How To Make Wallflower Wine

Homemade Wine Recipe

Ingredients: Wallflower Wine

300 ml / 1/2 pint of wallflower petals
1 lb / 450 grams sultanas
2 1/2 lb / 1,250 grams sugar
2 lemons
8 pints / 1 gallon water
1/4 oz / 10 grams wine yeast

Method - What to Do

This is also known as 'Gillieflower wine' in the Shropshire area. It is important to always pick the wallflower petals when they are dry and preferably open in the sunshine. They must be used straight away, just after picking. Place all of the wallflower petals into the fermentation bucket, together with the sultanas (washed and finely chopped or minced), and then pour on all of the water (boiling).

Stir well and then cover, allowing to gradually cool. Start the wine yeast in a separate container and add to the fermentation bucket once working well. At this stage, the mixture should be left to ferment for a total of seven days, stirring once or twice each day. After this period, strain into a sterilised demijohn, add an airlock and leave to ferment until the yeast has completely worked itself out. This can be as quick as just three months. When the wallflower wine has cleared, you can siphon it straight into bottles.

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