I got this recipe from a friend. It’s his old family recipe, I’ve never made it or tried it. He said it was very good. If anyone has made a Tomato wine, I’d love to hear about it, I have no idea what to expect for flavor.
This recipe makes 1 gallon of wine. I don’t have any other details except that it says to strain after certain amounts of time. If you have made wine before, you know to look for the fermentation to have finished and the wine to have cleared, so I left the times out.
- 6 lbs. ripe tomatoes (no variety given – I would use Italian Plum tomatoes)
- 6 lbs sugar
- 2 or 3 oranges
- 1 box of raisins
- 1 gallon of boiling water
Mix well. (I assume this means chop everything up. My write-up of the recipe is easily five times longer than what I was given. Can anybody help?)
Add 1 pkg yeast (no type is specified – I would start with a Premier Cuvée or Pasteur Champagne).
Let stand 15 days. Basically, wait until it clears and rack to a clean jug.