Group Buy – Portuguese Varieties for Port-Style Wine

SHW member Thad Rodgers is coordinating a group buy of Portuguese port varieties from St. Jorge Winery in Acampo. St. Jorge grows several Portuguese wine grapes commonly used in port-style wines including touriga, tinta cao, tinta roriz, trincaderia, and souzao.

The varieties mentioned previously are 65 cents per lb except for the touriga which is 85 cents a lb.  Price per pound includes transportation to a crush pad yet to be identified.  We are hoping that all five grape varieties mentioned can be harvested at the same time.   SHW members only, please.

While this is not a focus group St. Jorge’s owner and wine maker Vern Vierra will be leading a vineyard walk tentatively scheduled for Saturday, May 12.  Vern will talk about his family’s winery and the Portuguese-centric varieties grown in his vineyards.  Afterwards, we’ll have a chance to taste St. Jorge’s ports.  

Whether you’re a seasoned port maker or that learning to make port is on your bucket list, this is an opportunity to access a variety of Portuguese grapes to create your own blend.  

If interested, please contact Thad Rodgers at 916 715-3688 or



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