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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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SHW is Accepting Memberhip Applications NOW!! (P.S. the January meeting will cost more if you dont pay now!)

Attached is the latest SHW Membership Form. Please fill it out to help us determine how you can help the club!! And then pay the dues!, Still $50 for a family (cheap!).  

2020 SHW Membership Form

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Make the SHW Holiday Dinner Party a REAL PARTY…stay the night!! No Designated Driver NecessaryI!

Dear Sacramento Home Winemakers and Guest,

The Embassy Suites is offering the Sacramento Home Winemakers  a special discounted rate for those attending our Christmas Dinner on Sunday, December 15th at the Embassy Suites.

Everything is setup and ready to go for guests to begin making their lodging reservations for the evening of December 15, 2019  for the Sacramento Home Winemakers event!

Below is a list of three ways that guests can make their lodging reservations:

  1.  Go to the following web page address at:
  2. Visit and make a reservation using the group/convention code: SHW.
  3. Call(916) 326-5000 and let the Front Desk Agent know you would like to make a reservation under the Sacramento Home Winemakers discounted rate.

Please keep in mind that all reservations must be in by: December 6, 2019.

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Cabernet Sauvignon Hobby Vineyard needs picking. El Dorado AVA

This Hobby Vineyard is in Serrano, El Dorado at 1300 ft elevation. Miriam writes: We have about 75 vines. The Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard is about 10 years old and we have been harvesting it for 5 years. The grapes make wonderful wine. And this year’s grapes are better than ever. Our problem is that this year my husband who manages the vineyard and winemaking efforts has health issues and will not be able to do the harvest. We would like to offer the crop for harvesting and sale, and you can even use our processing equipment for free!  Call Miriam Satin at (916)-932-4542.  Or contact at:

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Wine Equipment for Sale, Loomis

Retired wine makers Carl and Lili have for sale a motorized de-stemmer/crusher, 40 gal. press, a floor corker, and 13 – 16  5 gal. Glass carboys. $650 for the lot.

Call Carl at 916 251 6503

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Fruit Wine Class # 2!

Fruit Winemaking Class (for those of you that missed it the first time)


Date:           Saturday, August 3, 2019

Time:          10:30 AM to 1:30 PM (approx)

Location:    Judy’s Barn, 9195 Vista Ct. Loomis CA 95650

Cost:            Free to Club Members, $10.00 for Non Menbers

Bring:          Any fruit wine you have made, and a Potluck Dish to share with others.

Provided:    Class Materials, Fruit to Start Processing, Fruit Wine to rack, filter and bottle.                        Go home with a bottle of wine!

 “Remember making fruit wine is not as easy as regular grape wine, it truly is a labor of love and a lot of work, but oooh the results!!”


  1. The Fruit
  2. The Process, Freezer, other processing when thawed, Nutrients/ingredients, Yeast, Small yeast starter.
  3. How to make like White Wine in small quantities
  4. Racking and Fining
  5. Sweetening, Stabilizing
  6. Filtering and Bottling
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Alert: Get Ready for our July General Meeting

For our July 17th general meeting we will be sharing our Gadgets and Gizmos. So our Vice President would like to have a good showing of these, for instance she uses a giant potato masher for her punch down tool, which she purchased at the restaurant supply store on Arden Way.

So everyone think about the gadgets you have come up with or made and bring them to the July meeting to help other winemakers learn!  We will have the long tables set up around the perimeter of the room for displaying these items and round tables in the center for members.

Also it will be a meeting to bring your excess wines and trade it for another person’s wines, trade yours for a varietal you don’t make… easy, bottle for bottle!

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Really Only 65 for the best party of the Year?

TODAY is the last day to pay for the Jubilee for the lower rates.. Please get your reservations IN NOW!!

SHW Picnic and Awards Party Reservation Form Only


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What??? Only 18 people have signed up to come to the Jubilee Picnic and Awards Party On Sunday June 2, 2019??

How are we (18) going to drink all those bottles of award winning wine and eat that wonderful smoked prime rib? Come on get your paperwork in NOW.  Last day for low prices is May 22, 2018. Here is the link to the information you were sent last month!


SHW Picnic and Awards Party Reservation Form

YES! I will be attending the Jubilee Picnic and Wine Tasting:

(Price is the same as last year!) Great Food!

Name(s) ________________________________

Reserving by May 22, 2019

____Number of Members @ $12 per person

____Number of NON Members @ $17 per person

____Number of children under 13 (free)

Reserving between  May 22 , 2019 to May 29, 2019 – None after 5/29!

____Number of Members @ $22 per person

____Number of NON Members @ $27 per person

____Number of children under 13 (free)


Send form and check to:

Bob Peake,  SHW Treasurer  ||   PO Box 691  ||  Folsom, CA 95763


Jubilee Location:

Judy Pinegar Winery and Barn and Yard

Facebook  Location: “The Barn”

9195 Vista Ct, Loomis, CA 95650

 CALL : (916) 224-6742… if lost!


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Old Vineyard in Loomis Available for Care and Keeping the Grapes


This vineyard is maybe 10 years old, Zinfandel and Chardonnay (over 100 vines) and some eating grapes. Available to take care of and have all grapes (owners don’t drink).  Vineyard has not been cared for in maybe 5 years.  1/2 mile from Hwy 80 off Horseshoe Bar Road.

Contact Teresa Burgess (925) 383-1914

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