How to Make Delicious Homemade Wine without yeast

By Dan Harkins

Yeast is a strain of bacteria that promotes fermentation. It is a key component in the production of alcoholic beverages such as beer and wine. That doesn't mean there isn't a way around the addition of yeast. Just collect about 3 lbs. of fresh blackberries and follow a series of steps to make a delicious red wine at home that won't need yeast to bring out the alcoholic qualities you seek.

Yeast is a common ingredient in alcohol, but some people are intolerant of the bacteria.

Step 1

Wash the blackberries to remove any dirt, and place them in a large bowl.

Step 2

Boil 1 gallon of water in a pot.

Step 3

Pour the boiling water over the berries. Stir with a wooden spoon, then cover the bowl with a towel.

Step 4

Set the bowl aside for 10 days in a dry place at room temperature.

Step 5

Remove the towel after 10 days and gently peel off and discard the mold that will have formed on top of the berry juice.

Step 6

Place muslin or a cheesecloth over the bowl. Pour the juice through the cloth into another bowl to strain the liquid.

Step 7

Add 3 lbs. of sugar to the strained blackberry juice and stir it for at least one minute.

Step 8

Pour this liquid into old wine bottles and cork them.

Step 9

Wait at least three months to uncork the bottles and sample the yeast-free wine.