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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 will be accepting 2024 memberships for both continuing and new members in late December. Memberships may be submitted on-line, by USPS, or in person at a Club meeting. For membership details, click here.

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Next Events

December 13 – Holiday PartyReservations are closed. Happy Hour 5:30-6:30 pm. Buffet dinner 6:30 pm. For more info, contact Kristin Lemay at kklemay@comcast.net.

January 13 – General Meeting: California’s Wine History – UC Davis’ Food and Wine Archivist Audrey Russek takes us on the State’s fascinating journey on becoming one of the most highly regarded wine producing areas in the world. Watch for more.

Recent Events

October 7 – New Winemakers Group Crush

New wine makers, many who completed this year’s Winemaking 101 workshop, gathered on an early Saturday morning at Great Bear Winery for their first crush. Many thanks to Joe McGillivray for coordinating the group crush and getting all started on their wine making journey.

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.