Monthly Archives: August 2016
In case you haven’t discovered them, Tri Mark Commercial Kitchen Supply in Sacramento offers 30% off of purchases for Sacramento Home Winemakers (thank you SHW member Tiffany Van Dyke for bringing this to our attention!).
So, you ask, why would I shop at a restaurant supply warehouse for winemaking items? Consider food-grade fermenters of various capacities, or super-sized mashed potato smashers used as punch down tools, or food-safe funnels, sieves, long-handled stainless steel server-sized spoons for stirring your port (stir for at least 15 minutes after adding the fortifier), and other kitchen-restaurant items you might creatively use in your winemaking.
Tri Mark is a toy land for cooks whether your creations are created inside the house or torched on the barbie. This may be the time to take inventory not only in your winery but your kitchen, too.
30% off purchases.
Tell them you’re a member of Sacramento Home Winemakers and give them the secret code: 916 217-0294. This also happens to be Gin Yang’s cell number … she has no recollection how her cell number became the secret code …
415 Richards Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95811
Wonder if we could convince TriMark to stock destemmer-crushers and bladder presses…
Contact Fred Dick at 415 515-1379 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Urbano Cellars in Berkeley has cased wine bottles and very used barrels for sale.
Bottles for sale – odd lots $5.00/case $500 for all 126 cases
The barrels are well used 10-15 years old, AK- American oak. We now have 8 left, $70 each, discount on quantity.
Contact : George R Smith at E-mail email@example.com
I have 2- 30 Gallon Flextanks each $ 100.00 ; Hanna Ph Meter $ 20.00 ; Refractometer $ 35.00. Also a 5 gallon pail with 1 gallon measurements, 3 Glass Carboys – 5 Gal. $ 25 each ; 1 -3 gal glass carboy ; and one 2 1/2 gal $ 15 each. Happy Wine making !
Please contact Chik Brenneman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 530 979-0342.
Grapes for sale – in 10-14 days there will be the possibility of up to two tons each of high quality Zinfandel and Petite Sirah from the Fiddletown area. Price for either is $1600 per ton. It would be best to allocate in 500# lots (depending on the level of interest). The grapes are currently around 22 Brix.
Contact SHW member J.D. Phelps, email@example.com or 916 295-9121.
Premium Zinfandel still available. Crop from 50-year old vines in Lodi near Mokelumne River and Peltier. Vineyard is professionally managed by Todd Williams, vineyard manager for Lodi’s St. Amant Winery.
Brix currently 24.5, ph 3.45, TA 7.0. It’s ready now. 50 cents / lb; you pick. No destemmer-crusher available.
Contact Dave Erickson at Lerickson@onemain.com
Approximately 300-350 pounds of barbera that’s close to 25 brix August 29 for sale. $0.75 lb; crusher available. Grown at Weimar Cross and I-80 at 2,250 feet elevation.
Contact Berry Crawford at 510 508-4434 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free barrel racks available. Used. Fits two 225 litre/60 gal barrels. Single bar.
Additional event and ticket information can be found at this link.
To donate wines for the event, contact Seth Brunner at email@example.com.
TASTE is an annual UC Davis fundraiser that celebrates local wines, beer, and food. The event is on Saturday, October 1, 4-6pm. Enjoy unlimited tastes while strolling through the Good Life Garden accompanied by live music.
You’ll also have the opportunity to bid on fine wines. Proceeds go toward supporting students in the departments of Viticulture and Enology, and Food Science and Technology.
The UC Davis Viticulture and Enology Department partners with SHW providing educational opportunities related to viticulture, wine making and wine appreciation. SHW has again been invited to pour at this event. If you would like to donate wines to be poured, please contact Seth Brunner.
Text John Arnold at 916 747-7378 for more information.
Merlot, yours for the picking.
The vineyard is located in Acampo. The vineyard is farmed organically but the neighbors vineyards aren’t. The pick is scheduled for Monday, August 29 starting at 6:30 p.m. If interested, please text John for more details.
We still have about 3 tons of excellent, mature Syrah available for sale. This vineyard was planted in 2000. It is owner tended, trellised and will be hand harvested. We are expecting to harvest around Sept 9 – 16, 2016. We are happy to sell to home winemakers in lots of 500 lbs or more. Our price for small lots, under one ton, is 80 cents a pound, picked for you. A crusher stemmer is available for use.