How To Make Onion Wine

Homemade Wine Recipe

Ingredients: Onion Wine

1/2 lb / 225 grams onions
1/2 lb / 225 grams potatoes
1 lb / 450 grams raisins
2 1/2 lbs / 1,100 grams granulated sugar
1 teaspoon acid blend
Wine yeast
1 teaspoon yeast nutrient / energiser
8 pints / 1 gallon water
1 campden tablet

N.B. Onion wine is a very pleasant, refreshing wine and does not taste of onions!

Method - What to Do

Peel and finely chop onions and potatoes, adding to pan of boiling water. Simmer for around 20 minutes and then strain the onion and potato water into a winemaking fermentation vessel, being sure that all of the juice has been extracted from the vegetables. Top up the onion wine liquor to make 8 pints / 1 gallon, using boiling water. All of the other ingredients can be added at this stage (roughly chop the raisins), except for the winemaking yeast. Stir well to make sure that all of the sugar is completely dissolved into the onion mixture.

When the water has cooled to room temperature, add activated wine yeast and then stir every day, in the morning and evening, for four days. Strain thoroughly and pour fermenting onion wine 'must' into sterilised demijohn, with airlock. Rack the onion wine for the first time and three weeks, and then twice more, and three-monthly intervals. Bottle the onion wine at 12 months, by which time the wine clarity should be good, and the fermentation should have completely ceased. Onion wine benefits from standing for at least six months before drinking.

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