Movie Credits Well Deserved

Just in case you missed our meeting last Thursday, we’ve put the video of our visit to Sierra Starr Winery & Vineyard on YouTube.

Thanks to all who contributed to the production… well done!

Here’s the link:

Winemaking Nuts and Bolts

There are still a couple of openings for Guy Lauterbach’s three session Winemaking Basics class. The first meeting is scheduled for August 22 at 9:00 am at Guy’s Gray Pine Winery. The 2nd meeting will be on a Sunday in mid-September and the 3rd will be on a Sunday in early October, starting at 9:00 am, exact dates to be determined. (Dates are subject to change based on in what is going on in the vineyard and winery.)

Course Topics:
Session 1 (Pre-harvest): Sanitation, equipment, crop evaluation.
Session 2: Crush, fermentation, press off.
Session 3: Racking, oaking, aging, bottling.

Masks and other protective COVID safeguards will be required. Participants will be determined on a first come, first served basis.

If you would like to sign up for these sessions, please email Tony Clarabut at

A big thank you to Guy and Gray Pine Winery for providing this opportunity to SWGGA.

Basic Winemaking is Back

Back again by popular demand, Guy Lauterbach of Gray Pine Vineyard & Winery is offering a winemaking basics course this fall. Limited to 5 attendees, this is a nuts and bolts of wine making course that received rave reviews last year.