Events Calendar 2018

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

Executive Board meetings are on the first Wednesdays of the month starting at 6:30 PM; locations vary.  Contact President Joe McGillivray for more info:


January 3 Executive Board meeting.   Location: Sacramento.  All members welcome.

January 17  –  Central / Eastern European Wines.  Come with 2 glasses in hand as we learn about some of the oldest winemaking areas in the world.  Spend the evening with guest speaker Eric Danch with Blue Danube Wine as he shares winemaking history and the wines that are little known outside of eastern Europe.  No charge for SHW members; $10 per person for non-members.

February 7 – Executive Board meeting.  Location:  Davis.  All members welcome.

February 21 – 2017 White and Rosé Wines Evaluation.  Guest evaluator TBA.  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.

Some Saturday in February or March – UC Davis Winery Tour.  UC Davis’ Viticulture and Enology program is world renown.  Spend a couple of hours checking out the facilities and technology while Chik Brenneman, UC Davis’ Winemaker, imparts his words of wisdom. Details to follow.

March 7 – Executive Board meeting.  Location:  Sacramento.  All members welcome.

March 21 – Round Table Red Wine Evaluation.  Bring a bottle of red wine  (at least 375 ml), yours or commercial, and let’s taste talk about it in a round table format. We’ll be using wine judging sheets to help get us going.  

April 18 – Corks and Closures.  Guest speaker:  Phil Durrett, ACIC Corks and Closures.  Learn about how corks are made and  the the latest developments in closures to protect your wines.

 April 28 – UC Davis Winery Tour, Picnic and Wine Tasting.   Starting at 10:30, tour UC Davis’ Department of Viticulture and Enology wine making facilities, then take a short jaunt to the Davis winery of Marcus and Jenny Meadows-Smith where we’ll enjoy  lunch and taste wines from Berryessa Gap.  Details to follow.

May 16 – Fermentation.  Guest Speaker:  Shea Comfort.  Don’t miss this opportunity to get all of your fermentation questions answered.  Fermentatioa guy extraordinaire Shea Comfort is shares his expansive knowledge on wine making.

June 9-10 – Jubilee!  Enter your best into the Club-exclusive wine competition.  Wine judging is on Satruday, June 9 with awards ceremony and picnic on Sunday, June 10.  Watch this space for more info.

June 20 – Red Bordeaux Varietals Wine Evaluation.  Bring your 2017 red Bordeaux varieties for evaluation.

July 28 – Winemaking 101.  Designed for new or rusty winemakers – learn the basics of making dry red and white wines.  Location:  Granite Bay.  Deets to follow.


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