Monthly Archives: November 2014

Please note some people have the wrong address for sending money for the Holiday dinner? Here is the correct form and address.

SHW Holiday Dinner Reservation Form

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Have You Entered Your Information for SHW Winemaker of the Year???

The deadline for submitting to Chief Judge Donna Bettencourt YOUR application for the 2014 WOY Award is this coming Sunday, November 30th.  The criterion and application are below.  Donna will accept the applications by mail, or by e-mail.  No fax is available.



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Holiday Party Deadline to stay overnight extended! Also be sure to get your Dinner reservation in too… no late reservations taken.

Overnight reservations at the Embassy Suites on December 14, 2014 for the Holiday Party & Dinner has been extended from Sunday, November 23rd to Monday, December 1st.  Dinner reservations are due by Friday December 5, 2012. (see attached form)

SHW’s Annual Holiday Dinner Party and Silent Auction on December 14, 2014 is a festive time when members and their guests enjoy an evening filled with friends, wine and food. This event is in lieu of December’s general meeting.
This year’s party venue is the Embassy Suites – Riverfront Promenade near Old Sacramento which will host a special dinner for us with choice of entrees. Complete your weekend with an overnight stay at the Embassy Suites at a special rate offered to SHW Members and their guests.
* Dinner reservations are due December 5th. NO LATE RESERVATIONS.
* The Embassy Suites special room suite rate is $129 + taxes. Complimentary Overnight Parking ($30 Value), Complimentary Cooked-to-Order Breakfast for two at the Atrium Marketplace, and many other wonderful amenities to enjoy. Go to: and make your reservation using the group code: SHW or call (916)326-5000 and ask for the SHW discount rate. Room reservations must be made by December 1, 2014.
* For more information contact event coordinator Debbie Moretton at or 916-296-1115.
See the flyer in the Newsletter to make your dinner party reservation(s) and for the website link to make your overnight stay reservation with the discounted room code.

The Annual Holiday Party is SHW’s biggest fundraising event and this year’s focus is a silent auction. Funds raised go toward Club expenses such as meeting room rent, speaker and meeting hospitality, web site maintenance, and many more budget items to bring you SHW programs and events. Your generous contribution as a donor or bidder – or both – is greatly appreciated!
If you are interested in donating, please contact either Judy Pinegar at or Sonia Barron at
So far here is the list of creative silent auction items already donated. We are looking for more! How about donating tickets to cultural or sporting events, wine tasting tours, harvest bounties, gift baskets, seasonal wreaths, so many ideas to make this event successful!
* Two nights stay in a newer Lake Tahoe Home with Hot Tub, WiFi, access to private beach with two piers, picnic area and lots of games to play. Donated by Jackie & Craig Brown. Value $680.00
* Award winning “Donner Boys” wines and food pairings (Multi-Course) for 6 people in Spring, 2015. Donated by Neal Shleffar, Donna Brown, Henry Wilkinson, Tom Engel & Ken Hough. Value $500.00
* Let’s take a trip to Spain! Cooking class for up to 8 participants. You will prepare Paella, authentic Spanish side-dishes all of which will be accompanied by home-made Sangria and Spanish Style Wine compliments of your instructors, Chefs JD Phelps & Erin Bartling. NOTE: Bidding is for two (2) class seats. Value $100.00
* Holiday Gift/Wine Basket. Donated by Gary Young & Marge Creazzi. Value $50.00


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Latest Edition: November 2014 Grapevine

Alert!  Please come to the next meeting for a special presentation and travelogue about South African wines by Barbara Bentley.  BE SURE TO BRING AT LEAST 3 GLASSES PER PERSON, NOT THE USUAL 2.

Here is the latest Grapevine, November 2014

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HELP !!! Holiday Silent Auction – only two (2) responses???? We need your help!

Holiday Silent Auction

Judy Pinegar and Sonia Barron are looking for donations for the Silent Auction to be held at the annual Holiday Dinner this December.  This is one of our major fundraisers, and lots of fun too. You donation as a donor or bidder is really appreciated. This year we already have a one of the old favorites and new one donated:

* Two nights stay in a newer Lake Tahoe Home with Hot Tub, Wifi, access to private beach with 2 piers, picnic area and lots ofgames. Donated by Jackie and Craig Brown. Value $680.00

* Award winning Donner Boys wines and food pairings (Multi Course) for 6 people in the spring of 2015. Donated by Neal Shleffar, Donna Brown, Henry Wilkinson, Tom Engle and Ken Hough. Value $500.00

If you want to donate something please e-mail a list of your treasures and an approximate value to Judy at or Sonia at soniabaron@ If you want to buy, see you on December 14, 2014

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