Ice Wine Style | 12 L Dessert White Winemaking Kit

SKU: ABC-CP-00398-EA

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  • Selling Unit: Each
  • PABV: Potential Alcohol By Volume 13 %  ABV
  • Volume: 12 LT (3.17 US Gallon)
  • Weeks to Make: 4 Weeks 
  • Makes: 12 LT. (3.17 US Gallons)
  • Dimensions: 11 X 10 X 14
  • Weight: 31.14 LBS. (14.5 KG)
  • Wine Making Pak Includes: Wine Base, Yeast, Bentonite, Sulphite/Sorbate, Fining Agents
  • Product of Canada

The first Icewine (EisweIn) is believed to have been made in Germany in the late 1700s when freezing weather struck before the grape crop could be harvested. The winemaker persisted, harvesting and pressing the frozen grapes and fermenting the juice to a sweet wine. Germany and Austria continue to produce Eiswein but their moderate European winters do not always provide the cold weather needed to freeze the grapes.

German immigrants to Canada carried on the tradition of Eiswein in their new country, with Icewine being made in British Columbia and Ontario beginning in the 1970s. With almost ideal climate conditions for the reliable production of Icewine – warm summers to ripen the grapes and cold but not too cold winters – Ontario is now a leading Icewine producer and has earned global acclaim for its Icewines.