How to Make Wine from Grapes

How to Make Wine from Grapes

Making wine from your own grapes is very rewarding and can produce some pleasant results, PROVIDING that you follow a few basic principles and make sure that you procide the best possible conditions for the yeast to ferment the grape juice.

Most grapes varieties tend to produce white juice even if they have red skins, so the process that is used to make red wine is slightly different from that used to make white wine. We also have a problem in the UK in than most summers are not really warm enough for long enough to get the grapes to ripen properly, so they may end up being a little bit too sharp by the time they are ready for harvesting.