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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;


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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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Grape Listings in Sonoma – The Beverage People

The Beverage People in Santa Rosa has listings of grapes for sale in the general Sonoma area.  See their listings here.

The Beverage People is a complete resource for DIY fermentations – wine, beer, mead, cider kombucha, cheese, olives, and veggies.  Check out their catalogs for step by step processes.


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Email Notifications from SHW

FYI – the SHW website is pretty busy this time of year with frequent new blog posts.  Actually, there are days when there are several new blog posts so when you open up SHW’s early morning email notification, read past the top post – you don’t want miss anything.

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Lab Analysis – Resources From September 3 Zoom Presentation

Matt DiVisconte’s “What Do My Lab Results Mean?” presentation was jam-packed with terminology, numbers, and chemistry.  Along with interpreting how these elements come together, Matt shared invaluable wine making tips, best practices, and the conditions you don’t want your wine to end up in.

We’re making it easy for you to revisit or initially visit the evening and Matt’s PowerPoint presentation, Lodi Wine Labs cheat sheet, and a video / audio recording is available here.  The recording is over 2 hours long.

Matt DiVisconte is the owner / manager of Lodi Wine Labs and is a regular contributor to SHW’s education program.  SHW members receive discounts on Lodi Wine Labs lab panels and retail.



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Chardonnay Group Buy Crush

Who are these 3 Masked Vintners?

SHW’s Chardonnay Group Buy crush was on Friday, August 28.  

More photos of the crush on Sacramento Home Winemakers facebook page.


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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


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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



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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