Monthly Archives: May 2018

If You Haven’t Registered You Are Going to Miss the Party of the Year!!

I really really cant believe only 42 people are signed up and paid to come to the 2018 June Jubilee!!?? Last year we had 153 bottles of wine that’s three per person at this rate!!

Please sign up now (form is below).  Do it before June 1 or the price goes up!!

June Jubilee Picnic and Awards Party

The Judging will be June 9, 2018, so the Jubilee Picnic will be Sunday June 10, 2018 …Mark your calendars. The location will be Judy Pinegar’s Back Yard and Barn as in past years. The actual picnic/BBQ will begin at 12 AM with the main course planned for about 1:30 PM. Please!! Lend a hand with set up or clean up… call Judy at 916-224-6742.    Sign up today or rates come up!!

The club will provide BBQ meat, Chili Beans, French bread, and lots of water. All wines from the competition will be available for tasting, including the Golds and Best of Shows.  Last year there was be 153 Bottles!!

Please bring a dish to share at the potluck: appetizer, salad, entree, or dessert according to the following list based of your last name (first initial): A – G = Appetizers; H –O = Desserts and P– Y = Salads or Sides (please large dishes – note no chili beans. I try to switch this around every year to keep it even!

Remember to bring your own  wine glasses.

For those of you who are new to the event, Judy’s place has 2 ½ acres with room to explore nature in the spring. Some of Judy’s lawn chairs are available, but club members should bring their own lawn chairs, blankets, or whatever if they want to be sure to have a place to sit on the lawn under the trees. The swimming pool also will be open, so bring your suit, hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses (if it is warm enough!), but even if it Rains, the barn will be open. We will have pop-up tents around and there is an upstairs to the barn also (billiards anyone?) !  The event is great fun, lawn games will be available, and the party sometimes goes until dark… so plan on making a day of it! Children and guests and pets are welcome!

__ __ __ __ __ __ __ Cut here an Mail_ _ __ _ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

YES! I will be attending the Jubilee Picnic and Wine Tasting:

(Price is the same as last year!) Great Food!

Name(s) ________________________________

Reserving by  June 1, 2018

____Number of Members @ $12 per person

____Number of NON Members @ $16 per person

____Number of children under 13 (free)

Reserving between June 1, 2018 and June 5, 2018

____Number of Members @ $22 per person

____Number of NON Members @ $26 per person

____Number of children under 13 (free)

Send form and check to:

SHW Treasurer Bob Peake, PO Box 691, Folsom, CA 95763  

Jubilee Location:

Judy Pinegar Winery and Barn and Yard

Facebook  Location: “The Barn”

9195 Vista Ct, Loomis, CA 95650



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Help Wanted: Prepare and Plant Vineyard

Joe Fleeman is looking for help to prepare and plant a small zinfandel vineyard, 3 to 3-5 acres.  They’d like to start as soon as possible.

They’d appreciate any leads you can provide.  Contact Joe at


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Must for Sale: Zin, Barbera, PS, Syrah, White Muscat, Temp

Once sgain Scott Harvey is offering must at $1 per pound for the following varieties:

Petit syrah

White Muscat juice – free run; $13 gallon.

No minimum poundage.  Just drive up, fill your containers, head home, do the numbers, and ferment.

Contact Scott at 


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Winemaking Items for Sale – Davis


Breezaire WKCE-2200 Wine Closet Chiller – $500
Bottle Corker – $40
Bottle drying rack W/Plunge cleaner – $10
2-Carboys, 6-Gal, 3-Gal – $10
Siphon Bottle Filler – $10
Hannah pH Meter H198128 – $40
Hannah pH Meter – Checker – $20
Stainless Steel, Punch Down Tool – $10

Dennis Garrett
910 Pamplona Ave
Davis, CA 98616
(530) 564-0906

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May 16 Meeting – Fermentation

Shea Comfort, The Yeast Whisperer, is this Wednesday’s meeting speaker.  Shea plans to talk everything about fermentations and will also take questions on other aspects of winemaking from the floor.  The meeting starts at 7pm upstairs at the Turn Verein at 3349 J Street in midtown Sacramento. 

