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Mulled Wines for the Holidays!

Listen to Jingle Bells while enjoying mulled wine!

Listen to Jingle Bells while enjoying mulled wine!

Walk into many winery tasting rooms during the holidays, and you will immediately notice a holiday aroma including cinnamon and cloves. Frequently the winery you are visiting has a crockpot of warm/hot mulled wine behind the counter awaiting visitors.

While some wineries bottle a mulled wine, my favorite mulled wines are made with a bottle of red wine, spices and fruit.

If you would like to create mulled wine to enjoy at home or when guests are about to visit, check out the recipes below.

Happy Holidays!

 Chatham Hill Hot Mulled Christmas Red Wine


1 bottle Chatham Hill Christmas Red Wine
1 cinnamon stick
1 t whole allspice
6 whole cloves
1 T orange juice
¼ t ground cinnamon
¼ C sugar

Note: Chatham Hill Christmas Red Wine is a semi-sweet red wine.


1. Heat one bottle of Chatham Hill Christmas Red Wine in a crock pot (recommended) or a non-reactive saucepan over low to medium heat (do NOT bring to a boil).
2. Stir in remaining ingredients and continue to heat gently until sugar is dissolved.
3. Serve in coffee mugs and garnish with a cinnamon stick.

Recipe rovided by Chatham Hill Winery, North Carolina.

Glouvine (Vin Gewurtz)


1 bottle Lemberger wine
10 oz water
2 cinnamon sticks
1 oz Mulling Spices w/out sugar tied in cheese cloth to a cork
1 small orange covered with whole cloves
½ c brown sugar (more or less to taste)
2 Prunes (optional-Austrian version)


1. Place everything except wine into a saucepan and bring to a boil.
2. Pour into a crock pot and put on low (do not let boil).
3. Add Lemberger and serve as guests/family arrive. Optionally, leave out the brown sugar and serve with the brown sugar bowl to allow guests to sweeten to their own preference.

Recipe provided by Cottonwood Cellars Olathe, Colorado.

Mulled Wine Recipe from Black Star Farms


1 bottle Black Star Farms Hard Apple Cider
6 oz. water
½ c sugar
½ t cinnamon
¼ t ground cloves
a couple sprinkles of ground nutmeg


1. Combine all ingredients into saucepan and give it a good stirring.
2. Heat gently (for approx. 30 minutes), but do not boil, and do not stir again.
3. Skim off the spices on top, serve and enjoy.

Recipe provided by Black Star Farms, Suttons Bay, Michigan.

 Mulled Wine Recipe


2 bottles of Cabernet Sauvignon
1/2 – 1 c sugar depending on how sweet you want it
1 orange sliced
whole cloves
one can of orange juice concentrate
1 c water
1 t cinnamon
2 cinnamon sticks
1/2 c apricot brandy


1. To a crock pot add the wine.
2. Add the sugar and stir.
3. Slice an orange and quarter. Stick whole cloves into the orange skin and add to the crock pot.
4. Mix the orange juice concentrate with one cup of water and add to the crock pot.
5. Add other ingredients to crock pot.
6. Heat the ingredients for a couple of hours and its ready!

Recipe provided by Kevin Sullivan, Wine Trail Traveler staff.

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