Lorne Street Garden

Self sufficiency and sustainability in Fawkner, Melbourne, Australia, and beyond!

Plum Wine!

on February 10, 2013

Today the plum wine was transfered to it’s resting place for the next month.   Last year I successfully made ~30 bottles of “Dave’s Ruin”.   All thanks to the original author “Peels”,  who I grabbed the recipe from here.

Ingredients list


Very ripe plums 10Kg’s in our case

2kg Sugar

Campden Tabs

1tsp Pectic Enzyme 

1tst Yeast Nutrient 1tsp

1/4 tsp Citric Acid

Red Wine Yeast

I started by stoning and freezing all the plums,  apparently this causes more juice to be released.    After defrosting I added approximately 10 litres of boiling water,  2 kgs sugar , and 1 crushed campden tablet – then stirred until all disolved.

Once cool ~25c, I added the remain ingredients above stirred and covered tightly for a week – stirring twice a day (breaking up some plums every now and again).

Finally today,  the brew was filtered and transfered to it’s home for a month and will be left alone for a bit.

Some pictures


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