Sierra Wine & Grape Growers Association
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P.O. Box 1264
Grass Valley, CA 95945
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Latest News and Notices...
Foundation Plant Services and UC Davis Extension are offering the Current Issues in Vineyard Health course on December 3, 2019. Enjoy a full day of lectures on issues related to vineyard health. Please see the attached agenda.
#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 + $$$ shipping)
Stainless steel portable sump w/ screen: Perfect to fit under press or can be used for pumpovers. Has 2” tri-clamp outlet. $1200
(Compare to as much as $2000 new, plus shipping)
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, David Blitstein, 530-615-1297
What SWGGA Does...
Our monthly programs are a mix of educational and social gatherings with the aim of exploring all aspects of grape growing and winemaking. Most meetings are at the Nevada County Fairgrounds and combine technical and social elements.
Wine tastings and evaluations are an important part of our growth in developing our winemaking skills. In addition to meetings devoted specifically to tasting, we have casual sessions prior to our regular meetings.
We have meetings at both commercial and our member home wineries and vineyards during the year. Seeing first-hand how others grow their grapes and make wine is a valuable part of our education.
Each year SWGGA awards a scholarship to a deserving highschool graduate pursuing a major in agriculture or the sciences. Funds for the scholarships are contributed by our members and friends.
Members of SWGGA are generous with their time and help each other with their winemaking and grape growing. New members, especially, are encouraged to ask questions.
If you'd like to become a member of SWGGA, please download an application...