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Our Next Meeting…

Check here regularly to get updates about coming meetings.

June Meeting is on the 17th at 7:00 PM ( and, yes, we’ll be Zooming once again…)

June Meeting – Wine Competition Awards and Discussion

At our next monthly meeting on June 17th, Rod Byers will present the final results and special awards for the 2021 SWGGA Wine Competition, describe the judging process and discuss the winning wines with the winemakers, as he has done in the past. Getting to know how some of the best wines were made is always a hit, as is Rod’s inimitable way of conducting the meeting. We hope everyone will attend this special event.


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Recent News and Items of Interest…

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…

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…


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!