What Are Some Recipes for Muscadine Wine?

What Are Some Recipes for Muscadine Wine?

A traditional recipe for muscadine wine uses 1 quart of mashed muscadine grapes, 3 quarts of water, 6 cups of sugar and 1 teaspoon of yeast. Some additional recipes for muscadine wine are muscadine wine with vodka and muscadine peach wine.

To make the traditional recipe, pour the water into a 3 1/2 gallon container, and dissolve the sugar in the water. Wash and mash the grapes, add them to the sugar mixture and sprinkle the yeast on top. Cover the container, and allow it to sit for one day without stirring. Stir the mixture once a day for one week, then pour it into a glass container that can be air locked.

Allow the mixture to rest undisturbed for six weeks, then strain the wine again. Cap the container lightly to prevent further fermentation, and allow it to rest for three days. Cap the container and store the wine in a cool place.

To make muscadine wine with vodka, mash 4 quarts of muscadine grapes, transfer them to a large crock, and pour 1 quart of boiling water over the grapes. Cover the container with cheesecloth, and let the mixture rest in a cool place for 24 hours. Stir in 2 1/2 cups of sugar, and let the mixture rest for another day. Strain the mixture into another container, cover it with fresh cheesecloth, and rest it for three days. Then, add 3/4 cups of vodka, cover the container tightly, and transfer the wine to sterile bottles after two days.

The muscadine peach wine recipe requires 5 pounds mashed peaches, 18 pounds muscadine grape juice, 3 gallons boiling water and 1 teaspoon of red wine yeast. Add 4 teaspoons of acid blend and 2 teaspoons of pectic enzyme after 24 hours. Fermentation takes several weeks.