Wine may be commonly made from grapes but any true lover of this fermented beverage will tell you that wines made from any fruit are actually good. Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and more all make excellent wines that many vineyards are exploring for more fine wines for their customers. But what about the tomato? It has been established to some degree to be a fruit so is it possible to make tomato wine?
Tomato wine has been made before at the encouragement of Jurat Mike Tanguy who was the chairman of the Tomato Marketing Board in the 1970’s. About 250 gallons of tomato wine was made under the label of Aztecato in honor of Aztecs who are considered to be some of the first people to grow these red fruits.
Of course the typical wine connoisseur wants to know what the flavor was like on this unique wine. Overall the consensus from those who had tried it was it was not very good. Surprisingly to some the wine produced is white, not red, and looks just like any other white wine. While tomatoes may not be the next best wine accessories for making wine their were a few who thought it made a acceptable white wine while others did not think much of it at all.