Blackberry Wine

This recipe is from Paula Mc Intyre, who demonstrated how to create a variety of unusual dishes from common home grown produce and plants at the Garden Gourmet Pavilion at Northern Ireland’s premier gardening event, Garden Show Ireland.

Paula said “It is fantastic to be be involved in this event and promote an area that is so close to my heart. We are surrounded by stunning produce in this country and it is important that we all understand the potential that sits in our own back yards!”

Difficulty easy
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Main Ingredients
  • 1.5kg blackberries
  • 1kg sugar
  • yeast nutrient
  • pectolase
  • water

Main Instructions
  1. Wash the blackberries and place in a clean fermenting bucket ( you can buy it and other wine making ingredients at
  2. Pour over 4 litres boiling water and stir frequently until cool.
  3. Add the pectolase ( check the instructions on the packet) and leave for 24 hours. Add the yeast and sugar leave covered for 5 days.
  4. Strain through muslin into a clean demijohn and top with moist cotton wool. When it stops bubbling add a airlock and leave for about a month before bottling.
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