Homemade Winemaking Process

Whether you are interested in the homemade winemaking process or more intrigued by homemade mead or cider, you will need most of the same basic ingredients for fermentation.

This jug of peach mead is still fermenting, as indicated by the foaming action of the yeast. At the bottom, a layer of sediment comprised of dead yeast cells, called the lees, has formed.
Photo by Johnny Autry