Stardew Valley – How to Make & Age Wine

How to Make Wine in Stardew Valley

In Stardew Valley, players have the opportunity to create a variety of items, including Artisan Goods such as Wine. Wine is a highly lucrative item in the game, as it triples the value of the fruit used to make it. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the process of making Wine and share some tips for maximizing your profits.

How Wine Works

Wine is an Artisan Good in Stardew Valley that significantly increases the value of the fruit used to produce it. For example, a simple Blueberry worth 50g can be worth 150g when turned into Wine. The name of the Wine will be based on the fruit used, but the inventory image will remain the same. It’s important to note that consuming Wine slightly lowers your speed for 30 seconds, but it also restores 22 HP and 50 Energy at normal quality.

The primary reason players choose to make Wine is its high profitability. By using expensive fruits like Starfruit, which is worth 750g, you can produce Wine that sells for at least 2,250g. This makes Wine the most effective way to make money in Stardew Valley.

How to Make Wine

To make Wine in Stardew Valley, you’ll need to insert a fruit into a Keg and wait 7 days for it to ferment. To unlock the recipe for the Keg, you must reach level 8 in Farming. Once you’ve unlocked it, you’ll need the following resources to craft a Keg: x30 Wood, x1 Copper Bar, x1 Iron Bar, and x1 Oak Resin. It’s recommended to craft multiple Kegs to expedite the fermentation process. Additionally, you can place the Keg anywhere on your farm, with many players opting to fill up a Shed with them to save farm space.

Here is a list of all the fruits you can use to make Wine, along with their base values before fermentation:

  • Ancient Fruit – 550 g
  • Apple – 100 g
  • Apricot – 50 g
  • Banana – 150 g
  • Blackberry – 20 g
  • Blueberry – 50 g
  • Cactus Fruit – 75 g
  • Cherry – 80 g
  • Coconut – 100 g
  • Cranberries – 75 g
  • Crystal Fruit – 150 g
  • Grape – 80 g
  • Hot Pepper – 40 g
  • Mango – 130 g
  • Melon – 250 g
  • Orange – 100 g
  • Peach – 140 g
  • Pineapple – 300 g
  • Pomegranate – 140 g
  • Qi Fruit – 1g
  • Rhubarb – 220 g
  • Salmonberry – 5 g
  • Spice Berry – 80 g
  • Starfruit – 750 g
  • Strawberry – 120 g
  • Wild Plum – 80 g

Is It More Profitable to Use a Preserves Jar or Keg?

In Stardew Valley, you have two options for increasing the value of fruits: turning them into Wine using the Keg or preserving them as Jelly using the Preserves Jar. Wine triples the base price of the fruit, while Jelly doubles it and adds 50g. Generally, using the Keg to make Wine is more profitable, unless the fruit’s value is 50g or below. In that case, using the Preserves Jar will yield better results. The following fruits are better suited for the Preserves Jar:

  • Apricot
  • Blackberry
  • Blueberry
  • Hot Pepper
  • Salmonberry

How to Make Silver, Gold, and Iridium Quality Wine

In Stardew Valley, you have the option to upgrade Wine to have Silver, Gold, or Iridium quality. Each upgrade increases the value of the Wine by 25%, 50%, and 100% respectively. However, it’s important to note that you cannot obtain higher quality Wine solely by using higher quality fruits in the Keg. Aging the Wine is the key to improving its quality.

To age Wine, you’ll need to place it inside a Cask, which is unlocked after upgrading your Farmhouse to its final form. The cellar is the only place where you can store Casks, so it’s essential to upgrade your Farmhouse. Crafting a Cask requires x20 Wood and x1 Hardwood. It’s recommended to craft 92 Casks to fill the cellar, as you’ll receive 33 Casks with the final Farmhouse upgrade.

The quality of the Wine improves the longer it ages inside the Cask. Here’s the time required to achieve each quality:

  • Silver Quality Wine (25% Price Increase) – 14 days
  • Gold Quality Wine (50% Price Increase) – 28 days
  • Iridium Quality Wine (100% Price Increase) – 56 days

Keep in mind that these durations represent the total number of days the Wine must age. To obtain Iridium quality Wine, you’ll need to leave it in the Cask for two seasons.

That’s all you need to know about making Wine in Stardew Valley! If you have any additional input or suggestions for this guide, feel free to let us know in the comment section below.