Limited Release Apres Cabernet Franc Icewine Style Wine Kit

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wine on a holiday trayWINE KIT DETAILS

01/24/24 - If you were unable to purchase the Cabernet Franc Icewine Style Wine Kit during the pre order period, there is extra stock available but it is limited. When they are sold out, that will be it.

Indulge in the luxurious taste of our Cabernet Franc Icewine Style Wine Kit. This unique blend is back and better than ever, promising to delight any icewine enthusiast with its rich, jammy flavors of raspberry, strawberry, and rhubarb.

Experience the pleasure of a premium icewine without the hefty price tag. Our Cabernet Franc Icewine Style Wine Kit is a sweet treat that's sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. With a medium-full body and a 13% alcohol content, it's a wine that's both robust and refreshing.

And the best part? There's no oak to overwhelm your palate. Instead, you'll enjoy a pure, unadulterated fruitiness that's simply irresistible. Whether you're a seasoned wine connoisseur or a newbie to the world of icewine, you're sure to fall in love with this sweet, sumptuous blend.

So why wait? Treat yourself to the Cabernet Franc Icewine Style Wine Kit today and savor the sweet life at a fraction of the cost.

This kit comes with 8L of juice and makes a 3 Gallon batch (11.5 L) which yields approximately 28-30 standard 375 ml Bottles.

  • Sweetness: Sweet
  • Body: Medium-Full
  • Tasting Notes: Jammy raspberry, strawberry, and rhubarb.
  • Oak Intensity: None
  • Kit Size: 8L
  • ABV: 13%*

*Alcohol level based on following kit instructions. 

Wine Kits do not come with equipment.



Equipment KitEquipment Kits

If your Cabernet Franc Icewine Style Wine Kit is your first, equipment kits are a very easy and cost effective way to obtain what you need to get started. Wine kits provide ingredients and instructions but do not provide equipment. The Vintner's Best Deluxe Wine Equipment Kit pictured here has everything you need to make a six gallon batch of wine so to utilize this equipment kit, you will have to purchase 2 dessert wine kits. Each wine kit yields approx. 28 to 30 - 375ml bottles of wine. This kit is the top of the line and there are other equipment kits you can choose from for your kit. 

Equipment Kit includes
- 7.9 Gallon Fermenting Bucket 
- Lid with Grommet
- 6 Gallon Glass Carboy
- Bottle Filler
- Double Level Corker
- Triple Scale Hydrometer
- Easy Clean Cleanser
- Auto Siphon w/ siphon hose
- Carboy Bung w/ Airlock
- Corks 30 count
- Plastic Mix Stir that attaches to drill.


fermenter Fermenters

A 7.9 Gallon Fermenter with a grommeted lid is the right vessel to use for your Cabernet Franc Icewine Style Wine Wine Kit because you need extra headspace to account for active fermentation. It is good to replace buckets from time because plastic harbors bacteria. Here's a link to our fermenter equipment.




Many people reuse their hoses for far too long. Replacing your hoses often is highly recommended with winemaking. Even if you have good sanitation practices, hoses are particularly difficult to keep clean. You do not want to risk a bacterial contamination in your Cabernet Franc Icewine Style Wine Wine Kit over something that costs very little to replace. 



Auto-siphons are a great luxury item to have in your winemaking equipment. Once you have one you will never go without one again. Don't forget to use a heavy duty sanitizer to clean it since you don't want to replace it often as hoses. A good sanitizer for that job is Five Star San. Like hoses, Siphons are also difficult to keep clean so it is advisable to replace them. 




Corking can be a big job especially if you make a lot of wine. Also bigger corkers give you the option to use longer corks which are beneficial if you want to age your Cabernet Franc Icewine Style Wine longer. The Italian Floor Corker pictured here is easy to use and makes corking easy and fun. 




Airlocks are another inexpensive product that should be periodically replaced. Though it might be easy to assume bacteria is not a concern with airlocks because they do not actually touch your wine, this is not the case. A small increase in temperature could cause your wine to swell and back up into the airlock. It happens often. You don't want to risk losing your Cabernet Franc Icewine Style Wine over a potentially unsanitary and cheap piece of plastic. 



6 gallon carboyCarboys 

Your Cabernet Franc Icewine Style Wine Kit is designed to fit a 3 gallon carboy pictured here. Though glass carboys are one of the safest sanitary options for secondary fermentation and bulk aging your wine, they are fragile and break from time to time. If you use glass carboys, a carboy handle or carrier is very advisable. They should not be moved when full without carrying equipment. 



6.5 stopperStoppers and Bungs 

Your Cabernet Franc Icewine Style Wine will need to sit in a carboy during secondary fermentation and like airlocks, bungs and stoppers should also be periodically replaced, especially if you make a lot of wine. Stoppers are available drilled for use with airlocks or solid for bulk aging after your wine has fully gassed out. The size 6.5 stopper pictured is made for a 6 or 5 gallon carboy. If you have many different sized vessels, universal bungs might be a more economical option. 



Hydrometers can last a lifetime, if they don't break. If you have suffered the disappointment of breaking your favorite hydrometer you can view them here.  




Winemakers always need more corks. Be sure to read the corker requirements of different corks before you make your selection because some cork sizes do not work with all corkers. If you want to age your Cabernet Franc Icewine Style Wine , longer corks are preferable.


 mix stirMix Stir

You may be using the back of your stirring spoon to Degas your wine but a mix stir is the best way to remove unwanted gasses from your wine. 






In the poem 'The Works and Day's' by Greek poet Hesiod dated 700 BCE, there is the first known mention of sweet wines.