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Partners: UC Davis and SHW

As home winemakers, we benefit from University of California Davis (UCD)’s enology and viticulture programs but there’s more to UCD than growing grapes and making wine! UCD’s prowess in academics, research and development, and medicine is unmatched and we in the greater Sacramento area are direct recipients. Such advancements go further when the community gets…

SHW Holiday Party – Volunteer!

Mark your calendars for SHW’s Holiday Party on December 14 at the Turn Verein. We’ll nosh on appetizers, enjoy members’ wines, and dine on a scrumptious dinner. The festivities include a silent auction, formal transition of the executive boards, presentations of the Club’s annual awards, and announcement of the successful competitor in the Winemaker of…

Grapes for Sale: Cabernet Sauvignon – Livermore

Livermore winery has 10+ tons of award winning clone 8 Cabernet Sauvignon grapes for sale this year. Every year this fruit ripens beautifully with pH around 3.4 and TA around .65.  Fruit is dropped to produce the best at about 4 tons per acre however the vineyard could produce as much as 6 tons/acre. Vineyard…

Grapes for Free: You Pick and Transport

Home winemakers are offering their grapes for free to SHW members. Approximate quantities available: #500 Zinfandel (don’t have to take all) #200 Petite Sirah #200 Barbera Potential harvest date: mid-October. As of September 14, all three varieties measured at 17-18 degrees Brix. If planning to make rose, harvest would be earlier. The grapes are at…