Tropical Paw Paw Wine

The star of this enchanting brew is the pawpaw fruit, a sweet gem native to the Eastern United States. The flavor of paw paw is often likened to a blend of banana and mango, which shines vividly when transformed into wine. In this Paw Paw Wine Recipe, the natural sweetness and tropical essence of this fruit is elegantly elevated with a gentle fermentation process, unveiling a beverage that's both unique and tantalizing. As you embark on this brewing adventure, may each step resonate with the rare allure of Paw Paw, leading to cherished moments of enjoyment with each sip of your homemade wine recipe. Note: This recipe requires up to 4 months (including fermentation and aging time)
read time
1 minutes


Prep Time
40 minutes
Active Time
20 minutes
Total Time
60 minutes
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Tropical Paw Paw Wine
- 4 lbs ripe pawpaw fruit, peeled and seeded
- 2 lbs granulated sugar
- 1 lb golden raisins, chopped
- 1 gallon water
- 1 teaspoon acid blend
- 1 teaspoon pectic enzyme
- 1 packet wine yeast
- 1 teaspoon yeast nutrient


Step 1 - Prepare Paw Paw Fruit

Peel the Paw Paws, discard the seeds and cut the fruit into small pieces.

Step 2 - Boil Fruit, Sugar and Raisins

In a large stainless-steel pot, bring one gallon of water to a boil. Once boiling, add the Paw Paw pieces, granulated sugar, and chopped golden raisins to the pot. Stir the mixture well until the sugar is fully dissolved.

Step 3 - Cool and Transfer

Turn off the heat and allow the mixture to cool to room temperature. Once cooled, transfer the mixture to a sanitized fermentation vessel.

Step 4 - Add Remaining Ingredients

Add the acid blend, pectic enzyme, yeast nutrient, and wine yeast to the mixture in the fermentation vessel. Stir well to combine.

Step 5 - Ferment

Cover the fermentation vessel with a lid or airlock and leave it in a cool, dark place for fermentation to occur. This process should take about 4 to 6 weeks.

Step 6 - Transfer Wine to Bottles

After fermentation is complete, transfer the wine into sanitized bottles, using a siphon to avoid disturbing the sediment.

Step 7 - Store and Age Wine

Seal the bottles and store them in a cool, dark place for at least 3 months before enjoying your homemade Paw Paw Wine.

What is Paw Paw Fruit?

Paw paw fruit, also known as Asimina triloba, is a native fruit to the Eastern United States. It's the largest edible fruit indigenous to the United States. The fruit has a rich history, having been a significant part of the native diet, and continues to be a cherished, though rare, delicacy today.

What does Paw Paw Fruit taste like?

The taste of Paw paw fruit is unique and delightful, often described as a cross between a banana and a mango with a custard-like texture. Its tropical and slightly tangy flavor makes it a versatile ingredient for a variety of culinary creations, including the delectable Paw Paw Ice Cream.

Where can I buy Paw Paw Fruit?

Great question – check out our marketplace where you can buy Paw paw Fruit directly from foragers and cultivators.

Read more here about Paw paw Fruit.

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