Pear Wine

| 11/19/2013 8:51:00 AM

“Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.”

- Benjamin Franklin

The Texas Pioneer WomanThis summer was the summer of pear wine. My husband and I picked so many pears that I was able to make 4 batches of pear wine. To put that in perspective I made 24 gallons or 120 bottles of pear wine! Making pear wine is not too difficult; if I can do it anybody can do it. The beauty about wine is that at bottling time you can make the wine to your taste; leave it dry, sweeten it back a bit, make it into a sparkling wine, or make it into a dessert wine. The recipe I am sharing below makes 6 gallons of wine.

Necessary Ingredients

24 pounds pears

36 pints water

11/19/2013 4:41:41 PM

TPW, I had an interest in wine making decades ago and made up a few bottles. That was early 1970s. I think they were just made from juice and not the actual fruit. When cleaning out the basement a couple years ago, I ran across the last bottle of wine that I made back then. I promised myself that I would open it up and taste it when I finished the cold room in the basement. Well, the cold room was finished last Winter but the bottle of wine still resides on the shelf. I am almost afraid to try it after that long. It may have turned into vinegar by now. Maybe one day this Winter I'll be brave enough to try it. I did make some Mulberry wine once with a neighbor and I guess it turned out ok because he drank it all. ***** Have a great homemade wine day.