Monthly Archives: June 2016

Barbera Group Buy – Group Leader and Buyers Wanted

Contact Shannon Shackelford at and 916-317-0558.

The Barbera group buy is looking for a group leader and also additional buyer(s). The barbera has already been reserved from Shaker Ridge Vineyards in El Dorado. A total of 2,700 lbs have been reserved with 950 lbs still available. The grapes are 85 cents per lb.  Please contact Shannon Shackelford for details if you’re interested in being the group leader and/or would like to participate in the group buy.

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Grape Growing Supplies for Sale- Bird Guard Pro

Contact  Jeff Snyder, 916-645-1712  or

I have some items for sale to protect your grapes :  2-Bird Guard Pro’s, excellent condition $200 ea OB offer.

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Grapes for Sale: Viognier and Syrah – Shenandoah Valley, Amador County, California

Contact Paul Di Stefano, Sentinel Oak Vineyard, (916) 335-0028

I have 2 tons available of the Syrah and 1 ton of Viognier, both are estate & sustainably grown medalists.  Both varieties sell as follows: 1/2 ton picked up at vineyard $750.00, delivered $800.00. One ton picked up at vineyard $1,400.00, delivered $1,500.00.

These grapes will make outstanding quality wines and are for your serious wine makers.



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In Search Of : The Owners of two Collapsible Lawn Chairs

Left at Judy Pinegar’s place after the Jubilee. One is green and one orange and the name Price is on one of them, but there is no one on the SHW list named Price?? If they are yours call Judy at 916-224-6742.

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Mouvedre – SHW Group Buy

Contact Bruce Currie at (916) 448-4244 and

Bruce is coordinating a group buy of mouvedre from Findleton Contractor in El Dorado County.  If you’re interested, contact Bruce soon.   Minimum tonnage:  25o lbs.  More info here.

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Rick Kushman Talks SHW on NPR Cap Radio’s Insight Program

Rick Kushman, communications strategist for E&J Gallo, is a New York Times best selling author and an award winning journalist.  Rick is also the chief judge for the California State Fair commercial and home wine competitions.

His “Kushman by the Bottle” is a monthly segment heard on NPR / Cap Radio’s Insight hosted by Beth Ruyak.  Rick’s June 15, 2016 segment, in addition to other wine-related topics such as a $695 cork puller, highlights home wine makers and our very own enthusiastic Sacramento Home Winemakers.  Listen to the audio recording at this link:

Thank you Rick for the good vibes. and to member Helen Frisch for turning on her radio.

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Grapes in Search of a Vintner – Barbera – Rescue CA AVA

Enrique Levy – Cell 916-996-7320

I am a home winemaker and I have a friend that has a one acre vineyard in Rescue CA with 12 year old head pruned Barbara vines. Probably 3 to 4 tons, could be a group activity for several winemakers. He lives in Colorado and wants to find someone to take care of the vineyard, harvest the grapes, make wine and he just wants a small amount of the wine for his personal use. Pictures attached.  Let me know if you are interested. I am in Orangevale (By the way I gain nothing, just helping people connect).

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Grapes for Sale – Teroldego – Tulare County AVA

Contact Steve Amaya 559-333-2862

Last year I posted an ad selling Teroldego with you folks with great success.  This year, I have 8-10 tons available@ .65 cents per pound or $1300.00/ton.

We are in Tulare County south of Fresno and delivery is available on large orders. Harvest date is approximately 1st or 2nd week of September this year. No crusher/destemmer available.  I will sell 100 lbs or more, however, customer would need to pick up if under 1000 lbs.


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2016 Jubilee Double Gold Award Recipients – Correction

Contact Vice President and Chief Judge Donna Bettencourt at

June’s issue of SHW’s The Grapevine landed in your email box early yesterday morning. On page 4, Chief Judge Donna Bettencourt recapped this year’s top awards.  Don and Gayle Koehler were erroneously omitted from the list of Double-Gold awards. All three judges on the panel that judged the Koehler’s 2014 Syrah initially gave the wine gold recognition.  When this happens, the wine is a double-gold winner.

Congrats to Don and Gayle and to all winemakers enterting Jubilee wines that placed.  In all, awarded were a Best of Show, 3 Best of Divisions, 9 double-golds, 30 golds, 67 silvers, and 17 bronzes.  Double-gold, division and Best of Show winners will be recognized at the June 15 meeting.  All Jubilee ribbons will also be there for distribution.

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The Grapevine – June 2016

The Grapevine – June 2016

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