Monthly Archives: July 2016

Grapes for Sale – Whites and Reds – Clarksburg Appellation

Contact P & N Enterprises Vineyard at 916 684-2086 or better choice Paul Baldwin at 916 425-4763.

SHW members Paul & Nancy Baldwin have wine grapes for sale again this year.  Wines made from their grapes are California State Fair prize winning: 

Whites –  Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Semillon and Symphony;

Reds –  Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Barbera, and Merlot.   

$.50/lb.  You Pick.  Free use of picking boxes, clippers, press and crusher/destemmer with our help.

Their vineyard is located in southern Sacramento County and enjoys a Delta environment of warm days and cool, breezy nights as part of the Clarksburg appellation.  The Baldwins hedge the vines, pull leaves and use bird netting and bird scare devices to ensure quality and control diseases. They instituted an adviser driven spray program for mildew and the grapes are very clean this year.

Paul and Nancy love to help new winemakers get started.  Check their web site: for sugar levels every week starting about Aug. 1.  Don’t wait to order your grapes, harvest will be several weeks early this year, call NOW.

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Grapes for Sale – Souzao and Touriga Nacional – Placer County Loomis

Contact Don Koehler at 916 652-8795 or email at

Souzao and Touriga Nacional – two Portuguese grapes that go well together as a dry wine as from the Douro Valley or for a port.  Usually get 400-500 lbs. of the two together for 30-40 gallons of finished wine.

$0.65/lb you pick or $0.75/lb picked.  Crusher available if needed. Gold medal winner at 2016 SHW Jubilee and many other awards over the years.


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Grapes for Sale – Petite Sirah – Grass Valley

Contact: David Blitstein at
I live in Grass Valley and have Petite Sirah grapes for sale this season. The vines are at the 2500ft elevation I have almost 600 plants on VSP trellis, they are 5 yrs old on my property.  I would like to sell a minimum of 500 pounds plus or minus this is the first full year of production and I have been carefully dropping fruit that doesn’t look like they’re going to make it so I think that I will have 2+ or minus tons. Buyer Picks.  Last year they were ready in late September.
I’m asking .60 lb., I also have a crusher destemmer on site for a small fee. I also have  harvest tubs and a vehicle that I will drive between the rows to pick up and help transfer the grapes to your vehicle.
P.S. Next year I’ll have 4 yr old Tempranillo and Sauv. Blanc Musque for sale.
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Grapes for Sale – Primitivo – Grass Valley/Sierra Foothills

Contact SHW member Paul VerWey at 530-220-3320

Paul has 500 lbs. of award winning Primitivo grapes available from Shooting Star Farm. Eight-year-old vineyard, 2300 foot elevation.  Sustainably grown on a sunny hillside in the Sierra Foothills near Grass Valley, CA. $.50/lb.  We help you pick. Crusher-destemmer available.

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Grapes for Sale – Red Bordeauxs, Zin, Syrah, Petite Sirah – West Sac

Contact Roger Ashworth at 916  919-1841 or

Roger is a local grower and wine maker and currently has more grapes than he needs.  The following is a list of his estimated  overages which will be available on location at 20030 Old River Road,  5 miles north of West Sacramento.

All will be available by preorder.  $0.85 per pound crushed and stemmed. Please bring your own vessels for  transporting.  Availability and quantities will be as follows:

Variety Amount Available Estimate /  Pick Date Range
Zinfandel 500 lbs. Aug.25 – Sept.10
Cabernet Sauvignon 1000 lbs. Sept. 10 – Sept. 20
Petite Sirah 500 lbs. Sept. 20 – Sept. 30
Syrah 500 lbs. Aug. 20 – Sept. 10
Malbec 700 lbs. Sept. 10 – Sept. 20
Cabernet Franc 700 lbs. Sept. 5 –  Sept. 15


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July 20 Meeting – Bring FOUR Wine Glasses to Meeting For Your Use

SHW’s July 20 meeting features UC Davis doctoral student and sensory scientist Hoby Wedler.  We’ll be smelling and tasting wines in the dark as Hoby guides us through while we’re blindfolded.

Be prepared for this fun meeting by bringing your own FOUR wine glasses.  Club wine glasses are very limited and you won’t want to miss out on the full impact this unique opportunity.

See you next Wednesday, 7 pm, upstairs at the Turn Verein located at 3349 J Street in Sacramento.

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Group Bottle Buy – 375 ml Splits

Contact SHW member Thad Rodgers at or 916 715-3688.

Thad is coordinating a bottle buy from West Coast Bottles for 375 ml splits, Bordeaux style, antique green, medium punt.  $6 case, includes tax, other charges, and pickup in Sacramento.  Goods are anticipated to be ready for pickup at the end of July.

If you’re interested, contact Thad no later than Monday, July 25.


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Grapes for Sale – Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Franc – El Dorado County

Contact John Steiner, Steiner Family Vineyards, at 916 799-9501.

Steiner Family Vineyards has for sale:  4 tons Zinfandel @ $1,100 ton; 2 tons Petite Sirah @1,400 ton, and 2 tons of Cabernet Franc for sale@ $1,500 ton.  1/2 ton minimum purchase.

The vineyards, planted in 2004, are located in Placerville near Somerset.  Yield is 3 tons per acre, professional managed by Naylor Farms.  Anticipated harvest dates: Zinfandel – second half of September, Petite Sirah – beginning of October; and Cab Franc – mid October.  No destemmer-crusher available.

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Grapes for Sale – Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, Granite Bay

Contact Xiaowen Jiang/Jane at 530-219-1649 or

Jane has 2-3 tons available of Cabernet Sauvignon and 2-3 tons of Merlot available.  $0.65 /pound. You pick, No minimum required. De-stemmer and Crusher available at site for free of use.

The vineyard is in Granite Bay.  Well managed 13-year old vines. Several SHW buyers won awards with these grapes.  Contact Jane for more details.

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Grapes for Sale – Zinfandel, Sangiovese – Amador County

Contact Info:  Gale Brown, Sutter Creek 209-267-5159 (Home), 209-304-5259 (Cell) or E-mail:

Location:  Amador County, Kind of grapes:  Zinfandel, Sangiovese

Quantity:  Zinfandel:  1  1/2- 2 tons+/-   and  Sangiovese:  125#

Minimum Purchase: 500# or 1000#

Who Picks:  I will help pick with 2 helpers plus the buyer

No crusher but have a facility for one

Age of vines:  50% planted 1994 and rest in sub-years 1996 and 1997


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