How to Make Fruit Wine

published by nobert soloria bermosa on Aug 29, 2009

Simple and easy procedures of fruit wine-making.

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I have written an article about the production of native wine in the Philippines a year ago and some Internet readers since then had been asking me on how to make wine. Some even sent me email and a few personally called me by the phone. Because I don’t personally engage in the industry of wine-making I asked Liza Moscaya, a good friend of mine, to provide me the procedures of wine-making. 

In making wine here are the ingredients:

  • Ripe fruits (see list of choices below)
  • Sugar
  • Yeast
  • Water

Here are the materials needed:

  • Cheese cloth
  • Kettle
  • Cup
  • Knife
  • Teaspoon
  • Pot holder

Here’s the procedure

  1. Wash the ripe fruits and chop
  2. Extract the juice
  3. Strain the extracted juice through a cheese cloth
  4. Add two parts of water to every parts of the extracted juice, then add cup of sugar to every 4 cups of diluted juice. Stir.
  5. Pour the mixture into a broiler or kettle and heat over a low fire for 30 minutes. Make sure the mixture does not boil. Set aside to cool.
  6. Add 1 tsp yeast to every 13 cups of the mixture.   Note: Be sure the mixture is lukewarm before adding yeast.
  7. Pour the mixture in a bottle and put into any suitable place and allow to ferment for 2 or more weeks until all the air bubbles of the mixture has realized.
  8. After fermentation, place the bottle containing the mixture into the kettle half filled with water. Heat over a low fire and allow to steam for 30 minutes. This process is called pasteurization.
  9. Let the bottle stand to allow separation of the clear liquid from the sediment then pour the liquid into another bottle. Place an air tight (cork) to cover and age for 6 months or more.

Its done, so simple and so easy.

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List of suggested fruits: Wines are made from grapes. Other fruits used in wine -making are called fruit wine and some of the most popular fruits used in fruit wine -making include strawberry, apple, pineapple and pear.

Here’s an additional list to choose from; plums, elderberries, bananas, mangoes, crowberry, kiwi, apricot, blackberry, blackcurrant, blueberry, cherry, cloudberry, cranberry, pineapple guava, wolfberry, gooseberry, huckleberry, loquat, lychee, mangosteen, peach, pear, raspberry, redcurrant, rowan, persimmon, pomegranate, quince, rose hip, sea-buckthorn, tomato, watermelon and sweetsop.

19 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. # 1 by Melody SJAL
    August 29th, 2009 at 3:14 am #

    Thanks for this informative post.

  2. # 2 by Unofre Pili
    August 29th, 2009 at 3:24 am #

    Oh nice, love it it definitely.

  3. # 3 by CHAN LEE PENG
    August 29th, 2009 at 4:16 am #

    Great tips! Thanks for sharng. Have my liked it too.

  4. # 4 by Verniel Cutar
    August 29th, 2009 at 6:11 am #

    Hi bro…thanks, now I know how to make fruit

  5. # 5 by OhSugar
    August 29th, 2009 at 6:20 am #

    Thanks for sharing these great tips for making wine. Thanks for sharing.

  6. # 6 by Christine Ramsay
    August 29th, 2009 at 9:15 am #

    This looks good. We used to make a lot of wine when we were first married. I had forgotten about it until I read this. You might just have started us off again. Well done.


  7. # 7 by papaleng
    August 29th, 2009 at 9:22 am #

    Yes! pwede ng mag-tagay..lapit pa naman ang B-day ko..

  8. # 8 by Juancav
    August 29th, 2009 at 10:36 am #

    Good information,must be fresh and healthy drink.

  9. # 9 by Goodselfme
    August 29th, 2009 at 11:25 am #

    Wow, Thank you for this recipe for fruit wine making. I might try this in the fall.

  10. # 10 by xoxo
    August 29th, 2009 at 5:52 pm #

    A must try :)

  11. # 11 by PR Mace
    August 29th, 2009 at 7:53 pm #

    Well presented informative post. I may have try it.

  12. # 12 by rutherfranc
    August 29th, 2009 at 8:55 pm #

    mmm.. di ko to share sa mga lasengo kong kabarkada…

  13. # 13 by Lex92
    August 30th, 2009 at 3:56 pm #

    darn… that sounds good… too bad in the US drinking age is 21…4 more years and I will try to make my own wine :)

  14. # 14 by Yovita Siswati
    August 31st, 2009 at 5:50 am #

    Thanks for the recipe. I don’t know you are also a wine maker :-)

  15. # 15 by Anne Lyken Garner
    September 1st, 2009 at 8:17 am #

    You made it sound so easy. Thanks to your friend also for this really straightforward tutorial.

  16. # 16 by Ruby Hawk
    September 2nd, 2009 at 9:12 pm #

    I like your recipe, It looks like one we used years ago and lost.I made wine last year but the recipe was different and not nearly as good. Thanks a bunch.

  17. # 17 by DA Cournean
    September 5th, 2009 at 7:44 pm #

    Mouth watering!

  18. # 18 by CutestPrincess
    September 16th, 2009 at 10:16 pm #

    i use to make fruit wine before using kasoy, guava and atis…

  19. # 19 by rehna joy
    September 19th, 2010 at 10:01 pm #

    i love the process, so easy… i will my students do it too…

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