Originally Posted by DoctorCAD
At least until it hasn't dropped any lees for a few weeks.
If it is a kit, that will be very short time, less than a month because of the finings.
If it is grapes or juice, it could take 6 months or longer.
Right! Once you go about 45-60 days without any new lees forming and the wine is clear, you can bottle.
You can bottle sooner, of course, but the sediment will end up in your bottle and get stirred up when you pour it, so you only want to bottle a crystal clear wine that isn't throwing any more lees.