Monthly Archives: February 2020

For Sale: Winemaking Equipment

Gerard van Steyn’s friend has wine making equipment for sale hoping home winemakers can benefit.  Equipment includes a #55 press and crusher/destemmer, etc.

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Renew Dues by March 6 To Receive Winemaker Magazine Subscription

If you haven’t already, renew your dues or join by March 6, 2020 to receive a one-year print subscription (6 issues) to Winemaker magazine.

Current members can also subscribe to the magazine’s digital subscription at half-off. Contact Membership Co-Chair Gin Yang for the details: or 916 217-0294.

If you have renewed or joined SHW, we appreciate your support!

 2020 SHW Membership Form

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Grapes for Sale: Cabernet Sauvignon, Davis

SHW members Jenny and Marcus Meadows-Smith, owners of Great Bear Vineyards write:

We are a family run vineyard in Davis, growing in harmony with nature with an abundance of wild flowers, birds and animals. Producing a premium grape, and our own commercial wines produced from this vineyard have won silver, gold and double gold at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.

We sell small lots to home winemakers and we have a few days when you can use our crusher/destemmer on site.

Price: $1 per pound

Sustainably grown, deficit irrigated, and with permanent cover crop. Hand-tended, leaf-thinned, cluster-dropped, and hand-harvested. Clone 07 & 08, root stock 1616C & 3309.

Jenny & Marcus Meadows-Smith
Phone: 530 574 1516
Great Bear Vineyards
24800 County Road 101A
Davis, CA 95616

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Education Committee Meeting

The Education Committee is looking for new educational fermentations – technical topics for monthly meetings, different approaches, opportunities to blend education and social, and getting more of you as part of the mix.  The committee’s first 2020 meeting is on Friday afternoon, February 28 in Sacramento.

Terry Piazza-Perham and Gin Yang are co-chairing the committee.  Please contact them for the meeting’s details.  If you can’t make it to Friday’s gathering, contact them to share your thoughts and your availability for future meetings.

SHW 2020 Education Committee’s co-chairs:
Terry Piazza-Perham:   916 806-1621; 
Gin Yang:  916 217-0294;


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Paint and Sip Workshop – Saturday, March 14, 2020

Still scribbling on your wine bottles because you don’t have time to design a label?  No more excuses!  Get inspired at the first annual Paint and Sip Workshop on Saturday, March 14.  Painting supplies and canvas are provided; you bring the snacks and wine.

After a multi-year hiatus, this year’s SHW Jubilee brings back a wine label competition. You can win golds for both your wines and labels!  Watch for the details on entering wines and wine labels into the Jubilee that takes place on June 13-14, 2020.

Class size is limited; current SHW members receive priority.  Register for the Paint and Sip Workshop using this form:  1ST Annual Sacramento Home Winemakers Paint and Sip Workshop (3).

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The Grapevine Newsletter- February 2020

Hello Fellow Winemakers- Below you will find a link to our latest newsletter.  Don’t miss our February meeting where you have an opportunity to have your white or Rose wine evaluated.  See the front page of the newsletter for details.  Also- please make sure to pay your annual membership dues.  You can find the 2020 membership form at the end of the newsletter.  Thanks!

February 2020- The Grapevine

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Your Club: How Are We Doing Financially? Fine.

2019 Profit and Loss Statement for the Sacramento Home Winemakers: click on the link

2019 Profit – Loss Jan 1 – Dec 31

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Unified Wine and Grape Symposium Exhibits Vouchers Available

A few vouchers for the February 5-6, 2020 Unified Wine and Grape Symposium exhibits have recently become available. The Club is asking for a $10 donation per voucher. Vouchers are available for current SHW members only.

Please contact Blair Gould if interested: 916 281-4980.

Please note that this year’s symposium is at Cal Expo.

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For Sale: Bottler and Bottles

Bottles & Bottler for Sale in Auburn.

Bottler: 5years old in like-new condition. Price $75.00
Specifics on the unit can be viewed at:
Bottle Filler 3 Spout Painted
Bottles Lot 1: 16-cases of Bottle Green color Bordeaux style for $48.00
Bottles Lot 2: 14-cases of Amber color Pinot-style for $42.00

Interested? Call Amos Olson at 530 401-8163.

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Winemaker Wanted for Small Home Vineyard

Small home vineyard owner is looking to partner with home winemaker to help make wine out their grapes. Last harvest yielded 7 cases of Cabernet Sauvignon and 6 cases of Chardonnay. Grower and winemaker split results evenly. Vines are 6 years old and live in Roseville.

Interested? Contact Randy Rich at 505 720-1824.

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