The Sacramento Home Winemakers (SHW) club owns several pieces of winemaking equipment which are available for use by its members. Equipment is available on a first come, first serve basis. Members are responsible for picking up and returning the equipment from the equipment coordinator’s home. During the rush of harvest time, you may be asked to pick up the equipment from someone who is currently using the equipment…this will save time for you to take possession. Here’s what is available for use:
Scale for Weighing Grapes – $10 Rental fee + $10 refundable deposit
Scale has a tare feature and will weigh up to 400 pounds.
Crusher -Destemmer – $25 Rental fee + $25 refundable deposit for individual/personal use
For group buys, in addition to the $25 rental fee please add 5 cents/pound ($0.05/lb) for all grapes
processed through the crusher/destemmer
Basket Press – $10 Rental fee + $10 refundable deposit for individual/personal use
For group buys, in addition to the $10 rental fee please add 5 cents/pound ($0.05/lb) for all grapes
processed through the basket press. DO NOT PRESSURE WASH THE BASKET PRESS.
Large Press is a size #xx and will easily process xx pounds in an afternoon.
Small Press is a size #yy and will easily process zz pounds in an afternoon.
Keep this in mind when you rent/use the club equipment:
- Keep club equipment in optimum shape for everyone to use. Notify the equipment coordinator of equipment malfunctions or damage.
- Thoroughly clean and return equipment within agreed time.
- Deposit might be withheld and rental privileges suspended/revoked if equipment is returned dirty or intentionally damaged.
- Download the “Release Agreement”. Be proactive: if you’re planning to borrow club equipment, attend the equipment training in sufficient time and complete the form.
Bottling and Corking – check out this video presented by the Dawsons, members of Cellarmasters of Los Angeles home wine making club. No special equipment needed.
For all equipment reservations, please click this button to fill out the reservation form. (You must be logged in to see the button.)
PLEASE NOTE: Club equipment can only be rented by currently Active SHW members. Reservations are handled on a first come, first served basis with a signed “Release Agreement” on file. During harvest, there are heavy demands for the same pieces of equipment. Thanks for cooperatively scheduling multiple users on the same day.