Monthly Archives: September 2020

Free: About 40 Cases of Used Wine Bottles

A home winemaker’s spouse writes:

“Does anyone want about 40 cases of cleaned, delabeled [used] wine bottles?  My husband and friends retired their hobby and have a garage full that I don’t want to sent to recycling if someone can use them. Let me know ASAP as will need to start to recycle Oct. 14. We are in Fair Oaks.”

Husband is Bill and if you’re interested, he can be reached at 916-342-2084.

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ISO: Wine Making Gadgets and Innovations

Our October 21, 2020, “Gadgets & Innovations” program still needs interested members to share a short video or photo which shows off your DIY gadget utilized in your winemaking efforts.

We will be featuring your video or photos during our October Zoom meeting where we’d love for you to explain/narrate your DIY gadget. So, “show n’ tell” the group about what you made that helps you out in your winemaking.

Please forward your entry(ies) to VP Fayne Katz at belacrab@yahoo.com by October 12, 2020.

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Cider Making Focus Group

Well, it takes a lot of cider to make wine!  Are you interested in learning how to make cider?  Do you want to learn more about the many kinds of cider that you can make?  Kendall Johnson and Donna Bettencourt are putting together a zoom workshop with an award winning cidermaker, and will be coordinating a focus group for members to make cider together.  The zoom will be scheduled in mid-October, with the cidermaking in later October, when your red wines are safely tucked away.

If you are interested in participating in this zoom session and/or focus group, please contact Donna at donnab1045@gmail.com by September 30th.  SHW members only.

 

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For Sale: #45 Wine Press (Updated)

(Post has been updated with correct contact number.)

#45 wine press in excellent condition available for sale.  

The press is approximately 10 years old and can be picked up in East Sacramento.

Asking $400.

Contact Royce directly: 916 201-9347.

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Grapes for Sale: Barbera – Clarksburg

For Sale: 800 pounds of very nice Barbera at 24 brix available in Clarksburg.

We provide picking boxes, picking shears, fruit haul in and crusher/destemmer with our help. We also handle the mess.

Please call Paul at 916 425-4763.  They are ready to pick now. $.60 per pound you pick.

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For Sale: Hydraulic Press #50

 
For Sale: 

Hydraulic press, #50 size (22 in. dia. basket) Can process ½ ton in two fills.

10 yrs. old, new food grade epoxy paint, these things last forever…

$450.-

Located in Davis

Danyal  Kasapligil

cell: 831-750-4509

 
 
 
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Grapes for Sale: Cab Sauv, Merlot, Syrah, Tinta Cao, Tempranillo – Paso Robles

The Estate Vineyard, located in the Geneseo District sub-AVA, southeast of the town of Paso Robles, exemplifies the quality of the Paso Robles region with its warm days, cool coastal breezes, and exceptional soils.

The vineyards are watered when needed but not dry farmed, yield averages 2.5 tons per acre. Vines were planted in the 80’s. Total vineyard is a solid 45-50 acres of Paso wine grapes.

Harvest for the Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah is estimated at early October.  Brix are currently sitting at around 20-21 on average.

Tempranillo and Tinta Cao are ready now.

Grower picks: $1000 / ton. Half ton minimum.

Buyer picks: For Syrah, $700-900 / ton. Everything else $800 / ton. No minimum.

Red Blotch may be in some areas of vineyards.

Directly contact Daniel at (805) 448-4412.

Transport for small quantities – member RJ Harlow can possibly help; rjharlow@sbcglobal.net.

 

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Cancelled – September 16 SHW Meeting

SHW’s September 16 Zoom meeting “Trivia Night” has been cancelled.  See you at the October 21 meeting for Gadgets and Gizmos.

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Need Help? Call a Mentor.

Funny smells?  No burps?  Didn’t look this way before?

Don’t get stuck in the cellar in the dark.  Find help.  Check out these club mentors.  They can shed some light to get your must or juice to the finish line.

 

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Grape Listings in Sonoma – The Beverage People

The Beverage People in Santa Rosa has listings of grapes for sale in the general Sonoma area.  See their listings here.

The Beverage People is a complete resource for DIY fermentations – wine, beer, mead, cider kombucha, cheese, olives, and veggies.  Check out their catalogs for step by step processes.

 

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