In my eyes a “Country Wine” is one that is made from fruits, vegetables or flowers other than the traditional grape wines we are all used to. In most instances the ingredients are grown, picked or foraged although buying the base ingredients is also fine.
Every country wine maker will have their own methods they have built up over time, a certain formula that they follow that’s come about after trying things out and finding which of those things work. The basic principles of making a fruit, vegetable or floral wine though are the same. In this section I will explain the key processes required to make a country wine.