Fantastic, what’s your favorite wine to make then?If you want grapes to make wine from this time of year (March) and you live in the Northern Hemisphere, you are looking for grapes from the Southern Hemisphere. Chilean and South Africa are the two you generally hear of being imported into the US. There might be a fruit supplier near you or an importer of the same. Otherwise juice buckets, previously pressed grapes are popular. Also Frozen Fruit must is available year round, look for Brehm and there may be others.
very southern, like Evansville and work in janesvilleI am not sure how "southern" you are in Wisconsin, but the McHenry County Corkers are having a group buy of Chilean juice buckets. (Not whole grapes.) Ordering deadline is the end of March. You can make arrangements here: https://www.perfectbrewingsupply.store/2019-chilean-grape-juice-buckets/
https://www.winemakingtalk.com/threads/what-are-your-plans-for-the-spring-harvest.68067/page-4#post-720692So what is everyone’s favorite wine making fruit (or other)? AND where can a fella find some good grapes to make wine this time of year outside of kits?
I love to make dry reds. Big dry red, Chambourcin is one of my favorite local grapes and wines. And I make a pretty good one according to several reviews. And blends of several reds, usually three or more. With Cabernet Sauvignon being one of them. This year, I am thinking of blending Cab with Sryah and Zinfandel. Maybe all in equal amounts, maybe Sryah heavy. I have to do some bench trials to see what works best.Fantastic, what’s your favorite wine to make then?