Tuesday, December 11, 2012

elderberry wine

We're making elderberry wine. Travis harvested about 7 lbs of wild elderberries from the Finger Lakes forest this summer, and we decided to try winemaking with them. Our first batch, a little over 2 gallons, should be ready in about 6 more months.


  1. My BF and I prepared some sour cherry vodka earlier in the year with fresh cherries from the local hills! What you are doing seems a little more complicated - I note the strange looking apparatus on top of the bottle openings...

  2. I forget the name of those doohickies, but they're to keep oxygen out of the wine. There's water in the tubes, and any bubbles from the wine percolate up but oxygen can't get through.