2012 Zinfandel Varietal Focus Group for Beginning and Novice Winemakers

Please contact Henry Wilkinson at hbwilkinson@jps.net and 916 997-3056.

Cellar Master Henry Wilkinson and Membership Co-Chair Gin Yang are co-mentoring a varietal focus group designed for beginning and barely beginning winemakers.  The varietal is zinfandel, sourced from Amador Cellars. 

Group participants will learn to make zinfandel with approximately 120 lbs. of grapes, yielding a minimum of 5 gallons of finished wine.  The grape price as yet to be set but is estimated to be around $1,500/ton.  Anticipated harvest is September/October.

A field trip to the vineyard to check out the grape’s progress with the grower is planned for a Saturday in August.  We’ll also review the wine making process, and the supplies and equipment needed to get started. 

Space is limited. You must be a current SHW member to participate. Please contact Henry for additional information.