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2019 Jubilee Wine Competition Results

SHW Chief Judge Donna Bettencourt, is pleased to announce the results of the 2019 Jubilee wine competition.  

Best of Show – Heather and Thad Rodgers – 2017 Black Muscat Port

Best of White – Seth Brunner and Linda Clevenger – 2017 Sauvignon Blanc

Best of Red – Luis Rodriquez – 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon

Best of Blush / Rosé – Michael MacWilliams and Kathleen Swanson – 2017 Rosé of Pinot Noir

Best of Fruit / Exotic – Jeff and Judy Giordano – 2018 Santa Rosa Plum

Best of Dessert – Heather and Thad Rodgers – 2017 Black Muscat Port

Forty-five winemakers entered 140 wines in five divisions earning 17 double-golds, 20 golds, 61 silvers, 24 bronzes, 14 honorable mentions, and 4 no awards (12%, 14%, 44% 17%, 10%, and 3%, respectively).  Seventeen wines received best of class awards.

  • Pick up your judging sheets at the June 19 meeting. If you can’t make it to the June meeting, Chief Judge Donna can scan and send yours.  Contact her at
  • Award ribbons will be available at the July 17 meeting.  
  • If you are interested in ordering extra ribbons (SHW provides the initial ribbons), contact Gin Yang at by July 19.  Additional ribbons are at your cost.  

Click on link for the complete list of awards: 2019 Jubilee Competition Results Alpha

Congratulations to all Jubilee competitors!


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California State Fair Home Wine Competition Results

The 2019 California State Fair Home Wine Competition results are in!

Congrats to everyone!

The Results

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What??? Only 18 people have signed up to come to the Jubilee Picnic and Awards Party On Sunday June 2, 2019??

How are we (18) going to drink all those bottles of award winning wine and eat that wonderful smoked prime rib? Come on get your paperwork in NOW.  Last day for low prices is May 22, 2018. Here is the link to the information you were sent last month!


SHW Picnic and Awards Party Reservation Form

YES! I will be attending the Jubilee Picnic and Wine Tasting:

(Price is the same as last year!) Great Food!

Name(s) ________________________________

Reserving by May 22, 2019

____Number of Members @ $12 per person

____Number of NON Members @ $17 per person

____Number of children under 13 (free)

Reserving between  May 22 , 2019 to May 29, 2019 – None after 5/29!

____Number of Members @ $22 per person

____Number of NON Members @ $27 per person

____Number of children under 13 (free)


Send form and check to:

Bob Peake,  SHW Treasurer  ||   PO Box 691  ||  Folsom, CA 95763


Jubilee Location:

Judy Pinegar Winery and Barn and Yard

Facebook  Location: “The Barn”

9195 Vista Ct, Loomis, CA 95650

 CALL : (916) 224-6742… if lost!


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May 15 SHW Meeting

Wondering how your 2018 red non-Bordeaux variety wines are doing? John Troiano, winemaker for Wreckless Blenders and former SHW member is the evening’s guest evaluator. Bring two 750 ml bottles of wine that you’d like evaluated. Clearly mark bottles with variety and your name.  Jot down your wine making notes using this electronically fillable form.  If you haven’t yet bottled, please don’t add sulfites.

David Hicks is this meeting’s trouble-shooter for any other wines you would like feedback on.  Find David in the back of the room.

Bob Peake will accepting 2019 SHW Crush T-Shirt orders.  Orders by May 22 for June 19 meeting delivery.

Please bring two wine glasses for your use.  Thank you for helping with meeting set up and clean up.  Meeting starts at 7pm upstairs at the Turn Verein meeting hall located at 3349 J Street in midtown Sacramento.  Please contact Vice Prez Terry Piazza-Perham with meeting inquiries: 

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Lake County Tour and Tasting – 3 Doubles Left

The Lake County Tour and Wine Tasting weekend, July 12-15, is a beautiful way to see Lake County’s wineries and beauty.  Lake County resident and SHW member David Hicks has meticulously coordinated this fun weekend.  There’s only room left for 3 doubles.

