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Got any recommendation for an Ice Wine kit. We bought a bottle of vintners cellers ice wines and my wife really likes it.
Any recommendations?
 

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The Winexpert peach Ice wine is awesome but is a limited edition. If you can find 1 of those I would implore you to buy 1 of those. All of the Ice wine kits make 3 gallons so you will need a 3 gallon carboy to do these kits. I also did a RJS Cru Select White Ice wine and it too is awesome but this one will take 6 months minimum to come around as it was actually nasty at first when I bottled mine and I wasnt happy at all so just shelved them in my wine room and forgot about them for around 8 months. Then while I was putting some more wines away 1 day I decided to try one and was amazed at the progress this wine has made. At 1 year old this wine was worthy of competition IMO!
 

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A friend of mine asked me about making ice wine and also made me an offer I cant refuse. He said he would buy the kit and 3 gallon carboy needed to make it (I wonder if I can get him to spring for the bottles too) for him this spring. He saw a kit WE Riesling ice Wine for about $80. I am really thinking about splitting the cost because I am thinking I would rather go with the RJS Vidal Ice Wine which is quite a bit more expensive. Has anyone tried this? I made a Vidal from juice I got at walkers and it was great.
 

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Thanks for the recommendation. We've learned to wait one year before trying anything. Unfortunately that means building more storage space!
Any idea if they are available online?
 

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They are available on line. Try Fine Vine wines.
 

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All I can find is
RJ Spagnols

Cellar Classic

The Vidal Ice wine kit makes superb Ice Style dessert wine. This Nectar is full of peach and tropical fruit with a balanced, honey-like sweetness. Oak 0/Body 5+/Sweetness 5++. This is a RJ Spagnols Award winning wine!
Each kit makes 12 liters (3 gallons), 28-30 375ml bottles or 13-15 750ml bottles wine. 109.00
Worth trying?
 

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Have not tried that 1 but Im willing to bet it will make a great wine.
 

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If I make any, thats the one I'll go with.
 

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Ordered the kit. My first ever after 200 gallons from recipes.
I might need help!
 

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If you can read youll be fine but just in case we are here!
 

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