Easy homemade wine
photo by mksikora
- Ready In:
- 504hrs 15mins
- Pour grape juice into 5-gallon container.
- Bring water and sugar to a boil until sugar is melted.
- Let cool.
- Pour into container.
- Add 1 pkg yeast (activating beforehand is optional).
- Close with airlock stopper.
- Allow to ferment for 3 weeks in a sanitized 5-gallon container.
- After 1 additional week, bottle.
This was so much fun to make! I made it with all organic ingredients and used the resulting wine for my May Day punch. I added dried Sweet Woodruff and fresh strawberries and it was delightful! It's definitely a more rustic wine, not a crystal-clear table wine, but I was happy to have an organic wine with no added sulfites. No one reported a hangover from this wine!
I did not want to rate it yet because I want to give it more time to age, but I will start with this rate. It has been 22 days. I just had to taste it. It tastes kind of like a white zinfandel. I used 2 64oz of Cranraspberry juice and the rest White grape juice. I am going to play with the recipe more with the next round. Thanks Kimke. It is fun and I did not have to go to a special wine making store to buy ingredients. Sandra
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I live in Omaha NE and am an audiologist at Boys Town National Research Hospital. I love to cook, as does my husband Michael. In the summer, we have a large garden and try to use alot of fresh fruits/veggies in our cooking. We have a 5 year old daughter, Kate and almost 2 year old son Sam and enjoy introducing them to new foods. One of their favorites is fresh pesto smeared on crackers!