Rosehip Wine Recipe

This Rosehip Wine recipe is an exciting way to make your own fruit wine!

| November 2013

Drink Your Own Garden (Batsford, 2013) offers more than 140 delicious recipes that make the most of your garden produce. Author Judith Glover encourages readers to experiment with a variety of fresh produce, from plums to melons, to make your own fruit wines, as well as meads and beers. This following Rosehip Wine recipe is excerpted from the chapter “Berry and Bush Wines."

You can purchase this book from the Mother Earth Living store: Drink Your Own Garden.

Rosehip Wine Recipe

Hips, or heps, are the fruit of the rose and are traditionally gathered after the first frost of November. This is a most beneficial wine to make, as the ripened hips are rich in vitamin C.

• 3 1/4 pounds ripe rosehips
• 3 pounds sugar
• 1 lemon
• 1 Camden tablet (a handy form of sulfur dioxide for disinfecting and sterilizing)
• 1 teaspoon pectin enzyme
• 1 gallon water
• Wine yeast
• Yeast nutrient



1. Put the washed hips into a vessel and crush well with a mallet or similar implement.

2. Cover with 1 gallon of cold water, stir in the crushed Camden tablet and pectin enzyme and leave to steep for 24 hours.

3. Draw off 2 pints of the liquid, heat just to boiling point and dissolve the sugar in it.






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