Category Archives: Wanted

Vineyard Management – Free Grapes

From former SHW member Nick Bruno:

Hello, I used to be a member of this nice club many years ago. My wife and I bought some property in Loomis 20 years ago and planted a very nice vineyard and also built our home there. The vineyard is 3/4 of an acre and sits on a Southeast facing hillside. We have about 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 60% Zinfandel & Primitivo combination, and 10% Muscat. We have not made made much at all the past few years and are looking for someone who wants to maintain the vineyard. We pay for the irrigation and fertilizers and you get the grapes for free. The main activities would be pruning, netting, and picking.

Please contact me at if you are interested.  SHW members only, please.

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Wanted: Group Buy Coordinator

Hey, we’re hearing that there might be a lot of grapes available this harvest!  So, this may be the year when home winemakers who make smaller quantities can get grapes that weren’t accessible during previous seasons and possibly benefit from better pricing.  

Some of you may be looking for particular varietals in small quantities whereas some of you may be looking for partners to go in on a group buy.  We’re looking for a “group buy coordinator” to help make these connections.  This coordinator position doesn’t assist with group buy details; the position’s function is to help members find each other in their grape hunting adventures and manage communications with growers.

If you’ve been wanting to give back to the Club, this limited-term position may be the opportunity for you.  Bring to the table your organizational skills (make lists and follow-up) and communication talents (texts, calls).  Is this a good fit for you?  Contact Donna Bettencourt at and 916 548-3199.

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