How To Make Lacto-Fermented Grape Juice

Lacto-Fermented Grape Juice

Grapes are ripe here in Virginia, and my Mother-In-Law very generously gave me some grapes from her grapevine!

I was so excited to get to make this awesome lacto-fermented grape juice, and share some pictures of the process on here.


This recipe is from Nourishing Traditions, but it calls for a CASE of grapes, and I didn’t have nearly that many grapes, so I fudged the amounts a bit.

First, remove grapes from stems and wash well.

Pass through a juicer or process in a food processor and strain to get juice.

Place juice in a large bowl, and mix with 1 Teaspoon of sea salt, and 3 Tablespoons of whey.

Cover with a cloth or plate, and leave at room temperature for 3 days.

Skim off any scum, and strain juice through a strainer lined with a tea towel.

Store juice in an airtight glass container in the fridge.

Best served diluted with water. ½ juice, ½ water.

The grapes I used are a somewhat sour version, so I ended up with an awesome tart juice! The sediment will settle, and leave you a lovely clear grape juice.

Nourishing Traditions has loads of amazing, healthy recipes. Check it out here!



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7 responses to “How To Make Lacto-Fermented Grape Juice”

  1. Franchesca says:

    Thank you for sharing this! I have that book and forgot that it has so many wonderful ways to make fermented drinks. I like to make the punch 🙂

  2. Shelly says:

    I love my Nourishing Traditions book, it has so many great recipes. Our neighbors used to have grapes and share some with me each year and I would make grape juice. It was so good. Their grapes are gone now but I may have to find another source.

    Reading your post has reminded me of how great the juice really was. Thanks for linking up at the Tuesday Garden Party!

  3. Cynthia says:

    I love that book too! I haven’t tried lacto fermentation on any fruit juices yet. This post is the push I needed. Thanks for sharing:)

  4. JES says:

    Sounds delicious, chilled in a tall glass as an afternoon refreshment. We have grapes so I am excited to try this! Thank you for sharing on the Art of Home-Making Mondays!

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