Elderberry Wine

For 1 Imperial gallon


  • 3 tablespoons of dried elderberries
  • 4 cups of granulated sugar
  • 1 cup of red grape concentrate.1 tsp citric acid
  • 1 tsp yeast nutrient
  • 1/2tsp yeast energizer
  • 1 tsp pectic enzyme
  • 1 pkg Lalvin 71B-1122 yeast


Pour about 12 cups of boiling water over the elderberries and sugar in a plastic bucket, stir to dissolve. When down to room temperature add remaining ingredients, including yeast. Ferment on the elderberries for 7 days, stirring at least once a day and keeping the bucket covered in between. Then strain into a gallon jar. Top up with cooled pre-boiled water. Fit an airlock and ferment to dryness. Rack off into another jar, top up with pre-boiled water and add 1campden tablet. Age up to 1 year with racking each 6 months.