freezers you can pick it up yourself. 
  • Grapes for Wine                                                                                                                                     Sells frozen must both red, white & rose. 

Fresh Grapes

  • Delta Packing
    Some of my best wines came from grapes I bought from them. Fresh grapes and frozen juice both red & white. Sold directly or through local stores.  I sourced Syrah from them in
    2012 and the grapes are looked very good. Again in 2013 I sourced Chardonnay, Viognier, and Pinot Gris from them. Again in 2015 Chardonnay, probably my best Chard.  In 2016 I bought my Syrah from them and have been wining many awards.
  • CalWine Broker
    I have used Michael several times with good luck.  One of my best wines was an old vine (99+years old) zin.

Equipment (more information avaialable under Wine 101)

I have actually bought and used the following:

Other Websites of interest



MIke Albrecht, P.E.

Or my excursion into winemaking

My first effort at making my own wine was in the late 1960’s (I was a teenager about 17 years old) in Florida trying to make orange wine.  Not knowing anything about, it was less than successful (miserable failure is a good description).   Fast forward 40 years, and here I go again, but this time I spent more time and effort learning what to do.  Where possible I will place worthwhile references under the links heading.

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