How to Make Muscadine Wine

| 1/4/2013 5:53:41 AM

Tags: Muscadine Wine, Texas Pioneer Woman, Texas Pioneer Woman,

Wine can be made out of many materials grown on the farm from peaches to berries but, for most people wine comes from the fermentation of grapes. Many people have grapes growing in their backyard for making wine and of course in this part of Texas we are lucky to have native grapes growing wild in the countryside just waiting to be picked. Before the grape varieties of Europe were brought over and planted here, there were already many native American varieties of grape vines growing an abundance of grapes. One such native American variety is the Vitis Rotundifolia, or as it is locally known as the muscadine.

Vitis Rotundifolia 

Vitis Rotundifolia 

I made a batch of muscadine wine at the end of summer and bottled it a couple of days before Christmas. The recipe and instructions below describes how I made 6 gallons of wine which will fill 30 wine bottles.

Necessary Ingredients: 

36 pounds of grapes

7/19/2016 2:19:08 PM

I was wondering if there is a way to adapt this recipe for muscadine juice that has already been extracted from the muscadines. I picked and juiced muscadines for jelly-making, but decided I had way too much juice for the amount of jelly I think I might get tired of making... SO can I make my simmered-and-mashed extracted juice into wine? I have 7.5 gallons of straight, strong juice and a brand new 5 gallon "water cooler" type water jug to start with...

9/8/2015 11:44:52 AM

Hi, I was wondering wha a good yeast would be, any suggestion would be helpful. I have 71B-1122 on hand didnt really know if it would be a good one. also I have 33lbs of scoppernong grapes would that be enough for this recipe or would i need to adjust the sugar and water any if so and reccomendation on that would be helpful. Thank you form a new wine maker.

9/8/2015 11:27:43 AM

what is the best yeast to use i have 71B-1122. Would this be a good one. Also I only have 32lbs grapes would that amount be ok with this recipe.

8/30/2015 2:30:02 PM

Lisa, Yes you need campden tablets. They sanitize your wine equipment and campden tablets kill foreign matter that will pop up in your wine to destroy it. They are a good thing in wine making.

8/20/2013 2:46:16 PM

I really love your recipe. My husband picked up the ingredients from the store today and the guy at the shop told him he needs Camden Tablets and I told him no. So I'm wondering about it.

mary carton
1/12/2013 10:25:51 PM

I found a recipe for fig wine. I'm planning to try that as I have a lot of fig trees, got carried away trying different varieties.

jannette gomez
1/11/2013 2:06:59 AM

I have only been making wine for about 5 years. Every time I make a batch I learn more. It is a nice way to use up abundant fruit around the farm.

nebraska dave
1/5/2013 9:54:52 PM

TPW, you are certainly an expert wine maker. I dabbled in that for a time but nothing serious. I have thought about trying to make mulberry wine. About 20 years ago my neighbor at the time and I endeavored to make some Mulberry wine. It was fantastic. I'm not sure why we never tried it again. It also makes great jelly. We certainly have plenty of wild mulberry trees in Nebraska. Most people just consider them a nuisance. I've decided to try to use the fruit of the mulberry. It is a never ending supply that's for sure. Have a great wine sipping day.

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