Welcome to SWGGA…

Our Next Meeting…

Check here regularly to get updates about coming meetings.

April Meeting is on the 15th at 7:00 PM ( and, yes, we’ll be Zooming again…)

April Evening Zoom With Chik Brennemen

We’re lucky to have Chik Brenneman speak to us as Chik is a busy guy.  Retiring from UCD Teaching and Research Winery in 2019, he is now back with a small, start-up winery:  the Baker Family Winery.  At UCD, Chik was principle to getting the Research Winery designed, built and operating. The winery currently crushes about 100 tons.  Imagine simultaneous fermentations with, say, different temperatures and/or yeasts, and/or extended maceration times.

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Recent News and Items of Interest…


Got Grapes… Let’s Make a Deal

Got Grapes… Let’s Make a Deal

August 22, 2020

Grapes for TradeGrapes Available SoonA prospective member, William Anderson, recently contacted us regarding a property he purchased that has a vineyard. He’s looking for input from knowledgable people in the…

Movie Credits Well Deserved

Movie Credits Well Deserved

August 22, 2020

Video a Big HitStarr Video CreditsJust in case you missed our meeting last Thursday, we’ve put the video of our visit to Sierra Starr Winery & Vineyard on YouTube.Thanks to…

Winemaking Nuts and Bolts

Winemaking Nuts and Bolts

August 2, 2020

Winemaking Basics Still OpenThere are still a couple of openings for Guy Lauterbach’s three session Winemaking Basics class.  The first meeting is scheduled for August 22 at 9:00 am at…

UPCOMING EVENTS

Many great events coming up. Check the Events calendar for details.

Meeting with Chik Brenneman Canceled

All activities and meetings have been canceled at the Nevada County Fairgrounds through at least April 3oth

Annual Picnic

We are anticipating that our annual SWGGA Picnic will occur as scheduled on June 14th, but will make a final decision by the middle of May.

WINE
EDUCATION

Our programs are devoted to both winemaking and vineyard development and management, as well as tastings and other social events.

Interested in becoming a member of SWGGA?

Whether you are a grape grower, winemaker or just interested in learning about and enjoying wine in a congenial atmosphere, find out more about SWGGA, or download an application to join. Everyone is welcome!