Welcome to SWGGA…

Our Next Meeting…

Check here regularly to get updates about coming meetings.

July Meeting will be a Zoom

July Meeting is for Bottling

Mark your calendars for an educational meeting on bottling. Bob and Ginny Hilsman may have sold their vineyard and are no longer Double Oak winery but, luckily for SWGGA members, they are willing to share their wine making expertise accrued over three decades. Our July SWGGA meeting will be Thursday, July 16 at 7 pm…

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Recent News and Items of Interest…

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…

New Member Vineyard

New Member Vineyard

August 2, 2020

New Members Need Some InputScott and Melissa Melamed recently bought the property off McCourtney Road previously owned by members Randy and Mary Woolwine. They are new to grape growing, but…

Vineyard Tools For Sale

Vineyard Tools For Sale

July 29, 2020

Vineyard & Winery Tools for SaleWe’re downsizing our wine production and will not be needing the following winery and vineyard implements. All are in near new condition.12 – Ergonomic Picking…


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.


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!

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Membership in the Sierra Wine & Grape Growers Association is open to anyone interested learning more about Wine, Winemaking and Grape Growing.