Learn the basics of home wine making at Sacramento Home Winemakers’ Winemaking 101 workshop.  Whether you need a wine making refresher or am ready to take the deep dive into wine making, this workshop is for you.

The workshop covers:

  • Steps for making red wines
  • Resources for getting supplies and chemicals
  • Safe use of winemaking equipment*
  • Where to source wine grapes
  • Finding mentors and resources
  • The New Winemakers Group Crush that puts into action what’s learned in the workshop

* equipment certification is necessary to rent the Club’s wine making equipment (crusher-destemmer, press, and filters; get certified at WM 101)

The early August workshop is strategically timed close to harvest so that you can apply what you learned before you forget.  The workshop has 2 parts:

  • Zoom Presentation – Thursday, August 3, 2023, 6:30-8:30 PM
  • Hands on Workshop – Granite Bay – Saturday, August 5, 2023, 9:00 AM-2:00 PM

The workshop is also open to non-members. Registration is required. Space is limited.  Previous WM 101 graduates may retake the workshop.  There is no cost for current Club members; $30 for non-members. Workshop fee can be applied toward SHW membership if joining the Club at the workshop.

Contact WM 101 Coordinator Joe McGillivray at pyramidlake59@gmail.com with event questions.