Saturday, 14 May 2011

FEIJOA WINE : part one

My husband and I have a lovely feijoa tree in our yard and just before autumn hits they drop from the tree by the hundreds... Not much fun when it's time to mow the lawns! With some encouragement from Brendon's brother we decided to have our first crack at making feijoa wine.




After freezing and defrosting the feijoas we mashed them in a sterilised bucket and added some sultanas.



After a few days of hanging in the bucket we separated the juice from the pulp. The feijoas were looking more like gherkins at this stage! Then we added sugar water and a bunch of yeast, nutrients and the like.



It's hanging out for another couple of days, then we get to put it in the demijohn! It's exciting checking on it each day to see how it's doing. I don't know if I'll be able to wait four or so months to taste it!

4 comments:

  1. hey there........any chance you'd share the recipe?

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    1. YES! Have just posted it. Sorry it took so long! :)

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  2. Hi Tori, Am looking for a fejioa wine recipe yours sounds delish! Would you share it at all?

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    1. Hi Sheryl, finally got around to posting the recipe :)

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