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Slate of Nominees for 2021 SHW Executive Board Positions

The Board of Directors of the Sacramento Home Winemakers is pleased to present the slate of nominees for the elected positions of the 2021 Executive Board. They are:

OFFICERS

President – Robert Wharton

Co-Vice Presidents – Brad Melin and Tina Melin

Secretary – Mike Menard

Membership – Gin Yang

AT LARGE MEMBERS (SHW by-laws allow for up to 5 at large members)

Thad Rodgers

Will Carlton

Bob Peake

Jerry Roark

(The Treasurer is elected for a 2-year term and the current treasurer, Wreatha Duverney will be serving her second year in 2021.)

Nominations are still being accepted up until our November monthly zoom meeting on November 18th  during which we will take a formal vote.  If you wish to nominate yourself, or someone else, for any of these positions, please contact Board President, Donna Bettencourt at donnab1045@gmail.com  If you are unable to attend the November Zoom meeting and wish to cast a vote, please contact Executive Board Secretary Mike Menard at menardm@surewest.net, or (916) 791-5087 by 6 PM November 18th.

 

 

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PCWGA Home Winemaker Competition

The Placer County Wine and Grape Association (PCWGA) 15th Annual Home Winemaker Competition is a go! Entries are due November 16 and PCWGA invites all SHW members to enter. 

The competition’s details can be found here.  

 

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October 21 Meeting (Zoom) – Gadgets and Innovations

For most of us, the one thing we miss most this year is sharing our wine making adventures and wines with other wine makers.  No 2020 harvest dinner, no in-person meetings post-February but that doesn’t mean we still can’t have fun!

So, open that bottle of wine and relax at SHW’s October 21 meeting where you’ll get to check out some of the most interesting gadgets and innovations members’ have adapted for making wine in their home cellars.

If you have your gadgets and ideas to contribute, please contact Vice Prez Fayne Boyd-Katz at belacrab@yahoo.com.

To request a Zoom invitation to the meeting, please contact Gin Yang at membership@sachomewine.com.

 

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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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Need Help? Call a Mentor.

Funny smells?  No burps?  Didn’t look this way before?

Don’t get stuck in the cellar in the dark.  Find help.  Check out these club mentors.  They can shed some light to get your must or juice to the finish line.

 

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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: Zinfandel, Barbera – Shenandoah Valley (Amador County)

For Sale:  Zinfandel and Barbera grown in Amador County’s beautiful Shenandoah Valley. 

Vineyard is dry-farmed and vines for both varieties are head trained.

No minimums.  Buyer picks.  Destemmer-crusher available for use; negotiate with grower.

Zinfandel:  $0.50 lb. Anticipated pick by middle of September.  The Zinfandel grapes are from 6 acres of vines planted in the 1970s-1993.

Barbera: $0.65  Anticipated pick around end of September.  Grapes from 1/2 acre are available.

Contact Dana Peel directly:  916 439-3181 or peelski5@yahoo.com.

 

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For Sale: 10 Years of Winemaking Equipment

For Sale: 10 years of winemaking equipment:

Destemmer/crusher electric

Sorting pan

Foiler- Electric

Bon Vino Filter

Degassing Vacuum pump

Car Boys

Sprayers – Battery powered

Electric Fence unit

Scales

Beakers

SO2/ PH tester

Bottle filler

Blichman fermentation banks – 2  – 55 gallon

Wine racks:

Wine Rack $49 (above)

Wine Rack $75 (above)

Hungarian Oak Barrel  13.2 Gallon

+ More

Reasonable prices.  Located in Pleasant Hill.

Contact Bob Becker at 925-270-5842.

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Group Buy: Barbera – Auburn

Barbera Grapes For Sale

Larry Carducci has 500 to 700 lbs. of Barbera grapes for sale this year. These are well kept vines producing grapes that have received double gold at the California State Fair. There is a crusher/destemmer on site and located in Auburn.

Grapes will be harvested all at one time so it will be a group pick, crush and into your container. $0.70 per pound.

Contact Larry Carducci: 530 887-1510 or ljcarducci@gmail.com.

 

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