Monthly Archives: September 2019
Come and share your grape harvest adventures and your wines at SHW’s annual Harvest Dinner on Saturday, October 26. Vince’s Restaurant and Bar in West Sacramento is preparing a special dinner to help us celebrate the season abundant with friends and grapes. Bring your reservations to SHW’s October 16 meeting. Event Coordinator Fred Millar can answer your questions: firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out the specs here: Harvest Dinner 2019 Reservations
John Davis in West Sacramento writes:
“my vineyard has approximately 1200 pounds of grapes mostly cab sauv on 3309 rootstock. I also have merlot, sryah, and cab franc. Sugar is at 24 brix so it is ready for harvest. Ph usually is around 3.7.”
Grapes are 50 cents a lb. Buyer picks. Hand crank destemmer-crusher available for use.
Call John at 916 825-5578 with any questions.
6.5 Gallon – $25 each – 15 available
5 Gallon – $20 each – 25 available
3 Gallon – $15 each – 5 available
Carboy racks – Free with purchase of four Carboys
Air Locks and bungs – one each free with purchase of Carboy
Carboy handles – $2 each
Breathable Bungs – $2
Home made Carboy cleaner – $50
Bottle dryer tree with sanitizer – $20
Contact: Brian Bohnhoff
SHW member Mike Anderson is looking for a used corker to by.
Please contact Mike Anderson at 916-624-0120.
Great Bear Vineyards in Davis has a few tons of award-winning Cabernet Sauvignon grapes still available for sale. A large buyer has backed out at the last minute and the grower is offering the fruit at half price for SHW members – just $0.50 per pound.
See here for more details on the vines.
Brix is projected to be around 26 Brix on September 21-22 weekend. Destemmer will definitely be available on Thursday and possibly Saturday as well. Please let grower know which day you would like grapes and if you want to use the destemmer, and they can confirm availability.
Direct Contact Information:
Great Bear Vineyards – Jenny & Marcus
530 574 1516
Mokelumne River Sub-AVA, Lodi Appellation 2019 U-Pick Grape Sale
When: Sept 21, 2019 and Sept 22, 2019 at 7:00 am – 12 noon. Address: 3600 W. Peltier Rd, Lodi, CA 95242
Westside of Lodi vineyard is offering three varieties for sale this harvest at 50 cents per lb: Syrah, Merlot, Zinfandel. This vineyard has consistently received high marks from winemakers. All varieties are sustainably farmed, Lodi Rules certification.
What to bring: clippers (clean) and bins/containers. What to wear: long-sleeve shirt, hat, gloves (sun protection).
Additional information about the grape varieties at: https://www.ladeltainvestments.com/grape-varieties. Updates and U-pick dates and hours will be available at: https://www.facebook.com/LodiAVAWinegrapes/. If you are interested, contact Alyce Peterson at cell: 714-403-4254.
10 tons of Grenache Noir for sale.
Tablas Creek Clone D. 25 Brix (Sept 14, 2019) and pristine.
$.75 per lb. Located in Davis.
Contact Gene Glaeser at 916-747-2131.
Zinfandel and Syrah for sale:
Element 79 Vineyards, located in the Fair Play AVA of El Dorado County/Sierra Foothills at 2400 feet elevation writes:
Zinfandel – Our Zinfandel has won Double Gold at the San Francisco Chronicle Commercial Wine Competition. It is Dupratt clone on 101-14 rootstock, VSP and cordon pruned to 8×5 spacing and farmed with great pride and best practices. We prune to a yield of 4 tons per acre and we use deficit irrigation practices both which enhanced flavors. $.65 per pound and minimum of 500 lbs. Harvest on the Zin will be late September or early October.
Syrah – We may have a couple tons available this year. It is the fantastic 877 Clone on 101-14 rootstock, VSP and cane pruned to 8×5 spacing and farmed with great pride and best practices. We sell all that we don’t use to a top tier Napa winemaker and this year we have a larger crop so we have a couple extra tons. No watering was necessary this year. $.90 per pound and a minimum of 500 lbs. Harvest will be late September.
We will pick it for you but you must bring your own macro bins or containers. We have a forklift on site and will load for you. Call Les for maturity numbers. We will be taking samples at least weekly from now through harvest.
Come up to our tasting room and taste the estate wines we make from these grapes. You will be glad you did and we would love to meet you.
Call Les Heinsen at 916-337-2718 or email email@example.com
Boutique vineyard in Clements, CA has extra merlot grapes looking for good homes.
Grower has a forklift, bins, destemmer on-site for groups to use as well as a scale.
Buyer pick prices
$7 per lb from 0-100 lbs
$6 per lb from 100 to 500 lbs
$5 per lb from 500-1,999 lbs
$4 per lb from 2000+
Call for grower pick prices- 500lbs plus only
Harvest starts September 23.
Best contact is Paul Smith 209 595- 6723 or Paulsmithbros@gmail.com.
This month’s newsletter (just a little bit late–sorry!) has information about our September General Meeting with Shea Comfort as our guest speaker on Fermentation and Post-Fermentation. Also there is information on the upcoming elections (which will be held in November) and how you can participate if you are interested in volunteering for the club in executive positions. Looking forward to seeing everyone next Wednesday!