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.
SWGGA member John Geraghty sent an email indicating that he has grapes for sale, available from his Auburn vineyard:
“ about 500 lbs of Grenache, or, a few 100 lbs Syrah. Price is $1400/ton ”
If interested, contact John at: email@example.com
So, it has been decided, in order to keep in contact with the SWGGA membership, there will be a Zoom meeting on September 16th at 7:00 PM. This will be a casual meeting with general discussions, Q & A about wine and grapes, harvest, crush, or anything else you’d like to discuss. Pour a glass of wine and enjoy.
Just in from Guy Lauterbach:
I have about 400-500# of Sauvignon Blanc grapes for sale this year. $0.60/# U-pick.
R Guy Lauterbach
Gray Pine Winery
From David Blitstein…
I’m starting to scale down a little, and I have a couple of Flextanks for sale. Used, but in excellent condition.
$125.00 for the 30 gal with the steel dolly
$200.00 for the 50 gal
If interested, contact David at firstname.lastname@example.org or 530-615-1297
Our annual SWGGA Potluck and Barbecue Picnic originally scheduled at the home of members Al and Linda Schafer on Sunday, August 29th, has been cancelled by the SWGGA Board of Directors. Everyone is disappointed with this difficult decision, but the health and well being of our members has to come first.
Rocky Ridge Vineyard has been farmed in South Nevada County for the last 21 years. We are seeking a long term contract arrangement (partnership) to purchase our Sauvignon Blanc (7-8 T), and, Zinfandel (3-4 T). Most of the vines were planted from 1983 through 1986. Thank you for your consideration.
Curtis and Carrie Peterson
If interested, please contact Curtis directly at: email@example.com
We are fortunate to have Alison Crowe join us by Zoom for this meeting. Alison is a very busy winemaker, and finds time to write columns (known as the Wine Wizard) for WineMaker magazine and has books to her credit. “The Wine Maker’s Answer Book” is a tour de force, as they say; well worth reading and keeping as a reference.