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The November 2017 issue of “The Grapevine” Newsletter can be found here. Posted by Kevin D. Hubred

The Grapevine – November 2017

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Member Rex Johnston – Health and Help

We learned that SHW member Rex Johnston, wine competitor extradordinaire, is hospitalized in a Walnut Creek hospital with serious health issues. He may need help with his wine in the future. If you’d like to contact Rex, his email address is rex4wine@yahoo.com.

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Contact Andy at:   shaker@shakerridgevineyard.com   Shaker Ridge Vineyard 530-620-2141

 

We will shortly have met all of our commitments for 2017 touriga (touriga nacional) and we will have about 0.5 ton still available. 

The fruit is in excellent condition and bird-netted; the chemistry for the touriga in this field (our “non-Quinta” field) had the following chemistry as of yesterday, 9/22/17:  23.0 brix, pH 3.45, TA 0.56.  Good for dry wine now; port-style with additional hang time. Price $1/lb, minimum 250 lbs.  We pick.

Thanks,

Andy

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Grapes for Sale – Cab Franc and Cab Sauvignon – Napa Valley

Contact Wreatha at wreatha@gmail.com if you are interested in reserving these grapes with small deposit. 

Premium Napa Valley Grapes! Amos Olson and Wreatha Duverney are sponsoring a group buy of a Merlot, Cab Fran and Cab Sav from a mature and meticulously maintained Napa Valley vineyard. Last year’s purchase that Amos and Wreatha made produced quality wines consistent with the expectation associated with Napa Valley.  There really is a reason for Napa Valley’s prestige and you can proudly put “Napa Valley” on your own wine label. 

Recognizing that these grapes are more costly, even small amounts for blending purposes will make a noticeable difference in your wine quality. Taking reservations for:

Cab Franc – estimated 650 pounds available at $2.70 per pound

Cab Sav – estimated 500 pounds available at $2.45 per pound

When the pick is ready, the grapes will be delivered and ready for pickup in Roseville. 

 

 

 

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Grapes in Winters – Update and price reduced

Contact Doug Mackenzie at (530) 666-5096 or (530) 383-8058 cell jdougmackenzie@gmail.com.

“Update to my August 2 posting – “
 
“Grapes have lately been ripening quickly at my vineyard near Winters.  A fair amount has been picked, or will be within a few days, but I still have some odds&ends available now.  Price reduced to $0.50/lb.
Vermentino – About 300 lb left at high brix 24-29.  Dessert wine anyone?
Grenache – Maybe 300 lb, some of it at 25, some at 23/24.
Sangiovese – Guessing at about 400 lb at 25 brix.”
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Grapes For Sale -Shenandoah Valley

Contact: Ray & Nicole Ryan, Ryan Oaks Vineyards, 209-245-4335 or ryanoaksvineyard@aol.com.
 
5 tons of Zinfandel @ $1,800/ton in lots of 1/2 ton or more ($1.25/lb for smaller lots)
 
Grown in the heart of Amador County’s Shenandoah Valley at 1500 feet, our Zinfandel wine grapes are meticulously cared for so that production does not exceed 3 to 4 tons per acre. The Gold Medal winning Zinfandel vineyard was established in 1985 and produces small clusters with berries having a high skin-to-juice ratio with incredible fruitiness. We specialize in working with home winemakers and boutique wineries. We have up to 5 tons of Zinfandel available for the 2017 harvest. The fruit will be harvested and sold at $1,800 per ton for lots of 1/2 ton or more. For lots of less than 1 ton we sell the fruit at $1.25 per lb. No destemmer-crusher available.

 

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Grapes for Sale – Syrah and Zinfandel – Somerset CA

Contact Carey Bailey at: carey.bailey@icloud.com or 925-784-6441.
 
Carey and Anna Maria Bailey, owners of the Flat Creek Vineyard in the Fair Play district, are offering both Syrah and Zinfandel grapes to home winemakers this Fall at the price of  $750/ton – with the buyer picking the grapes. 
 
Their 60 acre farm is conveniently located at 2501 Omo Ranch Rd., Somerset, CA 95684 and is meticulously managed by Bill Naylor, a well-known viticulturist and vineyard manager in El Dorado County. 
 
 
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Grapes for Sale – Zinfandel and Primitivo – Plymouth, CA

Terry Villegas. 209-245-6685. Plymouth, CA

My husband and I planned a vineyard a few years ago.  There are about a 1000 plants of Zinfandel and Primitivo each.  They were pruned  back for training this year.  Still there may be 1-2 tons of grapes that could be picked.  It would be a You-Pick situation with no crusher stemmer, $0.50 per pound.  10 days ago the Primitivo was at 16 brix and the Zin was at 10 brix   

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FREE, FREE… Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon Grapes – Roseville

Contact Randy Rich at rrich@kloveair1.com or  702.882.0089 OR 505 720-1824.

Randy has 26 well tended vines of cabernet sauvignon and 22 vines of chardonnay both in their 3rd year.  Both grapes are nearly ready to harvest especially the Chardonnay.

Brix needs to be measured asap it may be time. Randy is unable to make wine this year and needs to find a good home for his grapes. The vineyard is in the Morgan Creek Golf/Roseville area. 

Please contact Randy asap if interested. 

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Grapes for Sale: Nebbiolo (Part of the Group Buy, can’t take them)

Contact: Wesley S Cable (P) 916-621-1237 or wesley.cable@helmsmantpa.com

I have 200 lbs of Nebbiolo that I was going to purchase as part of the group buy and I am hoping someone can buy those.  Can you put something out to the group asking if anyone wants to buy them?  It costs $170.00 for the 200 lbs. 

 

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