WINEMAKING 101- 2014

The Sacramento Home Winemakers club will be hosting their annual Winemaking 101 course on Saturday, July 12 at 10:00 AM in Elverta.

If you’ve ever had an interest in learning how to make 90+ point, award winning wines… at home, this course is where to start.
• You will learn the basics steps of the wine making process.
• You will have an opportunity to talk directly to multi time Gold, Double Gold, and Best of Show award winners in various home wine making competitions including the California State Fair, Orange County Fair, and the Winemaker Magazine International Home Wine Making competition.
• You will also be able to ask questions to those who have taken this very same course last year and have already successfully made their first wines.
The day will include basic lecture on the process of making wine, an overview of wine making chemistry, and hands-on sessions with wine making equipment and “must have” supplies. The day will culminate with a home winery and vineyard tour where participants will see first hand how easy it can be to make great wine at home.

And of course, there will be great food and excellent home made wine to sample. Please bring a bottle of wine to share, your own wine glass, and something for the potluck (based of your last name (first initial: A – G = Salads or Sides; H –M = Desserts and N – Z = Appetizers.)We’ll be outdoors for 4-5 hours. Dress for warm weather, wear sunblock and shades, bring an outdoor chair for you, and drinking water.

Workshop fee is $25 per person; fee is waived if joining the Club at the workshop. To register and for workshop location and additional information, email

2014 membership information can be found here or contact Gin Yang, Membership Co-Chair at or 916 217-0294.