There may be free fruit in your own neighborhood - just keep your eyes open.
You don't have to be a scientist to make wine, but it probably helps. When you harvest fruit, honey, or other fermentable crops, don't be afraid to try your hand at new recipes.
Peach Cobbler, it's a Southern classic and so easy to make. The basic recipe is so easy a child can make it but you can add your own flair with special spices or even change the fruit to what's fresh and available in your area.
Some of the varieties of free fruits available for the taking. All it takes is a little time, a little work, and some scouting of the area for what grows in your neck of the woods.