The most prolific and, best of all, free winemaking fruit!

Basic recipe:

For 1 gallon –

3lb or more blackberries
1Kg sugar
1 lemon
cup of strong tea
Cold water (

Crush Blackberries.
Add sugar, tea, sliced/juiced lemons and water, stir well.
Add a crushed campden tablet, stir it in and cover (not airtight). Leave 24 hrs before adding wine yeast, pectolase and nutrient. Ferment in the bucket for 4-6 days stirring twice daily. Strain into demijohns and fermentation should last 4-8 weeks depending on temperature, it can last much longer.


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