Great Apple Wine Starts with an Apple Wine Recipe

The day I came across an apple wine recipe (accidently mind you) was the day I started tinkering with the idea of making my first country wine.

I wrote down all of the ingredients needed, rushed to the store to purchase what I needed, and have been making apple wine ever since.

Apple Wine

Apple wine is wonderful wine to make. It's simple to make, the ingredients are readily available, and it is always a hit at a party.

If you don't see an apple wine recipe that you like, keep checking back. I will add more on a regular basis.

Apple Wine Made from Juice

This apple wine recipe is both simple to make, and delicious to drink: A great starter for a beginner, and a delightful treat for the experienced wine maker.

Since this recipe uses juice as its main ingredient, you can make this wonderful little wine anytime of the year.


  • 1 gallon of pure apple juice (you'll add a carboy to your collection if you buy the one gallon glass bottle of juice) Make sure you buy juice that has no preservatives
  • 1 pound of sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Pectic Enzyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon of Tannin
  • 1 package of Champagne Yeast
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons of Acid Blend
  • 1 teaspoon of Yeast Nutrient
  • 1 Camden Tablet - crushed

Directions :

  1. Pour the apple juice into your primary fermenter.
  2. Add all remaining ingredients, except yeast. Stir well, make sure that all ingredients are disolved
  3. Cover your primary fermenter.
  4. Wait 24 hours, then add yeast and re-cover primary fermenter.
  5. Stir daily and check the specific gravity. When the specific gravity reaches 1.040 (usually 3-5 days) siphon the juice into a glass container and attach an airlock (the "carboy" that the juice came in will do quite nicely!)
  6. When the specific gravity reaches 1.000 (usually about 3 weeks), fermentation is complete. Siphon juice off sediment into a clean glass container. Re-attach airlock. If you only have a single glass container, you can siphon the juice back to the primary, clean your carboy, and then siphon back into the carboy.
  7. To aid in clearing, siphon again in 2 months. When the wine is clear, rack again and bottle.
  8. Allow the wine to age in the bottle for at least 6 months.

  9. Share with friends and celebrate your accomplishment!