Group Buys: Old Vine Zinfandel, Nebbiolo, Barbera

We’re hearing through the grapevine that the 2017 harvest is going to be the best California’s had in years – what wines will you be making this harvest?

SHW member J.D. Phelps is coordinating group buys on some interesting varieties and he talks about them below.  If you’re interested, please contact J.D. at jd.phelps@gmail.com or 916.295.9121.

1 – Old Vine Zinfandel – Vineyard is 50+ years old and located in the coveted District 11 – Mokelumne River AVA of Lodi. Farmed to Lodi Rules standards for sustainable wine grape growing by Todd Williams – Vineyard Manager for St. Amant winery. Vineyard produces premium Zinfandel grapes that perfectly represent the high quality of fruit that can come from this unique region where the climate similarly matches that of well known Mediterranean wine regions.

Prior vintages have gone to Fields Family Wines (2016 Winery of the Year), d’Art Winery, Prie, Turley Wine Cellars, and home winemakers. Willing to coordinate group buy and arrange for on-site crushing with enough interested parties. .75cents/lb.

2 – Nebbiolo – Heringer Estates, Clarksburg AVA – Nebbiolo is a classic Italian varietal which is used in the Piedmont region of Italy in making the world renowned Barolo wines. It is similar in color to a Pinot Noir, yet with big luscious tannins and flavors of dark cherry, currant and clove. Head to your nearest wine store, find the Italian wines section and pick up a classic Barolo to truly experience what this grape can be in a wine.

I have a line on some Nebbiolo for the 2017 harvest and am looking for other passionate wine makers looking to make one of the truly classic old world wines. If you are interested in a group buy or possibly a focus group for Nebbiolo, please e-mail me.   Let me know how many lbs. you think you would be interested. There is no commitment at this point, simply trying to get a sense of how many are ready to tackle this wine.  Still finalizing pricing, but expect to be in the .75 cents to $1 / lb range.

3 – Barbara – Karmere Vineyards, Amador AVA – Karmere’s sixty-seven acres of estate grown vines are grown in the rich Sierra Nevada decomposed granite soils of Amador County, on gentle slopes of 1300 feet to 1600 feet elevation. The combination of well managed vines and well drained hillsides restricts vigor producing two to four tons of grapes per acre. The cool summer nights and hot days are ideal for producing robust red wines.  Karmere grows excellent grapes in the Shenendoah Valley.  This Barbara should be excellent.  .65 to .70 cents / lb.  

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June 21 General Meeting – Red Bordeaux Evaluations

Guest evaluator and former SHW member Layne Montgomery will be evaluating members’ 2016 red Bordeaux varieties. Layne is the winemaker for m2 wines in Lodi. Details can be found on page 1 in the June 2017 Grapevine newsletter.

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Grapes for Sale: Zinfandel and Barbera, Loomis

Contact Steve Kies: cell phone (339)440-2424; email scallywag271@gmail.com,

SHW member Steve Kies has wine grapes for sale – about 800 lbs. Zinfandel and 800 lbs. Barbera.  These grapes have made award winning wines, Gold, Double Gold and numerous Silvers.  They are well cared for and have not had any mildew in years past. 

Priced at $.75 per pound with 250 lb. minimum you-pick. 

Wines made from these grapes are available for tasting, of course!  Call Steve as all his other grape varieties: Primitivo, Sangiovese, Mourvedre, Petit Verdot, Cab Franc, Petite Sirah, Merlot, and Sagrantino have already been sold to SHW and PCWGA home wine makers.

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Winemaking Equipment for Sale – Motorized Crusher and Bottle Filler


Contact:  Rob Pock 530 320-1277 or rpock@vvintners.com.

SHW member Rob Pock has winemaking equipment for sale:

Motorized  Crusher / Destemmer with stand (chute) — $550

Bottle filler 3 spout – $175

Equipment in great working order.

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Winemaking Equipment for Sale – near Placerville

Contact Tony Scott: 916-660-3857  or tony__scott@sbcglobal.net.  Located near Placerville.
 
 
Jasco self-priming pump, 1″ ports – $1,700.00
 
5 Kegco brand 15.5 stainless steel kegs (no tri-clover fittings) – $50.00 each
45 gal. wood basket press – $500.00
 
7 – 20 gal. food quality plastic tubs – $20.00 each
 
All equipment is three years old and in great shape.
 
 
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Vice President Henry Wilkinson – Status

Contact Gin Yang – email: ginyangstaehlin@yahoo.com; text 916 217-0294.

Some of you may have heard that SHW Vice President Henry Wilkinson is pending heart surgery. Recent complications have hospitalized Henry. Please keep Henry in your prayers and thoughts for a fast and smooth recovery.

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The June Issue of The Grapevine Newsletter can be found here!

The Grapevine – June 2017

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Group Buy: Partners Wanted – Petite Sirah

Contact Dick Racette at zin8553@hotmail.com.

SHW member Dick Racette is looking for partners to access petite sirah grapes from David Blitstein in Grass Valley.  He needs only 150 lbs; the grower sells a minimum of 500 lbs.  Please contact Dick if you would like to partner in this group buy.

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Grapes for Sale: Petite Sirah and Tempranillo, Grass Valley

Contact: David Blitstein  @ dbeffx@aol.com.  12857 Sierra Vista Dr. Grass Valley. My cell is 530/615-1297.

I have the Petite Sirah and Tempranillo this year for sale .60 per lb you pick, I will help with transporting to their vehicle. Tempranillo comes in early Sept. and Petite the end of Sept. The PS is 6 yrs old and the Temp is 4 yrs old. BTW they both took Silver at this year’s State Fair.

I would like to sell the grapes at minimum 500lbs+/-. This the 1st full year of production and I have been carefully dropping fruit the doesn’t look like they’re going to make it, so I think that I will have 2+/- tons with the almost 600 plants. I have picking lugs and a vehicle with a trailer that I will drive between the rows to pickup their grapes and transfer to their vehicle. Yes this is a buyer pick only. Last year they were ready in late September, crusher stemmer is available onsite.

 

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Group Buys and Grapes for Sale

Have you sourced grapes for your upcoming harvest? This is mid-June … harvest could be less than 3 months away!  Check out SHW’s Grapes for Sale / Group Buys page often for grape sources.

Black Muscat is on the mind of Joe Morgan and he’s looking for fellow buyers and source.

Cabernet Sauvignon from a well-tended Davis vineyard is the focus of a group by coordinated by Linda Clevenger.

J.D. Phelps Lodi Zinfandel group buy is still accepting buyers.

Contact info for these group buys and additional grapes for sale can be found here.

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