Fresh Appalachian Blackberry Wine

se-up Of Fresh Blackberries
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  • Total: 40 mins
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 12 quarts wine (32 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
1546 Calories
0g Fat
399g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12 quarts wine (32 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 1546
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 24mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 399g 145%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 1g
Calcium 75mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

A unique way to capture the taste of freshly picked blackberries is to make Blackberry wine. Perfect for brunch or outdoor parties, this blackberry wine was adapted from an old Appalachian recipe.


  • 3 1/2 quarts water
  • 7 quarts fresh blackberries (mashed)
  • 1 egg white
  • 7 pounds granulated sugar
  • 2 quarts water

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a large stainless steel or crockery container, combine the 3 1/2 quarts of water with the blackberries.

  3. Cover and let stand for 24 hours. 

  4. Beat the egg white and transfer to a large saucepan.

  5. Stir in the sugar and 2 quarts of water.

  6. Bring to a boil; boil for 5 minutes.

  7. Skim and let cool.

  8. Add the skimmed syrup to the blackberry mixture.

  9. Stir and put in a jar covered tightly with a cloth.

  10. Skim each morning for 10 mornings.

  11. Cover with a cloth and let stand until fermentation stops. (Note: this recipe takes at least 10 days until fermentation stops.)

  12. Serve and enjoy!