Core Strains are composed of 68 beer and wine yeast strains including wild yeast and bacteria as well as WLP600 Kombucha SCOBY. These strains are grown year-round with a shipping lead time of 1 to 17 days. The Core Strains are available to professionals, retailers, and homebrewers, with both PurePitch® and Custom Pour packaging for professionals. Homebrew-sized options are packaged in PurePitch® and vial packaging.
White Labs Vault Strains are a collection of specialty strains. The availability for specialty strains from The Vault depends on whether the customer is a homebrewer, professional, or retailer. Homebrewers may place a pre-order on select strains by visiting whitelabs.com/thevault or purchase yeast directly from a retailer that carries The Vault Seasonal Releases. All strains from The Vault are available to professionals with longer lead times and minimum order requirements.
WLP707 California Pinot Noir Yeast
Produces fruity and complex aromas and is reliable for difficult fermentations. Isolated from pinot noir grapes in Davis, CA.
WLP718 Avize Wine Yeast
Champagne isolate used for complexity in whites. Contributes elegance, especially in barrel fermented Chardonnays.
WLP730 Chardonnay White Wine Yeast
Dry wine yeast with slight ester production and low sulfur dioxide production which enhances varietal character.
WLP740 Merlot Red Wine Yeast
Neutral character, with low fusel-alcohol production. Ferments dry.**This strain has been genetically typed in our lab using polymerase chain...
WLP760 Cabernet Red Wine Yeast
A versatile strain for full-bodied red wines with ester production that complements dry aromatic white wines.
WLP770 Suremain Burgundy Wine Yeast
Emphasizes fruit aromas in barrel fermentations. Posesses a high nutrient requirement to avoid volatile acidity production.