Sierra Wine & Grape Growers Association

News and Events

Here’s the news, announcements and other matters of interest…

Grapes for Sale

David Blitstein has:

3 tons of Petite Sirah
3 tons of Tempranillo (2018 Best of Show Cal State Fair)
2500 lbs. of Sauvignon Blanc (2018 Best of Show Nevada County)   SOLD OUT
3000 lbs. of Albarino SOLD OUT

.70 per lb. you pick    
I will have transportation from picked bins to your vehicle.

Contact David at

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Free Petite Sirah Vines

SWGGA Member Bill Betts has about 50 Petite Sirah vines that he planted 8 years ago, and he has decided to replant on a different rootstock. He’s giving the existing vines away to anyone who might want them.

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February Meeting: The Wines Were Saved

Our meeting on February 21st was attended by about 25 members who tasted along with the experts, Mark Foster, winemaker at Nevada City Winery and Jack Starr, winemaker at Sierra Starr Winery, as they critiqued 6 wines brought by Dave Elliott, Diane Houston, David Blitstein, Paul Ver Wey, Jim Garrett and Jack Stillens.

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Can This Wine Be Saved?

Date: Thursday, February 21st
Location: Ponderosa Hall, Nevada County Fairgrounds (Gate 2)

We have invited Mark Foster, winemaker at Nevada City Winery, and Jack Starr, winemaker at Sierra Starr Winery, to evaluate our latest, and maybe suspect, wines.

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Elections: 2019 Slate of Officers

From the President: This is a reminder that we will elect officers and directors to serve in 2019 at the Annual General Meeting on November 15. Here is the proposed slate of officers and directors previously approved by the Board. Only members in good standing may...

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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 related...

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