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How to Make Strawberry Wine

Updated on September 23, 2014

Learn How To Make your Own Strawberry Wine at Home

Finding good strawberry wine recipes in order to make your own wine out of strawberries can be fun! Strawberry wine is one of the surprising things that you can find in countries whose climate is suitable for growing strawberries. Many individuals even make their own strawberry wine at home as it is a very easy fruit wine to prepare.

Here, I will talk through strawberry wine making process. The strawberry wine recipe you're going to find here just requires a few ingredients, some time and patience to make one of the most delicious fruit wines. Don't wait any longer and prepare a tasteful homemade strawberry wine that you'll serve this summer to the guests at your barbecue party.


Homemade Strawberry Wine VS Processed Berry Fruit Wine

What is the best option to get strawberry wine on your table?

If strawberry wine recipes abound on the Internet, it is more particularly due to the fact that such wines are really easy to be made. Therefore, strawberry wine has become popular among the range of wine lovers as well as amateurs.

Are you a wine amateur? Then you know that it's hard to find strawberry wine in stores; therefore, you might be compelled to make wine out of strawberries at home.

What if you definitely want to get a bottle of ready-made strawberry wine? Then go run a search on the Internet and find a fruit wine supplier. Plenty of producers are displaying their strawberry wine products and from there you can order for some.


Easy Strawberry Wine Recipe To Make at Home

Learn how to make your own wine out of strawberries

The first thing you will take note of is that strawberry wine needs to age 6 months up to 1 year in the cellar or in a dark and cool room, therefore, don't expect to drink it as soon as you're done with the preparation :) - Measures are mentioned in imperial AND American measures!

Ingredients you need to make homemade strawberry wine:

  • 6.6 pounds (3 kg) mashed fresh strawberries
  • 4.95 pounds (2 kg) sugar
  • 2.08 gallons (8 l) water
  • 1/2 tsp wine yeast
  • 1/2 tsp grape tannin
  • 1 lemon juice
  • 1 large bowl - it must support boiling water; may be a glass bowl, a crockpot or even a large enamel pot
  • 1 fine sieve or special linen cloth to filter ingredients
  • 1 piece of linen fabric to cover the mixture during maceration


  • Boil the water
  • Pour strawberries puree in the large bowl
  • Add freshly boiled hot water, sugar, lemon juice and mix for a few minutes
  • Cover the bowl with the piece of linen fabric
  • Put the bowl in a dark, dry and cool place such as the cellar

What to do during the first weeks:

  • The very next day, add wine yeast and grape tannin
  • Let the mixture marinate, stirring each day
  • At the end of the first week, sift the mixture to remove strawberry pulp and place in a clean container
  • Replace the bowl in the cellar for 1 or 2 weeks and keep stirring each day
  • After 10/20 days, transfer the mixture in air sealed glass containers
  • Place the bottles in the cellar for 3 whole months.

After three months, fermentation is supposed to be complete, therefore, you can transfer the liquid into clean wine glass bottles and wait a few additional months before drinking. Remember to filter the liquid whenever needed before making the transfer. Wait a few additional months before drinking.

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Strawberry Wine Starter Kit

Crucial kit for wine making beginners

Supposing that you are a strawberry wine brewing newbie, I suggest the use of a starter kit.

They are perfect sets for anyone who is just beginning a new hobby and does not want to invest too much money before actually knowing it is something they are going to do on a regular basis.

Strawberry Flavored Wine Making Kit

Monster Brew Home Brewing Supplies B003X47094 Orchard Breezin Mist Strawberry Riesling Wine Kit
Monster Brew Home Brewing Supplies B003X47094 Orchard Breezin Mist Strawberry Riesling Wine Kit

Orchard Breeze Ingredient Kits includes the necessary ingredients to make a strawberry Riesling flavoured wine at home.


What you Should Know Before Making Strawberry Wine

Making wine out of strawberries is easier than making grape wine

Producing strawberry wine, is very easy to do. For those who would want to give a try and make wine out of strawberries at home, that type of wine is exactly what its name indicates: a wine that leaves the flavor and taste of strawberries in mouth and that has a certain alcoholic level.

Strawberries are fruits that ferment all by themselves; which eases the process of producing strawberry wine. In order to have a pleasant taste, it is recommended to allow strawberry wine fermentation in an air sealed container so as not to alter its taste.

To complete the process of a good and flavorful homemade strawberry wine, the addition of citric acid (lemon juice), sugar, wine yeast, water as well as nutrients will be enough.

Beware: strawberry wine is sweet but alcoholic beverage

When to serve such fruit wine?

