Welcome to the Sierra Wine and Grape Growers Association




Very Special Members Only Meeting on May 20

There will be no meeting at Ponderosa Hall on Thursday, May 17.

The May Members Only meeting will take place on Sunday, May 20th, at 4 PM at the home of members Blair and Randy Newsome, who are profiled in the April Trellis Wire. They live just north of Nevada City. It will feature a comparative tasting of 2009 Bordeaux wines from their wine cellar. Because of space limitations, we have to limit this meeting to the first 40 members who RSVP.

The RSVP list is filling up fast, so contact Jim Garrett at jim@relateddata.com as soon as possible.

Further details will be sent to the attendees in early May.


April Meeting

The April SWGGA Meeting featured a tasting of Riesling wines made in 2017 by the members of the Riesling group project. Program leader Dave Elliott broke us up into groups of three, and we tasted the wines as would be done in a wine competition. The winemaking notes were made available for each wine. This was a wonderful chance to hone our tasting skills as well as learning to evaluate the differences based upon winemaking methods, yeast selection, fermentation conditions, etc.

It was an educational and very interesting meeting. Look for more insights in our May Trellis Wire.

State Fair Winners

Look at all the members who won ribbons at the California State Fair! Great work, folks!

State Fair Winners


 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, and policies of the organization.

The Members Area is for active members, including 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.

SWGGA Application