Monthly Archives: August 2018

Grapes for Sale: Zinfandel – Auburn

Approximiately 1/2 ton of 20+ year old Zinfandel available on small acreage 3 miles west of Auburn.

Zinfandel is currently at 18 Brix. Anticipate that grapes will be ready around the last week of August. If necessary have electric stemmer-crusher for on-site crushing. Buyer picks. $0.60 lb.

Please call / text Ingrid Pierson at 916 709-5626.

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Pilar Millar

Pilar Millar, accomplished winemaker known for her forever smile and award-winning wines, was a long-time SHW member. She started making wine in her 80s (earning gold medals with her first vintage!) and now she will be making wine in heaven. Pilar was Mom to winemakers Fred Millar and Danette Davis, both also SHW members. We’ll miss her infectious laughter.

Services are scheduled for Friday, August 17, in Colma starting at 9:30 a.m. (tentative), followed by graveside services and reception. Details can be found here or call / text Fred Millar at 916 576-9596 or email at fredmillar1@gmail.com.

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Grapes for Sale: Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon – Fiddletown AVA (Amador County)

Tracy Hart has grapes for sale:

If you have ever thought about making white wine, this is your chance! Our California State Fair gold medal Viognier was featured in the May edition of Wine Enthusiast in an article on mountain grown Viognier – and a rating of 92 points from the magazine on our 2016 vintage. Harvest will be late August. There may be the possibility of late harvest Viognier, but no guarantee.

Le Mulet Rouge Vineyards is in Amador County in the Fiddletown Appellation at an elevation of 2000 feet. Also available is our wonderful Cabernet Sauvignon clone 337, harvesting late September/early October.

Location of vineyard: Le Mulet Rouge Winery in the Fiddletown AVA, Amador County
Varietals available: Viognier and Cabernet Sauvignon
Price per ton/lb: $0.70/lb. buyer picks
Minimum purchase amount: 250 lbs
Destemmer will be available for the Cabernet Sauvignon, we recommend whole cluster press for our Viognier.
Contact info: Randy or Tracy Hart 209-245-3150 or tracy@lemuletrouge.com.

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Home Winemaker Roundtable Discussion – C. G. Di Arie

Join A Roundtable Discussion With Chaim Gur-Arieh, Winemaker And learn some of his winemaking secrets.

Saturday, August 25, 2018. 2 Sessions: 11:00am & 1:00pm. Reservation needed due to limited seating.

C. G. Di Arie Tasting Room 19919 Shenandoah School Rd., Plymouth, CA 95669

Discussions will cover the following: Process of winemaking from harvest to cellar. Taste wine and learn about his style. Answer questions, discuss problems and potential solutions. Bring your wine for feedback & discussion.  Snacks will be served $25/per person.

RSVP: 530.620.6500 – Please no later than August 20.

See this flyer for the deets: Home Winemaker Roundtable C G Di Arie

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Grapes for Sale: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot – Granite Bay

Jane Xiaowen writes: I have about 4500 Lbs of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes and 4500 lbs of Merlot grapes for sale.  $0.65/Pound. You pick , No minimum required. De-stemmer and Crusher available at site for free of use.

The vineyard is just next to your neighborhood; 14-year old vines were well managed. These grapes will make outstanding quality wines and several SHW buyers won awards with my grapes.

Contact Xiaowen Jiang/Jane at 530 219-1649 and xjmouse1@yahoo.com.

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August Edition of The Grapevine

August 2018 The Grapevine is filled with Club information – read all about it!

The August 15 SHW meeting features Ryan Sherman with Fields Family Winery and Vineyards in Lodi.  Ryan will be talking about native fermentations.  If you’re thinking about making wine with indigenous yeast, don’t miss this meeting.  

 

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Available for Three Months: Small New French Oak Barrel

Wine judge and former SHW member Joy Smathers is hoping someone can help her break in a new 7.4 gallon new French oak barrel.  The barrel space is available in late September/early October for about 3 months and Joy is looking for a compatible wine candidate.  The barrel will be kept in her winery after the it is filled.  She offers to top off as necessary.

Interested?  Contact Joy at 916 790-0927.

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For Sale: Destemmer-Crusher with Stand

Power 110V crusher destemmer with stand excellent condition made by Zambelli.  Sell for $300.

Contact directly:  Michael Harris at  916 712-1912 and m.harris@pacbell.net

 

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Grapes for Sale: Several Varieties – Dunnigan Hills, Yolo County

Dunnigan Hills, Yolo County

Sangiovese – 250 to 350 lbs
Cabernet Franc – restarted in 2017 – about 100 lbs
Sauvignon Blanc – restarted in 2017 – about 100 lbs
Dolcetto – 250 to 400 lbs
Barbera – 250 to 400 lbs
Vermentino – 250 to 400 lbs
Grenache – 250 to 400 lbs
Cabernet Sauvignon- 250 to 400 lbs
Zinfandel, head trained – 150 lbs
Pinot Noir – 48 vines, various clones

Buyer picks 65 cents lb. Seller picks 80-$1 lb.

Contact Sherry Danekas at sherry@jdaonline.com.

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Grapes for Sale: Barbera, Grenache, Tempranillo – Cool (Northern El Dorado County)

My vineyard is located in Cool, Ca., Northern El Dorado County. The vines are 9 years old.

Varieties/amount available:
Barbera: approx. 500 lbs; approx. picking date is typically last week in August.
Grenache: approx. 450 lbs, approx. picking date is typically last week in August-first couple weeks in Sept.
Tempranillo: approx. 500 lbs, approx. picking date is typically end of August.

We will help you pick.
I have crusher/destemmer on site.
Price: $.65/lb or $.70/lb crushed.

Contact Bob
Text: 916-837-3416
Email: joaliju@yahoo.com

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