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…

Sunshine Valley Vineyard Grapes For Sale

Sunshine Valley Vineyard Grapes For Sale

May 25, 2020

Sunshine Valley Vineyard Grapes For SaleDavid Blitstein has a variety of grapes available from his Sunshine Valley Vineyard this year. The following is the current list of availability. The prices…

Free Grow Tubes

Free Grow Tubes

May 14, 2020

Free Grow TubesIf you’re in need of some used Grow Tubes, I have about 500 of them available for FREE!Some are aged, but, most are quite usable. The only catch…

Wine Rack for Sale

Wine Rack for Sale

May 1, 2020

Wine Rack for SaleThis was sent in by Linda Lyon. A friend of hers has a Wine Rack that is for sale in Nevada City. It holds 200 bottles of…


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!