Welcome to SWGGA…

Our Next Meeting…

Check here regularly to get updates about coming meetings.

April Meeting is on the 15th at 7:00 PM ( and, yes, we’ll be Zooming again…)

April Evening Zoom With Chik Brennemen

We’re lucky to have Chik Brenneman speak to us as Chik is a busy guy.  Retiring from UCD Teaching and Research Winery in 2019, he is now back with a small, start-up winery:  the Baker Family Winery.  At UCD, Chik was principle to getting the Research Winery designed, built and operating. The winery currently crushes about 100 tons.  Imagine simultaneous fermentations with, say, different temperatures and/or yeasts, and/or extended maceration times.

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Recent News and Items of Interest…


Pruning Demonstration Scheduled

Pruning Demonstration Scheduled

March 1, 2021

The pruning “class” is scheduled for March 13 at 10AM, unless it rains, whereupon we will move it a week.  (We’ll notify participants if that is the case.)  This will…

Platform Scale For Sale

Platform Scale For Sale

January 4, 2021

Platform Scale For Sale Available for all your winery and vineyard weighing tasks! 1000 lb. platform scale with both standard and metric weights. $75.00 Contact David Blitstein for more information.…

Organic Manure For Your Vineyard

Organic Manure For Your Vineyard

September 18, 2020

Free StuffFree Horse ManureFrom Linda Lyon:I have 8 yards of organic horse manure compost ready for pick up.  If anyone is interested, I can load with my tractor.  I have…

UPCOMING EVENTS

Many great events coming up. Check the Events calendar for details.

Meeting with Chik Brenneman Canceled

All activities and meetings have been canceled at the Nevada County Fairgrounds through at least April 3oth

Annual Picnic

We are anticipating that our annual SWGGA Picnic will occur as scheduled on June 14th, but will make a final decision by the middle of May.

WINE
EDUCATION

Our programs are devoted to both winemaking and vineyard development and management, as well as tastings and other social events.

Interested in becoming a member of SWGGA?

Whether you are a grape grower, winemaker or just interested in learning about and enjoying wine in a congenial atmosphere, find out more about SWGGA, or download an application to join. Everyone is welcome!