A close-up shot of muscadine grapes
Print Recipe
4.67 from 6 votes

Traditional Muscadine Grape Wine Recipe

Here's an easy recipe to make a sweet, old-fashioned wine at home.
Prep Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs
Course: Alcoholic drink
Cuisine: American
Keyword: muscadine wine
Servings: 25 servings
Author: Ishani Bose


  • 6 cups of sugar
  • 3 quarts of water
  • 4 cups of muscadine grapes
  • 1 packet of active dry yeast


  • To make muscadine wine, first and foremost, wash and sanitize a 1-gallon glass jug.
  • In the clean jug, dissolve 6 cups of sugar into 3 quarts of filtered water.
  • Mash 4 cups of muscadine grapes and add it to the sugar water.
  • Sprinkle active dry yeast on top of the mash, but do not stir.
  • The next day, stir the mash and continue to stir it once a day for a week.
  • After a week, strain all the liquid, and put the liquid in another sanitized glass jug, one with an airlock cap.
  • Fill with water to the top of the jug, then let the mixture sit to ferment for six weeks.
  • Then, strain the mixture again into another clean jug, cap loosely, and allow it to sit in a cool, dry place for three days before drinking.