Be cautious when you drink strawberry wine: you might end up getting drunk as this type of wine contains alcohol. Although I recommend to serve strawberry wine with desserts, strawberry wine can also be used as an entrée for the party as it acts exactly as champagne does. Another idea is to serve strawberry wine at a barbecue party.

As an amateur you can try making strawberry wine, it just requires a little bit of patience so that you can obtain a really tasty wine that has a unique flavor for a drink that is as old as time: wine.

Get a cute strawberry wine glass set - Excellent set to serve your homemade sweet beverage

Set of 4 Pieces 9" Clear Glass Strawberry Wine Water Glasses Goblets 21Oz
Set of 4 Pieces 9" Clear Glass Strawberry Wine Water Glasses Goblets 21Oz

Is there a better way to sip your freshly made strawberry wine and present it to your guests than in cute strawberry wine gobelets?


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      Takkhis 4 years ago

      I don't know whether I would try this in my life but it is interesting. Great lens! :)

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      TapIn2U 4 years ago

      Love this flavor plus a cancer fighting drink. Fantastic lens! Sundae ;-)

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      Jean DAndrea 5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      One of my favourite home made wines is fig and parsley also makes a nice white wine. Here in Australia, there is actually a strawberry winery in Victoria - makes a great strawberry liqueur too! :-)

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      moneyloveandcha 5 years ago

      This is the first year we picked lots of strawberries. I think next year I am going to plan on making some wine; thanks so much for the informative lens :)

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      recipeforwine 6 years ago

      tasted it and love it but never made strawberry wine. This may just be the next on my wine making list ;)

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      KimGiancaterino 6 years ago

      I usually like fruit wines, but haven't tasted strawberry wine yet. Thanks for the step-by-step instructions. Maybe I'll try making some!

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      turtleface 6 years ago

      I'm excited by the ideas of this... reading it really has put so many ideas in my head

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      Moe Wood 6 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      You've made me want to taste test it. And now I have the country song about strawberry wine in my head too. ;)

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      RecipePublishing 6 years ago

      I love strawberries!

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      blanckj 6 years ago

      I love strawberries, why not in wine. Thanks for sharing.

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      justholidays 6 years ago

      @HomeWineMaking: Ok, cut 6 strawberries into dice, add 1 teaspoon sugar and watch the juice appear...

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      HomeWineMaking 6 years ago

      Strawberry is one of my favourite fruits but i have never thought of using them in making wine as they are not so juicy. Making them into wine will require massive amount of strawberry.

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      julieannbrady 7 years ago

      I have not thought about making wine, but it is never too late to try it as this one sounds quite tasty!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I've never made wine but always thought it would be a fun project. Your Strawberry Wine Recipe sounds delicious and I will be sharing it with a friend who is just learning to make wine.

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      Carol Fisher 7 years ago from Warminster, Wiltshire, UK

      I've never tasted strawberry wine but I imagine it tastes delicious. Lovely lens, btw.

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      luvmyludwig lm 7 years ago

      My papa used to make strawberry wine. I really like it because of how sweet it is.

      This is beautiful.

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      SacredCynWear 7 years ago

      Wow, making wine from my own home was never even a consideration. But I am definitely going to give it a try.. this looks delicious. Great lens, with great information. ~

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      kimmanleyort 7 years ago

      Winemaking does teach patience, doesn't it? This strawberry wine looks beautiful and I'll bet it tastes good too. I could use some right now with this heat!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I never thought about using strawberries for wine, it must be good and even healthy. I love strawberries, would love to sample some wine.

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      Kathy McGraw 7 years ago from California

      the first thing that came to mind was the words "Strawberry Fields Forever" form the Beatles :) Yes I have had strawberry wine...although I rarely drink, but for someone that loves the homemade aspect of wines this looks good. Me, I will just come to your house and drink it :)

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      callinsky lm 7 years ago

      Ohhhh. I definitely want to try this. This looks soooo yummy.

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      LadyFlashman 7 years ago from United Kingdom

      I have bought strawberry wine before, it was delicious. I love this recipe you have here, it looks like a labour of love but I am sure is worth the effort. Beautiful lens!

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      aishu19 7 years ago

      I dont drink wine and certainly never heard of strawberry wine before. A very nicely explained lens.

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      Indigo Janson 7 years ago from UK

      I didn't even know strawberry wine existed but I agree with Jennifer, it sounds delicious. What a lovely clear guide to making strawberry wine. Very pretty painted glassware too.

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      JoyfulPamela2 7 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      I rarely ever drink, but you caught my attention with the strawberries!

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      Jennifer P Tanabe 7 years ago from Red Hook, NY

      Strawberry wine! That sounds so delicious. And your recipe and instructions are nice and clear. I don't drink alcohol, but this is very tempting!