Fresh Appalachian Blackberry Wine

Blackberry wine recipe

The Spruce / Teena Agnel

Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 40 mins
Servings: 32 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
1546 Calories
0g Fat
399g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 32
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.

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

    Put blackberry wine in pot
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  3. Cover and let stand for 24 hours. 

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

    Beat egg white
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  5. Stir in the sugar and 2 quarts of water.

    Stir in sugar
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  6. Bring to a boil; boil for 5 minutes.

    Add sugar
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  7. Skim and let cool.

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  8. Add the skimmed syrup to the blackberry mixture.

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

    Blackberry in jar
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  10. Skim each morning for 10 mornings.

    Cloth over jar
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  11. Cover with a cloth and let stand until fermentation stops.

  12. Serve and enjoy.

    Blackberry wine
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  • It will take the wine at least 10 days for fermentation to stop. Keep an eye on it; it will stop looking bubbly around the edges. When it's finished, strain out the solids (put them over ice cream), cover the wine and transfer to the fridge, which will slow down any further fermentation.

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