Fresh Appalachian Blackberry Wine

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  • 40 mins
  • Prep: 30 mins,
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 12 quarts wine (32 servings)
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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.

Note: this recipe takes at least 10 days until fermentation stops.

What You'll Need

  • 7 quarts fresh blackberries, mashed
  • 3 1/2 quarts water (14 cups/112 ounces)
  • 7 pounds granulated sugar
  • 2 quarts water (8 cups/64 ounces)
  • 1 egg white

How to Make It

  1. In a large stainless steel or crockery container, combine the 3 1/2 quarts of water with the blackberries. Cover and let stand for 24 hours. 
  2. Beat the egg white and transfer to a large saucepan. Stir in the sugar and 2 quarts of water. Bring to a boil; boil for 5 minutes. Skim and let cool.
  3. Add the skimmed syrup to the blackberry mixture. Stir and put in a jar covered tightly with a cloth.
  4. Skim each morning for 10 mornings. Cover with a cloth and let stand until fermentation stops.
    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 1546
    Total Fat 0 g
    Saturated Fat 0 g
    Unsaturated Fat 0 g
    Cholesterol 0 mg
    Sodium 24 mg
    Carbohydrates 399 g
    Dietary Fiber 1 g
    Protein 1 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)