Sierra Wine & Grape Growers Association

Our Next Meeting…

Vineyard Expert at January Meeting

Returning by popular demand, Cindy Fake will be our speaker at the January meeting. She is the University of California Cooperative Extension Horticulture and Small Farms Advisor and County Director for Placer & Nevada Counties.

The meeting will be at Ponderosa Hall at 7:00 PM on Thursday, January 16th. More details will follow before the meeting.

We’ll be fine tuning the specific topics to be discussed, but Cindy sent the following message:

Latest News and Notices...

Chicago Park Grapes for Sale

We have quantities of grapes from 100 to 400+ pounds that would be suitable for home wine makers. The varietals soon to be available will be:

Sauvignon Blanc Musque – 800 to 1000 pounds – ripening soon

Semillon – 300 to 400 pounds

Grenache – 100 pounds

Cinsault – 250 – 300 pounds

Tanat – 400 to 500 pounds

The grapes have been grown without pesticides or herbicides. We will pick into containers provided by customers. The price is $0.50 per pound.

Alan Tangren
Bonne Terre Vinyards

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Double Oak Grapes for Sale

Double Oak Vineyards will have fruit for sale this year:

3 tons Chardonnay

4 tons Zinfandel

3 tons Cabernet

500 # minimum sale

Call Bob @ 530-292-3235 , or email him at

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Grapes for Sale – Field Blend

Grapes for Sale – Rough and Ready

Field blend of Zinfandel and Petite Syrah 
Rough and Ready Vineyard 
1 Ton $800 or 1/2 ton $500
Great for a group buy of 4 winemakers 

Contact Mardie 530 913-1223 
Or Jorge +1 (530) 913-2426 for info 

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What SWGGA Does...


Our monthly programs are a mix of educational and social gatherings with the aim of exploring all aspects of grape growing and winemaking. Most meetings are at the Nevada County Fairgrounds and combine technical and social elements.

Wine Tastings

Wine tastings and evaluations are an important part of our growth in developing our winemaking skills. In addition to meetings devoted specifically to tasting, we have casual sessions prior to our regular meetings.

Winery Visits

We have meetings at both commercial and our member home wineries and vineyards during the year. Seeing first-hand how others grow their grapes and make wine is a valuable part of our education.


Each year SWGGA awards a scholarship to a deserving highschool graduate pursuing a major in agriculture or the sciences. Funds for the scholarships are contributed by our members and friends.


Members of SWGGA are generous with their time and help each other with their winemaking and grape growing. New members, especially, are encouraged to ask questions.

Our Story

The Sierra Wine & Grape Growers Association 

Originally founded in 1978, the Sierra Wine and Grape Growers Association represents home winemakers and the farmers and their families who grow grapes in Nevada County, and adjoining Yuba, Sierra and Placer Counties in California.

Our membership is open to all those who either own a vineyard, make wine, or are simply interested in wine and being a member of the organization.
Members are continually increasing their knowledge of viticultural practices in the northern Sierra Foothills to produce premium grapes for high quality wines.

If you'd like to become a member of SWGGA, please download an application...