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Holiday Party Auction Highlights

Hey, Party Animals!

The SHW Holiday Party is next Wednesday! Below are a few auction item highlights:

Tahoe Donner Cabin (Truckee) – 3 days and 2 nights. Donated by Robert and Darcy Wharton.

36-Bottle Wrought Iron Wine Jail. Donated by Brad and Tina Melin.

Award winning wines donated by David Blitstein (California State Fair Gold Bear Winner), Donna Bettencourt, Kevin Lemay, Gary and Melody Palmero, and Richard Mirrabella.

Wine tasting at Great Bear Vineyards in Davis, boutique winery of Marcus and Jenny Meadows-Smith.

2 nights in San Francisco’s Worldmark Vacation Condo. Donated by Judy Pinegar.

Wine themed metal art. Donated by Cori and Joe Morgan.

Champagne and glass champagne cooler. Donated by Vickie Rosalli.

Ravioli making party. Donated by Al and Peggy Piccardo.

Party: Wednesday, December 12. Social starts at 6 PM and buffet dinner begins at 7 PM. Please bring wine to share.   See you upstairs at the Turn Verein at 3349 J Street in Sacramento.

Robert Wharton is the auction’s proxy if anyone who cannot attend wants to bid. His phone number is 916 223-4289.

Auction items: Vickie Rosalli at and 916 342-1099.
Dinner reservations: Fred Millar, call / text 916 576-9596.

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Get Your Holiday Party Reservations In By December 5!

Have you made your dinner reservations for SHW’s Annual Holiday Party on Wednesday, December 12?  

If not, please make your reservations by this Wednesday, December 5 using this form:  Holiday Party Reservations 2018

Please call / text Fred Millar at 916 576-9596 with questions.

At the dinner, we’ll be presenting the Club’s annual awards and the Winemaker of the Year Award. 

Guests are welcome!  


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SHW Holiday Party Reservations

Remember to make your reservations for the Annual Holiday Party is on Wednesday, December 12 at the Turn Verein. Seating is limited. Click here for the details and reservation form.

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November 14 Meeting – Ports, Fruits, Desserts Evaluation

Have you recovered from the long harvest season?

Mellow out some more – come next Wednesday, November 14, to SHW’s monthly meeting for the evaluation and tasting of members’ port, fruit, and dessert wines.  Guest evaluators are St. Jorge Winery’s owner Vern Vierra and winemaker Luke Laubaugh.

This is also the Club’s annual meeting when the 2019 executive board members are elected.  The slate of nominees will be in the November 2019  newsletter due out very soon.  The Board of Directors will also be accepting nominations from the floor so get more involved with SHW and throw your name into the hat!

The annual Club holiday party is on December 12 (also second Wednesday of the month).  The deets on that festive evening to follow soon.

Bring a couple of wine glasses for your use at next Wednesday’s meeting.   Questions about the meeting?  Please contact Vice Prez Terry Piazza-Perham at 916 806-1621 and


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October 17 SHW Harvest Dinner Reservations

If you missed the October 5 deadline to send in your reservations for the Harvest Dinner at Club Pheasant, no worries!

Please email VP Terry Piazza-Perham or leave her a text to let her know that you’re coming. Terry’s contact info: and 916 806 1621.

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Make Your Harvest Dinner Reservations by October 5

If you haven’t already, send in your reservations by this Friday (October 5) for SHW’s October 17 Harvest Dinner at Club Pheasant.  The dinner is in place of October’s monthly meeting.

Here’s the Harvest Dinner reservation form:  2018 Oct 17 Harvest Dinner.

Questions?  Please contact VP Terry Piazza-Perham at

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Cellarmasters of LA – Wine and Label Competitions

The Cellarmasters of Los Angeles invites SHW members to compete in their 45th Annual US Amateur Winemaking Competition & 2nd Annual US Amateur Wine Label Competition will be held on November 17, 2018.  

Entries must be received between October 1 and November 10, 2018.  International entries may be received earlier. Please send entries c/o: The Home Beer, Wine and Cheesemaking Shop, in Woodland Hills, CA. ( Entry forms and rules are posted on the Cellarmasters of Los Angeles website:

Cellarmasters of LA has been sponsoring the US Amateur Winemaking Competition since the club was founded in 1973. As always, the Competition is an all-volunteer endeavor and is the oldest home wine competition in the United States.

Good luck to all!

Questions? Please email:

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September 19 SHW Meeting: Taste the Gold!

This Wednesday’s meeting gives us the opportunity to taste some of the best!   Wines that have earned gold medals or better in wine competitions this year are lined up to be shared by the winemakers.  Come taste, mingle, and learn from the winemakers and hope that what is bubbling in your winery will turn out like these acclaimed wines. 

Please bring your wine glass.

Meeting starts at 7pm upstairs at the Turn Verein located at 3349 J Street in midtown Sacramento.  Thanks for helping with set-up and clean-up and for consuming responsibly.

Meeting questions?  Contact VP Terry Piazza-Perham at 916 806-1621.

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Taste 2018 – Robert Mondavi Institute

Taste is an evening of food, wine, beer and music event showcasing the Robert Mondavi Institute of Food and Wine at UC Davis. This year the annual fundraising event is on Saturday, October 13, 5p.m. and again Sacramento Home Winemakers volunteers will be pouring wines made by SHW members. Go to this link for tickets and more information.

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Clos du Lac Wine 2018 Wine Competition

 Clos du Lac vineyards in Loomis invites entries for their wine tasting competition to be held on Tuesday, August 21.  The competition is open to ANY home made wine and have a Best Wine Winner. The winner will receive a Clos du Lac beautiful decanter.

For more information, please contact Ron Loder at 916 417-3085.

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