Monthly Archives: September 2018

Grapes for Sale: Barbera, Primitivo, Portuguese Reds – Shaker Ridge Vineyard, El Dorado

Shaker Ridge Vineyard in El Dorado has grapes for sale:

1.5 tons barbera $0.95/lb
1.5 tons primitivo (late harvest) $0.95/lb
Two 200-lb lots of mixed Portuguese varietals. $250/lot

The barbera chemistry as of 9-22-18 was as follows: 27.9 brix, pH 3.21, TA 0.95. It would still work as a dry wine but will be moving into late harvest territory soon.

We don’t have a recent primitivo chemistry, but estimate 28+ brix and late harvest-style ripeness.

The mixed Portuguese varietals are in a great spot for ripeness in the next week or so and will work as a dry wine or Portuguese-style port blend. The fruit is from our Quinta block except the tempranillo which is from an adjacent couple of rows. The fruit will be a mix of 5 varietals in the following order of abundance: touriga nacional > tempranillo > tinta cao >souzao>tinta amarela (we’ll be able to give exact %’s at pickup). The price is $250 for a 200-lb lot, and we have two lots available.

Contact Andy Standeven at shaker@shakerridgevineyard.com and 530 620-2141.

www.shakerridgevineyard.com

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SHW Harvest Dinner – October 17, 2018

Instead of a technical meeting at the Turn Verein in October, the October 17 meeting is a time for members to relax and share their season’s winemaking adventures at The Club Pheasant in West Sacramento.  

Appetizers start at 5:30; dinner buffet begins at 6:30.  Make your reservations by October 8 using this reservation form:

2018 Oct 17 Harvest Dinner

No late reservations, please. Contact Vice President Terry Piazza-Perham at piazza-perham@att.net with questions.

SHW’s November meeting is on November 14 (SECOND Wednesday in November) when we’ll be tasting and evaluating members bubblies, fruits, sweets, and fortifieds. 

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Grapes for Sale: Zinfandel – Mendocino County

Zinfandel grapes for sale, Mendocino County.

Electric power crusher-destemmer and bin dumper are available.

$0.75 per pound ($1500/ton).

Grower writes: “if you are going to haul the grapes back home to crush the you pick into your containers OR if you are going to crush them with our crusher, you pick into our bins.”

Contact Tom Johnson at tjohnson@pacific.net. 

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September 19 SHW Meeting: Taste the Gold!

This Wednesday’s meeting gives us the opportunity to taste some of the best!   Wines that have earned gold medals or better in wine competitions this year are lined up to be shared by the winemakers.  Come taste, mingle, and learn from the winemakers and hope that what is bubbling in your winery will turn out like these acclaimed wines. 

Please bring your wine glass.

Meeting starts at 7pm upstairs at the Turn Verein located at 3349 J Street in midtown Sacramento.  Thanks for helping with set-up and clean-up and for consuming responsibly.

Meeting questions?  Contact VP Terry Piazza-Perham at 916 806-1621.

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Grapes for Sale: Petite Sirah – Clos du Lac, Loomis

Clos du Lac Vineyards in Loomis has for sale petite sirah. $.75 per pound, 1,000 pound minimum. ($1500/ton). If purchasing 1 ton or more, cost drops $.55 per pound. ($1100/ton).

Single purchase only, must be picked into macro-bins. Harvest may be this Saturday, September 22. Contact Debbie at darnold@wavecable.com and 916 990-4790.

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Used macro bins for sale and free bottles!! Forestville, CA

4 used macro bins ( two with lids) $100 each

30 cases of cleaned bottles for FREE just a drive away ( near Sebastapol)

Roger Petta (415) 410-9458

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Taste 2018 – Robert Mondavi Institute

Taste is an evening of food, wine, beer and music event showcasing the Robert Mondavi Institute of Food and Wine at UC Davis. This year the annual fundraising event is on Saturday, October 13, 5p.m. and again Sacramento Home Winemakers volunteers will be pouring wines made by SHW members. Go to this link for tickets and more information.

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September 2018 The Grapevine

Find the latest SHW news in the September 2018 newsletter:

Sept 2018 The Grapevine

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Grapes for Sale: Petite Sirah – Lodi AVA

For sale: approximately 5-7 tons of Petite Sirah from the Lodi appellation.

U-pick $.65/ pound. We pick $1.00/pound

Contact Randy Baranek at Randybaranek@gmail.com and 916-871-4059.

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Winemaking Equpment for Sale

5 gallon carboys, $10 each
Italian wine press with ratchet handle, $200
Bottle washer and drying rack, $15

Contact Kip Wiley at kipwiley1@gmail.com or call 916-718-9944.

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