Monthly Archives: September 2016

More Winemaking Garage Sale Items – October 2

Here’s more for the Leidigh’s home winemaking items garage sale on October 2.

1 @ Hand-held, Temperature-compensating Refractometer by Atago

1 @ Hand-held Digital, Temperature-compensating Refractometer by Techniquip

1 @ -5 to +5 Brix Floating Hydrometer

1 @ 5 to 15 Brix Floating Hydrometer

1 @ 15 to 25 Brix Floating Hydrometer

1 @ 20 to 30 Brix Floating Hydrometer

1 @ -5 to + 35 Brix Floating Hydrometer

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Winemaking Items for Sale – Garage Sale October 2

If you are interested in participating, send e-mail to Bob Leidigh at to receive detailed directions and more info.

Sunday, October 2, 2016, Rescue, California.

The following items will be available for home winemakers as we end our home winemaking career.

4 @ 44-gal fermenters w/lids & wheels (1 lid in poor but usable condition)

2 @ 32-gal fermenters w/lids & wheels 4 @ 20-gal fermenters w/lids (1 lid is over-sized), 1 w/wheels

1 @ 10-gal fermenter w/lid 1 @ ratchet-style basket press, with two sets of pressing plates plus 10 blocks. Basket is 14″ inside diameter and 18″ basket height.

5 @ 25-Liter (6.5-gal) glass carboys

9 @ 1-gal Rapid-Cool Cold Paddles (for cooling must)

3 @ 1/2-gal Rapid-Cool Cold Paddles (for cooling must)

10 @ Fake Owls

15 @ Picking Shears


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Grapes for Sale – Tempranillo, Byecroft Vineyards, Fair Play-Somerset

Please contact Bill or Margaret at (530) 363-4947 or

El Dorado Fair Play/Somerset  Tempranillo grapes for sale:
300 lbs.  $0.70 lb.   Ready now.

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Grapes for Sale – Merlot, Napa County

Please contact Sylvia Valdez at  for more information.

Premium grapes for Sale:  Napa Valley AVA  Merlot from our boutique vineyard in the town of Sonoma.(we are technically in Napa County).  900 lbs available.

We are happy to sell 250 pound minimum.  Merlot is $1.50/lb (you harvest), or grower can harvest at $1.75/lb.  

Brix on Friday Sept 23: 26 and pH 3.3.   It’s been a perfect growing season.  These grapes are going to make first class wine!



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UC Davis – Robert Mondavi Institute Fundraiser for Wine and Food Students

A Party With a Purpose: TASTE – The Robert Mondavi Institute Annual Fundraiser for UCD  Viticulture, Enology and Food Science Students

The Robert Mondavi Institute’s annual fall celebration and fundraiser, TASTE, is the premier opportunity to enjoy unlimited samples of some of our region’s finest foods, wines and beer, including SHW wines! Proceeds from TASTE support UC Davis students in the form of travel grants, research prizes, and international internship awards.  TASTE will happen on Saturday, October 1 from 4 to 6 PM at the RMI.  The event also offers an opportunity to bid in the silent auction to win fine wines, and dance to live music!

More information and tickets are found at:

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ISO – 10 Cases White Wine Bottles

Contact Ed Spitzer at

SHW member is looking to buy about 10 cases of white wine bottles.  Please mail him if you can help.

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Grapes for Sale – Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel

Call Paul at 916-425-4763 or check the web site at

Club members Paul & Nancy Baldwin still have some fruit available.  About 1,700 pounds of Zinfandel at 24+ brix and about 500 pounds of Cabernet Sauvignon at 24 brix. Located near I-5 and Twin Cities Rd. in the Clarksburg AVA.  Free use of picking boxes, clippers and crusher/destemmer with our help.  We keep the mess.  50 cents per pound you pick. They finally ripened and now need to be picked within a week.

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UPDATED Newsletter – September 19, 2016

The Grapevine – September 2016

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For Sale: 35-Gallon Food Grade Drums

Contact Jeff Snyder at 916-645-1712 and

Jeff has five 35-gallon food grade drums for sale at $25.00 ea.  Contact Jeff if you’re interested.

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Free Zinfandel Grapes Exchanged For Wine

Jay Smith can be reached at or 916-224-5954.

Jay has free zinfandel grapes in exchange for wine. If interested please email or call.


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