Mulberry Wine

Preparation info

  • Makes

    4 to 5 Bottles

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Hoppin John’s Lowcountry Cooking

By John Martin Taylor

Published 1992

  • About

Mulberry trees grow all over the Lowcountry; in downtown Charleston they dump gallons of berries on sidewalks and parked cars for two months each summer. The grackles love them, but the trees are really a sort of curse on the neighborhoods where they grow. Some years I’ll purposely prune trees back at the wrong time of year so that they don’t bear the next year; some years I make mulberry wine. This wine is awfully sweet, but it can be used as a cordial. It improves with age, and by its thi