Please see this AN INVITATION TO WINEMAKERS AND GUESTS OFfor the details.  

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SHW Jubilee Wine Entries Due May 7

The last day to enter your wines into this year’s Club’s Jubilee wine competition is this coming Tuesday, May 7.  Entering is easy! Paperwork is minimal. See here for the details.

Your first entry is free. Subsequent entries are $8 apiece. Only one 750 ml bottle is needed per entry.

If your tasting crew can’t decide which wine(s) to enter, enter them all!  In last year’s Jubilee competition, 86% of wines entered earned a bronze award or above.

To compete for SHW’s Winemaker of the Year award, wines must be entered in SHW’s Jubilee, California State Fair Home Wine competition, and a home wine competition of the entrant’s choice.

Contact any of these 3 Competition Committee members to arrange for your contestant wine deliveries: Chief Judge Donna at 916 548-3199 for Sacramento area drop off, Cellar Master Joe Morgan at 916 439-7205 (Citrus Heights) and  Thad Rodgers at 916 715-3688 (Auburn).

The Jubilee wine competition is followed by the Awards Ceremony and Picnic on the next day, Sunday, June 2.  Make your reservations (families are welcome) by May 22 for best pricing.  Awards Party Coordinator Judy Pinegar is seeking volunteers to help.  See here for the June 2 party details and Judy’s contact info.


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Cabernet Franc (Clos du Lac) Group Buy – Please Confirm Your Order

You know how us winemakers are when life gets in the way –  we should but sometimes we don’t keep up with tracking the details (especially at harvest!).

Clos du Lac’s cabernet franc group buy has turned into a monster purchase with lots of participants.  There’s been so many changes that group buy coordinator Ron Loder is wondering if he’s captured your latest communication and he wants you to get the grapes you’ve ordered.

So let’s help out Ron – even if you haven’t changed your order from Day One, please confirm your quantity order with Ron at the number below. 

Call / text / leave a voice message for Ron directly by close of business on WEDNESDAY, MAY 1,  at 916 417-3085.  Identify yourself and your order.

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Bring Your Jubilee Entries to May 1 Board Meeting

Hey! The May 7 deadline to enter your wine into SHW’s Jubilee wine competition is fast approaching!

Your first entry is free!  All it takes is one 750 ml bottle of wine and a little paperwork.  Click here for more information.

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SHW’s executive board is meeting on Wednesday, May 1 in Sacramento’s Tahoe Park.  Swing by to drop off your entries as Chief Judge Donna Bettencourt will be there to receive your stash after 6:30 pm.  Contact her at 916 548-3199 for the meeting’s address.

We’ll continue to receive Jubilee wine competition entries through May 7.  Contact Chief Judge Donna for Sacramento area drop off,  Cellar Master Joe Morgan 916 439-7205  (Citrus Heights) and Pit Boss Thad Rodgers 916 715-3688 (Auburn).

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April 28 Ethiopian Food and Wine Dinner – Please Confirm

Looking forward to a delicious dinner with you on Sunday, April 28, of Ethiopian food and wine.  Don’t forget to bring your wines (home made or commercial) to the dinner.  If the commercial wine that you bring ends up as wine the restaurant owner would like to sell, you’ll receive a gift certificate for dinner for 2.

There’s a waiting list for Sunday’s dinner so please confirm with the number attending to Fred Millar at  Details here

Queen Sheba Ethiopian Cuisine
1704 Broadway
Sacramento 95818
April 28 (Sunday) 3 – 6 pm

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CA State Fair Home Winemakers Competition Set-Up

There’s still volunteer opportunities for the approaching State Fair Home Winemakers Competition.

Interested? Please click here or visit

Questions? Contact Robert Wharton at

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