Events Calendar 2020

General Meetings are on the 3rd Wednesdays of the month (unless otherwise noted) at the Turn Verein Hall located at 3349 J Street, Sacramento starting at 7 PM.  Bring 2 wine glasses for your use unless otherwise noted.

Executive Board meetings are on the first Wednesdays of the month starting at 7 PM; locations vary.  Contact President Robert Wharton for more info: Robert.wharton@hpe.com.

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January 15, 2020 – General Meeting: Chik Brenneman, winemaker and partner with Baker Family Wines in West Sacramento kicks off the first meeting of the new year and decade. Chik shares his thoughts and philosophy on all things winemaking. Who knows? Grower partner baseball legend Dusty Baker just might share the table with Chik! $15 per person for non-members.

February 4 – Executive Board Meeting.  All members are welcome.  Location:  Loomis.

February 19 – General Meeting: 2018 White and Rosé Wines Evaluation. Guest evaluator Craig Haarmeyer. Bring in your white and rosé wines from the fall harvest and get them evaluated before you bottle. You’ll receive tips on possible adjustments that can make your good wine into one they won’t forget. Please use this wine evaluation form

March 4 – Executive Board Meeting.  All members welcome.  Location:  Orangevale.

March 18 – MEETING CANCELLED!  See President Robert Wharton’s message.  General Meeting:  Red Non-Bordeaux Wines Evaluation.  Guest Evaluator: John Troiano, winemaker at Wreckless Blenders Winery in Carmichael.  Bring your 2019 non-Bordeaux red wines for evaluation when John shares his ideas for making your good wine better.  See the March 2020 newsletter for more details.

April 1 – Executive Board Meeting.  All members welcome. Location: Folsom.

April 15 – MEETING CANCELLED! General Meeting: Adjusting Acid Prior to Bottling.  Guest speaker:  Scott Harvey.  Scott shares the importance of ensuring appropriate acid levels prior to bottling the wine you’ve worked so hard and long to make.

May 6 – Executive Board Meeting. All members welcome. Location:  virtual.  Contact President Robert Wharton for details:  president@sachomewine.com.

May 20 – General Meeting: TBA

June 3 – Executive Board Meeting. All members welcome. Location: TBA.

June 13-14 – Jubilee!  Enter your best into the Club-exclusive wine and label competition.  Wine judging is on Saturday, June 13 with awards ceremony and picnic on Sunday, June 14.  Wine entries accepted from April 15 – May 20.  Each current membership gets first wine entry free.  More details to follow.

June 17 – General Meeting:  TBA.

July 17 – General Meeting: TBA.

August 1 – Winemaking 101.  Designed for new or novice winemakers – learn the basics of making dry red and white wines.  Location:  Granite Bay.  Club equipment certification at workshop for members.  Details TBA.  Sign up:  contact WM 101 Coordinator Joe McGillivray at pyramidlake59@gmail.com. 

August 5 – Executive Board Meeting. All members welcome. Location: TBA.

August 19 – General Meeting:  TBA.

September 2 – Executive Board Meeting. All members welcome. Location: TBA.

A Saturday Harvest:  Beginning Winemakers Crush.  Specially designed group crush for new and novice winemakers who have participated in WM 101. Wine making mentors available to assist you through fermentation.  Participants must be certified to use Club equipment. 

September 16 – General Meeting: TBA.

October 7 – Executive Board Meeting. All members welcome. Location: TBA.

October 14 – General Meeting:  TBA.

November 4 – Executive Board Meeting. All members welcome. Location: TBA.

November 18 – General Meeting: TBA.

December 2 – Executive Board Meeting. All members welcome. Location: Sacramento.

December Something – Annual Holiday Party. TBA.

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