Scuppernong Wine Recipe

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  • 1,656 hrs
  • Prep: 1,656 hrs,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 gallon (16 servings)
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This wine is made with big scuppernong or ​muscadine grapes which are American grapes found in the Southeastern states. Scuppernong grapes are also commonly used in jams and jellies

What You'll Need

  • 4 quarts Scuppernong or Muscadine grapes
  • 1 quart boiling water
  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup vodka

How to Make It

  1. Stem and wash the grapes; drain well.
  2. In a large stoneware crock or bowl, mash grapes well.
  3. Pour boiling water over the mashed grapes.
  4. Cover the container with a double thickness of cheesecloth and leave in a cool, dark place for 24 hours.
  5. On the second day add the sugar, replace the cheesecloth covering, and leave for another 24 hours.
  6. Next day, strain out pulp, seeds, and skins, extracting as much juice as possible. Cover with fresh cheesecloth and leave for 3 days longer (days 4, 5, and 6).
  1. On day seven, add the vodka and cover tightly with a heavy lid or plate with a brick or two to hold it down. Leave for 2 days.
  2. Bottle in sterile, thoroughly dry containers. Store in a cool, dark place for 2 to 3 months before using.