Monthly Archives: June 2017
A series of hands-on experiential tasting workshops hosted by experts in the wine industry, will be taking place each Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the California State Fair, July 14-30, 2017.
Seats are limited and reservations are required. Must be 21 or older and present valid ID.
Additional event information can be found at http://www.castatefair.org.
West Coast Bottles is having a bottle sale.
If you’re interested in a coordinating a group buy, contact Gin at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll add the announcement on to the SHW website blog.
The Grapevine newsletter editor Kevin Hubred is interested in 25 cases of glass to get you started. Contact Kevin at email@example.com.
Contact Jamie Wibbenmeyer, Slate Creek Hills (Fiddletown, CA) http://slatecreekhills.com/
We have grapes for sale in Fiddletown and will sell small lots. Award winning grapes. Several varietals to select from: Sangiovese, Malbec, Tempranillo, Grenache. 250# minimum at $1/lb. Reserve now for September harvest!
Contact :Monty Paulsen https://www.ppvwines.com/products/wine-corks
I’ve got a lot of corks, branded “2013 Napa Valley” which my consulting client cannot use, but for home winemakers, who cares what the corks says?… I’m selling them on my website if anyone is interested.
We’re hearing through the grapevine that the 2017 harvest is going to be the best California’s had in years – what wines will you be making this harvest?
SHW member J.D. Phelps is coordinating group buys on some interesting varieties and he talks about them below. If you’re interested, please contact J.D. at firstname.lastname@example.org or 916.295.9121.
1 – Old Vine Zinfandel – 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.
2 – Nebbiolo – 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.
I have 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. 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.
3 – Barbara – 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.
Guest evaluator and former SHW member Layne Montgomery will be evaluating members’ 2016 red Bordeaux varieties. Layne is the winemaker for m2 wines in Lodi. Details can be found on page 1 in the June 2017 Grapevine newsletter.
Contact Steve Kies: cell phone (339)440-2424; email email@example.com,
SHW member Steve Kies has wine grapes for sale – about 800 lbs. Zinfandel and 800 lbs. Barbera. These grapes have made award winning wines, Gold, Double Gold and numerous Silvers. They are well cared for and have not had any mildew in years past.
Priced at $.75 per pound with 250 lb. minimum you-pick.
Wines made from these grapes are available for tasting, of course! Call Steve as all his other grape varieties: Primitivo, Sangiovese, Mourvedre, Petit Verdot, Cab Franc, Petite Sirah, Merlot, and Sagrantino have already been sold to SHW and PCWGA home wine makers.
Contact: Rob Pock 530 320-1277 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SHW member Rob Pock has winemaking equipment for sale:
Motorized Crusher / Destemmer with stand (chute) — $550
Bottle filler 3 spout – $175
Equipment in great working order.