Peaches in Red Wine

Peaches in Red Wine is a perfect summer dessert.  Very ripe peaches cut up into bite-size pieces mellow in dry red wine with just wonderful results.  Vito’s family would make this often throughout the summer, prepared with fresh fruit picked from Vito’s maternal grandmother’s peach tree and wine made by his maternal grandfather; you can’t get more homemade than that! This is a true Italian family dessert.  This recipe is humble in its use of seasonal fruit at the height of their flavor and readily available, often home-made, wine, and simple in its preparation, yet yielding a wonderful desert to be enjoyed  informally, often al fresco, by the whole family.

There is no need to add any other ingredients to this recipe; the ripe fruit provide more than enough sweetness and the dry wine is the medium which both enhances the fruit’s flavor and acts as a dry foil to the its sweetness.  You may use any type of peaches (yellow, white, cling or free stone) or substitute nectarines; the fruit you select must be very ripe.  Peaches in Red Wine is a lovely way to finish a summer dinner of Heirloom Tomato Caprese Salad and Grilled Stuffed Pork Chops.

Peaches in Red Wine

Prep Time: 15 minutes plus “marinating” time.  Serves 2.

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  • 6 very ripe Peaches
  • Dry Red Wine

Peaches in Red Wine


  1. Rinse the peaches, then cut them into bite-size pieces and discard the pits.
  2. Place the cut peaches in a bowl or other container and pour in dry red wine to cover the peaches. Cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours or overnight.
  3. Remove from the refrigerator at least 30 minutes prior to serving.
  4. Spoon the Peaches in Red Wine into individual bowls and serve.


  • Peaches in Red Wine can be stored in a covered container and refrigerated for up to five days.