Welcome to the Sierra Wine and Grape Growers Association

Next Event:

General Meeting, Thursday January 17, 7 pm

Our next meeting will be valuable for all of our grape growing members, and should be interesting to anyone.

David Blitstein started planting his Sunshine Valley Vineyard in 2012, and has produced award winning grapes for others, and himself. He received honors for the Best of Show for his Sauvignon Blanc at the 2018 Nevada County Fair and Best Red Wine for his Tempranillo at the 2018 California State Fair. His meticulous tending of the vines year-round has proven to be a truly winning combination with his sound winemaking techniques. But, we all know, the best wines starts in the vineyard.

Come hear how David prepared, planted, nurtured and now manages his vineyard. We’ll have a Q&A session as time allows.

The meeting will be at Ponderosa Hall on the Nevada County Fairgrounds (Gate 2) at 7:00 PM, Thursday January 17th. We’ll start with our regular social session, so bring a bottle of your favorite to share, and bring a friend too.

Wine Exchange in January

Last time the Full exchange meant nearly a case of wine.  It was fun and interesting to take home a number of bottles of excellent SWGGA Wine, not to mention tasting good.

We plan to have a wine exchange at the END of the January meeting.  We’ll have two flavors of exchange, both bottle for bottle.  Do either the Full Exchange, meaning bring enough wine for all exchangers, or a Partial Exchange, bringing only the number of bottles you’d like to share.


A link to photos from the Holiday Party is on the Members home page

 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