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Peach Wine Recipes

Peach Wine Recipe #1

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 pound peaches (about 10 peaches)
  • 7 pints water
  • Sugar to get specific gravity to 1.100 (about 2 lb)
  • 1 Campden tablet
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon acid blend
  • 1 teaspoon pectic enzyme powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon yeast energizer
  • 1/4 teaspoon tannin
  • 1 package wine yeast

Instructions

  1. Wash peaches, quarter, remove stones and any brown patches.
  2. Leave the skin on and remove all of the reddish colored meat around the stone.
  3. Place peach quarters in nylon straining bag and place in primary.
  4. Crush peaches, extracting as much juice as possible.
  5. Add dry ingredients to primary except yeast.
  6. Add hot (hot tap works fine) water and mix thoroughly.
  7. Cover and let set for 24 hr.
  8. After 24 hr add wine yeast.
  9. Ferment for 3-5 days (specific gravity of 1.040).
  10. Rack into secondary and attach air lock.
  11. Rack in 3 wks and again in 3 months.
  12. If you can, let it age a few more months or up to a year.


Peach Wine Recipe #2 (Summer Evening)

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ to 3 pounds peaches (very, very ripe)
  • 2 pounds white sugar
  • 1 pound brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon acid blend
  • 1/4 teaspoon grape tannin
  • 3/4 teaspoon pectic enzyme
  • 1 teaspoon yeast nutrient
  • 1 1/2 cups orange juice (for yeast starter)
  • 1 package yeast (LALVIN 71B-1122 preferred for this recipe)

Instructions

  1. Wash the peaches, cut them in pieces, discard the stones and any spoiled parts and smash the pieces with your clean hands.
  2. Add enough boiling water to cover.
  3. Let stand overnight.
  4. Add the pectic enzyme in the morning and let stand another day.
  5. On the third day strain through cloth, such as muslin or a nylon bag.
  6. Wring it out well to get all the juice and discard the pulp.
  7. Stir in the acid blend and the grape tannin.
  8. Dissolve the two sugars in boiling water.
  9. When it is cool, add it to the peach liquid.
  10. Add enough water to make about 7 pints, total.
  11. Let it cool to 80 degrees Fahrenheit or less.
  12. Prepare the yeast starter by placing the orange juice in a suitable bottle. The temperature of the orange juice should be about 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
  13. Add the yeast and the yeast nutrient.
  14. Shake it to mix and then loosen the cap. Be sure the cap is loose!
  15. When the starter is bubbling nicely, in 1 to 3 hours, add it to the peach liquid.
  16. Make up the volume to about 1 gallon with water.
  17. Put in a stainless steel or enamel stock pot with a lid.
  18. When the fermentation slows, in 1 to 2 weeks, move it into a jug and place on an air lock.
  19. Make up the volume to 1 gallon with water, if necessary.
  20. Rack as necessary to clear until ready for bottling.
  21. This wine has been known to complete its fermentation quickly and clear well. Bottle when still and clear, at a specific gravity of 1.000.
  22. This wine will taste better if it is aged several months to a year.