Dandelion Wine Recipe

Dandelion Wine Recipe


*If you choose to use a sugar substitute, you'll still need to add some sugar. Yeast feeds on sugar, and without it, the yeast can't grow and your wine won't ferment. Add just enough sugar for the yeast (it'll be converted anyway), about ½ cup, and wait to add the sugar substitute until the wine is finished. Then you can judge how much you'll need.


Step 1

  1. Clean dandelions well, making sure they are free of dirt and bugs.
  2. Add yeast to ¼ cup warm water and stir. Set the yeast mixture aside and move on to the next step.
  3. Add all remaining ingredients to a pot and simmer for about an hour. Turn off and cool a bit. Strain through a fine mesh strainer.
  4. Cool to about 100°F. Transfer liquid to your glass jug and add the yeast mixture. Stir well and top with an airlock.

Step 2

After you have the water lock in place, let the wine sit in a cool, dark place for 3-4 weeks to allow fermentation to take place. You'll know it's done when the bubbling stops.

When it's finished, you can strain off the sediment if desired. Next, bottle it in traditional wine bottles and cork them or use Weck bottles.


It is very important to be sure that the fermentation process has finished before capping or corking. If you don't, you risk an explosion.

Courses Beverage

Cuisine American

Recipe by DIY Natural at