Fruit Wine Recipes

Strawberry Wine | Blueberry Wine | Peach Wine
Apple Wine | Fruit Wine Kits

When working with fresh fruit wine recipes, most recipes you will find have measurements relative to making 1 gallon of wine.

If you are just starting out, you may want to try these fruit wine kits. They are very simple...Just add water!

So…if you are making 5 gallons, please be sure to multiple all ingredients by 5.

But what a wonderful way to use all the fresh fruits that are in season!

Fruit Wine Preparation

Sanitize all equipment. Refer to wine making instructions if you are not sure what to do.

Fruit preparation is important. Purchase fruit that is RIPE (good and juicy), not rotten and not under-ripe. The idea behind this is that the fruit has as much natural sugar as possible. Previously frozen fruits work wonderfully. They produce more juice.

  1. Wash fruit thoroughly. Clean all leaves, stems and pits. Cut out any bad spots. Cut the fruit into pieces, slightly mashing it and put them into your nylon straining bag. Don’t lose a bit of juice when cutting fruit up. You may want to work over a sanitized bowl or your primary fermenter when doing this step.

    You will be hanging the nylon straining bag on the side of the primary fermenter during fermentation. When you put together your “must”, you need to mash and squeeze the fruit to get the juice out.

    As the “must” ferments, the pulp will break down. Mash the fruit after you take a hydrometer reading. Don’t kill it…just mash it a little to extract a little more juice out of the fruit.

  2. Stir in all other ingredients EXCEPT yeast – sugar, acid blend, tannin, pectic enzyme (if required), nutrients and crushed campden tablets (1 tablet for each gallon).
  3. After 24 hours, add your yeast. Cover primary fermenter and add air-lock.
  4. In about 3-5 days, your “must” should be down to a SG of 1.030 – 1.040. It is time to remove the fruit, siphon wine off the sediment into a glass carboy.
  5. Your fruit wine will continue to ferment. When the SG reaches .990 – 1.000, it is time to rack again into a clean carboy. If a second carboy is not available, rack your wine into the primary fermenter and then into the cleaned out glass carboy. Reattach air-lock.
  6. Your wine will now start clearing. At this point, you can add clearing agents or let the wine clear naturally. I highly encourage to let it clear naturally since the longer it sets and ages, the better it gets. This process encourages the development of esters and the taste of your wine will mellow and develop better body.

You have completed your first fruit wine recipe. In a few months, proceed to bottling your wine.

Fruit Wine Recipes

These are the most requested recipes for Fruit Wine

Strawberry Wine Recipe that you can use fresh or frozen strawberries with. Kick it up a notch and add another fruit with it! Kiwi? Bananas?

Apple Wine recipe using apples or apple juice.

Peach Wine Light and refreshing! Why not add a few apricots to it?

Blueberry Wine Makes a wonderful smooth wine.

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