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Corkscrew deer jerky finished with wine, corkscrew, salt, and pepper

Corkscrew Deer Jerky

Red wine isn't only for drinking, it makes a great addition to a fabulous tasting jerky recipe! I am a big fan of red wine, and this jerky has a great red wine flavor that will excite your taste buds! 
Course Beef Jerky
Cuisine American
Type Game Jerky
Flavor Savory
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 5 hours
Servings 5
Calories 128kcal
Author Will


Lean Meat


  • ¼ cup red wine
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ cup beef broth
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon curing salt optional


  • Trim all visible fat from the venison or beef and place in freezer for an hour or two to partially freeze.
  • While the meat is in the freezer, combine marinade ingredients in a bowl or ziplock bag. 
  • Remove the meat from the freezer and slice ¼" strips against the grain for an easy chew. Cut with the grain for a more chewy jerky. Visit my page on slicing jerky for more information. I used my Weston Jerky Slicer when making this recipe.
  • Add sliced venison or beef to the mixture in the ziplock bag or bowl and marinate for 6-24 hours in the refrigerator.
  • After the meat has finished marinating, remove from refrigerator and strain excess marinade in a colander and pat dry with paper towels.
  • Dry with your favorite jerky making method. I used my Excalibur Dehydrator and dried for 4.5 hours at 165F.
  • The jerky is finished when it bends and cracks, but does not break in half. White fibers will also be seen when the jerky is bent.


Old Pro Tips:

  • Trim all fat from the meat before marinating for longer lasting jerky once it’s finished drying
  • Use curing salt or celery juice powder to extend the life of the jerky
  • Marinate closer to 24 hours for the most intense flavor
  • Any red wine can be used when making this jerky


Calories: 128kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 726mg | Potassium: 326mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 3.3mg