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You don't need a winery (or a relation named Coppola) to be a winemaker. The next best things:

Lodi Old Vines Zinfandel Kit
These make-wine-in-your-kitchen kits from Selection Estate include grape juice, additives, and easy instructions. $140,

Vintage One Wines
At this Toronto winery, you have a hand in the entire process, from selecting grapes to helping with the crushing to customizing your label. Starting at $76 for 24 bottles,

Specialists guide you from vineyard selection to barrel type to bottle design. Then host a tasting at the winery in Sonoma, California—you'll barely make a dent in your 25 cases. Starting at $6,000;

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Written by Rachel Bertsche, Lillian Cunningham, Arianna Davis, Nicole Frehsee, Holly Hays, Rebecca Little, Crystal G. Martin, Stephanie Palumbo, and Jessica Silvester