Mr Worth’s Parsnip Wine

This is a very old recipe that makes a nice clear wine.parsnips


  • 5lbs Parsnips
  • 3lbs granulated sugar
  • 1 gallon of water
  • An orange
  • A Lemon
  • Slice of lightly-toasted bread
  • 1/2 oz of yeast


  1. Slice and boil the parsnips until soft (about 25 minutes)
  2. Strain
  3. Add sugar and juice of the fruits
  4. Boil liquid for 45 minutes
  5. Pour into a wide mouthed container or bucket, cover with a cloth and leave to cool to lukewarm.
  6. Spread the yeast on the toast and float on top of the parsnip liquid.
  7. Stir every day for 14 days.
  8. Skim off all the scum.
  9. Cover with cloth and leave for 6 months to ferment in a stable temperature (out of draughts).
  10. Siphon off the wine into clean bottles and store.

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