As a family from Develi, we still remember the taste of the grape molasses that our aunt used to boil. The grape molasses that she cooked for long hours over wood fire at the end of summer would solidify by winter and the thick grape molasses would become our Nutella. We would warm it on the stove and mix it with tahini for a breakfast spread and pour it over fresh snow in winter.
The taste that we brought from Develi to the farm in Silivri is now created with the Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes in the vineyard of Grandma’s Wonderland. And we add a never-tried-before twist to our aunt’s recipe.
We boil the grape molasses over wood fire until it reaches the desired consistency. Next, we infuse it with star anise overnight and then strain and bottle it.
GW Harvest – Aromatic Grape Molasses with Star Anise is a great complement to cheese and charcuterie platters or an excellent reduction sauce over grilled meats. Chefs of The Barn also use grape molasses with star anise in our menus.