Home Made Wine from the Permaculture Garden.

After bottling it needs to be laid down for about 3 months minimum.

Bealtaine Cottage ~ Home of Goddess Permaculture and Earth Healing

Checking out the demijohns of various wines yesterday, I realised that some were ready to either rack off-that means transferring them to another, clean demijohn, or bottle up…so I spent a couple of hours doing just that, as well as sampling each one…well, it has to be done!Making wine from the abundant harvest of organic blackcurrants is one of my favourite summer tasks.

Plenty of bees in the permaculture gardens ensure masses of fruit and vegetables Plenty of bees in the permaculture gardens ensure masses of fruit and vegetables

I also use Strawberries, Redcurrants and Jostaberries, all grown here at Bealtaine.home made wine at Bealtaine Cottage

The wine here is Strawberry and Redcurrant.

Bealtaine Cottage redcurrants from the permaculture gardens

After bottling it needs to be laid down for about 3 months minimum.

This improves the taste and helps maturity.

Bealtaine Cottage wine makingMost of the flower and fruit wines I have made over the years have needed this, with the occasional wine being drinkable straight from the demijohn!

The big freezer in the pantry is still…

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8 Comments

  1. PanZul

    Hello and greetings from Poland 🙂 I’m following your blog for quite a long time, it is very inspirational. Here currants are just getting ready to harvest fruits but I have sampled my elderberry sparkling wine today 🙂 I’m in a year 3 of fighting infertile sand soil but slowly and surely getting there .. All the best for you and your lovely Bealtaine Cottage.

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    1. Bealtaine Cottage

      It’s lovely to hear from you! There are many polish people here in the west of Ireland and some Polish shops, so am more and more familiar with all things Polish! 🙂
      Elderberry sparkling wine sounds delicious…now that’s one to make!
      Blessings XXX Colette

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