How to Make Fruit Wine
Simple and easy procedures of fruit wine-making.
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)
Here are the materials needed:
- Cheese cloth
- Pot holder
Here’s the procedure
- Wash the ripe fruits and chop
- Extract the juice
- Strain the extracted juice through a cheese cloth
- 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.
- 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.
- Add 1 tsp yeast to every 13 cups of the mixture. Note: Be sure the mixture is lukewarm before adding yeast.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.