Grapefruit Wine Recipe D.I.Y.

Grapefruit Wine Recipe D.I.Y.
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Grapefruit Wine Recipe

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Are you looking for an awesome Grapefruit Wine Recipe. Look no further you have found what you have been looking for! Below is the most awesome tasting Grapefruit Wine Recipe’s in the world.


Step 1
  • 6 Grapefruits
  • 96 oz. water
  • 2.25 lbs. sugar
  • 1 Campden Tablet
  • 0.25 tsp. Tannin
Step 2
  • 1 pack of wine yeast ( Lalvin EC-1118 wine yeast)



  • Primary fermenter (carboy)
  • stirring spoon
  • hydrometer,
  • straining bag
  • siphon tubing kit
  • 1 gallon carboy or jug
  • an airlock and bung
  • Sanitizer
  • (A thermometer and brewing belt may be used to monitor and control temperature.)

Make sure all equipment (i.e. stirring spoon, etc..) is sterilized. Contaminated equipment can let a stray yeast enter the wine and ruin it’s taste.

Step 1

Using a higher quality grapefruit will give you a stronger and sweeter taste.

Rinse the grapefruit well under hot water to remove dirt and wax.

Peel the grapefruit, and then the peel the pith off, (the white stuff). The less peel that there is the less bitterness there will be.

Chop the peeled fruits and place into a sterilized wine bucket with the zest.

Mash or crush, the and lemons a little as well, an old-fashioned potato masher is ideal.

You can put back in the peel if you want to strengthen the color however it will alter the taste.

Pour on 1 gallon of boiling water, stir well cover and let cool for 24 hours.

Wait 24 hours, then you will add your prepared yeast.

Step 2

Adding in the sugar and yeast nutrients.

 Yeast Hydration and primary fermentation: in a large bowl add 1/2 cup of warm chlorine free water.

Stir the yeast into the water then let mixture stand in cup for 15 minutes, make sure it is bubbling and then you will add it to your wine.

Take your hydrometer reading and calculate all the measurements.

Attach your airlock and wait for your fermentation to be complete, let ferment with the pulp for 5-7 days gently agitate daily.

After 5-7 days when the foaming calms down you will siphon your wine off of the sediment into your secondary container which is usually your glass carboy.

(The sediment is the stuff that accumulates at the bottom of your container.)

Step 3

After you strained into your secondary carboy wait till the fermentation activity dies down (could be between several weeks to several months)

Final Step

Although yeast activity will decrease as the fermentation process proceeds, there is fermentation going on as long as you see some foaming or bubbling so wait till its totally still.

When the wine is totally still rack into a clean carboy.

After fermentation has stopped completely any remaining sugar required to sweeten it to suit your taste.

When the Orange wine has cleared and is inactive – taste and bottle.

Aging / Bottling

You can repeat the racking process several times to get the maximum clarity though I would wait in-between each time a day or to, so the sediment can settle. I personally don’t like racking multiple times because of the risk of oxidation meaning the air touching it will give it a funny taste.

Bottle using the siphon cork and let wine sit for 6-12 months before drinking.

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To spirits and cheers,

Binyomin Terebelo, Master Distiller and Drinkologist.

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Written by Binyomin Terebelo
I love hearing from you about why you love something I wrote or published or a recipe I don't know. I am Master Distiller at Terebelo Distillery, Love all things alcohol. Freelance for Grogmag and blog recipes for Weekend Rabbi too.
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