Lodi Wine Labs – Expanded Courier Locations

Lodi Wine Laboratories has expanded their locations for wine analysis sample drop-off and courier services. Locations currently include Placerville, Lincoln, Plymouth, and Sacramento. Click on this link for more locations and details. Lodi Wine Labs is a strong supporter the home wine making community and offer discounts on lab analysis and retail items to SHW…

Yeast Recommendation Charts

Harvest 2021 is hitting it’s stride! Still not sure which yeast to use? Maybe these yeast charts can help. Winemaker Magazine – Yeast Strains Chart – WineMakerMag.com The Beverage People – Yeast Recommendations Guide – Wine Yeast Overview | The Beverage People Scott Labs – Scott Labs Yeast Choosing Guide – Scott Labs

Wine Barrel Care Guide for Home Winemakers

The Beverage People, Sonoma County’s one-stop wine making and all things fermentation supply store has updated their Wine Barrel Care Guide for Home Winemakers.  The 2021 publication covers what’s needed so that your barrels continue to help you make good wines even after years of use.  The guide’s topics include hydration, pH balance, cleaning, and…

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Got Pests?

Be proactive this year and don’t let your vineyard get out of control. SHW member Paul Baldwin, who has been farming for a long time, brought to our attention one of the most complete resources on pest management. What pests, you ask? Just about anything that can damage your vines and berries including insects, nematodes,…

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Videos for July 15, 2020 Meeting: Scott Harvey Series

Scott Harvey of Scott Harvey Wines shares a series of videos demonstrating techniques for determining and adjusting levels of components in wine.  Viewing these videos is helpful for the July 15, 2020 SHW meeting webinar “Adjusting pH in Wine” featuring Scott Harvey and the winery’s assistant winemaker Mollie Haycock. The upcoming Scott Harvey webinar requires…