WindRiver Your Trusted Source for Home Brewing and Wine Making Supplies Since 1993

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"I was very pleased with my last order of IPA and Porter. Your recipes are great and I always have good luck with your kits. I've been brewing extract kits for about 7 years, ordered from many companies, and find you guys the best. Keep up the good work. I always refer my friends to you."

Mark L.

"After visiting your web site several times, and ordering product from you, I must say your company is the BEST home brew supplier I've seen, hands down! Everything about your firm shouts quality. Keep up the great work!"

Duane V.

"I've tried about a half a dozen supply houses over the years and definitely like your kits the best. The combination of ingredients, ease of use and price cannot be beat. Keep up the great work! I plan on being a lifelong customer."

Michael S.

"I frequently shop at WindRiver online. You are always available to help with my questions and orders are always processed quickly. Your kits, ingredients and packaging are all of the highest quality. You guys have great prices and in my experience are the most economical of the online home brew shops"

Eric M.

"Everything I've brewed so far has been fabulous! Thanks for the great products!"

Douglas S.

Whether you are just starting out or have been home brewing for years you have come to the right place to fill your brewing and wine making needs. From beer ingredient kits, beer recipes, wine ingredients, to wine kits, plus a great assortment of equipment, with the best in service and support, we have helped home brewers and wine makers make great beer and wine for years.

New to Home Brewing and Wine making?

You are about to begin a wonderful hobby some call a passion even more call it an obsession.


By making your own beer and wine you are starting a hobby that is creative, honest, self reliant and most of all, fun. There is nothing better than sharing a mug of beer or a glass of wine with a friend and telling them you made it yourself. Sure you have some bragging rights, but knowing exactly what went into that perfect glass of Merlot, or pint of ale, is what it's all about.

Bottling a batch of home brew

Home brewing and wine making are lifetime hobbies. Both young and old love the independence of the process and the constant search for knowledge. A great hobby to bridge the generation gap bringing families together around the brew pot or crusher.


Getting started is easy.


Some basic equipment is needed to start home brewing or making wine at home. We have equipment packages containing all the specialized equipment you will need, and the instructions and support to get you off to the right start. And don't worry... we are just a phone call away to help with any questions you may have.


We want to make sure your first batch comes out great. Our kits include the best instructions around with lots of tips and tricks we have learned over our many years of brewing. Our customers are always amazed at the ease and great taste of their first batch of home brew or bottle of wine.


If you are starting this great hobby for yourself or getting an equipment package for the beer or wine lover in your life, we're confident you will be happy with your efforts and the enjoyment of making beer and wine yourself.

Already Making Beer and Wine?

You understand the passion of brewing and wine making. We share that passion and look forward to being your source for fresh ingredients, knowledge and good old fashioned great service.

Homebrew, hops, malted barley

We have a great selection of beer ingredient kits containing everything needed to make a batch. Back in the early 90's we innovated the boxed beer kit and have been a small part in helping thousands of people make great beer ever since. We have a wide assortment of kits available. We are also happy to make adjustments to the kits to meet your tastes or needs.


We also have all of our great ingredients available separately. Our malt extract comes from Briess malting a world wide leader in the production of high quality malt extracts and specialty grains. They are also located in Wisconsin so you can be assured of quality and freshness.


If you are a grain brewer we have a wide assortment of base and specialty malts to meet your needs at some of the best prices around.


Hops are the soul of beer and we have a good selection on hand. From spicy bittering hops to delicate aroma hops we have a variety for every beer. We also carry the best in liquid yeast cultures from Wyeast labs.


For the wine maker we have all the ingredients to turn your own fruit into wine or choose from the many wine ingredient kits we carry from Wine Expert and Spagnol's.


Thanks for considering us as a supplier of your home brewing and wine making supplies. We look forward to serving you!

Scott Law

Scott Law- Owner, Customer Service Representative, Order Packer, Store Manager and go to guy for just about everything else that needs to be done.