How to Make Bitter Gourd Wine


I love making beverages in the safety of my own home. It's always so great to experiment with different flavors.

Materials needed for the preparation of wine making.

Materials needed for the preparation of wine making.

Many people nowadays suffer from stress because of work, school, household chores, etc. Most people know that wine can relieve stress like tea. I started this project in order to relieve peoples’ stress. I want to show you how to produce wine made of bitter gourd, which I like to call “bitter gourd wine.” Bitter gourd (ampalaya in the Philippines) is a bitter vegetable that gets used in many recipes.

Ingredients and Supplies

  • 1/4 kilo ampalaya, chopped
  • 300 ml water
  • 3/4 cup sugar, white
  • 1 tspn. yeast, used for baking
  • Wine bottle with cork / cap
  • Blender
  • Bowls
  • Hot water
  • Cheese Cloth
  • Measuring cup


  1. Gather all the materials and ingredients needed.
  2. Wash the ampalaya thoroughly.
  3. Cut the ampalaya into pieces and remove the middle part of it using a spoon.
  4. Blend the ampalaya in a 50ml of water in a blender.
  5. While blending the ampalaya, submerge the wine bottle in a hot water for 20–30mins.
  6. After blending, separate the extracted liquid using a cheese cloth or a clean handkerchief.
  7. When the liquid is successfully extracted, put only 300ml of the ampalaya in the wine bottle together with 300ml of water (amt. of ampalaya = amt. of water).
  8. Add 1 tablespoon (for every 300ml) of yeast and ¾ cup of sugar.
  9. Sealed the wine bottle properly. Make sure that air will not enter inside the bottle.
  10. Wait for 3 weeks or more before enjoying.

© 2012 ictic15


Jenny Borce on January 03, 2020:

Hi good day! I just want to know what is the results and observation of making ampalaya wine? Are there any health effects of making that wine? I badly need your help, because all of these questions are for my research. Thank you a lot!

Jenny Borce on January 03, 2020:

what is the results and observation of making ampalaya wine?

liza06 on December 12, 2016:

I have a question ?

Is it ok if i did not use yeast in the wine im making? ??

Is the taste will be the same

Sangita on January 16, 2014:

How does it taste?

ictic15 (author) on September 19, 2012:

heather, nah. it will not. the pressure inside is not that much to make an explosion. i'ts just a bottle, not a barrel. ;)

heather on August 04, 2012:

that sounds like it would explode; you need an airlock for primary fermentation

Ivona Poyntz from UK on May 06, 2012:

Sounds interesting, not sure I can source ampalaya

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