Nairn Wine Circle

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Sampling Corner

Fun Wine Quotes

Home WineMaking Guide

Free Recipes Courtesy of

Nominated Wines for 2018 and 2019 Nairn Show

Country Wines or fruit wines are fermented alcoholic beverages made from a variety of base ingredients (other than grapes); they may also have additional flavours taken from fruits, flowers, and herbs. This definition is sometimes broadened to include any fermented alcoholic beverage except beer. For historical reasons, mead, cider, and perry are also excluded from the definition of fruit wine.

Fruit wines are usually referred to by their main ingredient (e.g., plum wine or elderberry wine) because the usual definition of wine states that it is made from fermented grape juice.

Elderberries: Courtesy Magnus Manske

The  Nairn Wine Circle is an enthusiastic group of individuals who all derive pleasure and fun from making Country Wines, from learning and honing their winemaking skills and from enjoying the company of  other enthusiastic Country Winemakers. A regular program of meetings and events are held throughout the year and a stand is always taken at the Annual Nairn Farm Show in July. The Circle welcomes winemakers and non winemakers interested in the social activities of the Circle. Click here for 2017/18 program.

Nairn Wine Circle 2017

Another great day at the Nairn Farmer’s Show where a wide range of wines produced by our members and friends were judged in  Crafts Marquee on Sat, 29th July, 2017. Full results will be published shortly.

2. This time of year is the best for picking wild fruit from the hedgerows! Always a favourite with the home winemaker!!! Lookout for these varieties!!!!

Click here for 2017/2018 Program

Rasp _ Wiki_Cederskjold

Brambles _Wiki _ Bibler

Roans -Wiki_ Howaldt

Rosehip _ Wiki_ J. Petts

Farm Show Photo Gallery


1. Fun invitation to a Champagne tasting (Courtesy of Marjory Smith…) click here

Photos Courtesy  of Dave Baird - Glasgow