Wine is much touted drink in many cultures and civilizations. Since the time man discovered the art of winery, wine has been used in cooking. Greeks and Romans have extensively used wine in cooking from the time this drink became popular in their culture. Greeks considered wine as the drink of Gods. Hindus and Buddhists use wine in their esoteric rituals. Wines enhance the taste of food.
Brewing wine in home is a simple process, even so for rose petal wine. Home brewing is legal in many countries; however, selling home brewed wine may not be legal. But still, you can treat your guests with home brewed wine, or give them as gifts. Normally, legal age for drinking wine is 18 years. Remember, wine may harm a pregnant woman, and driving under the influence of wine is a bad idea.
You can not only make tea from rose petals, but also wine. Rose petal tea has many health benefits. Rose roots, hips, and petals make a great wine. Rose petal wine is very agreeable to our taste. When you are brewing rose petal wine, make sure rose petals are free from pesticides and rinsed thoroughly. If you cannot get enough rose petals for brewing rose petal wine, you can collect the amount you need by freezing the rose petals.
Instruments you need to brew rose petal wine
Large steel pot
How To brew Rose Petal Wine
- 5 liters water
- 500gms rose petals., Preferably red or pink, if you want red wine. Or you may use rose petals of any c
- 6-7 pieces cloves
- 6-7 pieces black pepper
- 100gms yeast
- 1.5kg brown or white sugar., You can also use honey, however, when you use honey, fermenting takes long. Yeast grows in sugar, an
- One table spoon sulphite., All commercially brewed wine use sulphite, but you can avoid this substance, if you want, especially
- 200ml orange juice
- Boil water in a steel pot
- Add rose petals, sugar, cloves, and black pepper into the pot of boiling water.
- Bring to a simmer for 30 minutes
- Let it cool in the room temperature
- Add yeast, orange juice and sulphite
- Cover the pot with lid and leave it to ferment in a dark place for four weeks
- Strain the liquid into the glass jars
- Pour the wine into the bottles through funnel and close the bottle necks with corks. Let wine age for at least three months
- Rose petal wine is ready. Rose petal wine you brew contains 8-10 percent alcohol level.
- You can also use this instruction to brew fruit wine.
Red Wine Poached Peach
Red Wine: 200 ml
Peach: 4, peeled, halved and cored
Honey: 200 gm
Cinnamon: Two pieces
Pour wine in a saucepan and bring it to simmer.
Add peach, honey and cinnamon and cook it until the peach are poached.
Reduce the liquid to make a thick sauce.
Pour into a bowl and let it chill.
Garnish with a dollop of ice-cream.
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For four people
Vinaya Ghimire (author) from Nepal on December 21, 2012:
@lovedoctor, I love cooking but I have few recipes. Thanks for being here.
@kohuether, we use rose water in our cooking, for taste and aroma. I'm glad that this was an unexpected surprise. Thanks for your comment.
Katherine Olga Tsoukalas from New Hampshire on December 15, 2012:
Wow, this looks so amazing! I love using roses in cooking - it's an unexpected surprise. I once found rose petal liqueur and had fun creating cocktails out of it. And, rosewater makes a nice addition to desserts. This is something I've never had but thanks to your instructions, I just might!
lovedoctor926 on December 14, 2012:
Rose wine sounds really good. the red wine poached peaches look very juicy. Add a slice of cream cheese to those and there you have a yummy dessert. Voting up awesome & useful.
Vinaya Ghimire (author) from Nepal on December 14, 2012:
Hi teaches, I love my home made rose wine. I think you should give a try.
Dianna Mendez on December 14, 2012:
I can almost taste this! Very nice and I see that many love this idea as well. I don't drink, but it is one I think I would enjoy if I did.
Vinaya Ghimire (author) from Nepal on October 06, 2012:
@midget, thanks for being nice by always reading me.
@Sunshine, rose wine is mood booster. Thanks for your comment.
@Angelo, I meant roots, hips and petals make a great wine. Thanks for pointing the mistake
Cheers to you all.
Angelo52 on October 06, 2012:
Nice recipe. Rose hips are not roots (at least in the States). They are the fruit with seeds that develops when the flower is fertilized and drops off. You can eat the rose hips if I remember right. Good article and great idea to make wine. Voted up +
Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on October 06, 2012:
How awesome! Rose Petal Wine. I'll take a bottle or two!
Michelle Liew from Singapore on October 06, 2012:
Looks like a great after meal drink, and my family loves wines!!Am sharing this lovely dessert recipe!
Vinaya Ghimire (author) from Nepal on September 28, 2012:
Hello DDE, thanks for your compliments.
Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on September 26, 2012:
Looks a lovely treat thanks
Vinaya Ghimire (author) from Nepal on August 23, 2012:
Hello ignugent, thanks for reading and leaving valuable feedback.
ignugent17 on August 22, 2012:
This is interesting Vinaya. I know some of the people eat the petals of the rose but I did not know that it can be made into wine. I know I will not be able to make it but having this information is good enough for me. Thanks for sharing.
Vinaya Ghimire (author) from Nepal on July 15, 2012:
thanks for reading and commenting.
