Events Calendar 2022

PLEASE NOTE: for the safety and comfort of all participating, attendees at SHW’s monthly meetings and other events are encouraged to follow current public health guidelines.

General Meetings are on the 3rd Wednesdays of the month (unless otherwise noted) at the Turn Verein Hall located at 3349 J Street, Sacramento starting at 7 PM.  Bring 2 wine glasses for your use unless otherwise noted.

Executive Board meetings are on the first Wednesdays of the month starting at 7 PM; locations vary.  Contact President Kevin Lemay for more info: 


January 5, 2022 – Executive Board Meeting.  All members welcome.  

January 19, 2022 – General Meeting: White Rhone Varieties. This meeting will be virtual via Zoom. Guest Speaker: Susan Tipton, owner/winemaker of Acquiesce Winery and Vineyards. Spend an evening with trailblazing winemaker Susan Tipton as she shares her wine making journey, love of Rhone white wines, and decisions to focus on a winery that stands alone in the Lodi wine region. We’ll taste 5 of Acquiesce’s wines.

February 2 – Executive Board Meeting.  All members welcome.  

February 16 – General Meeting: 2021 White and Rosé Wine Evaluations (Virtual). Guest evaluator: Craig Haarmeyer, owner and winemaker for Haarmeyer Wine Cellars. To zoom on the meeting. log in and go to Member Resources – Speaker Resources for the Zoom credentials.

March 2 – Executive Board Meeting.  All members welcome.  

March 9 – Vineyard Soil, Water and Plant Tissue Testing (Virtual). This Wednesday Zoom kicks off the first in the Club’s Vineyard Series with guest speaker Danyal Kasapligil with DellaValle Labs. Recording available on website in Member Resources.

March 16 – General Meeting: Blending. Guest Speaker: Peter Story former owner and winemaker for St. Helena Winery and Winemaker Emeritus for Mount Saint Joseph Wines. Learn about blending!

March 25 – New Clairvaux Vineyard Winery Tour. See here for the details.

April 6 – Executive Board Meeting.  All members welcome.  

April 20 – General Meeting: Wine Yeasts. Guest speaker: Shea Comfort “The Yeast Whisperer.” Shea has been focused on wine yeasts for most of his wine career. This meeting is a Q & A format where he’ll discuss answers to your questions.

April 27 – Climate Change and Terroir. This Wednesday 7 pm Zoom is the second installment of our Vineyard Series featuring winemaker and plant scientist John Troiano who will be presenting on the impacts of climate change and what it means for vineyards and wines. Recording available on website soon.

May 4 – Executive Board Meeting.  All members welcome.  

May 18 – General Meeting: Evaluation of Red Non-Bordeaux Wines and Website Overview. Guest evaluator: Chik Brenneman, winemaker and co-owner of Baker Family Wines in West Sacramento. Get your 2021 wines made from red grapes other than red Bordeaux varieties evaluated. SHW’s web guru Jim Garrett leads us through a website overview including a spiffy way to buy / sell / group buy grapes. Details here.

May 25 – Vineyard Decisions and Outcomes (Virtual). This Wednesday 7 pm Zoom is the third installment of our Vineyard Series. Elizabeth Standeven, Shaker Ridge Vineyard co-owner leads a discussion on vineyard decisions made during the growing season resulting in expected and unintentional outcomes. Blog post forthcoming. Recording and PP presentation available on website soon.

June 1 – Last day to enter your wines into the Jubilee wine competition. Entries have closed.

June 1 – Executive Board Meeting.  All members welcome.  

June 15 – General Meeting: Wine Chemistry. Guest speaker: John Troiano, co-owner and winemaker for Wreckless Blenders Winery. Harvest is just around the corner so time to sharpen up the chemistry! Submit your wine chemistry questions to VP Will Carlton at Details here.

June 17 – Last day to make reservations for the June 26 Jubilee Picnic. See here for the reservation form.

June 25 (Saturday) – Jubilee Wine Competition. This is the Club’s annual club-exclusive wine competition when entries vie for the honors! Enter your wines and receive written feedback from the judges. Competition details here.

June 26 (Sunday) – Jubilee Picnic and Awards Ceremony. Top honors from the Jubilee Wine Competition are announced and everyone enjoys an afternoon in rural Loomis filled with the Jubilee’s wine competition tastings, food and fellow winemakers. Make your reservations by June 17.

July 16 (Saturday) – Hands-On Blending with Pat Henderson. Sacramento. Click here for the details.

July 20 – General Meeting: Evaluation of Red Bordeaux Wines. Guest evaluator: winemaker Luke Laubaugh. Participate in this roundtable format where both peers and the guest evaluator discuss members’ 2021 red wines made from Bordeaux variety grapes.

August 4 (Thursday) and 6 (Saturday) – Winemaking 101. Learn to make wine. This workshop is designed for aspiring and novice winemakers. Details to follow.

August 13 – Cider Making 102. This workshop is for members who participated in 2021’s cider making class at Hemly Cider. Location: Courtland. Details to follow.

August 13 – Petite Sirah 102. This workshop is for members who participated in 2021’s petite sirah group buy. Location: Courtland. Details to follow.

August 17 – General Meeting: Gadgets, Gizmos and Swap: Club members bring their winemaking innovations for show and tell. Also bring wine and wine-related items to swap.

September 7 – Executive Board Meeting.  All members welcome.  

September 21 – General Meeting: Evaluation of members’ sweets / non-grapes / fortifieds / bubblies.

Early October Saturday – Field Trip to Great Bear Vineyards. Owners Marcus and Jenny Meadows-Smith guide us on a tour through their vineyard and companion orchards and gardens talking about the benefits of biodynamic farming.

October 5 – Executive Board Meeting.  All members welcome.  

October 19 – General Meeting: White Bordeaux Wines. Chik Brenneman returns to SHW for this special presentation on white Bordeaux wine varieties. We’ll taste an aged semillon crafted by member Rex Johnston along with other Bordeaux whites.

November 2 – Executive Board Meeting.  All members welcome.  

November 16 Meeting – General Meeting: Annual Meeting and Taste the Golds. Elect next year’s Club officers and taste members’ wines that earned top honors.

Devember 7 – Executive Board Meeting.  All members welcome.  

Sometime in December: Holiday Party and Auction