Monthly Archives: June 2019

Grapes for Sale: Viognier, Pinot Noir – Placerville

Available: approximately 1,000 lbs of Viognier and approximately 100 lbs of Pinot Noir. Located in El Dorado near Placerville.
You pick.
$.75/lb

Contact: Jeff Johnson at jeff75767@gmail.com

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Clos du Lac Home Wine Competition

Many SHW members have purchased grapes from the Clos du Lac (CDL) Community Vineyard in Loomis. CDL invites SHW members and previous CDL grape buyers to compete in their 2019 Home Wine Making Competition.  Competing wines don’t need to be made from CDL grapes but preferred.  The best wine wins 200 lbs of CDL cabernet franc grapes!

Please contact Ken Ueltzen at ken.ueltzen@gmail.com by July 10 of your interest.

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For Sale: Zinfandel – Auburn

1/2 ton Zinfandel for sale in Auburn.  Vines are 22 years old.  Grower has earned awards from Placer Grape Growers Association and from the State Fair for every year submitted for competition.

Take all for $0.75 lb.  Electric destemmer-crusher on-site if needed.Harvest generally around Labor Day.  

Contact: Ingrid Pierson talk or text 916-709-5626 email: ingridp32@gmail.com.

 

 

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Grapes for Sale: Petite Sirah – Yolo County

Vineyard planted and farmed for exceptional quality grapes and premium wines. All hand farmed, hand pruned and fruit dropped for low yields, deficit irrigation for small berries and clusters, sustainably grown, hand-picked and sorted. Wines from Great Bear Vineyards grapes have won gold at the SF Chronicle Wine Competition.

Location: Davis, CA
Appellation Details: Yolo County
Varietal: Petite Sirah
Grape Farming Practice: Sustainable
Price: $1 lb.  No minimum.

Direct Contact Information:
Great Bear Vineyards – Jenny & Marcus
greatbearvineyards@gmail.com
530 574 1516
www.greatbearvineyards.com

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June 19 SHW Meeting

The June 19 meeting SHW meeting is on barrel care and use. The evening’s guest speaker is Guillaume Maugeaus, winemaker at Mellowood Vineyard and Winery in Fair Play (El Dorado County). Meeting starts at 7pm upstairs at the Turn Verein. Bring your glass and a bottle of wine to share.

If you ordered a crush T-shirt, Treasurer Bob Peake will be delivering them at the June 19 meeting.

Chief Judge Donna Bettencourt will also have the Jubilee’s judging sheets at the meeting. 

Jubilee ribbons are planned to arrive in time at the July 17 meeting.  If you are interested in ordering additional Jubilee ribbons. June 19 is the last day to do so. Please contact Gin Yang at this meeting.

Please  consume responsibly.

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Grapes for Sale: Zinfandel and Syrah – Solano County

Jack Reitan’s 15-year old vineyard located south of Davis in Solano County is organically-farmed. He has Zinfandel and Syrah for sale.

Zinfandel clones: Dupratt from Mendicino, Wine Creek from Santa Barbara, and Primitivo from Eastern Europe.

Syrah clones: 383, 174, and 470.

$1,200 ton or $1 lb. Minimum 200 lbs. Harvest anticipated early September.

Contact Jack Reitan directly at jbreitan@ucdavis.edu and 530 758-0758.

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Grapes for Sale: Cab Sauv, Merlot, Sangiovese – Russian River AVA

Kurtis Birch is the new owner of Bennett Ridge Vineyard previously owned by Bob Bennett and has grapes for sale:

Cabernet Sauvignon $1.35 lb.
Merlot $1.10 lb.
Sangiovese $1.3 lb.

250 lbs minimum. $50 deposit to reserve order. Customers are expected to be able to pick the grapes themselves but we have the picking materials on site they just need something to transport them home in. Harvest is typically in mid-September.

The vineyard was planted in 1995 and wines made from the grapes continue to wine numerous awards. The former website www.bennettridge.com can be viewed to see more information. Kurtis is still in process of transitioning to a new website with the Sunset Ridge name.

Please contact Kurtis Burch directly at popbirch@gmail.com.

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2019 Jubilee Wine Competition Results

SHW Chief Judge Donna Bettencourt, is pleased to announce the results of the 2019 Jubilee wine competition.  

Best of Show – Heather and Thad Rodgers – 2017 Black Muscat Port

Best of White – Seth Brunner and Linda Clevenger – 2017 Sauvignon Blanc

Best of Red – Luis Rodriquez – 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon

Best of Blush / Rosé – Michael MacWilliams and Kathleen Swanson – 2017 Rosé of Pinot Noir

Best of Fruit / Exotic – Jeff and Judy Giordano – 2018 Santa Rosa Plum

Best of Dessert – Heather and Thad Rodgers – 2017 Black Muscat Port

Forty-five winemakers entered 140 wines in five divisions earning 17 double-golds, 20 golds, 61 silvers, 24 bronzes, 14 honorable mentions, and 4 no awards (12%, 14%, 44% 17%, 10%, and 3%, respectively).  Seventeen wines received best of class awards.

  • Pick up your judging sheets at the June 19 meeting. If you can’t make it to the June meeting, Chief Judge Donna can scan and send yours.  Contact her at donnab1045@gmail.com.
  • Award ribbons will be available at the July 17 meeting.  
  • If you are interested in ordering extra ribbons (SHW provides the initial ribbons), contact Gin Yang at ginyangstaehlin@yahoo.com by July 19.  Additional ribbons are at your cost.  

Click on link for the complete list of awards: 2019 Jubilee Competition Results Alpha

Congratulations to all Jubilee competitors!

 

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The Grapevine Newsletter- June 2019

The club has been busy and now harvest is getting closer every week!  Check out the latest edition of the SHW Club Newsletter–The Grapevine below.  Congratulations to all of the winners of the June Jubilee and we hope to see everyone at our monthly general meeting next week, Wednesday, June 19, 2019.  The topic is Barrel Care and Use (for details about the meeting, see the front page of the newsletter.

June 2019- The Grapevine

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Grapes for Sale: Sangiovese, Cab Sauv, Vementino – Yolo County

SHW Member Doug Mackenzie has grapes available in Yolo County.

The vineyard is located about 8 miles northwest of winters, up against the hills. Small amounts of the following grapes still uncommitted:
Sangiovese 1800 lb
Cabernet Sauvignon 250 lb
Vermentino 400 lb
Cost: 60 cents/lb. You pick.

Contact Doug Mackenzie at: jdougmackenzie@gmail.com or (530) 383-8058

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