Rosemary Sadler from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand on July 14, 2012:
Rose petal wine is something I would like to try. Your paoched peach recipe is a MUST try, it looks so delicious
Vinaya Ghimire (author) from Nepal on July 02, 2012:
@mckbirdbks, thanks for appreciating my recipe hubs. You are a wonderful community member.
@Ruchira, you should definitely try. Thanks for your comment.
@Pooja, it is not necessary to airtight the jar for fermentation. But you many if you want. Clove and pepper builds up wine taste, and sulphite gives wine strong taste.
@blaise, poetry and wine goes hand in hand. LOL
@Brian, thanks for your comments here and there. Rose tea is easy recipe whereas it takes time to brew rose wine.
BRIAN SLATER on July 02, 2012:
Hope this works as well as the rose petal tea you recommended in your last hub. I tried that and it was superb. Rose wines are nearly all good, light and fragrant so I'm expecting this to taste equally nice when I try it t. Voted up and shared.
Fehl Dungo from close to you... on July 02, 2012:
never met a poet who brew wines.... hehe This is amazing!
poojasd7 from India on July 02, 2012:
1st doubt: when you keep the mixture for the fermentation, is it air-tight container? else it might catch other fungi growth.
2nd doubt: Why are clove, pepper and sulphate added to the mixture? what are their significance?
Ruchira from United States on July 01, 2012:
seriously...this is awesome. When I read that the prep time is so less...made me jump from my chair to grab a rose from my back-yard...lol
will give this a try, vinaya!
voted up and sharing it across!
mckbirdbks from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas on July 01, 2012:
Vinaya, both of these recipes sound so good. The poached peach with ice cream sounds like a real treat. Thanks.
Vinaya Ghimire (author) from Nepal on July 01, 2012:
Thank you my dear fellow writers for reading and commenting.
I value your support.
Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on June 30, 2012:
We have never made our own wine but certainly enjoy drinking it and cooking with it. We also enjoy growing roses. You certainly had some beautiful photos of them in this hub. Voted up and interesting. Thanks!
Natasha from Hawaii on June 30, 2012:
Cool recipe! I used to brew beer. It sounds like some of the same concepts are at work here!
Vinaya Ghimire (author) from Nepal on June 27, 2012:
thanks for your comment.
Mary Craig from New York on June 27, 2012:
This is definitely something different for us. As others have said, 'rose' wine sounds romantic as well as good to drink.
Voted up and interesting.
Vinaya Ghimire (author) from Nepal on June 26, 2012:
@Movie Master, I'm delighted to know that you have brewed rose petal wine. Thanks for your comment.
@Audrey, thanks for your appreciation.
@moonlake, thanks for sharing your views.
moonlake from America on June 26, 2012:
Sounds good. I remember when my aunt and uncle use to make wine. It was rose wine but fruit wine. Peachs sound great. Love your rose photos. Voted Up.
Audrey Howitt from California on June 26, 2012:
Wow Vinaya, you have so many facets to your knowledge! Great hub!
Movie Master from United Kingdom on June 26, 2012:
Hi Vinaya, I use to make a lot of home made wine and rose petal was my biggest success - it was delicious!
I must try the poached peach!
A fabulous hub, thank you and voted up.
Vinaya Ghimire (author) from Nepal on June 25, 2012:
The Finance Hub,
Thank you my dear fellow writers and friends for reading the recipe. I hope you will love rose petal wine. https://discover.hubpages.com/food/how-to-brew-ros...
Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on June 24, 2012:
Rose petal wine sounds so romantic, very unique. Thank's for another great share...
radhapriestess on June 24, 2012:
Love those wonderful photos of flowers. Good article.
jellygator from USA on June 24, 2012:
Interesting. I'd like to try this sometime, but I'm always afraid of contaminating the sterilized jar simply because it's open to the air. How do you keep it sterile? I know this is a dumb question, and I feel dumb asking it, but what am I missing?
Angelme566 on June 24, 2012:
Came back to share this beautiful hub..
Angelme566 on June 24, 2012:
Came back to share this beautiful , useful hub..!
Tonette Fornillos from The City of Generals on June 23, 2012:
Sounds marvelous. I think this is worth-trying. This might help me discover what to replace that Rose' Peach tang that's so irresistible. First time can be very exciting, though. Thanks for this, really, and more from you. Cheers to that!
Urmila from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA on June 23, 2012:
Rose petal wine sounds delicious. Never heard it. Thanks for sharing this unique recipe. Now we can make wine at home. Shared and Voted up!
Angelme566 on June 23, 2012:
Wow seems this is very delicious and exciting , and your not best writing only but cooking as well ?
Guess i will try this one but just got no Poached Peaches here.
First time to know also rose can be made as a wine ?I thought fruits only can...thanks for broadening my knowledge.. Have an inspiring Sunday..All the best always :)
The Finance Hub from Portland, Oregon on June 23, 2012:
Mmmm... I think I might just give this one a try! Voted up!
Carolee Samuda from Jamaica on June 23, 2012:
Hey Vinaya, now I have a wine recipe I can use! Thank you. Your poached peach is also great.
Frank Atanacio from Shelton on June 23, 2012:
VG I like the way you started with the lesson and backdrop before the actual recipe.. makes it easier to follow bless you bro...:)
Crystal Tatum from Georgia on June 23, 2012:
Sounds delicious! Rose petal wine...how romantic. Voted up.