Where to Purchase Winemaking Equipment
Equipment and supplies are available from many suppliers. Those listed here are not endorsed by the Purple Foot club, but ones with which our members often do business. Vendors who offer discounts to Purple Foot members are indicated below.
Members interested in getting volume discounts on the purchase of wine bottles may want to contact Rob Fowler, a club member who has a commercial winery and regularly purchases substantial amounts of bottles.
These companies are under common ownership, and have several retail sites around the Twin Cities. They are usually good sources for wine kits, and the most commonly used yeasts and additives. They normally stock carboys, tubing, corks, etc. Larger pieces of equipment such as presses, crusher/de-stemmers, stainless steel tanks tend to be seasonal or special order only. Members are entitled to a 10% discount on purchases made at the stores (not online).
Based in Concord, California, with warehouses in California and Pennsylvania. MoreWine generally has a wider array of corks, equipment and yeast varieties than other suppliers. They stock French, American and Hungarian oak barrels, as well as various sizes of stainless steel tanks, and equipment for large-scale amateurs and smaller commercial wineries. They also have many good articles (available for download) on specific winemaking topics.
Located in Ohio, and a major supplier for Winexpert Kits and Finer Wine kits and LD Carlson products. They offer a guaranteed lowest shipped price, so it is better than a Club discount. Their website is labelpeelers.com
Presque Isle is based in Pennsylvania, and has been a supplier of wine-making products and ingredients for many years. They also operate their own commercial winery, and can ship wine to most parts of the USA, including Minnesota. Purple Foot Members are entitled to a discount. Use code WMC10
Quality Wine and Ale Supply
Opened in 2000 and is located in Indianapolis. They carry a wide variety of Wine, Cider, Soda and Beer making supplies. The website is HomeBrewIt.com and lists both RJS and Winexpert kits along with a large selection of LD Carlson products.
The Grape and Granary
This is an Ohio homebrew shoppe that's been around since 1992. They carry winemaking supplies along with Kits, Labels, Kombucha, Cheesemaking, Coffee Bean Roasting, Mead, and Sake products. They are a great Go-To supplier if you can't find it elsewhere. Their website is grapeandgranary.com