Category Archives: 2018 Grapes for Sale, In Search Of, Group Buys, Trade

2018 grapes for sale

Must for Sale: Zin, Barbera, PS, Syrah, White Muscat, Temp

Once sgain Scott Harvey is offering must at $1 per pound for the following varieties:

Zinfandel
Barbera
Petit syrah
Syrah
Tempranillo

White Muscat juice – free run; $13 gallon.

No minimum poundage.  Just drive up, fill your containers, head home, do the numbers, and ferment.

Contact Scott at scott@scottharveywines.com. 

 

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Group Buy – Sangiovese, Bray Vineyards

Thad Rodgers has reserved 2 tons of Sangiovese from Bray Vineyards in Plymouth (Amador County) and  is looking for buyers to participate in a group buy.  Grapes are $0.90 per lb transported to a crush pad in Granite Bay.

Interested?  Contact Thad Rodgers at 916 715-3688 or thadrodgers1@gmail.com.

 

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Group Buy – Portuguese Varieties for Port-Style Wine

SHW member Thad Rodgers is coordinating a group buy of Portuguese port varieties from St. Jorge Winery in Acampo. St. Jorge grows several Portuguese wine grapes commonly used in port-style wines including touriga, tinta cao, tinta roriz, trincaderia, and souzao.

The varieties mentioned previously are 65 cents per lb except for the touriga which is 85 cents a lb.  Price per pound includes transportation to a crush pad yet to be identified.  We are hoping that all five grape varieties mentioned can be harvested at the same time.   SHW members only, please.

While this is not a focus group St. Jorge’s owner and wine maker Vern Vierra will be leading a vineyard walk tentatively scheduled for Saturday, May 12.  Vern will talk about his family’s winery and the Portuguese-centric varieties grown in his vineyards.  Afterwards, we’ll have a chance to taste St. Jorge’s ports.  

Whether you’re a seasoned port maker or that learning to make port is on your bucket list, this is an opportunity to access a variety of Portuguese grapes to create your own blend.  

If interested, please contact Thad Rodgers at 916 715-3688 or thadrodgers1@gmail.com.

 

 

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Group Buys – Old Vine Zinfandel, Pinot Grigio, Mourvedre, Grenache

What wines are you making this upcoming harvest?

SHW member J.D. Phelps is organizing the folllowing group buys:

Old Vine Zinfandel Group Buy – Phelps Phamily Pharms
75 cents / lb.

Pinot Grigio Group Buy
This fruit will come from Heringer Estates out of the Clarksburg AVA.  75 cents / lb.

Mourvedre Group Buy
This fruit will come from Heringer Estates out of the Clarksburg AVA.   78 cents / lb.

Grenache Group Buy
This fruit will come from Heringer Estates out of the Clarksburg AVA.   78 cents / lb.

If interested, please contact J.D. Phelps jd.phelps@gmail.com

 

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Grapes for Sale: Old Vine Zinfandel – Mokelumne River AVA, Lodi

Old Vine Zinfandel – Phelps Phamily Pharms

Possibly the last year this fruit will be available to club members; we’ve recently received word that prior vintages of this vineyard have won Gold and Double Gold medals at the California State Fair. Vines are 50+ years old in the heart of the Mokelumne River AVA of Lodi. This is super premium Zinfandel and continues to be bought by some of Lodi’s best wineries. 75 cents / lb.

Contact J.D. Phelps at  jd.phelps@gmail.com.

 

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Group Buys for Harvest 2018

Spring is here and the growing season is well underway which means harvest is just around the corner. As you know, there is strength and buying power in numbers. If you don’t meet a growers minimum weight or you’d like to make a particular varietal but don’t have a source, Group Buys are a great way to go! We are actively looking for group leaders. Group leaders will be the point of contact (POC) for the group buy and the grower and be responsible for pricing and communication with the grower as it relates to payment, pick dates and other terms of the transaction. HW members David Ichikawa and Jerry Roark have volunteered to facilitate group buys. Contact David at deichikawa@gmail.com and Jerry at jerry.roark@gmail.com for Group Buy Information.

To view potential group buy grapes available, click Group Buy Master List.

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UC Davis Winery Field Trip Full & Writing with Wine

Thanks for your zealous response to the April 28 UC Davis Winery Field Trip.  The tour is full, and there’s already a sizable waiting list so we will not be adding more names to it.  If some space opens up, we’ll let you know.

Also, we posted David Blitstein’s grapes for sale from his Sierra Foothills vineyard in Nevada County.  The minimum purchase has been corrected to read “200 lbs minimum” vs. “2,000 lbs minimum.”  This writer is learning to proofread first before reaching for another glass of wine.

 

 

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Grapes for Sale: Tempranillo, Sauvignon Blanc – Nevada County

SHW members David and Marilyn Blitstein  have grapes for sale from their vineyard located in the Sierra foothills in Nevada County at 2,500 ft elevation. Available in the upcoming harvest are 2,500 lbs tempranillo and 1,000 lbs sauvignon blanc. Vines are on 5th leaf.  ETA for tempranillo is mid-September and 3rd week in August for sauvignon blanc.

Petite sirah is sold out this year and along with albariño may be available in 2019 harvest.

$0.70 lb; buyer picks. Minimum 200 lb purchase.

Crusher available on site, $20.

Contact grower David Blitstein directly at 530 615-1297 and dbeffx@aol.com.

 

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Grapes for Sale: Cabernet Franc, Mourvédre, Petit Verdot, Petite Sirah – Loomis

Clos du Lac Vineyards in Loomis has for sale cabernet franc, mourvédre, petit verdot, and petite sirah grapes. Half ton minimun order. $1,500 ton. ($.75 lb). These grapes have earned both commercial and home winemakers numerous awards in competition.

For fun, on the morning of the upcoming cab franc harvest, while waiting for our grapes at the scale, Clos du Lac Vineyards is planning to hold an informal competition for any cabernet franc wines made from their grapes, The Clos du Lac management as panelists will judge and award the gold, silver, and bronze winners.

For all cab franc orders, and entries into this competition, please contact Ron Loder at rloder@loderinc.com. who will be coordinating this group buy.

For more information or to order mourvédre, petit verdot, and petite sirah grapes, contact Debbie at darnold@wavecable.com and 916 990-4790.

 

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Grapes for Sale: Syrah and Tannat, Davis / Solano

Grapes for Sale

Approximately 26 tons of syrah and 29 tons of Tannat available.

The vineyard is located in the Davis portion of Solano County.  This vineyard used to produce for Putah Creek Winery which has been awarded Gold & Best in Class of Region for the Syrah and Tannat. New owners purchased the vineyard mid last year. The vineyard is 18 years old and will be using organic methods for this upcoming year.

$2300/ton. Grower picks. Late September- early October anticipated harvest date.
No destemmer-crusher available on premises.
References from previous buyers available.

Please contact Joaquin Fraga at 530-220-3849 or at joaco.fraga@gmail.com

Bulk wine available for sale as well:
2017 syrah- 2497 gallons
2017 tannat- 4359 gallons

 

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