Print Friendly and PDF

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Homemade Green Grape Wine (without yeast)

Another wine recipe to prepare for this Christmas but this wine may take slightly longer to taste best.Though I have tried a red grape wine and have posted in my space long back but this one is slightly different in preparation.It has more of sweet flavors,I loved this wine a lot.I served it to our friends too and they liked it very much.Do give this a try if you plan to serve it on New year's eve or later as this wine takes time to mature.Happy Thanksgiving to all too !!!

green grapes 1lb/500 g
sugar 2 cups (500g)
boiled cooled water 1 lit
cloves 8-10
cinnamon 1" piece
whole wheat kernel 1 handful


(Preferably use and earthen ware or a bharani or a transparent glass jar with an air tight lid.)
  • Wash  the grapes after removing the stalks and under running water.Dry the grapes on a paper towel.Slightly crush the grapes with your hands just to open the tip.Put them into the cleaned jars with sugar and other ingredients alternating each layer.
  • Add boiled cooled water to the jar.Close the lid tightly and leave in a dark place.The jar can be just shaked without opening every 5th day so that the contents are mixed well.

  • Open the lid on the 21st day and you see all grape skins float to the top with nothing inside.
  • Drain the liquid part with out shaking the bottle much and strain it in a cheese cloth.Don't try and squeeze the strained contents.

  • Pour it in clean bottles(though the wine tastes good at this point and can be served but it has more of sweet flavors than the intense wine flavor) and leave undisturbed for another 20 days to get matured wine.The clear part of wine/decant  in clean dry bottles and preserve.Sweet intoxicating wine is ready to serve.(This wine has an off white color)

Servings ~ 1 liter plus 

* I used the Indian green grapes available in Indian grocery stores,you can use any other variety too.
*Although the wine gets clear as it sits over days but if you wish to speed things,add half an egg white if you wish to get a clear crisp wine on the 15 th day before decanting.
* There should be enough space in the jar after putting the grapes and sugar,otherwise the wine may float out during fermentation.
*Good quality glass jars are required otherwise it may sometimes burst in the process of fermentation.
*You can open the jar if you aren't comfortable shaking it with lids closed but the flavors might be lost.
* If you wish to get color,you can caramelize but I haven't tried it yet.Add about 3tsp of sugar in a wide pan and wait till it attains golden brown.Keep stirring slowly,not to burn your hands.Add 50ml water through the sides of the pan at the point where you want the caramelization to stop and stir again.Put off flame,let it cool and add.
* Don't use the sedimented contents by squeezing,the actual taste of wine will be lost.The sediments can be discarded.
* If you feel on 21st day the grape skin don't float leave it again for another 10 days.As the cold climate,quality of grapes,quality of wheat kernels may also affect the maturity of wine.

A few other homemade wine recipes in this space,if interested
Red Grape wine
Ginger wine
Pineapple Peel wine


meena said... Best Blogger Tips

Ahhaaa wine looks ugran.Without yeast sounds even better.
Wineinde kallianalloo Christmasinnu angottu varatte :))

Babitha said... Best Blogger Tips

lovely dear,have a doubt will it fermant well without yeast?

sujitha said... Best Blogger Tips

Good info with clear info.. thanks for sharing...:)

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

@Meena Kumarmost welcome for Christmas,Meena :)

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

@Babitha costa yes dear,wine gets fermented well but takes longer than yeast,that's it.Wheat kernel does the magic :)

Vidya Chandrahas said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely wine, nice clicks.

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

An yeast free wine recipe....great one for this christmas season..... :)

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

What a gr8 share........ Perfect for winter !

Motions and Emotions said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow...lovely...we can soak dry fruits in homemade wine for Christmas cake

Sooriya said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy wine....wish i could have one now!!!

Tumas Tongue Treats said... Best Blogger Tips

Apt for the festive season. Well done

Thermofan. Marisa G. said... Best Blogger Tips

You're the queen of homemade wines. Looks fantastic. You know,I've bought a pineapple, I imagine you've guessed why.

tastentips said... Best Blogger Tips

Useful wine recipe.........lovely pictures.

Gloria Fernandes said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow wine with green grapes and yeast free.. Got to try this.. Loved the color..

Suja Manoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Home made,looks good,thanks for sharing

Beena said... Best Blogger Tips

Kollam adipoli

Anu Yalo said... Best Blogger Tips

x'mas preparation started with lovely wine :)

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Wine looks gorgeous

Treat and Trick said... Best Blogger Tips

Great recipe and turns out perfect..

Swathi said... Best Blogger Tips

Urgan wine, Sure it will be sweeter than the store bought.

Merry Tummy said... Best Blogger Tips

u and ur wine recipes- aweosome yaar :)
beautiful one :) Will try this once :) Nice pics :)

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Ee white wine ethra naal venelum vechekan patumo..? Like red wine..?

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Ee white wine ethra naal venelum vechekan patumo.? Like red wine..?

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

This wine has added boiled cooled water so can’t guarantee the long life span however I have stored for three months, which was can try the other recipe of red grapes that I posted without using water if you wish to store longer :)

swati chandran said... Best Blogger Tips

Are the wheat kernels an absolute must?

AK Sharma said... Best Blogger Tips

i don't have wheat kernels .what i have do now?

Maria said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi julie

Can we make green grapes wine without water

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Maria,
Yes, you can try without water too. However, the green grapes are less juicier than the red grapes. So the quantity that you may get after making may be considerably less compared to the other wine. Also, the process may take more time. Hop e that helps.

Maria said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you Julie

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

@Maria :)

Maria said... Best Blogger Tips

HI Julie

i made the green grapes wine.. but didnt got the kick. it tastes like juice only. i had done all the things you decribed in the recipe. except after straining wine i had kept the bottle in the fridge for 20 days.
is it because i kept in fridge?


Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Maria,
Thanks for trying out the wine recipe. Am sorry, if it didn't give the same results. Leaving the bottle in fridge or if u reside in cold places may delay the kick. Try leaving the bottle out at room temperature and as the wine matures for another 20-25 days will give the wine results and reduce the sweetness too. Hope that helps.

Maria said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you julie

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Has anyone had a problem with sugar nit dissolving! 3rd day and it seems stick in bottom Sotheby’s wheat berries! All grapes have risen to top in jar!

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

The sugar takes time to dissolve, 3rd day is fine if it's sticking. Shake the bottle every 5th day, the sugar will dissolve. However, I don't know how the grapes started to float on the 3rd day though. Did u add water or yeast?

Deepu said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi I followed the step,
Wine was almost clear just like shown in the pictures till couple of days after the filtration part. Then it turned slightly reddish. Now it's a bit more reddish. Has it been spoiled? Should I discard it? I doubt the cap of the bottle wasn't tight enough and wine came in contact with external environment for long

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

Sorry about the delay to reply back. Wine usually loses color if it is stored for long but will never turn red after it's clear. I think as you mentioned something has gone wrong in the storage part which may not be good to use. Hope this helps.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

What is the substitute of whole wheat kernel?

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

Whole wheat kernels can be substituted with broken wheat. I personally have not tried though. Yeast is also a good choice but then you may have to reduce the fermentation time as yeast added wines ferment faster.