SHW Harvest Dinner, October 28 – Still Time to Make Your Reservations

Hey, it’s not too late to make your reservations for the annual SHW Harvest Dinner!  Enjoy winemaking camaraderie on the Saturday evening of October 28 at Frasinetti’s Winery in Sacramento.  

Details and registration form can be found here:  2017 Harvest Dinner Registration

Registration must be received by this coming Monday, October 23.  Mailing address is on the bottom of the registration form.

 

 

 

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UC Davis: The Emergence of Modern California Wine

The UC Davis Library invites you to join them as world-renowned British wine writer Hugh Johnson, California wine writer Bob Thompson and Founder and Former Proprietor Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Warren Winiarski share their different perspectives on the emergence of the modern California wine industry, from the 1976 Judgment of Paris through today. The panel, moderated by KCBS Radio Food and Wine Editor Narsai David, will also include a discussion of how wildfires like those in Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino might impact winemaking.

November 8, 5:30-7:30 PM

For additional details and to make reservations, please see this link.

 

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Free – Seven 5-Gallon Demijohns

Please contact directly former SHW member Bruce Pierini at 916 600-0781.

I’d like to give away 7 5-gallon demigiana bottles to anyone who could come by my Curtis Park home and pick them up. Please call.

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For Sale: Used Winemaking Equipment

Please contact Daniel directly at 209 916-5507.

My parents recently bought an apartment in Sonora with a garage full of home or amateur wine making equipment: barrels, wine presses, barrel holders, bottles, etc. We need to sell the equipment to use the garage. Pictures are available. Available during the day to show equipment.

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October 18 Meeting: Sweets, Fortifieds & Bubblies Evaluation

Scott Harvey, of Scott Harvey Wines in Napa and Amador, is this meeting’s guest evaluator of 2016 and 2017 fruits, desserts, fortifieds, and sparklers.

For evaluation, please bring two 750 ml bottles to pour at the meeting. Please use the evaluation form for your winemaking notes:  http://www.sachomewine.com/wine-evaluation-forms.  This form can also be found on the right side of the SHW website at www.sachomewine.com.

For everyone, please bring two wine glasses for your own use. Your help setting up and cleaning up at the meetings is appreciated. Please consume responsibly.

At the meeting, we’ll also have a table of experienced winemakers ready to troubleshoot your 2017 vintage.  If your newest ferments are not smelling, looking, or acting like it should, bring in a sample and we’ll offer possible fixes.

Meeting starts at 7pm on Wednesday, October 18 upstairs at the Turn Verein located at 3349 J Street, Sacramento. Doors open after 6:30 p.m.

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Grapes for Sale: Merlot, Fair Play

Contact Al or Sylvia directly at 530 620-3510.

Merlot for sale in Fair Play, El Dorado County.

Picked:  one ton available, picked Saturday, gassed, and in cold storage in Lodi.  26º Brix.  $1500.

You pick:  $0.75 lb. in Fair Play through the end of this month.

 

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The October Issue of The Grapevine can be found here! If you have any questions, please contact Kevin D. Hubred at (916) 847-7270

The Grapevine – October 2017

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Grapes for Sale: Sangiovese, Barbera, Petite Sirah, and Zinfandel, Amador County

Contact John or Marianne Rittenhouse directly at 916-205-6912 (cell, text ok) or
moonrisers@comcast.net for details.

The vineyard is located in Amador County at an elevation of approximately 2000 ft.
All about 26 Brix, U-pick at $0.50 per pound.

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For Sale: Home Winemaking Equipment

For more information and pricing, directly contact Bob Leidigh: chateauleidigh@aol.com or (530) 626-1959.

Numerous pieces of home wine making equipment for sale, including 6.5-gal. carboys; 5-gal carboys; smaller carboys and jugs.

Many drilled and un-drilled rubber stoppers; also many fermentation airlocks (bubblers); many solid rubber stoppers.

32-gal. and 20-gal. Brute type poly fermentation vats

1,000 lb. mobile platform beam scale

Fiberglass grape rake and pumice shovel

 

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Grapes for Sale: Mourvèdre, El Dorado

Contact Matt Lonergan directly at 916 715-7589.

Approximately 2 tons of Eld Dorado County mourvèdre available. Pick up in St. Helena at commercial winery. Harvesting soon. $2,000/ton. Contact Matt if interested.

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