Mead Wine – Strawberry Melomel Recipe


  • 1 Quart of light honey (3 pounds)
  • Wine Yeast
  • 4 C Strawberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 10 Raisins
  • 6 oz of Apple juice
  • Water


  1. Make your Yeast Starter by combining yeast with the 6 oz. of apple juice (@ 75oF) and allow to sit for 4 hours.
  2. Put approximately 1/2 gallon of filtered water into a large stainless steel pot and heat until warm, but not boiling.
  3. Turn off the heat, add the honey, and stir to dissolve.
  4. Pour honey water mixture into your primary fermenter and add the strawberries and raisins.
  5. Stir and allow mixture to cool to 75 F.
  6. Add your yeast starter and stir vigoriusly to aerate the mixture.
  7. Cover primary fermentor with a cloth and allow to sit for 6 days stiring daily If you are using yeast nutrients add the first batch now. Typically that would be ½ t Yeast Nutrient and ¼ t Yeast Enerizer repeating on day 2 and day 3.
  8. On Day 7 transfer the “must” into a 1 gallon jug sealing it with a cork with an airlock in place.
  9. Leave it undisturbed in a 70-75 F location for 21 day.
  10. On day 22 rack your wine and allow to sit another 45 days to clear.
  11. Botltle, label and /or age your Mead.