Tagged: fruit

1987 Pear

1987 Pear

September 2006 – This was the last pear wine I made. While I like pears to eat, the fruit is too bland to make a good wine. Ingredients: Fruit 6-3/4# pears Water 1 quart...

1987 Elderberry

1987 Elderberry

September 2006 – We had elderberry bushes growing along the river by our main field. My brother helped me pick the elderberries and strip them off the branches. It was a lot of things...

1986 Apple

1986 Apple

October 2018 – I had no idea what I was doing when I made this. Of course, there was no internet in which to look things up, and the books I had at the...

1986 Peach

1986 Peach

October 2018 – As my notes indicate, I remember nothing of this wine. It’s also a very odd batch size, so I’m guessing I had 6 lbs of peaches and made wine from what...

1986 Elderflower

1986 Elderflower

October 2018 – I recall that I saw a package of dried elderflowers in The Winery (this is years before I became a partner). It struck my fancy so I gave it a try....

1986 Elderberry

1986 Elderberry

October 2018 – I’m guessing that after making wine from dried elderberries, I got the idea that fresh had to be better. My brother and I picked the elderberries and it was a serious...

1985 Blackberry

1985 Blackberry

Ingredients: Fruit 10# blackberries Water 3-1/2 gallons Sugar 10# Campden 6 Pectic Enzyme 2 tsp Yeast Energizer 2 tsp Yeast Nutrient 2 tsp Yeast Red Star Epernay II Method: Started 08/17/1985 1.084 Yeast added...

1985 Peach

1985 Peach

Ingredients: Fruit 2-1/2# peaches Water 1 gallon Sugar 6 cups Citric Acid 1 tsp Yeast Energizer 1 tsp Yeast Nutrient 1 tsp Yeast Red Star Epernay II Method: Started 06/03/1985 1.100 Strained 06/06/1985 1.030...

1985 Rhubarb

1985 Rhubarb

October 2018 – I suspect this was an attempt to reproduce my first batch of wine … along with the fact that our neighbor had a huge rhubarb patch that was mostly unused, and...