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We enjoy making our own wild wine and usually put on at least two different kinds each year. Dandelion wine is a must! Since we use no chemicals at all on our lawn, we know the flowers are healthy and organic. Here are several different wines we make here on our homestead.
The first year we made this delicious wine, we had enough flowers for 1 gallon wine. The following year, we increased the picking and got enough for 2 1/2 gallons of wine. Dandelion Wine is very tasty with a citrusy flavour, due to the oranges and lemons that are added.
Here’s the recipe – why not give it a try? It’s a very light wine, perfect for late afternoons while sitting on the porch looking out over our gardens.
We also make a Berry Wine. Because we grow Raspberries, Rhubarb, Strawberries and we also have native wild Saskatoon berry bushes, we often make a blend of these different types. If you are new to making berry wines, read about our Saskatoon Raspberry wine. You can use any kinds of berries, just follow our process and give it a try!
How about some Parsley Wine? It’s my friend Paula’s favourite and it never fails – every Spring she asks me if I am going to make some this year.
Excuse the fancy labelling! But look at that beautiful colour of the Parsley Wine. It may not sound like a great tasting wine, but it is. It really is.
Carrot Wine? Yup, we’ve made that too. If you’ve got a bumper crop and more than enough to feed the family, get a little batch of this going.
Since we grow so much Rhubarb, we make a batch of Rhubarb Wine every year. Everyone loves this one!
Making wine from native flowers and berries is easier than you might think. Check out the links above for the recipe for that specific wine. These make great dinner wines and also nice hostess gifts.
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