SWGGA May Meeting on May 19th

SWGGA May Meeting on May 19th

Hal Hanifl will be our Guest Speaker in May.
Hal is the new wine maker for Nevada City Winery, filling the shoes of Mark Foster who retired last year. Hal has a lot of experience making all types of wine, with stints in Austria, Washington State and in the Napa/ Sonoma area.
He has definite ideas on the varieties and the styles of wine that he plans to make, and we’re sure he will share his ideas with us.
Of course he plans to bring a few bottles along for a wine tasting that will be a springboard to talk about wine. Yes, it’s another meeting ‘all about wine’!

Vineyard Available
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Vineyard Available

I own a 1/3-acre vineyard (200 vines with NID water), just south of Grass Valley proper, off McCourtney in Mustang Valley. There are three varieties of red grapes for wine making: Zinfandel, Barbera and Cabernet Sauvignon. The vines are going into their 8th year and are good producers. I don’t have the time to invest in becoming a decent wine maker but it would be great if someone that is such an expert took advantage of the grapes.

SWGGA Meeting

SWGGA Meeting

Just a reminder that we will be having a SWGGA General Meeting by Zoom this evening at 7:00 PM. The invitation is below.

Program: John Gilman, Proprietor of New West Wine Co, will talk about his wines, his approach to wine selection, and how he got “into” wine in the first place. This will be a gentle interview by myself, taking place in John’s shop, with the usual Q&A afterwards. The wine shop is located in the Holbrooke Hotel, but access is from Main Street in Grass Valley.
We hope to see you then.

SWGGA October Meeting

SWGGA October Meeting

Wine tasting at Ponderosa Hall!  That’s the big idea for our October meeting. We will explore the world of low-cost wine. Dare I say cheap? They may surprise you. You’ll be the judge of six wines, and it will be a blind tasting. They’ll be commercial wines so that you can say what you’re really thinking – you won’t hurt anybody’s feelings. We’ll see if we can arrive at some sort of consensus when the dust settles. Bring two glasses each, as we will taste in pairs: A versus B, and so forth.