Charlotte J's Note:
August Lueders and Sons owned and operated a vineyard and winery in Frohna, established in 1868. Although Martha, Concord, Seedling, and Niagara grapes were grown, their famous product was "Martha Wine" and they had a customer list not only in Missouri but in many other states as well. The grapes were processed and the wine aged in 360 gallon wooden barrels called "hogsheads" in the basement under the large general store owned by Mr. Lueders. When sold, the wine was bottled in 5 gallon , jugs or in smaller sized long, narrow, dark glass bottles. When the Volstead Act was passed in 1918 the government permitted Mr. Lueders to sell his remaining supply for Communion purposes only. Here is the original recipe for this famous wine. Recipe from August Laueders from the cookbook "Heritage of Cooking" A Collection of Recipes from East Perry County, Missouri.
My Private Note
Units: US | Metric
- 1Mash grapes and let ferment 3 to 5 days.
- 2Draw off 5 quarts of juice.
- 3Dissolve sugar in hot water.
- 4Pour all into a 5 gallon jug container.
- 5Add water to fill jug to top.
- 6Cover jug opening with a small sandsack for 3 to 4 months.
- 7Draw off and rejug and seal jug with a tight-fitting cork or other kind of stopper.
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Nutritional Facts for Grape Wine
Serving Size: 1 (4662 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 3510.8
- Calories from Fat 0
- Total Fat 0.0 g
- Saturated Fat 0.0 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 0.0 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 907.0 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
- Sugars 906.3 g
- Protein 0.0 g