Blueberry wine is one of the most interesting fruit wines that you can make. The deep and dark color of Blueberry Wine comes from the skins, just like a grape wine. The recipe we’ve listed below is perfect for the beginner winemaker. Produce a wine that is full of that rich blueberry flavor and color. Blueberry wines can be similar to Bordeaux, Syrah, or Cabernet Sauvignon. This recipe will produce a fruity, nicely balanced, and easy drinking wine. It will be slightly sweet and pair well with ice cream, soft creamy cheese, chocolate cakes, and fruit pies. Try our Blueberry Wine Recipe today.
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Blueberry Wine Recipe
Ingredients for a 5-gallon batch of our Blueberry Wine Recipe:
- Water enough to make 5 gallons (19 L)
- 15 pounds (6.8 kg) fresh blueberries
- 11 pounds (5 kg) sugar
- 1¼ teaspoons (5.6 g) yeast nutrient
- 5 teaspoons (25.5 g) acid blend
- 10 drops (0.5 mL) pectic enzyme liquid
- 1¼ teaspoons (3.4 g) grape tannin
- 1 package (5 g) Red Star Côtes des Blancs yeast
- 5 Campden tablets or ½ teaspoon (3.1 g) potassium metabisulfite powder
- 3 tablespoons (11.1 g) Oak-Mor (optional)
Steps for our Blueberry Wine Recipe:
- Sanitize all equipment.
- Pour 1 gallon (3.8 L) of hot water over the berries in a fermentation container and add the sugar. ‘
- Stir well to dissolve the sugar and let cool to 70°F (21 °C).
- Add the yeast nutrient, acid blend, pectic
enzyme, grape tannin, yeast, and enough tepid water to make 5 gallons (19 L) and stir.
- Stir the juice daily for 5 to 7 days, and then press out the juice. Rack into a sanitized 5-gallon (19 L) carboy. Top up to the rubber bung and air lock with water and let sit for several weeks.
- When the fermentation has stopped in 4 to 6 weeks, place 5 crushed Campden tablets or ½ teaspoon (3.1 g) potassium metabisulfite powder in a 5-gallon (19 L) glass carboy. Rack the must into the carboy.
- When the wine is completely clear, rack again.
- After several weeks, if the wine is clear, adjust sweetness and bottle.
- Let the wine age for 6 months, then taste it. Optional: If you wish to make a more grape like wine, add 3 tablespoons (11.1 g) of Oak-Mor just before fermentation.
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