2017 Grapes: For Sale, In Search Of, Group Buys, Trade

You’ll find on this page grapes for sale, winemakers looking for grapes and/or group buys, grapes or wine to trade, or free grapes often for the picking.  Check this page often for the 2017 harvest.


Barbara Group Buy.  Karmere Vineyards, Amador AVA – Karmere’s sixty-seven acres of estate grown vines are grown in the rich Sierra Nevada decomposed granite soils of Amador county, on gentle slopes of 1300 feet to 1600 feet elevation. The combination of well managed vines and well drained hillsides restricts vigor producing two to four tons of grapes per acre. The cool summer nights and hot days are ideal for producing robust red wines.  Karmere grows excellent grapes in the Shenendoah Valley.  This Barbara should be excellent.  .65 to .70 cents / lb.  Contact J. D. Phelps at jd.phelps@gmail.com or 916.295.9121.

Black Muscat Group Buy.   Call / text Joe Morgan at:  916 429 7205.

Cabernet Sauvignon Group Buy.  Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are available from SHW members Jenny and Marcus Meadows-Smith’s well maintained vineyard located outside of Davis.  No minimum – $0.80/pound.  Stemmer/crusher available.  Contact Seth Brunner at sethbrunner@sbcglobal.net or 530-758-9489 for more information or to join the group buy.

Nebbiolo Group Buy.  Heringer Estates, Clarksburg AVA – Nebbiolo is a classic Italian varietal which is used in the Piedmont region of Italy in making the world renowned Barolo wines. It is similar in color to a Pinot Noir, yet with big luscious tannins and flavors of dark cherry, currant and clove. Head to your nearest wine store, find the Italian wines section and pick up a classic Barolo to truly experience what this grape can be in a wine.

J.D. Phelps has a line on some Nebbiolo for the 2017 harvest and am looking for other passionate wine makers looking to make one of the truly classic old world wines. If you are interested in a group buy or possibly a focus group for Nebbiolo, please e-mail me at jd.phelps@gmail.com. Let me know how many lbs. you think you would be interested. There is no commitment at this point, simply trying to get a sense of how many are ready to tackle this wine.  Still finalizing pricing, but expect to be in the .75 cents to $1 / lb range.

Old Vine Zinfandel Group Buy.  Vineyard is 50+ years old and located in the coveted District 11 – Mokelumne River AVA of Lodi. Farmed to Lodi Rules standards for sustainable wine grape growing by Todd Williams – Vineyard Manager for St. Amant winery. Vineyard produces premium Zinfandel grapes that perfectly represent the high quality of fruit that can come from this unique region where the climate similarly matches that of well known Mediterranean wine regions.

Prior vintages have gone to Fields Family Wines (2016 Winery of the Year), d’Art Winery, Prie, Turley Wine Cellars, and home winemakers. Willing to coordinate group buy and arrange for on-site crushing with enough interested parties. .75cents/lb.   Contact J. D. Phelps at jd.phelps@gmail.com or 916.295.9121.

Petite Sirah Group Buy Email Dick Racette at zin8553@hotmail.com. 



Grapes for Sale: Petite Sirah and Tempranillo, Grass Valley. Posted June 13.

Grapes for Sale TWO Varieties – Russian River, Sonoma County. Posted May 10.

Old Vine Zinfandel.  Lodi / Phelps Phamily Pharms.  Posted May 7, 2017.

Syrah, Barbera, Zinfandel Must.  Amador County / Scott Harvey Winery.  Posted April 26. 2017.

Several Varieties, Fiddletown CA. Posted June 26.


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