Monthly Archives: September 2017

Grapes for Sale: Mourvédre, Fair Oaks

Contact: Ted Cook at 916 798-0778 or 916 967-3259.

Ted has 1,000 lbs of Mourvédre for sale. $0.75 per lb. The sugar content should reach 24 brix in early October. Buyers are welcome to harvest along with the owners; bring clippers and buckets. Buyer can also taste previous vintages from same vines.


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Grapes for Sale: Mourvedre, Amador County

If you’re interested in any amount, please call or text directly Amos Olson at 530 401-8163.

We have excess 750 lbs of Mourvedre grapes from a purchase from Brae, a well-respected vintner in the Shenandoah/Amador/Fiddletown area. We are picking up the grapes Saturday afternoon and crushing in Roseville. The price is $.80/cents per pound.

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Grapes for Sale: Last Chance – Premium Napa Cabernet Sauvignon

Contact Wreatha Durveney directly at 916-517-0577 and

Please see this group buy’s original announcement.

Last chance for some nice Napa County Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. If the grower’s yield estimate is accurate, there will be 100 – 250 lbs of unsold grapes still available. Price is $2.45/lb. and they will be harvested in Napa this Thursday morning September 28, and crushed in Roseville later in the day. If anyone is interested in purchasing any of this excess, please reach out to Wreatha.

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Member Rex Johnston – Health and Help

We learned that SHW member Rex Johnston, wine competitor extradordinaire, is hospitalized in a Walnut Creek hospital with serious health issues. He may need help with his wine in the future. If you’d like to contact Rex, his email address is

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Contact Andy at:   Shaker Ridge Vineyard 530-620-2141


We will shortly have met all of our commitments for 2017 touriga (touriga nacional) and we will have about 0.5 ton still available. 

The fruit is in excellent condition and bird-netted; the chemistry for the touriga in this field (our “non-Quinta” field) had the following chemistry as of yesterday, 9/22/17:  23.0 brix, pH 3.45, TA 0.56.  Good for dry wine now; port-style with additional hang time. Price $1/lb, minimum 250 lbs.  We pick.



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Grapes for Sale: Tempranillo, Davis

Contact Jeff Metheny directly: 530 750-9626.

Jeff has 1,000 lbs of Tempranillo for sale. $200. Vines are 4 years old located in Davis; easy access. Brix is now at 24. No destemmer-crusher available.

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Bob Peak’s September 20, 2017 Fermentation Presentation

Wow!  What a fun night exploring and tasting some of the many foods and beverages created by fermentation!  

Some of you have asked for Bob Peak’s PowerPoint presentation.  Bob’s generously shared it with SHW.  The presentation it can be found on the bottom of the  Mentors and Speaker Resources page under the Member Resources tab on this website.

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Grapes for Sale: Syrah and Zinfandel, Davis

Contact directly: Judy and Jack Reitan at 530 219 0083.

Syrah 5 tons and Zinfandel 2 tons for sale. Vineyard is in Davis. $1200/ton. If buying less than a ton, buyer picks. If purchasing a ton or more, seller picks.

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2017 SHW Harvest Dinner Reservations

The Club’s Harvest Dinner is on Saturday, October 28 at Frasinetti’s Winery in Sacramento. Remember to make your dinner reservations by October 22. Bring your wines to enjoy at dinner; corkage is complimentary.

Find the reservation form in the September 2017 SHW newsletter.

Please contact Dinner Coordinator Sue Summersett at with event questions.

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Free Grapes: Cab Sauv and Zin, El Dorado Hills

Contact directly: Dennis Olvera at 951 575 5421.

Dennis has approximately 30 vines each of Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel. He just moved on to the property in El Dorado Hills and wants to ensure they all don’t go to waste this year. Some grapes have already dried up due to the recent heat wave that occurred a few weeks back. Yours, free. You pick.

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