Nectar Making Skill
Nectar making is a skill that was added
in The Sims 3: World Adventures that allows your Sims to make nectar,
which is the equivalent of wine in the world of The Sims -- it is odd
that they avoid having a declared alcohol in the game considering
that they have sex and all but there you have it... Actually if we
are technical here, they do not come right out and say that Nectar is
not alcoholic, but the alternate name choice sort of suggests that.
But we prefer to think of it as wine and the fact that children in
the game are not allowed to drink it, that sort of supports the idea
that it is what it is.
Making Wine is
-- Acquiring Nectar Making Skills --
Your first step in learning to make
Nectar is to head to Champs Les Sims, France, where you can visit the
Vineyard and purchase the items that are required for the making of
it or you can learn how as part of one of the missions that you can
encounter there. Either way you end up using the Vineyard's
equipment to make your first few batches, but you can buy your own
kit at the Vineyard and take that home with you so that you can make
it there too!
There are three skill books for Nectar
Making from level 1-10 that are available at the Circle of Knowledge
Bookstore in Champs Les Sims and we strongly recommend that you buy
and read them first. The reason for that recommendation is that
getting your skill higher is an absolute requirement no matter which
path you are choosing -- there are two, the first is making Nectar
for your Sims to drink, and the second is making it to sell, and both
paths have their own specific requirements and are heavily dependent
The best nectar for drinking is made
from perfect fruits only, while Nectar made for selling requires more
than just perfect ingredients, since the final value of your Nectar
is subject to ingredient quality, ingredient rarity, and your skill
There is some argument as to whether
aging of Nectar makes it better, or whether more expensive Nectar is
better than less expensive, so you will have to make up your own mind
on that matter... Note that while this is a guide for World
Adventures, which is the expansion in which the craft of Nectar
making was introduced, in Ambitions your Sims can be declared Nectar
makers as a profession, we are just saying...
the Batch Run on the Wine Maker
-- Making the Good Stuff --
To make really high-quality Nectar you
really need to grow and use the best and freshest ingredients, and
that means you need to be an expert at Gardening and collect the best
and the rarest seeds you can manage. The reason for this is because
the best nectar depends heavily on the fruit used as the ingredients,
as well as the alternate ingredients if you are prone to
Determining the base-value for a
particular vintage of Nectar is based upon taste of the Nectar,
though bear in mind that taste really has very little relation to
effect of the beverage -- that is to say that a very valuable and
great tasting Nectar may not have as high a moodlet effect as a less
It's better to start out with the
special rarity of fruit and experiment from there. The recipes below
have proven value and effect, and which has been widely verified by
The Sim community and are widely published online -- so these are
good staring points for you:
Recipe 1: 9 Life Fruit, 1 Pomegranate
Recipe 2: 7 Life Fruit, 2 Flame Fruit,
Recipe 3: 7 Life Fruit, 2 Flame Fruit,
Recipe 4: 8 Flame Fruit, 2 Cherry
Recipe 5: 5 Life Fruit, 5 Cranerlet
When a new batch of nectar is ready, an
assessment of how good (or bad) the flavor is gets displayed, so you
can decide whether that vintage is one you want to cellar or not...
Consider that each fruit has a base flavor value and that is factored
into the flavor combinations in determining the results, so some
experimentation is a good idea, but you can also Google for known
good recipes since there is a very large community within the game
who factor themselves Nectar Makers!
Note that you can make Nectar that has
a function as well -- like extending lifespan -- from the following
recipe: 6 Life Fruit, 3 Flame Fruit, 1 random fruit, which will
improve all moodlets as well as reduce your Sim's age.
-- Nectar Making Levels and Abilities
Level 0 Basic Nectar.
Level 4 Concentrated Nectar (Higher
Level 7 Mass Produce Nectar Vintages
Level 9 Extended Nectaration Nectar
( 15% Quality and takes a little longer to produce).
the Finished Product and a Good Run!
-- Nectar Challenges --
Completed after squishing 40 batches of
fruit -- rewards you by increasing the value of the Nectar made by
Master of Nectar Making
Completed by making 200 bottles of
Nectar - rewards you by allowing you to make more bottles per batch.
Completed by making 15 different Nectar
combinations -- your reward is your Sim being able to predict a
Nectar recipe's final quality before making it.
The Wizard of Vine
Completed by turning 400 bunches of
homegrown grapes into Nectar -- rewards you by making all of the
grapevine varieties grown by you yield more grapes.
-- Aging Your Nectar --
While we should point out -- as we did
before -- that the question as to whether aging improves the effects
or tastes of Nectar is an open one, there is no question that it
increases the value of it. To increase nectar once you have created
and bottled it, it must be aged in nectar racks, preferably in a
The expensive Necteaux rack will age
nectar faster than the cheaper Flavor Savor Nectar Rack -- but as
long as your racks are placed in a basement the Nectar stored in them
gains around 10% value per day.
If you have any favored recipes or you
ones you have found beneficial that you want to share, please feel
invited to email them to the author!