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Wine Making - Damson Wine Recipe

Recipe for a Dry Damson Wine that should be ready in 6 months. Makes 1 gallon of wine.

Damson Wine Recipe


  • 4 lb damsons
  • ½ lb sultanas
  • Campden tablets
  • 2 lb sugar
  • Wine yeast
  • Nutrient
  • Water


  1. Remove the stalks from the damsons and rinse.
  2. Put into a fermenting bin and crush. Chop the sultanas and add to the bin.
  3. Pour on 4 pints of water. Add 1 Campden tablet, crushed and dissolved in a little warm water.
  4. Boil all of the sugar in 3 pints of water for 2 or 3 minutes and, when cool, mix into the pulp.
  5. Add the yeast and nutrient and cover and allow to ferment for a week, stirring daily.
  6. Strain and press and return to a clean fermenting bin.
  7. Cover again and leave for 3 or 4 days.
  8. Pour carefully into a gallon jar, leaving as much deposit behind as possible.
  9. Fill up the jar with cooled, boiled water to where the neck begins.
  10. Fit a fermentation lock and leave until fermentation has finished.
  11. Rack, as necessary, adding a Campden tablet after the first racking.
  12. Syphon into bottles.

Makes 1 gallon of wine.

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