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The Grapevine Newsletter- June 2019

The club has been busy and now harvest is getting closer every week!  Check out the latest edition of the SHW Club Newsletter–The Grapevine below.  Congratulations to all of the winners of the June Jubilee and we hope to see everyone at our monthly general meeting next week, Wednesday, June 19, 2019.  The topic is Barrel Care and Use (for details about the meeting, see the front page of the newsletter.

June 2019- The Grapevine

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Really Only 65 for the best party of the Year?

TODAY is the last day to pay for the Jubilee for the lower rates.. Please get your reservations IN NOW!!

SHW Picnic and Awards Party Reservation Form Only


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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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The Grapevine Newsletter- May 2019

We hope to see you at the next general meeting on Wednesday, May 15th.  John Trioano of Wreckless Blenders Winery will be evaluating Non-Bordeaux red wines.  If you would like to have your wine evaluated, see SHW Vice-President Terry Piazza-Perham’s article on the front page of this month’s newsletter for details.

Don’t miss out on the 2019 June Jubilee Picnic and Awards!  A reservation form is on the last page of your newsletter.  Make sure to pay attention to reservation deadlines because walk-ins aren’t allowed.

Without further ado…here is your link to the May 2019 The Grapevine Newsletter.

May 2019- The Grapevine

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Must and Juice for Sale: Various Varieties – St. Jorge Winery (Lodi)

St. Jorge Winery in Lodi has must and juice available to home winemakers in the upcoming harvest.

Crushed or pressed grapes will have initial SO2 additions and no other adjustments. Each lot will have lab numbers included. Buyers will have a 2 day window during cold soak or settling on each lot to pick up their order. Luke Laubaugh, St. Jorge Winery’s winemaker, will be available on a limited basis during pick up times to answer questions on each lot.

Minimum purchase is 5 gallons. Buyers bring their own containers.

Some numbers to help you calculate your quantities:
10 lbs per gallon must
gallons must x 0.6 = gallons finished red wine.
gallons juice x 0.8 = gallons finished white wine.

Below are the varieties available and prices per gallon:
Alicante Bouschet $9.00 (must)
Tempranillo $9.00 (must)
Tinta Cão $9.00 (must)
Souzao $11.00 (must)
Trincadeira $9.00 (must)
Touriga Nacional $10.00 (must)
Barbera $9.00 (must)
Malbec $9.00 (must)
Verdelho $12.00 (juice)
Rosé $12.00 (juice)

Contact directly Luke Laubaugh at (719) 237-4323 or

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Old Vineyard in Loomis Available for Care and Keeping the Grapes


This vineyard is maybe 10 years old, Zinfandel and Chardonnay (over 100 vines) and some eating grapes. Available to take care of and have all grapes (owners don’t drink).  Vineyard has not been cared for in maybe 5 years.  1/2 mile from Hwy 80 off Horseshoe Bar Road.

Contact Teresa Burgess (925) 383-1914

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Homemade bottle racks, 1/2 ton grape picking bin, miscellaneous garage sale items

Homemade bottle racks, 1/2 ton grape picking bin, miscellaneous garage sale items

Loomis California, within a half mile of freeway 80 on Horseshoe Bar Rd. Bottle racks are fixed to concrete wall, buyer would have to remove them from that (very well made though see pics) Best offer.

Best offer on 1.5 ton bin and other items pictured and more.

Contact Teresa Burgess (925) 383-1914 or tb1@sbcglob

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The Grapevine Newsletter- April 2019

Bud break and competition time are here–both are well underway and it is an exciting time to be a home winemaker! We have a lot of news in this edition of our newsletter, The Grapevine.  Mark your calendars and turn in your reservation form to join us for the annual June Jubilee picnic on June 2nd.  Also in the newsletter are details about how you can sign up to help at the CA State Fair and information about the Ethiopian Food and Wine event on Sunday, April 28th (make sure to RSVP for this right away if you are interested as seating is limited).

We look forward to seeing you at the next general meeting on Wednesday April 17th at 7pm upstairs at the Turn Verein located at 3349 J Street in Sacramento. We will have a Red Wines Roundtable Discussion. The goals of this activity are:

  • Help more members get to know each other and have fun
  • Learn what is expected on the competition judging sheet and how to use it
  • Help members express wine characteristics and faults
  • Increase participation in wine exhibits and sharing wine to the club

For more details about the April 17th meeting, see the front page of The Grapevine newsletter.

Click here to read the newsletter: April 2019- The Grapevine

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Accepting Wine Competition Entries at SHW’s April 17 Meeting

With this beautiful weather, it’s sometimes difficult to get yourself back into your winery. But do it – this weekend!

Round up the crew, decide which wines to enter into upcoming wine contests, and clear a spot in your cellar to hang incoming shiny award ribbons.

We make it easy for members to submit entries at this Wednesday’s April 17 SHW meeting.  Please come prepared with the necessary completed paperwork, bottles, and fees.

  • El Dorado County Home Wine Competition. Niles Fleege will be at Wednesday’s meeting to accept home wine entries for this competition. May 1 is the entry deadline. See here for more info.
  • California State Fair Home Wine Competition. Entries for this statewide competition will be accepted at Wednesday’s meeting by Thad Rodgers and SHW Cellar Master Joe Morgan. Entry information can be found here. Last day to enter is May 23.
  • SHW Jubilee. Entry period is April 17 – May 7. Bring your entries to Wednesday’s meeting to Cellar Master Joe Morgan.  Please note that only one bottle per entry is required and these is no entry fee for the first wine candidate – no risk! Entry details and forms here and also at

To make arrangements for Jubilee wine entry delivery outside of the April 17, contact Competition Chair Donna Bettencourt at or 916 548-3199. 

Jubilee wine judging is on Saturday, June 1 in Sacramento.  Jubilee Awards Ceremony and Picnic is on the following day, Sunday, June 2.  Please see the April 2019 newsletter for the June 2 details or here.

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2019 SHW Jubilee – Wine Competition and Picnic

SHW is calling for entries starting April 17, 2019 for the Club’s members-only Jubilee wine competition.

Competition and Awards Picnic. This year, the wine competition is on Saturday, June 1 in Sacramento. The Awards Ceremony Picnic on the next day (June 2) is in Loomis at the winery of Judy Pinegar (deets on picnic to follow).

Entries and Dates. There is no charge for the first wine entry. Subsequent entries are $8 apiece. Please ensure paperwork is completed and the necessary fees are attached when submitting entries. A convenient way to enter is to bring your entries to the April 17 SHW meeting. Entries will be accepted outside of the meeting (see contact info below). Entry period is from April 17 through May 7, 2019.

The Fine Print and Paperwork. Rules, categories, and forms can all be found here. Rules and forms are also posted on the right side of the home page (click on 2019 Jubilee Wine Competition) on the SHW website.

Who To Contact. To make entry delivery arrangements outside of the April 17 meeting or for inquiries, please contact Competition Coordinator Donna Bettencourt at 916 548-3199 and

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