Wine Making

The EDWG Home Winemaking page is a collection of articles written mostly by Guild members. Some of the material was written with a view to sharing information of basic and learnt winemaking knowledge with Guild members and home winemakers generally.

You will notice differing writing styles and approaches as you read the articles. Some of our members have a flair for writing fun pieces, some write solid technical articles, some manage to combine the two!

Sharing a passion

What all of the authors have in common is a passion for making wine from the best possible ingredients they can grow or source. Equally, they have been sufficiently motivated by their interest and passion to share their learning’s with other home winemakers. 

Whether you make white, red, sparkling or fortified wines from grapes, fruit, grains, flowers, grass, old boots or puddings you’ve found at the back of your fridge1 the success of your wine will be the result of the quality of your original ingredients and the decisions you bring to every step of the winemaking process. As home winemakers we aspire to becoming skilled in making “good calls” at every step of the process from fruit to bottle.

Have a great journey

No matter where you are at with your own winemaking journey, we sincerely hope you find the articles useful, a good read, and some help in the “calls” you need to make in the course of your own winemaking.

1 Yes, notable members of the EDWG have made “pudding wine” and "leather belt" wine! A member of the FAWG has owned up to making "boot wine"!