Our raspberry wine recipe is delicious. You will get the feel of summer any time of the year. We won’t add grapes to this one. This raspberry wine recipe is made with 100% fresh raspberries. Make this award-winning raspberry wine at home today. It’s slightly sweet and goes well with many desserts. It’s also a great mixer for vodka, gin, club soda, and lemonade. Try our raspberry wine recipe today.
Raspberry Wine Recipe
Ingredients for our raspberry wine recipe:
- 12 pounds (5.4 kg) fresh raspberries
- 10 pounds (4.5 kg) sugar
- 5 teaspoons (23 g) yeast nutrient
- 1¼ teaspoons (3.4 g) grape tannin
- 6 teaspoons (30.6 g) acid blend
- 10 drops (0.5 mL) pectic enzyme liquid
- Water enough to make 5 gallons (19 L)
- 1 package (5 g) Wyeast Mead (Sweet) yeast
- 5 Campden tablets or ½ teaspoon (3.1 g) potassium metabisulfite powder
Instructions for our raspberry wine recipe:
- Sanitize all equipment.
- Crush the fruit and put into the primary fermentation container.
- Put the sugar, yeast nutrient, grape tannin, acid blend, pectic enzyme liquid, and enough warm water to make 5 gallons (19 L) on top of the raspberries in the fermentation container. Stir well to dissolve the sugar.
- When the must cools to 70°F (21°C), add the yeast and cover the container loosely with a sheet of plastic.
- Stir the must daily. In 5 to 7 days, the specific gravity should read 1.040 or lower. When it does, press out the fruit pulp and strain the wine.
- Place 2½ crushed Campden tablets or ¼ teaspoon (1.4 g) of potassium metabisulfite powder into a carboy and siphon the new wine into the jug. Insert an airlock and top off with water to fill the jug.
- Rack in a month, using the same procedure as in step 6, and let sit for 3 more months.
- Your wine should be clear and ready for final preparations. Taste, make adjustments, and let sit for another month.
- Bottle the wine, then wait 3 months before tasting.
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