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 Joe McGillivray for more info: email@example.com.
CANCELLED — January 16 – Austrian Wines. Guest speaker: Scott Harvey. Scott Harvey spent time in Austria and Europe learning to make wines with central Europe’s unique grapes varieties and terroir. Bring two wine glasses for tasting. Non-members: $15.
January 26 – Winemaking 201. 2 panels: Harvest and Initial Adjustments, and Cellar Operations and Ageing. Members only. Look for details the January newsletter.
February 6 – Executive Board Meeting. All members are welcome. Location: Folsom.
February 20 – General Meeting: Austrian and German Wines. Guest speaker: Scott Harvey. Scott Harvey spent time in Austria and Europe learning to make wines with central Europe’s unique grapes varieties and terroir. Bring two wine glasses for tasting. Non-members: $15.
March 6 – Executive Board Meeting. All members welcome. Location: Sacramento.
March 20 – General Meeting: 2018 White and Rosé Wines Evaluation. Guest evaluators: Craig Haarmeyer and Kurt Burris. 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.
April 3 – Executive Board Meeting. All members welcome. Location: Folsom.
April 17 – General Meeting: Red Wine Roundtable. Bring your wine for discussion of its attributes in an informal interactive atmosphere. Check out this post for more information.
April 28 – Ethiopian Food and Wine Dinner. 3-6 pm. Queen Sheba Ethiopian Cuisine, Sacramento. More deets here.
May 1 – Executive Board Meeting. All members welcome. Location: Sacramento.
May 15 – General Meeting: Non-Bordeaux Varieties Red Wine Evaluation. Guest Evaluator: John Troiano, winemaker for Wreckless Blenders. Bring your 2018 red non-Bordeaux varieties wines for tasting and comment.
June 1-2 – Jubilee! Enter your best into the Club-exclusive wine competition. Wine judging is on Saturday, June 1 with awards ceremony and picnic on Sunday, June 2. The Deets.
June 5 – Executive Board Meeting. All members welcome. Location: TBA.
June 19 – General Meeting: Barrel Use and Care. Guest Speaker: Guillaume Maugeais of Mellowood Vineyard.
July 17 – General Meeting: Gadgets + Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar Tasting. Bring in your creative wine making gadgets and show us how your inventions make your wine making life easier! Taste olive oils and balsamic vinegars from We Olive in Folsom.
July 27 – Winemaking 101. Designed for new or rusty winemakers – learn the basics of making dry red and white wines. Location: Granite Bay. Club equipment certification at workshop for members. Contact Gin Yang at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
August 3 – Fruit Winemaking Class. Learn to make fruit wines! Location: Loomis. Details here.
August 21 – General Meeting: Vessels. Speaker TBA.
A Saturday in Late August – September: 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 18 – General Meeting: Taste the Gold: Top Medal Wines. SHW members share their best wines that earned top honors in this year’s competitions.
October 16 – General Meeting: Sweets, Bubblies, Fortifieds, Fruits Evaluation.
November 20 – General Meeting: Italian Wines.
December – Holiday Party. No general meeting. Watch for details.