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…

Wine Talk with Rod Byers

Wine Talk with Rod Byers

April 24, 2020

Wine Talk with Rod Byers Videos highlighting the winemaking and grape growing history of Nevada County, California https://youtu.be/bJeJ-mrEOEE Rod interviews Jim Garrett, a serious home winemaker in Grass Valley, California…

Orange County Fair Wine Competition Canceled

Orange County Fair Wine Competition Canceled

April 10, 2020

Cancellation of 2020 OC Fair Home Wine Competition Previously scheduled by theOrange County Wine Societyfor Saturday June 13, 2020OC Fair & Event Center – Costa Mesa, CA The Orange County Wine Society…

30 Gallon Barrels For Sale

30 Gallon Barrels For Sale

April 8, 2020

Barrels For Sale30 Gallon American Oak2 – 30 gal. American oak barrels – $50.00 ea.   1 – 30 gal. rack on super duty swivel casters – $50.00All (above) to be…


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!