Presented by Sacramento Home Winemakers

2021 Winemaking 101

Learn the basics for making wine at home!  We’ll guide you through the essential steps, throw in a little chemistry, taste wines, and have lots of fun.  The 4-6 hour workshop includes:

  • Steps for making white and red wines
  • Resources for getting supplies and chemicals
  • Safe use of winemaking equipment
  • Where to source wine grapes
  • Finding mentors and resources

Saturday ~ July 31, 2021 (AM start time to be determined by heat forecast)

Free to SHW members even if you have attended this class before and want to attend again as a refresher.

$30 per person for non-members (Fee waived if joining SHW prior to, or at the workshop)

Please register now – space is limited

If you have been wanting to learn to make wine or to brush up on your basic winemaking skills, come to SHW’s Winemaking 101.

The workshop is planned for Saturday, July 31, 2021, starting at about 9AM at the home winery of Kathy and Ron Loder in Granite Bay.  Part lecture, part demonstration – learn the basic steps for making dry red and white wines and the use of winemaking equipment.

You’ll acquire wine making terminology and hear about the resources you’ll need to get started – supplies, small equipment, grapes, mentors. There will also be Winemaking Chemistry Basics (no worries!).   Experienced winemakers will be present to answer your questions.

The workshop concludes with a potluck and wine tasting where you’ll have time to mingle with fellow winemakers.  Ron and Kathy Loder also offer you a tour of their home vineyard.

WM 101 also prepares attendees to participate in the members only Beginning Winemakers Group – a mentored group crush and with wine making guidance.  More on that at workshop.

WM 101 also has an Equipment Certification component for SHW members to complete before being eligible to rent SHW’s larger pieces of winemaking equipment – destemmer-crusher and basket presses.  

Space is limited.  Winemaking 101 workshop is offered at no cost for current SHW members; $30 per person for non-members.  Non-members can apply their workshop fee to 2021 Sacramento Home Winemakers membership if joining on line, or on workshop day.  Details with location address to follow after confirming registration.

Please fill out the form completely, as this data will help us fine tune the program to the needs of all participants. You will receive an email confirming your registration with a copy of your form. Further information about the workshop will follow, as we get closer to the date. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact:

Questions?  Contact WM101 Coordinator Joe McGillivray at 916-261-9438 or