February’s given you another day to renew your 2024 Club membership dues. If you already have, we thank you for your continuing support. Member dues help pay for the costs for the monthly meetings, insurance, supplies, hospitality, Jubilee wine competition and other activities.

You may renew your dues online. If you choose to mail a check to the treasurer or remit at a meeting / event, please complete the membership form online. Renew by March 1 to receive a one-year subscription of WineMaker magazine as part of your membership, and you’ll also keep receiving email notifications of new blog posts. Contact Tammy Cross, Membership CoChair, at lkcross@aol.com with membership questions.

Home wine competition season is well underway. Entries close for the Alameda County Fair on March 1 (there is a Sacramento drop-off location). The California State Fair Home Wine Competition closes their entry period on February 29 (this competition is required to compete for SHW’s Winemaker of the Year). WineMaker magazine’s International Amateur Wine Competition closes on March 15.

NEW!! Entries open on March 13 for SHW’s Jubilee Wine and Label Competitions. The Jubilee is on May 18-19. Details coming soon.