Monthly Archives: September 2018

Grapes for Sale: Syrah – Mokelumne River, Lodi

Syrah grapes for sale.

$ .40/lb you pick for small quantities, $500/ton if buying in bulk. Labor can be arranged for large amounts.

Vineyard is  located near the Mokelumne river in Lodi, CA off Hwy 12 and Kennison Lane. The vines are a little over 17 years old on trellis and drip with narrow 7’ row spacing. The narrow rows require all work and harvesting to be done by hand. The vineyard has been pruned twice and leaf pulled this year and the grapes taste great.

Contact Ryan McBride at (209) 981-5746.

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Grapes for Sale: Petite Sirah, Cab Sauv, Pinot Noir, Merlot – Clements Hills AVA

Grapes for sale. Vineyards are in Clements Hills AVA, east Lodi. Below are varieties available and brix at estimated harvest date. This ad is dated Sept. 29, 2108.

Petite Sirah, 24 brix next week
Cabernet Sav, 22 brix two weeks out
Pinot Noir, 25 brix next week
Merlot 24, brix 7 days

Pricing $.75/lb you pick or $.95/lb we pick no tonnage limitations.

Contact Kari at

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Grapes for Sale: Sangiovese – Sloughhouse

Patrick McGuire has 3 tons of Sangiovese left over still on the vines out in Sloughhouse, CA. He picked it on Monday but they ran out of room in the barn!

He’s letting it go for 40 cents per/lbs. Buyer picks and there’s a crusher/destemmer on site. Patrick’s vineyard is off of Silva Ranch Road and he will be available Friday and Saturday morning.

Call Patrick at 916 320-0050 if interested.

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Cellarmasters of LA – Wine and Label Competitions

The Cellarmasters of Los Angeles invites SHW members to compete in their 45th Annual US Amateur Winemaking Competition & 2nd Annual US Amateur Wine Label Competition will be held on November 17, 2018.  

Entries must be received between October 1 and November 10, 2018.  International entries may be received earlier. Please send entries c/o: The Home Beer, Wine and Cheesemaking Shop, in Woodland Hills, CA. ( Entry forms and rules are posted on the Cellarmasters of Los Angeles website:

Cellarmasters of LA has been sponsoring the US Amateur Winemaking Competition since the club was founded in 1973. As always, the Competition is an all-volunteer endeavor and is the oldest home wine competition in the United States.

Good luck to all!

Questions? Please email:

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For Sale: Winemaking Equipment – Carboys, Fermenters

For sale: 

30 5-gallon glass carboys ($10 ea)
10 5-gallon plastic carboys ($5 ea)
Four blue plastic 60-gallon barrels for fermenting. They have tops with steel rings and have a hole for filling and a hole for airlocks ($20 ea)

Anybody need them?  Contact Rick at 

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Grapes for Sale: Cab Sauv, Malbec, Primitivo – Citrus Heights

The Vineyard at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Citrus Heights is ready for harvest!  They will be picking Cabernet Sauvignon grapes this Friday night (September 28th) for pick up on Saturday morning (September 29th); estimating a harvest between 18–20 tons. The grapes are priced at .80 cents per pound. Minimum purchase is 250 pounds.

Around the weekend of October 13th and 14th, they will harvest their Malbec and Primativo grapes; estimating 12-15 tons of Malbec and 1–2 tons of Primitivo grapes. These will be priced at 75 cents per pound. Minimum purchase is 250 pounds. Another announcement will be forthcoming regarding the actual dates/times.

Harvest will be at night; grapes available starting at 7am. Calvary Cemetery is located at 701 Verner Avenue in Citrus Height; just off the Greenback exit on I-80.

History of the Vines:

Planted in 2015.
Grapes grew in 2016 and 2017.
Cab. Sav stock: 337/5BB; 4.64 acres; 7000+ vines
Malbec stock: 04/5BB; 3.84 acres; 7000+ vines
Primitivo stock: 03/5BB; just under 1 acre; 1200 vines

This is the initial harvest for sale. Grapes are vertical shoot position; spur pruned. No destemmer/crusher will be on site.

Contact person: Edmond Chavez Cell: 925 980-8363;

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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 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 

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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 and 916 990-4790.

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