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Dandelion Wine Recipe

Dandelion Wine Recipe

I've tasted some different wines over the years, but one of the best and most unique wines is this simple dandelion wine recipe. Enjoy!

Course Beverage
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour
Active Time 1 hour
Fermentation Time 25 days
Total Time 25 days 2 hours
Servings 32 servings
Calories 105 kcal
Author Debra Maslowski



Step 1

  1. To begin making this dandelion wine recipe, clean your 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

  1. After you have the water lock in place on this dandelion wine recipe, 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.

  2. 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 for this dandelion wine recipe has finished before capping or corking. If you don't, you risk an explosion.

*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.

Nutrition Facts
Dandelion Wine Recipe
Amount Per Serving (4 ounces)
Calories 105 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 12mg1%
Potassium 42mg1%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 25g28%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 703IU14%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.