Monthly Archives: October 2016

For Sale: 1-Ton Macro Bins

Contact Phil Maddux at or (530) 823-1159.

SHW supporters Lone Buffalo Vineyards has two 1-ton macro bins for sale.  $350 each.  Good for larger fermentations.

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For Sale: Winery Equipment

Contact Tom Powers at 926 366-8463 and

Tom Powers is selling equipment from his winery.  Click on the link below for the list.


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For Sale – Used 3-Plate Filter

Conact Bonneau Dickson at 510 910-3420 or

For Sale:  Buon Vino three plate wine filter.  The filter has a list price of $400 at More Wine.  I am asking $200 or best offer.

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For Sale – Used Jacketed Stainless Tanks and New Water Tight Port Hole Doors

Contact David Carter at 510 436-0900 office or

David Carter from Castro Valley wine club is selling some jacketed stainless tanks for wine making.

 Small Tank specs

 316L  S/S, 140 liter, Vessel Vacuum Design  15 PSI,  Double Walled tank

 Other information:

 Serial no 5218, Certified Precision Stainless, Inc., FG Serial no.  7295, built 1994, max working pressure 30 PSIG at max temp 257, min design metal temp -20 F at 30 PSI, Shell thickness .135, Head thickness .250 / .135, Head dish radius 22inches


Max working pressure 150, at max temp  -20 F at 150 PSI, Shell 16 GA  304L SS,  Head 7777 GA 7777 SS


Tall Tank Specs

Mfg. Precision Stainless Inc., 316L S/S, 200 liter, double walled, magnetic stir, Mfg serial, no.  1109-7, year built 1995, max working press  45 PSI at max temp 300, min design metal temp  -20 F at 45 PSI, Shell thickness .187, Head thickness .187,  Head dish radius 20”,


Max working press 35 at temp 300, min design metal temp -20 F at  35 PSI

$1,800.00 each if you purchase just one

$ 1,500.00 each if you buy both tanks.

These tanks run around $30,000 if you purchase new and around $4000- 5000 if you can find them used.


Water Tight Porthole Doors

I am also selling 2 water tight  porthole doors.   I have 3 and am using one in my wine room expansion.  These are brand new ship hatch doors.

 One lever moves all eight of the latches to unlock the door.   I have two still in the shipping crates.

 New these run $ 7,000 – $9,000 each.   Used ones are cut out from ships and are not really attractive.

These are new in crates and  I am selling them for $ 1,500.00 each.

So if you need to expand your wine cave and want something really unique you may want consider these.

 Pictures below.




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UC Davis – Robert Mondavi Institute’s Walt Klenz Lectureship Series

The Walt Klenz Lectureship Series Featuring Jean-Charles Boisset
Date of Event: Tuesday, November 01, 2016
Time of Event: 5:30PM
Location: Robert Mondavi Institute , Sensory Building
Price Per Ticket: $10.00
Last day to register online: Monday, October 31, 2016
The Robert Mondavi Institute’s Walt Klenz Lectureship Series is a bi-annual event sponsored by Treasury Wine Estates, which brings world-famous wine makers and wine industry professionals to the UC Davis campus. The lectures attract a wide audience, and have featured myriad topics relating to the wine industry and its diverse array of professionals, each with unique perspectives, fascinating insights, and captivating stories. Past speakers include Zelma Long, owner of Vilafonté Vineyards, James Beard Award-winner Merry Edwards, and David Pearson, CEO of Opus One, Michael and Rob Mondavi.($10.00 General Admission, Students free with Valid Id)

More information.

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Found at Harvest Party – Green-Rimmed Ice Chest

What a fun Harvest Dinner at the Club Pheasant!  Thank you Sue Summersett for putting it all together!

Did you forget to take home your green-rimmed 6-pack ice chest from the party? No worries, Larry Zinky has it and he’ll bring it to the November 16 meeting.

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October 19 Harvest Dinner – Good News and Bad News

From Sue Summersett, Event Coordinator:

THE GOOD NEWS:  We have had a GREAT response to the Harvest Dinner this Wednesday at Club Pheasant.

THE BAD NEWS:  Unfortunately, as a result of the GOOD NEWS, we can not accommodate additional folks who have not yet registered.

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For Sale: Used Winemaking Equipment

Contact Greg Acquistapace at 530-368-2199.

Used winemaking items for sale.  Good condition.

16 5-gallon used glass car boys

Heavy-duty bottle corker

Wine transfer pump with rheostat speed control

5-20 gal. food grade plastic fermenters (2 lids)

Miscellaneous items:

40 gas locks with corks for car boys,

Jet Boy carboy and bottle washer,

100 new bottle corks insealed package,

1 loose bag of 30 new bottle corks,

carboy cleaning brush,

glass and plastic wine thieves,

siphoning tubes

Lot price $450.00

Items in Green Valley on west side of I-80 near Fairfield.

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The Grapevine – October 2016

The Grapevine – October 2016

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ISO: Small Barrel to Borrow, Oak or Stainless

Contact Ron Loder at 916 417-3085.

SHW member Ron Loder is looking for a 30-gallon capacity barrel, oak or stainless, to use for a few months. If you can help, give him a call.

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