How to Make Muscadine Wine

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

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.

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