Wine Exchange at January Meeting

From Peter Willcox: We’re  planning the wine exchange at the January meeting.  It’ll be like last year, about a full case for exchanging with all, less if you want to do less.  All on a bottle for bottle basis.  We will advise in January how much to bring, if you wish...

Harvest Time Reminder

From Bernie Zimmerman:  As harvest approaches, this is a reminder that there is a lot of information on our website that may help you make better wine. For example, if you go to the Resources section of our Members Area and click on Winery Files, you will find a...

Basic Winemaking Program Offered

In the recent survey responses, several members indicated a desire to learn more about making wine. Guy Lauterbach, owner of Gray Pine Vineyard & Winery, has graciously agreed to teach the basics of winemaking. While the details are still being worked out, we...

HELP WANTED – ASSISTANT WINEMAKER/CELLAR RAT

Due to limitations following recent major surgery, an experienced, successful winemaker is looking for one or more able-bodied assistant winemakers/cellar rats.  We will make 2 to 3 white wines and two red wines.  Help needed harvesting, crushing/stemming, pressing,...

Grapes Wanted – Malbec, Barbera

Bernie Zimmerman is looking for locally grown Malbec and/or Barbera grapes for sale: Grapes wanted: 500-600 pounds of local Malbec or Barbera. Will pick. Contact Bernie Zimmerman at...

Possibly Interesting Websites for SWGGA Members

  From:  Jim Garrett At the meeting last week I mentioned that I get regular blasts from a couple of interesting wine-related websites. I said I’d send the links along, so, here they are… Wine Industry Insight published by Lewis Perdue in Sonoma Wine...