Copyright © Nairn Wine Circle. 2012
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
Elderflowers are prolific at this time of year and we are lucky in Nairnshire that many of the bushes are accessible and the flower heads are easy to pick. Elderflower makes a wonderfully delicate white wine.
Join us at the Nairn Farmer’s Show on the 30th July, 2017 in the Crafts Marquee to sample a fantastic variety of country wines crafted by our members.