Foraging in east Cheshire for autumn wine fruit

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miss_laura
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Foraging in east Cheshire for autumn wine fruit

Post: #244279 miss_laura
Sat Sep 17, 2011 5:39 pm

Hi there!

I am new to the forum and not sure if I should be posting this here or in the Homebrew section :dontknow: So apologies if I've put this in the wrong place!

I live in east Cheshire and have recently discovered a love of hedgerow winemaking. So far, I've got 1 gallon of rosehip wine, 5 gallons of damson wine and 1 gallon of hawthorn all bubbling away ready for next year! I really want to make some more of a different variety, but have become a bit stumped as to what I can actually gather right now! There seems to be bugger all blackberries around here, even where the brambles are rampant the blackberries are few and far between, and where they do sparsely appear they are mostly shrivelled and pink!

I picked the hawthorns and damsons as they are in absolute abundance right now. But I wondered if anyone had any suggestions about what else there is to gather at the moment, particularly in the east Cheshire area? Any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks in advance,

L

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Re: Foraging in east Cheshire for autumn wine fruit

Post: #244294 MKG
Sat Sep 17, 2011 9:27 pm

Elderberries, if you're quick.

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Re: Foraging in east Cheshire for autumn wine fruit

Post: #244348 Potter's Farm
Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:11 pm

I seem to remember seeing a recipe for homebrew made with acorns years ago. Might have to have a look online to see if it exists of if i imagined it!!

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Re: Foraging in east Cheshire for autumn wine fruit

Post: #244351 Potter's Farm
Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:30 pm

Just checked..its oak leaf wine!!!

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Re: Foraging in east Cheshire for autumn wine fruit

Post: #245520 z-frog
Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:46 am

Rosehip wine you say? I have just been picking a whole lot of them off the new Olympic site in Stratford yesterday (an excellent spot)...What recipe are you using? Would also love to hear about the hawthorn one...
Many thanks!


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