This fabulous NZ Feijoa Wine recipe is awesome for Autumn. As the feijoas fall from your hedge or trees, just gather them up and think about all that free feijoa wine you’ll be enjoying…
5kg of feijoas (scoop out the flesh, freeze, thaw then squash it, or use fresh up to 10kg)
6 litres of boiling water
2 camden tablets (from home brewing stores)
1 sachet of wine yeast (from home brewing stores)
2 teaspoons of yeast nutrients (from home brewing stores)
4kg of sugar (you can get away less, say 2-3kg) but fermentation will take longer)
Another 2 litres of water.
Place the above 3 ingredients in a big bucket with a lid and stir twice a day for three days. Then strain into another bucket (cover it with cheesecloth to keep the bugs out) or a large fermenting bin (fitted with an airlock if possible) and add the wine yeast, yeast nutrients, sugar and the extra 2L of water.
Leave until it stops bubbling… which could be a month, or several. Then bottle.
Check out these other great Feijoa recipes: