Long-time SWGGA members Mark & Nancy Machado are selling their winemaking equipment. Check out this equipment, all in excellent condition.
Here’re some pics from the 2022 SWGGA Picnic
The July meeting is getting closer. It will be at Avanguardia Winery, a little out in the country. This winery features Italian and other unique varieties, more often blended than not. Many of his wines will be new to you (unless you’ve visited before).
From Guy Lauterbach…
Approximately 500 pounds of Sauvignon Blanc grapes from Gray Pine Vineyard in Penn Valley.
They should be ready to pick about August 20-25
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’!
From Linda Lyon:
It’s that time of year again. I have 10 yards of composted horse manure available to anyone who wants it. This year I am asking for a small donation $2.00 to cover the diesel costs on the tractor loading. Hope folks are ok with that.
These are Wine Bottle‘s with a hermetically sealed closure. I have seven cases of them. They are washed and sanitized I’m asking five dollars per case. Thanks Gary, If interested, contact Gary at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.