Category Archives: 2020 Grapes for Sale, Group Buys, Trade, In Search Of

Grapes for Sale: Barbera – Clarksburg

For Sale: 800 pounds of very nice Barbera at 24 brix available in Clarksburg.

We provide picking boxes, picking shears, fruit haul in and crusher/destemmer with our help. We also handle the mess.

Please call Paul at 916 425-4763.  They are ready to pick now. $.60 per pound you pick.

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Grapes for Sale: Cab Sauv, Merlot, Syrah, Tinta Cao, Tempranillo – Paso Robles

The Estate Vineyard, located in the Geneseo District sub-AVA, southeast of the town of Paso Robles, exemplifies the quality of the Paso Robles region with its warm days, cool coastal breezes, and exceptional soils.

The vineyards are watered when needed but not dry farmed, yield averages 2.5 tons per acre. Vines were planted in the 80’s. Total vineyard is a solid 45-50 acres of Paso wine grapes.

Harvest for the Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah is estimated at early October.  Brix are currently sitting at around 20-21 on average.

Tempranillo and Tinta Cao are ready now.

Grower picks: $1000 / ton. Half ton minimum.

Buyer picks: For Syrah, $700-900 / ton. Everything else $800 / ton. No minimum.

Red Blotch may be in some areas of vineyards.

Directly contact Daniel at (805) 448-4412.

Transport for small quantities – member RJ Harlow can possibly help; rjharlow@sbcglobal.net.

 

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Group Crush: Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Tempranillo – Davis

Great Bear Vineyards in Davis has cabernet sauvignon, malbec and tempranillo still available and is hosting another crush on Sunday, September 13 for home winemakers.  Please see this post for details.

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Grapes for Sale: Cabernet Sauvignon – Granite Bay

600 lbs of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes remaining for sale.

The clusters look good; see photo below.  Current brix is 24.  Ready now.

$0.75/lb ( you pick). Crusher-destemmer is available on-site free of charge. If you need help to pick grapes, please let grower know ahead of time and she can arrange for helpers at your expense.

Contact directly:  Jane
cell: 530-219-1649
e-mail: xjmouse1@yahoo.com
location: Reba Drive and Barton Road, Granite Bay Ca 95746

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Grapes for Sale: French Colombard – Ceres (Stanislaus County)

We still about 4 tons of French Colombard grapes available for picking now in Ceres (Stanislaus County).

The contracted commercial winery didn’t take them all as expected. They are 30 year old vines, Brix was about 20 at the end of August. Makes a lovely, crisp, high acid varietal wine, blends great with almost anything, or is a common component of sparkling wine.

$400 per ton or $0.25 per pound, buyer does the harvesting at their convenience, any day is fine.

Call or email for more information. oak.bubbles@yahoo.com. 




 

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Group Buy: Petite Sirah – Heavenly Farm Vineyards, El Dorado County

SHW Member Gerard Van Steyn writes:

Heavenly Farms Vineyards, located near Boeger Winery above Placerville, has biodynamically farmed Petite Sirah grapes that should be ready for harvest in 2 to 3 weeks. The owner was trained in biodynamic grape growing by some of the top consultants in the Country.  We picked Tempranillo grapes from this vineyard recently and tasted their Tempranillo and Petite Sirah wines while there. 

All Heavenly Farms wines are really good, and have a really interesting expression of place – biodynamic grapes of this quality are not typically available to us mere home winemakers ;-). The price is $1/lb and approximately 2 tons will be available in about 2 to 3 weeks. The grapes do not appear to have smoke taint, but our fermentation of their Tempranillo will be finished within two weeks, so we will be able to taste the finished wine to confirm this before the Petite Sirah harvest.

If anyone is interested in joining us for a larger group buy, contact me at  gerardvs1@gmail.com or (707) 758-7441

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Group Buy: Cabernet Sauvignon – Lodi

The Winemaking 101 mentors have been in discussions with the grower from an extremely affordable vineyard of Cabernet Sauvignon and want to share the good fortune with the rest of the club membership. 

The grapes are from the Harris Family Estate Vineyards, located in District 11, the North Lodi Valley, on an established 27-year-old vineyard that in the past has supplied UC Davis and other schools with grapes for their winemaking education programs.  Award winning wines have been made from vineyards in the surrounding area so the terroir and soils are very similar. 

Here’s the kicker – the grapes will be available at 25-35 cents per pound and will be ready for harvest in the next 10-14 days!  If you’re a new winemaker or have just a couple of harvests on your resume, you may want to consider what it will cost to get a batch of these grapes as affordable they are.

Before the deal can be finalized, the vineyard requires another walk to be done by Thad Rodgers, Joe Morgan and Joe McGillivray on September 3.

If you are interested in getting in on quality grapes for a fraction of the cost, we need to know by September 6 how much you want. This will assist us in our negotiations with the grower.

Please email your interest to Joe McGillivray at pyramidlake59@gmail.com no later than Sunday, September 6.  SHW members only.

 

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Grapes for Sale: No Smoke Taint! Cab Sauv, Merlot, Tempranillo – Davis

Grapes from Great Bear Vineyards in Davis have undergone preliminary tests and the results are no smoke taint on this year’s harvest.  Available are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Tempranillo.  Harvest target date is Saturday, September 5.  Please see this post for more details.

Contact Jenny or Marcus if interested: greatbearvineyards@gmail.com

 

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Grapes for Sale: Pinot Noir – Napa Carneros

Napa Carneros Premium Pinot Noir Grapes for Sale.
They are ready. The brix are 23-24 as of August 28. 

If interested please contact Joanna Nelson at 707 637-3762.

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Grapes for Sale: Primitivo, Late Harvest Viognier – Lodi Appellation / Alta Mesa Sub Appellation

For Sale:  Primitivo and late harvest Viognier.

We are in the Lodi Appellation and the sub appellation of Alta Mesa.

We pick all grapes. Cost is .85 a lb.

Please contact directly: Barbara Derrick at 916 591-7112.

 

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