Perfect Homemade Wine Recipes

Recipes are famous worldwide. It is the perfect drink to enjoy after a busy day or in the company of your loved one. In fact, any excuse is good enough when it comes to drinking wine. But while most people think of a grape drink, the truth is that wine can be made of a wide variety of fruits, flowers or… even honey.

Homemade Wine

It is very unlikely to find these special wines in regular shops, or in shops at all as a matter of fact. But no one stops you from brewing your own wine varieties. We put up this list of 17 delicious wines, so you will certainly be able to find perfect homemade wine recipes for your taste. Don’t forget to add a few Campden tablets to all the recipes. These are used as water sterilizer, just drop a couple of crushed tablets into a gallon of water and you’re good to go.

1. Blackberry Wine: A Recipe that Will Blow Your Mind

A true warmer for the cold winter months that you can brew at home! It’s simple and fun!

Ingredients:

  • 4.5 lbs. blackberries
  • 3 lbs. granulated sugar
  • Red wine yeast
  • 1 tbspectic enzyme
  • 1 tbs yeast nutrient

Preparation

  • Put the blackberries into a sterilized brew bin and crush them gently.
  • Pour 2 pints of boiling water over the blackberries and stir. Let it cool and add the pectic enzyme. Stir well, cover the bin and leave it for about 12 hours.
  • Boil 2.5 pints of water and dissolve the sugar in it, then pour it over the blackberry mixture. Cool it down.
  • Add the red wine yeast and the yeast nutrient, stir and leave the bin in a dark place for 4-5 days, stirring the mixture daily.
  • Strain the blackberry mixture into another sterilized bin then pour the liquid into a demijohn. Tap the demijohn and leave the liquid to ferment in a dark place for about six weeks.
  • Rack the liquid into another sterilized demijohn and leave it for another two to eight weeks.
  • Bottle the wine and seal with cork taps. Leave the wine to mature for a few weeks, then enjoy it!

2. Raspberry Wine: Unexpectedly Delicious

Surprisingly dry for a glass of fruit wine, this drink will certainly impress the wine snobs. Amaze them with this one of the best homemade wine recipes!

Ingredients

  • 3-4 lbs. raspberries
  • 2 lbs. granulated sugar
  • Lemon juice
  • White wine yeast
  • Yeast nutrient

Preparation

  • Boil 1 gallon of water and dissolve the sugar in it. Leave the syrup to cool down for about half an hour then pour it into a sterilized basin.
  • Add the raspberries to the syrup and leave them to macerate for about one hour.
  • Add the juice of one lemon and the yeast nutrient to the mixture. Stir and leave it for about 24 hours.
  • Add the white wine yeast. Leave for 24 hours.
  • Strain the raspberry mixture into another sterilized basin then pour the liquid into a sterilized demijohn. Leave it for five-seven days, until the wine has stopped fizzing.
  • Rack the wine into another sterilized demijohn. Leave for another two months. Repeat the process if necessary.
  • When you got rid of all the sediments, pour the wine into sterilized bottles and tap them with cork taps. Voila! You have made your own raspberry wine!

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3. Blueberry Wine: Easy to Make, Easier to Drink

If your friends love the famous blueberry beer, why don’t you try to impress them with this exquisite blueberry wine? Trust us, it is way tastier than the beer!

Ingredients

  • 3-4 lbs. blueberries
  • 2.5 lbs. granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pectic enzyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon of citric acid
  • Red wine yeast
  • Yeast nutrient
  • Potassium sorbate

Preparation

  • Put the blueberries into a sterilized basin and crush them with your hands or with a potato masher.
  • Pour the sugar over the blueberries and stir to dissolve it.
  • Add one gallon of filtered water together with the pectic enzyme, citric acid, and yeast nutrient. Leave the mix for 48 hours. Stir it daily.
  • Using a hydrometer, read the gravity and add more sugar until it reaches 1.090. Leave for another 24 hours, until the blueberry mix transforms into a blue-purple liquid.
  • Add the red wine yeast and leave the basin in a dark place for about one week. You should stop the fermentation process with the potassium sorbate when the wine stops bubbling.
  • Strain the liquid into a sterilized demijohn and leave it for about one month, until the fizzing will stop.
  • Rack the wine into another sterilized demijohn and leave it for another month. If you’re not happy with the taste achieved, repeat the process.
  • Bottle the wine and tap the bottles with cork tops. Wait three months. Taste!

4. Banana Wine: A Drink that will Surprise Everyone

We know it might sound odd, but banana wine exists. And it is delicious. Surprise your guests with this original recipe.

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs. organic bananas
  • 2 lbs. sugar (white or brown)
  • 1 cup of strong black tea
  • 8 oz. golden raisins
  • 0.5 oz. citric acid
  • White wine yeast
  • Yeast nutrient

Preparation

  1. Chop the bananas (peel included) and put them into a pot. Add the sugar, stir and add about one gallon of hot water. Cook the mixture for about 45 minutes at low intensity. During this process, crush the fruit with a potato masher.
  2. Chop the raisins and put them into a metal brewing bin.
  3. Cooldown the banana mixture for about ten minutes then strain it into the bin.
  4. Add all the other ingredients. Leave the bin in a dark place for about five days, stirring the mixture daily.
  5. Strain the liquid into another sterilized bin then pour it into a demijohn. Leave it for at least one month in a cool, dark place.
  6. Rack the wine into another sterilized demijohn and leave it for at least three months. Repeat if necessary.

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5. Cherry Wine: Delicious and Versatile

Looking for a wine to pair with meat dishes? Or maybe with pungent cheese? What about a wine for desserts? This versatile cherry wine pairs with all these foods and itis extremely easy to make!

Ingredients

  • 6 lbs. of cherries without pits, stems, and stones
  • 2.5 lbs. granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon citric acid
  • Wine yeast
  • Yeast nutrient
  • Potassium sorbate

Preparation

  • Put the cherries into a brewing bin and crush them.
  • Boil a gallon of water and dissolve the sugar into it. Pour the syrup over the cherries and leave for 12 hours.
  • Add the wine yeast, yeast nutrient, and citric acid. Leave for 24 hours.
  • If the wine is not bubbling, use a different yeast nutrient. If it is bubbling, leave for about one week in a dark place, stirring the mixture two times each day.
  • When the bubbling stops, strain the liquid into a sterilized demijohn. Leave it in a cool, dark place for about one month.
  • Rack the wine into another demijohn and leave for two months. Repeat if necessary.
  • Bottle the wine and enjoy a glass of your own, exquisite, cherry wine.