Wild Grape Wine


From the Vitality Food Feature ‘The Culinary Adventure of Wild Autumn Harvests‘.

For this recipe you will need a 3 litre size glass or porcelain container.


  • 2 lbs. of wild grapes
  • 1-1/2 lbs. sugar
  • 1 tsp yeast
  • 1 Tbsp wheat kernels
  • 6-1/2 cups water (boiled and cooled completely)

1) Wash the grapes and remove the seeds as much as possible.

2) Place the grapes into a 3 litre size glass or porcelain container.

3) Add all the other ingredients to the grapes.

4) Cover the jar tightly with a lid.

5) Store in a dark location for 7 days, then stir with a wooden spoon (not metal) every day for 21 days. (Stir at the same time every day.)

6) Do not stir for the next 2 days.

7) On the 24th day strain the wine through a tight sieve. Refrigerate and serve chilled.

Karen Stephenson is an author, writer, public speaker, and expert wild food educator. She is a chartered herbalist and is a certified Acute Canine Herbalist. Karen has lectured for schools, a multitude of community groups, and is a sought after speaker for many notable events including the International Herbal Association and online events hosted by Lakehead University. She has been interviewed on national radio, has been written about in a variety of media and has appeared on television. Karen's website is: www.ediblewildfood.com

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