When we have done strawberry, we used a very small amount of water and the whole fruit. Had to have something to stir right? lol. This is why we have pushed back on making it for our winery. Even at the best prices (~$2), it ends up being over $20/gal to produce. We don't want to make a light wine, so it's just not possible for us commercially. Who is going to buy a $15-20 of strawberry wine? It's good when you use a LOT of fruit, but not cheap.
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