Monthly Archives: June 2019

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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Grapes for Sale: Syrah – Shenandoah Valley, Amador County

High quality syrah grapes for sale by the 1/2 ton and or full ton.  We will pick and load for you.  Please have macro bins or appropriate containers.

Price: $1,800 per ton or $900 per half ton. 

Call : Paul @916-335-0028 or email: sentinel oak cellars@yahoo.com

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Last Call for Glass Group Buy

“Last Call” for the glass order for $5 per case – need to have your order in by this Friday June.  Brad Sanborn will Email/Text final numbers by the 12th and glass should be in Sacramento no later than the 19th.  Buy some for next year too!

Email Brad Sanborn at brad4solar@gmail.com or 916 425-4950.

 

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Grapes for Sale: Cabernet Sauvignon – 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: Cabernet Sauvignon

Varietal Details: Clone 7, Clone 8, Root Stock 3309C & 1616C (all 2010 protocol)

Grape Farming Practice: Sustainable

Quantity: 55 tons (small lots available – 1 ton upwards)

Price:$2,000/ton

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

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For Sale: House for Home Winemakers

SHW members Richard and Caitlin Mirabella are relocating.  Their home is for sale.  They write: 

“…if you’re looking for a new crush pad, comes ready with expanded driveway, barrel and bottle storage all temperature controlled… https://www.redfin.com/CA/Carmichael/5456-Locust-Ave-95608/home/19199553.”

 

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