If you're following on twitter for Facebook, and let's be honest why wouldn't you, you know that our friends at Redsneck were kind enough to share some of their bountiful peach crop this year. wine. Having never made a peach wine before, I wasn't sure what to do but I did have several empty fermentation vessels, so I got to work.
When I'm making wine and looking for recipes the first place I typically go is Jack Keller. I almost always modify the recipes I find there and this was no different. But Jack does a nice job explaining why he does what he does. I need to work on that still. Along those lines, the first step was to cup up the fruit. I cut to relatively small pieces to ensure all the surface area is exposed and I can get all the flavor and sugars out.
At any rate I found what I think will be a nice tasting wine. After cutting the fruit I covered with the sugar and mixed things up. I probably used to much sugar here so I'll add extra water.
Here's the final rundown:
12 ish pounds fresh peaches, diced
8 ish pounds white sugar
1.5 cups raisins (probably could use more but that's all I had)
Couple gallons boiling water
1 campden tablet
2 splashes of lemon juice
Try it out, offer advice, leave comments below. I'll keep you posted on progress.