Winery Equipment For Sale

1.  #55 (cm) Italian basket press:  Great for red wine fermentations of ~250# – 800# of grapes.  Excellent condition.  Mounted on pallet for easy movement.  $900 Includes $50 nylon mesh screen and $20 spare shivs, plus several oak spacers. (Compare to ~$1000 new...
November – Annual Meeting

November – Annual Meeting

The November meeting has been, for many years, a short business session with elections and then a wine tasting. This year the Board of Directors has planned a more comprehensive Annual Meeting where we want to share with the membership what the BODs does and what the...
October Meeting – Oak and Port

October Meeting – Oak and Port

This month’s SWGGA Meeting will be a combination of two short programs by Dave Elliott, with an opportunity to “put to palate” flavors and descriptions.  The first program is tasting the effect of different oaks on the same wine. A 2017 Syrah which was aged in neutral...

Petite Sirah Grapes On Sale

Sunshine Valley Vineyard is offering an end of season sale of Petite Sirah grapes from 8 year old vines. Today (9/17/2019) they are at 20 brix, and should be ready to harvest near the end of the month, depending on your requirements. Only $.50 lb., you pick. Cheers,...

Chicago Park Grapes for Sale

We have quantities of grapes from 100 to 400+ pounds that would be suitable for home wine makers. The varietals soon to be available will be: Sauvignon Blanc Musque – 800 to 1000 pounds – ripening soon Semillon – 300 to 400 pounds Grenache –...
Vineyard Visit for September

Vineyard Visit for September

On Thursday, September 19th we will be meeting at the foothill vineyard of SWGGA member Chacewater Winery & Olive Mill. With almost 30 acres of vines off of Bitney Springs Road, Kelseyville based Chacewater has been operated locally by the Manuel family for over...