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Yeast for Winemaking and for Homebrew

Yeast for Wine kits, restarting wine. Home brew country wines or just about anything winemaking!

There's lots of yeast available, the same yeasts have different names. Champagne yeasts might be called sparkling or restart yeast. We've tried to say which yeast is best for what!   If you need a yeast for your home brew kit the Gervin Gv1  will do the job!

If all you need is one yeast or a couple of light items that we can put in the envelope, you can pack the cash in a bit of cardboard and put it in a thick envelope, please put two first class stamps on the one to us. Then send us  a SAE and post it to us with the money. If you are sending notes or cheque, 1 stamp would be sufficient. - don't forget to tell us which yeast you want! We'll post it back by return.

Yeast Nutrient Small Tub


Enough for about 6x1 gall of wine


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Yeast nutrient is like a vitamin boost for yeast. Some recipes ask for it, some don't! If you're going for high alcohol wines or making from flowers with very little natural nutrients then it's best to add it.

Most wines from fruit that are aimed at about 12% will get by without.

Alcotec Aromatic Wine Yeast Complex 23 Litre/5 Gallon Compelte Fruit Wine Pack


Alcotec, high alcohol yeast. Aromatic yeast complex

Makes 1 five gallon batch of wine using just the yeast, you 'll probably need to add about 5tsp of citic acid to make any wine from anything.  Look at the recipe here!


Tub All Purpose Yeast 50 g

A small tub of all purpose wine yeast, enough for about 5 separate one gallon batches.
It's a good quality yeast and it will keep a couple of months once opened. It's not good to use it a year after it's opened though. So throw it away at the end of the season!

Gervin GV1 Universal Wine Yeast


If you want a general purpose yeast this is it!

Good for everything, nice clean bouquet fast to settle.

Enough for 1 - 5 Gallons of wine (5 to 23 Litres)

Gervin GV2 (Burgundy Wine Yeast) For robust red wine and red fruits


Use for red grapes and any red fruit, eg Damson, Elderberry, Blackberry , sloe etc.

Also known as Burgundy yeast.

It's also very good at overpowering wild yeast so you get a good clean fermentation.

Enough for 1 - 5 Gallons of wine (5 to 23 Litres)

Gervin GV3 (Champagne Wine Yeast) White wine and white fruit,


Use for elder flowers, apples, pears etc.

Especially good for making sparkling wines and restarting a stuck wine

Good for high alcohol wines and ciders as well.

Very popular yeast which also doubles as an all purpose yeast.

Gervin GV4 (Port) High Alcohol Yeast

Excellent high alcohol yeast, for full bodied desert wines or if you just want a bit more alcohol!

This is the purple yeast! It will produce up to 21% alcohol. If you're after the really high alcohol then it's this one.

Low foaming as well

Best used with a good yeast nutrient.

Gervin GV 5 (Low Temperature) white fruit yeast

Ferments down to 8 C. When used at a low temperature it preserves the delicate bouquet and flavour of fruits

Especially for sweet or dry fruit wines- Slow fermenting.

Used for delicate white fruits.

Also as a low temperature yeast.

Gervin GV6 18% (Sauternes Wine Yeast) light Dessert Wine Yeast


For sweet white wines or any wine which is asking for Sauternes yeast!

Will ferment down to 5 c, used to be known as cold fermenting yeast

Gervin GV8 ( GV A -Bordeaux Wine Yeast) Red Table Wine Yeast

Also for light red fruit wines- So if you're going to make a blackberry and apple it would be fine. Or a light raspberry.

Also for those Claret style wines. Doesn't boil off the bouquet on the more delicate fruits.

Good at above 18c.

Gervin GV9 (Varietal B Hock Yeast ) Light white wines

Good for German style wines from white or green fruit.
Also good for Gooseberries and Rhubarb. Works with Malic acid in the fruit to produce the best bouquet. Best to ferment at a slightly lower temperature to preserve the bouquet. Ferments down to 10 degrees.

Gervin GV10 (Tokay) Light Sparkling Wine Yeast

For more delicate sparkling or rose wines. 
Very similar yeast  to no 3. More suited to rose wines and can produce up to 18.5 % alcohol.

Gervin GV11 Wine Yeast Varietal D. GV11

Excellent for fine red wines. Fast to ferment.

Double Snake C STar Turbo Yeast for fast five gallon brewing!


Turbo Yeasts are being used for producing lots of alcohol, mostly for distilling!

The double snake c star is also good for fast brewing any 5 gallom/30 bottle fruit wines!

Don't add any extra nutrient just use this baby on it's own!

Cider Yeast for 5 Gallons


Gervin Cider Yeast