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Black Haw Wine Herbal Recipe

Glass of black haw wine

Surprise For the Taste Buds

Another healthful herbal treat for you, your family and guests, this black haw wine is quite tasty especially when made with ripened berries.


3-1/2 pounds Black Haw berries
4-1/2 quarts water, divided
1 pound sugar
1 cake yeast


Crush 3-1/2 pounds of washed and stemmed black haw berries. Remove seeds and skins with strainer or food mill.

Place juicy pulp into a deep pan. Add 1 quart of cooled sterile water. Mix well with the pulp. Cover and allow to set for 1 hour.

Add 1 pound of sugar to 1-1/2 quarts of water and bring to a boil for 2 minutes. Place sugar mixture into a large crock and add fruit juice and 1 cake of yeast. Cover crock and allow pulp to ferment for 7 days.

Strain mixture through a jelly bag and squeeze completely. Recover at least 1 gallon of strained fermented juice. Boil 1 pound of sugar in 1 quart of water. Cool and add to mixture. Mix thoroughly, then pour it off into a sterile gallon jug and place a balloon over the mouth of the jug. Place in a warm dark place for about 8 to 10 days.

Carefully decant the liquid into bottles and cork. Allow a few months to season and serve chilled.

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