This is the kickoff of the SHW Forum. Think of the forum as a place where members can post questions, receive answers, and have conversations…all online.

To get started, open two internet windows. In each window navigate to the SHW website ( In one of the new windows, click on JUMP TO FORUM found in the right-hand column. In the other new window, click on FORUM INSTRUCTIONS. Follow the instructions to get started posting and reading on the forum. Subscribe to conversations where you want email notification when follow-on responses are posted.

This is an unmoderated site meaning your posts will not be read and approved prior to them being posted on the forum. Please stick to the topics of wine grape growing, wine making and associated activities.

If you have further questions or suggestions for improvement, please contact Robert Wharton at