Wash peaches and chop them into small chunks.
Add peaches to a large pot. Add sugar, stir well. Cover and let it sit for a few hours, stirring every once in a while.
After about 2-3 hours, the sugar should have nicely macerated the peaches. Add As much of the water as your pot can handle, bring ALMOST to a boil.
Once water starts bubbling, turn the temp to low and simmer for 1 hour. Think more “keep it warm”, than any kind of active simmer.
While the pot is simmering, prepare your fermenter bucket:
Wash and sanitize a 2 gallon plastic fermenter, lid, stopper, and air lock.
Place raisins, acid blend, yeast nutrient, and pectic enzyme into the plastic fermenter.
Affix the stopper to the lid of the fermenter, cover and set aside.
Once the hour is up, remove from heat, allow to cool.*
Carefully pour peaches and water into the fermenter. Top up with any remaining water.
Affix air lock to lid, cover the bucket, and allow to fully cool over night. For the sake of consistency in readings - and therefore accuracy in ABV calculations - this should be done where you plan to let the wine ferment for the next few months - usually a basement.
The next morning, check the Specific Gravity and write it down in your notes, along with the date.
Add yeast to the fermenter bucket, stir with a long, sanitized spoon. Affix the lid, allow to sit for 24 hours.
The next day, check to make sure that the yeast has started fermenting - there should be bubbles in the airlock, and/or foam in the liquid.
Put the lid back on, allow to ferment for one week.
After a week or so, use your sanitized siphon setup to rack the must into a freshly sanitized carboy. Put the carboy somewhere cool (not cold!), and leave it alone for a month or so.
Using sanitized equipment, rack the peach wine off the sediment, into a clean, freshly sanitized carboy. Cap with sanitized airlock, leave it alone for another 1 month.
Rack one more time, leave it for another 2 months or so.
When your wine has been racked a few times and shows NO more fermenting activity for a month or so (no bubbles in the airlock, no more sediment being produced, you can move on to bottling.
Follow the instructions on your selected type of wine stabilizer to stop fermentation from restarting. For potassium sorbate, this needs to be done 2-3 days before bottling.
Using sanitized equipment, take a gravity reading, then rack the wine into clean, sanitized bottles. Cork.