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Sacramento Home Winemakers

We’re a volunteer non-profit social club promoting the art and science of home winemaking. Meet new friends, make wine and have fun!

Join Sacramento Home Winemakers

SHW is currently accepting 2023 memberships for both continuing and new members. Memberships may be submitted on-line, by USPS, or in person at a Club meeting. For membership details and membership form, click here.

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Next Events

September Saturday – New Winemakers Crush. Winemaking 101 attendees are invited to participate in a group crush of Cabernet Sauvignon from Great Bear Vineyards. Contact Joe McGillivray at pyramidlake59@gmail.com. Members only.

October 18 – General Meeting: Sacramento Home Winemakers 50th Anniversary Celebration. All current SHW members are invited. Details soon.

Recent Events

August 19 – Executive Board Retreat

SHW’s Executive Board works hard to keep the Club running smoothly and “got away” to assess the state of the club and plan for the future. This year, the board retreat was at Narrow Gate Vineyards in El Dorado County. Owner Frank Hildebrand shared what it took to convert from conventional to biodynamic farming and making wine with minimal intervention.

August 12Vinmetrica Workshop

Club chemist Bruce Currie gave us a thorough training on the best practices for the Vinmetrica SC-300 meter. We’re ready for harvest!

August 5 – Winemaking 101

The Class of 2023 is excited about this year’s harvest and we’re looking forward tasting their wines in a couple of years. Over 20 aspiring and returning winemakers, along with the WM 101 Crew spent a summer morning at the expansive home winery of Kathy and Ron Loder throwing around wine making terminology, sampling members’ wines, and walking the Loders’ lovingly tended vineyard. A big shout out to The Loders, WM 101 Coordinator Joe McGillivray, and the WM 101 Crew.