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Welcome to the Sierra Wine and Grape Growers Association


Next Meeting

Thursday, March 16, 7 pm

Ponderosa Hall, Nevada County Fairgrounds, Gate 2

Fining and Filtering – The Basics

The March 2017 SWGGA meeting will feature a round table of members discussing the basics of Fining and Filtering Wine. Led by Jim Garrett, who’s had some recent difficulties with hazy wine, the panel will describe the basics of why a wine needs to be fined, or filtered, and how the necessary equipment and fining agents are determined and used. We promise to keep things light, in the hopes of not causing your eyes to roll back in your head. The chemistry will be described only minimally.

If you have had any experience with fining, Jim would like to discuss your possible inclusion on the panel. Please call him at 415-450-1450, or email him at jim@relateddata.com.

The meeting will be held at Ponderosa Hall at the Nevada County Fairground, Gate 2, at 7:00 PM on Thursday, March 16th. Please come a little early to help set up, and bring a friend, and a bottle of your favorite to share.

Hope too see you there.


The Purpose of Our Organization

Our purpose is to inform and educate our current and future members, neighbors, the media and the general public about grape growing and wine making in a casual and social environment.

Who We Are tells our association’s story: its description and history, the benefits of membership, how the association is managed, the calendar of public meetings and policies of the organization.

The Members Area is for active members, including the calendar of events, monthly Trellis Wire newsletter downloads, slides and documents from recent programs, links to technical sites and downloads, as well as other matters of association business.

Want to join? Click on the link below for an application form.

Application Form