Meetings & Events

January 20 Meeting – Recording Available on SHW Website

Both the audio only and audio+video recordings of SHW’s January 20, 2021 meeting featuring guest speaker Alison Crowe can be accessed on the link below.  The recording is also on the SHW website under Members Resources tab.  Click on Speaker Resources. Alison Crowe Discussion 20210120 – Google Drive  

Meetings & Events

White and Rose Wine Evaluations – February 17 Meeting (Zoom)

For the February 2021 meeting we will be doing white and rosé wine evaluations.  You will be tasting each wine in the safety of your own home. Who can participate? The meeting is open to all current 2021 paid members. Who are the wine evaluators? Kurt Burris, Wine marketing representative Craig Haarmeyer, owner and winemaker…

Winemaking Help

Wine Barrel Care Guide for Home Winemakers

The Beverage People, Sonoma County’s one-stop wine making and all things fermentation supply store has updated their Wine Barrel Care Guide for Home Winemakers.  The 2021 publication covers what’s needed so that your barrels continue to help you make good wines even after years of use.  The guide’s topics include hydration, pH balance, cleaning, and…

Viticulture | Winemaking Help

Got Pests?

Be proactive this year and don’t let your vineyard get out of control. SHW member Paul Baldwin, who has been farming for a long time, brought to our attention one of the most complete resources on pest management. What pests, you ask? Just about anything that can damage your vines and berries including insects, nematodes,…

Meetings & Events

We Want to Hear What You Want to Learn

We are looking for members to join the 2021 Education Committee!  This is a great opportunity for new and veteran home winemakers to provide creative ideas for the club’s monthly meetings. Share your concepts for fun and educational activities, such as the Chardonnay and Cider making groups.   We’re planning evening committee meetings and you can…

Meetings & Events

Memberships and Dues Payments Now On-Line

SHW members have asked for the ability to make Membership Application and dues payments on-line from the SHW website. That feature is now available! You can fill out Membership Applications and make dues payments on-line or by printed hard copy and check.  Access for these options is on the new Memberships page (under the Members Resources menu…

Meetings & Events

Cider Making Focus Group

Well, it takes a lot of cider to make wine!  Are you interested in learning how to make cider?  Do you want to learn more about the many kinds of cider that you can make?  Kendall Johnson and Donna Bettencourt are putting together a zoom workshop with an award winning cidermaker, and will be coordinating…