Wine, Cider and Mead Yeast

Yeast strains designed for use in making wines, ciders or meads of all styles. Most of these are dry packets, which do not have to be refrigerated and will keep longer than liquid yeasts. Liquid yeast vials must be kept refrigerated to ensure freshness.

  1. Cider House Select Yeast Sachet

    Cider House Select Yeast


    An active dried yeast that is suitable for all types of ciders and is able to ferment under various conditions. A high ester-producing strain, Cider House Select yeast creates exceptional fruity flavors.

  2. Lalvin 71B-1122 Wine Yeast

    Lalvin 71B-1122


    A dry yeast strain suitable for young red wines, blush or any semi-sweet style. This yeast is also useful for making a semi-sweet meads or ciders. It enhances ester character and neutralizes some of the acids in a must, reducing tartness. It tolerates alcohol conditions up to 14%.

  3. Lalvin EC-1118 Wine Yeast

    Lalvin EC-1118


    A high-powered dry yeast suitable for Champagnes and late harvest wines. It enhances ester character and does not dull the varietal characteristic of the grape or fruit. EC-1118 tolerates alcohol conditions up to 18% and has a very fast fermentation speed. It tends to ferment to dryness with few problems and is a great choice for high ABV fermentations. Useful for restarting a stuck fermentation.

  4. Lalvin ICV-D-47 Wine Yeast

    Lalvin ICV-D-47


    Suitable for dry and blush white wines, this yeast enhances the varietal character of a must and leaves behind a good mouthfeel. It tolerates alcohol conditions up to 14%.

  5. Lalvin K1V-1116 Wine Yeast

    Lalvin K1-V1116


    A general purpose dry yeast often used to make sparkling wine bases, hybrid white wines and light reds. It has a neutral flavor and maintains fresh fruit aroma very well. Tolerates alcohol conditions up to 18%.

  6. Lalvin QA23 Wine Yeast

    Lalvin QA23


    A dried yeast strain that is a good choice for champagne bases or dry white wines. QA23 is a fast fermenter that tolerates alcohol up to 16%. It enhances the character of varietal fruits and will make a nice cider or mead.

  7. Lalvin RC-212 Wine Yeast

    Lalvin RC-212


    A yeast suitable for both young and aged reds, RC-212 enhances the character of a must by emphasizing the fruit and spicy qualities of red grape varietals. It provides good color extraction from grape skins and tolerates alcohol conditions up to 16%.

  8. Red Star Côte des Blancs Wine Yeast

    Red Star Côte des Blancs


    A special Red Star selection from a French grape cultivar. This yeast respects the typical varietal aromas and intensifies the primary aromas of very aromatic cultivars such as Sauvignon Blanc & Moscato. Côte des Blancs emphasizes the fruit character in a wine and can leave some residual sugars behind when fermented at cooler temperatures.

  9. Red Star Montrachet Wine Yeast

    Red Star Montrachet


    Dry yeast used for red and white wines. Characterized by a low volatile acidity and acetaldehyde production. Gives very clean aromas.

  10. Red Star Pasteur Red Wine Yeast

    Red Star Pasteur Red


    A strong, even fermenter that produces full bodied reds and encourages the development of varietal fruit flavors. This yeast produces complex red wines with a lot of character.

  11. Red Star Premier Blanc Wine Yeast

    Red Star Premier Blanc


    Originally called Pasteur Champagne, this yeast is all purpose yeast ideal for the production of white & sparkling wines. Tolerant of sulphites and high alcohol levels, this yeast is hardy and vigorous. Confers body & roundness thanks to its high glycerol production.

  12. Red Star Premier Cuvée Wine Yeast

    Red Star Premier Cuvée


    The strongest, fastest, cleanest and most neutral fermenter of the Red Star Wine range, this yeast allows the varietal characteristic of the grape or fruit to shine while fermenting to dryness with relative ease. Premier Cuvée tolerates very high alcohol conditions and has a fast fermentation speed. It is a great choice for high ABV fermentations and can be used to restart stuck fermentations. 5 gram packet.

  13. WLP715 Champagne Yeast

    WLP715 Champagne Yeast


    Classic yeast, used to produce champagne, cider, dry meads, dry wines, or to fully attenuate barley wines/ strong ales. Neutral flavor.

  14. WLP720 Sweet Mead Yeast

    WLP720 Sweet Mead Yeast


    A wine yeast strain that is less attenuative than WLP715, leaving some residual sweetness. Slightly fruity. A good choice for sweet mead and cider, as well as Blush wines, Gewürztraminer, Sauternes and Riesling.

  15. WLP775 English Cider Yeast

    WLP775 English Cider Yeast


    Classic cider yeast. Ferments dry, but retains flavor from apples. Sulfur is produced during fermentation, but will disappear in first two weeks of aging. Can also be used for wine and high gravity beers.