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December 12 Holiday Party Donations

Dashing through the snow…

Hey, the SHW Holiday Party is just around the corner!  If you are a little slow getting your donated item to the party’s fundraising crew, well…they’re waiting to hear from you! 

If you would like to donate items or place bids on an auction item that you’ve heard about, The Crew wants to hear from you, too!

Melody Palmero’s standing by to talk with you!  Contact her at: & 916 601-3986. 

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SHW Profit / Loss Statement, January 2018 – June 2018

Attached is the Club’s profit/loss statement for the first half of calendar year 2018.

Please direct inquiries to 2018 President Joe McGillivray at

2018 Jan-June P&L (1)

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Grapes for Sale: Petite Sirah, Cab Sauv, Pinot Noir, Merlot – Clements Hills AVA

Grapes for sale. Vineyards are in Clements Hills AVA, east Lodi. Below are varieties available and brix at estimated harvest date. This ad is dated Sept. 29, 2108.

Petite Sirah, 24 brix next week
Cabernet Sav, 22 brix two weeks out
Pinot Noir, 25 brix next week
Merlot 24, brix 7 days

Pricing $.75/lb you pick or $.95/lb we pick no tonnage limitations.

Contact Kari at

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SHW Harvest Dinner – October 17, 2018

Instead of a technical meeting at the Turn Verein in October, the October 17 meeting is a time for members to relax and share their season’s winemaking adventures at The Club Pheasant in West Sacramento.  

Appetizers start at 5:30; dinner buffet begins at 6:30.  Make your reservations by October 8 using this reservation form:

2018 Oct 17 Harvest Dinner

No late reservations, please. Contact Vice President Terry Piazza-Perham at with questions.

SHW’s November meeting is on November 14 (SECOND Wednesday in November) when we’ll be tasting and evaluating members bubblies, fruits, sweets, and fortifieds. 

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Grapes for Sale: Petite Sirah – Russian River

For Sale: Russian River Petite Syrah,  9 year old Foppiano Clone on St George Rootstock.

Up to 3 tons available, with 1,000 lb minimum. $2,800 a ton. Current Brix is 19 (September 1). Harvest estimated late-September to mid-October. Destemmer is available for SHW members.

Wines have won numerous awards at the Sonoma County Harvest Fair. Welcome to come visit and taste the wine.

Call Ron Rodella for more info:  707 953-1195.

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Grapes for Free: Syrah – Lincoln

George Smith has 2 acres of syrah. 15 year old vines, approximately 6 tons, current quality unknown. Vineyard located west of Lincoln. Grapes are free if you’d like to harvest them. Inspection welcome.

The grower is also interested in leasing the vineyard in the future. Grower can do some ground work and provide the water.

If you’re interested in harvesting the syrah or leasing the vineyard, call George Smith at 916 434-1937.

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Reminders: Everybody READ This!!

The Jubilee Ribbons and Judging sheets will be at the next General Meeting THIS Wednesday 7/18/18. Please pick them up there. Also buy stickers for silver, gold and bronze awards to put on your bottles when you pass them out to friends and family!?

If you volunteered to work at the State Fair SHW Booth, please come and pick up your parking tickets, and entrance tickets into the State Fair at the meeting!!

Bring your cash or checkbook to purchase a 2018 SHW “CRUSH” T shirt at the meeting too!!

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Grapes for Sale: Sangio, Syrah, Grenache, Vermentino, Viognier – Winters

SHW member Dough MacKenzie has the following grapes are available at his 1-acre vineyard located to the northwest of Winters just at the base of the coast range hills. He is asking 60 cents/lb, no quantity limits. You pick.

Sangiovese ~1500 lb
Syrah ~ 600 lb
Grenache ~ 1000 lb
Vermentino ~ 1500 lb
Viognier ~ 250 lb (maybe)

Note: Doug will be traveling from 26 June thru 9 July, and unavailable to respond during that time. Feel free to send him an e-mail, which he will prioritize when he returns.

Contact: Doug Mackenzie at (530) 383-8058 or

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Beware of Scams on Responses to Blog Posts

SHW members, growers, and other interested parties who have asked us to post “ads” on the SHW blog have received unwanted responses from multiple scammers and phishers.

One scammer in particular is named Brian Marvin. He also goes by the name of Henry Jit, Charles Arnold, he lists his phone number as 720 442-9964 and email address is

SHW’s website posts can be viewed by everyone, not just SHW members.

Please be careful when responding to potential interested parties.

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If You Don’t Mail Your Jubilee Party Reservation TODAY,

If you don’t mail your Jubilee Party Reservation TODAY, you have to pay $$10 per person more for the next week… until June 5th… NO at the door payments! Steak BBQ!!

June Jubilee Picnic and Awards Party

The Judging will be June 9, 2018, so the Jubilee Picnic will be Sunday June 10, 2018. The location will be Judy Pinegar’s Back Yard and Barn as in past years. The actual picnic/BBQ will begin at 12 AM with the main course planned for about 2:00 PM. Please!! Lend a hand with set up or clean up… call Judy at 916-224-6742.   

The club will provide BBQ meat, Chili Beans, French bread, and lots of water. All wines from the competition will be available for tasting, including the Golds and Best of Shows.  Last year there was 153 Bottles!!

Please bring a dish to share at the potluck: appetizer, salad, entree, or dessert according to the following list based of your last name (first initial): A – G = Appetizers; H –O = Desserts and P– Y = Salads or Sides (please large dishes – note no chili beans. I try to switch this around every year to keep it even!

Remember to bring your own  wine glasses.

For those of you who are new to the event, Judy’s place has 2 ½ acres with room to explore nature in the spring. Some of Judy’s lawn chairs are available, but club members should bring their own lawn chairs, blankets, or whatever if they want to be sure to have a place to sit on the lawn under the trees. The swimming pool also will be open, so bring your suit, hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses (if it is warm enough!), but even if it Rains, the barn will be open. We will have pop-up tents around and there is an upstairs to the barn also (billiards anyone?) !  The event is great fun, lawn games will be available, and the party sometimes goes until dark… so plan on making a day of it! Children and guests and pets are welcome!

__ __ __ __ __ __ __ Cut here an Mail_ _ __ _ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

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

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

Name(s) ________________________________

Reserving by  June 1, 2018

____Number of Members @ $12 per person

____Number of NON Members @ $16 per person

____Number of children under 13 (free)

Reserving between  JUNE 1,  2018 to June 5, 2018

____Number of Members @ $22 per person

____Number of NON Members @ $26 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

(916) 224-6742… if lost!!



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