Pear Wine


“Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.”

- Benjamin Franklin

The Texas Pioneer WomanThis summer was the summer of pear wine. My husband and I picked so many pears that I was able to make 4 batches of pear wine. To put that in perspective I made 24 gallons or 120 bottles of pear wine! Making pear wine is not too difficult; if I can do it anybody can do it. The beauty about wine is that at bottling time you can make the wine to your taste; leave it dry, sweeten it back a bit, make it into a sparkling wine, or make it into a dessert wine. The recipe I am sharing below makes 6 gallons of wine.

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Pear Wine Ingredients

  • 24 pounds pears
  • 36 pints water
  • 24 cups sugar
  • 15 teaspoons acid blend
  • 3 teaspoons pectic enzyme
  • 6 teaspoons nutrient
  • 1/4 teaspoon potassium metabisulphite
  • 1 package yeast


I use a clean and sanitized primary fermenter, which is basically a 7.5-gallon food-grade plastic container that comes with a lid. This size of container allows me to make up to 6 gallons of wine at one time. Inside of this container I add 15 pints of water. To the water I add 24 cups of sugar, which I stir in well with my large 28-inch-long food-grade plastic spoon. Next, I add acid blend, pectic enzyme, nutrient and potassium metabisulphite. I blend these ingredients in well. I purchased these ingredients from a local homebrew supply store. Most homebrew supply stores are very informative and will help you solve any wine problems or questions you may have.

1/30/2021 1:26:51 AM

Method seems simple enough but sooo many steps. Can I buy a bottle from you? lol

11/19/2013 4:41:41 PM

TPW, I had an interest in wine making decades ago and made up a few bottles. That was early 1970s. I think they were just made from juice and not the actual fruit. When cleaning out the basement a couple years ago, I ran across the last bottle of wine that I made back then. I promised myself that I would open it up and taste it when I finished the cold room in the basement. Well, the cold room was finished last Winter but the bottle of wine still resides on the shelf. I am almost afraid to try it after that long. It may have turned into vinegar by now. Maybe one day this Winter I'll be brave enough to try it. I did make some Mulberry wine once with a neighbor and I guess it turned out ok because he drank it all. ***** Have a great homemade wine day.

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