This’ll be my second year of making wine. Last year I made my first batch of pear wine and it turned out pretty good (dry and a little high in alcohol-13.5%), 'cept it might have been a little high in the acid deptartment (I’d get mild heart burn after a couple of glasses).
This year I want to try to catch the fruit a little earlier and juice it.
I`ve got a pear tree, two apple trees and a very large grape vine that could probably support about a six gallon batch of wine.
I’ve also got Kiwi, but I doubt they could be used to make wine…
I’m entertaining thoughts about mixing fruit. Maybe grape/pear or apple/grape, or some such combination. Anyone have any experience or helpful hints for the beginning vintner? Any good links/message boards would be appreciated too.
Or, you could just brag about your past successes and throw some tips my way.
Bottling and making the costum labels on the printer was a hoot, and the whole setup including the startup ingredients was less than $100.