Monthly Archives: May 2014
President Donna Bettencourt shares this email that might be of particular interest to those attending the Amador Winemaking Association – SHW Shootout BBQ on this Saturday:
“Here is some info to pass onto your club. My neighbor, Alice Kaiser, owns Casa de La Pradera Bed & Breakfast. Website is fiddletownfarms.com. Rates are $85 a night for 2 people with breakfast (and she’s a good cook). …Thanks for passing this on. I just spoke with Alice and she has 2 openings this weekend.”
Please contact Steve Kies, 339-440-2424 or email@example.com
SHW members: I have hundreds of plastic vine protectors or grow tubes available to anyone who needs them. They are free for the asking or a bottle of homemade wine :o)
Contact J.D. Phelps at firstname.lastname@example.org and 916 295-9121.
The barbera varietal focus group buy from Madrona Vineyard is now closed. The Sangiovese group buy is still open. Interested? Contact J.D.
Contact Sue Sommerset at email@example.com or 916-354-2050.
Alicante Bouschet from the renouned Cooper vineyards of Amador County. Need one or two folks to join me in discovering this interesting grape. The Cooper Alicante Bouschet wine is excellent! Contact Sue if interested – and hurry please!!
Grapes for Sale – Grenache, Tempranillo, Malbec, Cabarnet Franc, and Sangiovese – Fiddletown, Amador County
Contact Jamie Wibbenmeyer at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We will have small lots of the following varietals for sale in the fall: Grenache, Tempranillo, Malbec, Cabarnet Franc, and Sangiovese. We would like to sell in 500# amounts. Fruit only; no crushing on site. We are open to people visiting to view the vineyard. Our website is: www.slatecreekhills.com
Contact Alice Woodside at 916 296 3221 and email@example.com.
Sacramentan Alice Woodside writes:
“I have a small vineyard located in Sierra Oaks Vista. 2800 Northrop. There are 70 zinfandel vines that are approximately 8 years old. The previous people who have made wine from these vines have had to retire, so I am looking for someone to come in and take over. I am not charging money. I would expect the vines to be cared for and also I would like to receive at least two cases of wine at the appropriate time. Of course since we live nearby, we would be available to help.
I hope someone can take advantage of this lovely vineyard. It is gorgeous and a wonderful place to work.”
Contact Jerry Roark at 916 384-7299 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where there is smoke there is fire and you know what that means….tons of good BBQ!! We are almost there. The big event is a couple weeks away and some change. For complete details check out the email below.
The deadline to sign up and pay for the BBQ is this Thursday, May 15th ($15 per person). If you plan on attending please drop a check in the mail to Jerry Roark ASAP at the address below. Potluck “assignments” will be sent out this weekend.
MAIL Checks to:
220 Anjou Circle
Sacramento, CA 95835
If you’re interested in entering wine into the competition, contact John Avila to deliver your wine entry by May 15: 916 997-7554 or email@example.com.
Information provided by Deb Moretton: “West Coast Bottles is a great local resource for wine bottles. Their prices are discounted for SHW Members and their warehouse is located off of Elder Creek and South Watt. There is a 24 hour notice for pick up at warehouse. They are great to work with”.
Contact information is at the Wine Links portion of the webpage along with many other pieces of information you may want!
Contact J.D. Phelps at firstname.lastname@example.org and 916 295-9121.
Co-Vice President J.D. Phelps is coordinating a group buy of Barbera from Madrona Vineyards in El Dorado County/Camino. If you’re interested in participating, please contact J.D. no later than May 21.
An interested member talked with J.D. at April’s meeting about securing a ton of barbera. J.D. can’t remember who this person is – if it’s you, please call J.D.