How to Make Cherry Wine

By LeafTV Editor

How to Make Cherry Wine. Making your own homemade wine is a wonderful experience. It's hard to believe that some of the best homemade wines are not made from grapes. Making cherry wine offers a unique variation to traditional varieties. You can easily make cherry wine right at home for holidays and parties, as a gift or for your own drinking pleasure.

Step 1

Remove the stems and seeds from the cherries. In a large bowl, carefully crush the cherries to release the juices.

Step 2

Dissolve the sugar in 1 cup of hot water, stirring to combine. Let the mixture cool to room temperature.

Step 3

Mix the yeast in 2 cups of warm water. It may foam a little; that's okay. Let this cool as well.

Step 4

Combine the cooled sugar mixture with the crushed fruit and stir well.

Step 5

Add the yeast to the sugar and fruit mixture and blend together.

Step 6

Fill your jug with the fruit mixture and add remaining water until the container is full. Put the cap on your jug and store the wine in a cool, dark place. Ensure it cannot be reached by direct sunlight.

Step 7

Let your wine ferment for 2 to 3 weeks. After this time, strain your wine through a colander or cheesecloth to remove any chunks of fruit and store it in a bottle or container for enjoyment.