I was given the opportunity to try to do some wine making by RJS Craft Winemaking. I have never done anything like this before, so I jumped at the chance to try this. I thought a lovely Pinot Grigrio would be great for summer in something like a Peach Blueberry Sangria. Light and fruity, cold and slightly sweet for a hot summer day. Of course this was planned quite a few months ago but I have to say the entire process was fulfiling and very educational. An adventure into an area of wine that I had never been before.
Was the process difficult, NO. The kit comes with full instructions and the store owner where I received all the product was super helpful to myself and an other customer that came in. He answered all my questions in detail and gave me hints and tricks to follow also. The wine making kit is a product that contains premium varietal grape juice and concentrate. You will see in this post the process of wine making is a fun and affordable hobby.
I thought of doing a step by step process with you on my post but pictures of barrels aren’t very exciting. The final product chilled and ready to serve is much more appealing. I have tried many homemade wines before but have never made my own as the homemade wine I have tried has been subpar.
I enjoyed tasting the wine and seeing the difference from when we first bottled it until the present time. We had a half bottle of wine leftover from when we bottled and I tried that. It wasn’t very sweet and had the typical homemade wine smell but was still good on a hot spring day over ice. I then tried the wine a week later and cracked open a bottle. It tasted sweeter and so much more like pinot grigio. I have then tasted the wine at intervals to the present day (about 7 weeks from bottling), each time it is getting better and better and is now in my opinion just as good as any resonably priced pinot grigio on the market. It has a beautiful fruity aroma, a lovely lemony color typical of pinot grigio. The taste is of fruit, pears and citrus.
Peach Blueberry Sangria
A summer cocktail made with homemade pinot grigio, peaches, blueberry, juice and schnapps.
- 1 bottle RJS Cellar Classic Pinot Grigio
- 1/3 cup Peach Schapps
- 3/4 cup grape or apple juice
- 2 ripe peaches, sliced
- 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
- Ice to serve
- Mix all ingredients together except the ice in a large pitcher or bowl. Let sit for serveral hours. When ready to serve place some of the fruit in a glass, top wth ice and then the wine mixture. Serve immediately.
Comments & Reviews
Looks amazing! Nettie
Tara Noland says
Thanks so much Nettie!!
Florian @ContentednessCooking says
This looks so refreshing, love all the fruity flavors! This drink is perfect for summer gathering or BBQS. Amazing twist on the classic sangria!
Tara Noland says
Thanks Florian, it was fun making our own wine!
Debi @ Life Currents says
Sounds like fun! And, I love that you got to make your own. Your sangria looks so inviting! Thanks for sharing this!
Tara Noland says
Thanks so much Debi!
I am definitely making this. Looks absolutely delish!
Thalia @ butter and brioche says
Great summer refresher! I do love a good sangria though I never have tried a peach and blueberry flavoured one before. Thanks!
Joanne T Ferguson says
What a beautiful combination Tara! I wish I could try some now! Pinned and shared!
[email protected] says
Now this is how I want to enjoy wine during the Summer, perfect to cool off with.
Linda @ With A Blast says
Perfect drink for Summer time !
Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche says
I never knew it was possible to make homemade wine! This sangria looks absolutely gorgeous – I’m loving pretty cocktails this summer, will definitely have to try this one!
Jeanne Horak-Druiff says
Oooh – you made your own wine? How cool! And I love the idea of this lighter, peachy sangria. Gorgeous!
Joanne/WineLady Cooks says
What a great post. I never realized you could make wine at home in a small batch. A great project and the results sound and look so delicious.
Danielle | The Creative Bite says
My family makes wine from kits and our small vineyard. To be honest, the kits always turn out the best. We love enjoying the wine we make ourselves. This sangria looks fantastic, I am going to have to give it a try!