Originally Posted by Arpolis
Yea my lhbs has lots of concentrates of different fruits but not grapes? Unless you buy a kit. I may look around and see if there are any wine grape growers around or that can be shipped for not that much. I still may get a kit but would like fresh fruits instead of concentrates if possible.
Grapes are harvested in the fall, but sometimes can be found frozen in pails after the harvest.
Keep in mind that using grapes and making wine involves pH adjustment, brix adjustments, acid adjustment, etc. It's not as simple as throwing some table grapes into a bin and fermenting them. You also need a crusher, and a press.
Sometimes you can find some pressed juices (particularly whites, since they are pressed before fermentation) frozen, and with the acid adjustments already made. They are usually pretty good quality, although you usually get better results with a wine kit if you're not an expert winemaker.