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By Heron

Cheshire, United Kingdom Gb

I've recently made a gallon of red wine using my 'vitis vinifera purpurea' from the garden. I've looked it up and though it says it is edible, there's nothing about whether It's any good for wine making. Does anyone know if it is ok for wine making?

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I think it is unlikely Heron - but checking it says the skins are tannic so you might do okay. How did you actually make the wine?

14 Oct, 2009

 

We picked a large basin full and after removing leave and 'some' snails, I fed the lot through a juice extractor which left us with just juice. It made a bit of a mess but not as much as if we'd used our feet ! I do hope the wine will be alright to drink, the vine is afterall an ornimental variety.

14 Oct, 2009

 

I suppose it will not be red wine but 'purpurea' wine!

14 Oct, 2009

 

Tell me you left the juice to sit on the skins for a while - it needs to for red wine. What are you using for yeast?

14 Oct, 2009

 

We followed the recipe from a wine book, we didn't leave the juice to sit on the skins, the yeast is from Wilkinsons.

14 Oct, 2009

 

you will make wine, wether it is palatable depends on you and your taste buds. after all you can make wine from all sorts, dandelion flowers, carton of fresh orange juice and rhubarb. my gran used to make wine from these and my memory of the rhubarb wine was it tasted like the sterilising fluid but by heck it got you tiddley pdq. :o) hic!

14 Oct, 2009

 

It's our first attempt at it this year so I'm hoping it will be a case of 'beginners luck' we've also made Pear, Damson and Elderberry.

14 Oct, 2009

 

remember the good life and the pea pod burgundy? :o)

14 Oct, 2009

 

If the elderberry is anything like what we used to make it will be fantastic.....but don't be tempted to drink it to young....we made that mistake..... and the last bottle was superb.........

pssst.......don't tell anyone else, but let me know when its ready..and we'll come and help you drink it.......lol

14 Oct, 2009

 

Oh my god SBG - do I ever remember the pea pod burgundy... We used to make homemade wine and one year bottled before it had finished fermenting - the noise and the mess were something else.

I'd probably pass on your grape wine Heron but pass the elderberry - after it has sat for at least a year...

You 'can' make wine from lots of things whether it will taste good is another matter. Berry fruits tend to be good plus rhubarb. Have to say though we stopped making years ago.

14 Oct, 2009

 

Oh yes I remember a good rhubarb wine we made once.....trouble is it takes such a long time to reach decent drinkable quality...:))))

15 Oct, 2009

 

Yup you have to be patient with home made wines.

15 Oct, 2009

 

We syphoned it into bottles yesterday. There was a few bottles that were not full so we drank it. It really was delicious.

10 Jun, 2010

 

:-)

10 Jun, 2010

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