Winemaking Equipment Rental Program

For all equipment reservations, please fill out the reservations form at this link:


For additional questions or information, please contact Kendall Johnson, Club Equipment Coordinator: or 214 794-4798.

Club equipment can be rented by current SHW members. Reservations are handled on a first come, first served basis with a signed “Release Agreement” on file ( see form below).  Please note that during harvest, there are heavy demands for the same pieces of equipment.  Thanks for cooperatively scheduling multiple users on the same days.

Scale for Weighing Grapes – RENTAL FEE – $10. + $10. deposit

Scale can be made to tare to container, and weigh up to 400 pounds.

Destemmer‐Crusher – RENTAL FEE – $25. + $25. deposit

Basket Press  – RENTAL FEE – $10. + $10. deposit  for *Individual use.  

* However, for Group Buys, please add $.05 cents per pound to the charges to participants and remit that amount to the Treasurer (for destemmer-crusher and basket press).

Please help keep Club equipment in optimum shape for everyone to use.

■ Thoroughly clean and return equipment within agreed time. 

  • Deposit will not be returned if equipment needs further care attention. 
  • Rental privileges will be revoked if equipment is returned uncleaned.

■ Notify equipment coordinator of equipment malfunctions or damage.

■ Schedule thoughtfully during peak season as several members may need to borrow the equipment on the same day.

Download the “Release Agreement”. Be proactive: if you’re planning to borrow Club equipment, attend the equipment training and complete the form.

Bottling and Corking – check out the video presented by the Dawsons, members of Cellarmasters of Los Angeles home wine making club.