Easy Black Plum Wine – 13 Steps

Plum trees are blossoming right now.  Have too many?  Well that’s not a problem any more.  It’s time to take those extra pieces of fruit and make a delicious wine out of them.  This wine recipe is a dry plum wine.


Yield: 1 Gallon

3 pounds black plums

2.5 pounds sugar

Juice of 2 oranges

1/4 teaspoon tannin

1 teaspoon pectic enzyme

1 package Lalvin RC 212

1 teaspoon yeast nutrient

1 teaspoon acid blend


  1. Cut the plums into halves removing the pits.
  2. Transfer the fruit to a plastic bucket and mash fruit as well as you can.
  3. In a small pot, add 1/2 gallon of water and sugar.  Bring to boil and mix together.
  4. Pour the mixture over the plums.
  5. Add all ingredients to bucket.
  6. Let the mixture ferment for 1 week.
  7. Rack the solids from the liquid, keeping the liquid.
  8. Rack into a glass container.
  9. Let mixture ferment for 1 month.
  10. Rack mixture let it sit for 2 months.
  11. Rack one more time, let it sit for  1 month.
  12. Bottle, cork and cellar.
  13. Wait 3 to 6 months before you open your first bottle.

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