Bring a bottle of wine to share if you’d like – don’t forget your wine glass.  Your help in setting up and cleaning up at the meeting is appreciated.  Please consume responsibly.

May 16 is also the last day to enter SHW’s wine competition, The Jubilee.  The cellar master will be accepting entry wines at the meeting.  Enter with a 750 ml bottle and the required forms and fees.  The first entry is free!  Click on this link for the details.

Are one of your wines smelling or tasting a little funky?  Ed Shepard, the evening’s pro in the know, can help troubleshoot your wine at the meeting.  Find him in the room’s southeast back corner.   


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May 2018 The Grapevine

For your reading pleasure, here’s the May 2018 The Grapevine.

Special notes … no wine analysis service in May. Jubilee wine entries accepted through May 16 at May SHW meeting and at Auburn, Roseville, Davis, and Sacramento locations. Make your reservations for the June 10 Jubilee Picnic and Awards Ceremony by June 5.


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Port Group Buy: St. Jorge Winery Vineyard Walk – May 12

Vern Vierra at St. Jorge Winery in Lodi has committed to hosting a port group buy, and he is wanting a quantity from the group by mid-May. He is giving us first chance to purchase before putting the fruit on the market.

Vern and Jenice are offering to host a vineyard walk this coming Saturday, May 12th at 9:00 am. Address is 22769 Bender Rd. Acampo, CA. 95220.  The walk includes touring the vineyard while Vern discusses the vines and history of Portuguese grapes, and then it’s on to tasting each individual port variety, paired with cheese.

Here is a link to a recent piece from the Stockton Record about St. Jorge Winery’s ports. 

The following grapes and prices are what Vern uses in his Portuguese port.

Tinta Cao – .60 per pound

Touriga National – .60 per pound

Tinta Roriz – .60 per pound

Souzao – .80 per pound only 1500 lbs available

Trincaderia – .60 per pound

You will also have the opportunity to taste and purchase St. Jorge’s white port,
Mideira, made with Verdelho. This variety is also available for purchase.

Please let Thad Rodgers know if you plan on attending asap so that the winery can plan for the size of the group. Thad’s contact: 916 715-3688 and


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For Sale: Small Lot New Wine Bottles

New cased wine bottles for sale:

10 Cases of Champagne Green $5./case
8 Cases of Dead Leaf $3./case

Contact seller through the link below:

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Jubilee Entries Due May 16!

Hey! There’s only a couple of weeks left to enter your wines into the 2018 SHW Jubilee Club-only wine competition. Last day to enter is Wednesday, May 16.  This year’s Jubilee is weekend is June 9-10 with the wine competition is on Saturday and the awards – picnic on Sunday.

Only one 750 ml bottle is required to enter. The first wine entry is free and additional entries are only $8 each.

Entries will be accepted by Cellar Master Joe Morgan at SHW’s May 16 meeting. Can’t make it to the meeting? Deliver wine entries to Joe Morgan at 916 439-7205 (Roseville area), Donna Bettencourt 916 548-3199 (Sacramento area), or Thad Rodgers at 916 715-3688 (Auburn area).

The Brewmeister, beer and wine making supply stores in Folsom, Roseville, and West Sacramento continues to support SHW awarding a $100 gift certificate to the Best of Show winner.

Entry forms can be found here and also on the right side of the SHW website at

Make your reservations for the awards – picnic on Sunday, June 10.  You’ll get to taste the competition’s wines.  You bring a side dish, chairs, more wine, the kids.  SHW provides the entree, beans, dining acctrements, and water. Click here for picnic reservation form.



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For Sale: Large Scale Winemaking Presses (Updated May 4)

For sale:  large-scale manual presses and tanks.

2 stainless steel manual presses. They need car jacks in order to operate. $200 each.

Contact Craig Haarmeyer at












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