Monthly Archives: December 2018

For Sale: Winemaking Equipment

For sale: 

basket press #40 used a couple of years $300
bottle tree 80 btl $30.00 like new
bottle tree sanitizer $12.00
airlocks buon vino 3pc. $1.00 ea
stoppers 6 & 7 $.25 ea
jugs 1 gal. green glass $1.50 ea
carboys 6.5 gal. $20.00 ea
carboys 5 gal. $12.00 ea
carboys 3 gal. $10.00 ea
floor corker -Ferrari- $90.00 like new
picking bin gray 1/2 ton $100.00

Contact Lou Rego.  Auburn,Ca. 530-878-8770.  oovines

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December 2018 The Grapevine Newsletter

Catch up on the latest in the December issue of SHW’s newsletter, The Grapevine: December 2018 The Grapevine

In this issue…

Read the President’s message- Get the scoop on the newly elected board for 2019.

Membership Dues- Support Sacramento Home Winemakers by joining or renewing your annual dues.  The 2019 membership dues remain at $50 per household (thanks to the generosity of members and a budget-minded leadership team) and are due January 1, 2019.  Annual membership is effective from January through December in same year, regardless of when you join.   Membership perks are many including: a one-year six-issue subscription to WineMaker magazine; discounts at retailers and labs; “members only” benefits to SHW’s lab testing services, educational opportunities; access to the Club’s network of mentors; having your wines evaluated; and exposure to the collective wine making knowledge and experience of over 170 members.

Please use the membership form that’s included in this issue of The Grapevine.  The form is also available at the SHW website:  Membership questions can be directed to the 2019 Membership Co-Chairs:  Christa Ring at or 916 798-5982, and Gin Yang at or call/text at 926 217-0294.

January General Meeting is Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.  Don’t miss Scott Harvey talking about Austrian Wines. (Correction- originally posted wrong date.  The meeting will be on 1/16.) Thank you!

Have Safe and Happy Holidays.

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Holiday Party Auction Highlights

Hey, Party Animals!

The SHW Holiday Party is next Wednesday! Below are a few auction item highlights:

Tahoe Donner Cabin (Truckee) – 3 days and 2 nights. Donated by Robert and Darcy Wharton.

36-Bottle Wrought Iron Wine Jail. Donated by Brad and Tina Melin.

Award winning wines donated by David Blitstein (California State Fair Gold Bear Winner), Donna Bettencourt, Kevin Lemay, Gary and Melody Palmero, and Richard Mirrabella.

Wine tasting at Great Bear Vineyards in Davis, boutique winery of Marcus and Jenny Meadows-Smith.

2 nights in San Francisco’s Worldmark Vacation Condo. Donated by Judy Pinegar.

Wine themed metal art. Donated by Cori and Joe Morgan.

Champagne and glass champagne cooler. Donated by Vickie Rosalli.

Ravioli making party. Donated by Al and Peggy Piccardo.

Party: Wednesday, December 12. Social starts at 6 PM and buffet dinner begins at 7 PM. Please bring wine to share.   See you upstairs at the Turn Verein at 3349 J Street in Sacramento.

Robert Wharton is the auction’s proxy if anyone who cannot attend wants to bid. His phone number is 916 223-4289.

Auction items: Vickie Rosalli at and 916 342-1099.
Dinner reservations: Fred Millar, call / text 916 576-9596.

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December 12 Holiday Party Donations

Dashing through the snow…

Hey, the SHW Holiday Party is just around the corner!  If you are a little slow getting your donated item to the party’s fundraising crew, well…they’re waiting to hear from you! 

If you would like to donate items or place bids on an auction item that you’ve heard about, The Crew wants to hear from you, too!

Melody Palmero’s standing by to talk with you!  Contact her at: & 916 601-3986. 

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Get Your Holiday Party Reservations In By December 5!

Have you made your dinner reservations for SHW’s Annual Holiday Party on Wednesday, December 12?  

If not, please make your reservations by this Wednesday, December 5 using this form:  Holiday Party Reservations 2018

Please call / text Fred Millar at 916 576-9596 with questions.

At the dinner, we’ll be presenting the Club’s annual awards and the Winemaker of the Year Award. 

Guests are welcome!  


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For Sale: New Cased Wine Bottles

Approximately 112-240 cases, new, clear, straight, cork closure. Clear/ Flint, 750 ml, Claret, small push up style.  Brand new, High Quality, still on the original pallets and wrapped.  Made in USA, Saxco Glass, Bay Area

$3 / case of 12 FOB Park Ave. Chico CA

Possibly less than $200 per pallet via GSO.

Minimum buy: 32 cases.

Still on original pallets and in Original Stretch Wrap.  We last used this glass in June  Unlabeled bottles and unlabeled boxes.    Available to pick up now.   Weekends can be arranged except for Holidays. 

Contact Amy Hasle
Cell 530-518-9448

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