Monthly Archives: October 2012

Save the Date AND We need your HELP


The Club’s December meeting will celebrate the annual SHW Holiday Party on board the Delta King Riverboat in Old Sacramento.  The party begins with appetizers followed by a holiday fare dinner, desserts and presentations.

For those of you who would like to reserve a room at a 15% discounted price, visit and make your reservation under rate type “discount” and enter the special group code SHWHP.   This discount is valid until November 1, 2012.

The party is coordinated by Debbie Moretton, Community Relations Co-Chairperson/Member, and Judy Pinegar, Mentor Coordinator/Webmaster/Board of Directors.   This is the Club’s major fundraising event where all proceeds from our Silent Auction will benefit the educational programs, field trips, tours, presentations and winemaking experiences offered to our members.

Debbie and Judy need help from as many club members as possible in the following areas:

  • Silent Auction Items (club members can collaborate together for gift baskets, dinners, trips, handmade crafts, etal);
  • Volunteers (monitoring the silent auction tables).

So don’t be shy and get involved with this fun and festive event.  You may them directly at (Debbie) and (Judy) or at any Club meeting.  More on the Holiday Party in upcoming Newsletters!

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Grapes for Sale – Syrah (Amador County)

Contact Layne Montgomery at 916 765-9149

Six tons of high quality Amador syrah grapes from Chapman Vineyard available for sale at $1,500/ton.  Estimated harvest in 1-2 weeks.  Layne Montgomery (former SHW member) uses these grapes for his M2 Wine’s reserve syrah and has made wine in 2010 and 2011 from these grapes with good results.

Contact Layne if interested.

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Bentonite Available

Contact Peter Goedeck at 530 409-o594.

Member Peter Goedeck was in search of bentonite and purchased the smallest quantity Gusmer sells, a 5o lb bag.  That’s a lot of bentonite!  Thus, if you’re in search of bentonite, please contact Peter – he has plenty to give away (plus you’ll enjoy the beautiful autumn drive to Fair Play!).  Please bring sealable containers with you.


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November 3 Harvest Dinner – Reservations Deadline Extended

Contact Fred Millar at 916 576-9596.

It’s not too late!  Seats are still available for the SHW Harvest Dinner on Saturday, November 3.

Enjoy a relaxed early evening with wine making friends at Frasinetti’s Winery and Restaurant in Sacramento. Corkage is waived so bring as many bottles of wine that you’d like.  The buffet dinner includes appetizers, sides, and choice of pasta, chicken, beef or fish.   The all-inclusive dinner is $40 for members (household) and $45 for non-members.

Please send in the attached reservation form with check by Monday, October 29 and also contact Fred Millar to ensure you are on the reservations list.  For additional information, please see the attached flyer. Harvest Dinner 2012

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Wine Cabinet for Sale

Contact: Tony Lopez (530) 633-4359 after 6 PM

Vinotemp Wine Cabinet for Sale – Model Sonoma 250

Glass doors, interior lights, 272 bottle capacity

$4,000 new, asking $1,800

Near mint condition with little blemishes from moving.

Contact Tony Lopez directly if interested. Go here to see the model:

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Grapes for Sale – Zinfandel (Shenandoah CA AVA)

Please contact Carol at 209-304-1623 , or .

We will pick the fruit, and at this time we do not have a de-stemmer available. Our vineyard is a mature traditional head trained Zinfandel vineyard in the Shenandoah, CA AVA. We have approx. 2 tons of fruit available, as of yesterday the brix was 26.2 and the pH was 3.64. We are charging 1.00 a pound for anything in the hundreds of pounds, and .80 per pound for 1,000 or more pounds.

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Grapes for Sale – Zinfandel (Placer County)

Contact: Kara Taylor at 978-500-4050.

Kara has approximately 1 ton of zinfandel available.  Pick this week.  Destemmer-crusher available on-site.  Minimum of 500 lbs preferred.


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Grapes for Sale – Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot (Clos du Lac, Loomis)

Contact Sam Patterson: 916  612 4557

A major buyer has changed his order and Clos du Lac in Loomis has available for sale approximately 3 tons of cabernet franc at $500/ton, and 2 tons of petit verdot at $750/ton. Picking starts this coming week.  Contact Sam Patterson if you’re interested.

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Grapes for Sale – Syrah (El Dorado County)

Contact J.D. Phelps: and 916 317-9478.

Byecroft Vineyards in El Dorado County has about a ton of syrah available.  Harvest is on Saturday and a destemmer-crusher is available on-site for use.  If interested, contact J.D. Phelps.

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Grapes for Sale – Zinfandel and Syrah (Fair Play)

Contact Linda Neal at 530 306-9454.

Mellowood Vineyard in Fair Play has zinfandel and syrah for sale for $1,000/ton.  Can sell in 1/2 ton lots if needed.  Contact Linda Neal if interested.

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