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SHW Winemaker of the Year Competition

Sacramento Home Winemakers recognizes excellence in winemaking with its annual Winemaker of the Year (WOY) award. This memorial award honors Rex Johnston who excelled in many styles of home wine making, was a fierce competitor, and readily shared his wine making expertise. The WOY competition has several requirements including mandatory competitions within the award year….

Alameda County Fair Amateur Wine Competition

The Alameda County Fair invites entries to their amateur wine competition. Entries will be accepted January 1 – March 1, 2024. There are two ways to enter: 1) on-line or 2) paper. See here for the competition’s entry guide. Contact Patty Cuellar, Alameda County Fair Wine Competition Coordinator, at wine@alamedacountyfair.com. This competition is a Recognized…

2024 – Here We Come!

Happy New Year! Meet the SHW 2024 Leadership Team! These dedicated members are generously volunteering their time and resources to help the Club fulfill its educational mission. Executive Board (elected positions) Presidential Appointees Contact info can be found here. There are many ways that you, too, can participate in SHW. We’re seeking a newsletter editor…

2023 SHW Holiday Party

Over 90 SHW members and guests enjoyed a festive evening of wine, friends, and lively conversation. There were a few quiet moments when we recognized those who made significant contributions to the club, and celebrated members for their winemaking accomplishments. On behalf of the Board of Directors, Board Chairperson Donna Bettencourt announced the Club’s annual…

Phishing and Scamming

Hey, SHW Family! Be alert! Phishing and spam communications from “SHW board members” are more popular than ever. Real SHW board members and appointees will NEVER email or text you to ask you to purchase and send gift cards or wire money. They’ve spent all of their money on wine making goodies so they don’t…