July 10 Meeting – Chemicals in our wines

The July 10 meeting of the Sonoma Valley Home Winemakers will focus on the use of chemicals in the making of our wines. The meeting will be at the Vintage House senior center on 1st St. E at 7:30 p.m. Notes from the Vice President: Chemical Usage in the Home …

Annual Picnic – August 14

Come join us for our annual picnic to take place on Thursday, August 14, in lieu of our regular meeting. We will meet at Sebastiani Winery and Vineyards at the picnic grounds close to Lovell Valley Rd. at 6 p.m. The event is a potluck and members, spouses and invited …

Awards Dinner “Spanish Nights”

If you can’t run with bulls this year in Pamplona Spain, come to the Sonoma Home Winemakers “Spanish Nights” Awards Dinner April 17, 2014 at 6:30PM at the Vintage House.  Starting with a Tapas Bar to Paella prepared by Steve Rose of the Vineyards Inn in Kenwood.  Finishing off with …

Wine Competition: Call for entries

Announcing our 2014 wine competition! If you make wine at home as a hobby, the Sonoma Home Winemakers cordially invite you to enter your wine for judging.  It will be evaluated by wine industry professionals, and award winning wines will receive medals at the awards banquet and ceremony held on …

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Celebration Update

The Sonoma Home Winemakers will host its 8th Annual Sonoma Home Winemakers Celebration on Saturday, September 7, 2013. This event normally features wines from Sonoma’s home winemakers, however, the State of California has started to enforce laws that prohibit us from pouring our wine for the public. Instead of cancelling …

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July Meeting

Our meeting on Thursday, July 11th, will focus on What’s Happening Now in the vineyard and wineroom!!! At our last meeting we asked the membership who would like to become Winemaking mentors and impart their wisdom and experiences to new and wanna-be winemakers! We have a great start to this process ( 7 Mentors and 5 …

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June Meeting

We have a great chance to hear from Vance Rose, Winemaker for Grieve Family Vineyards at our meeting on Thursday, June 13th. What makes Vance so interesting is that he does everything in the vineyard and also makes the wine, and very well, I might add!!! For those of us …

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Show Off Your Wine!

The 2013 Sonoma Home Winemakers Celebration is fast approaching. If you’re interested in pouring your wines at the event, send an e-mail to grapes@sonomahomewine.org and let us know what you’ll be pouring. It’s a great event for a great cause, so we hope you’ll spend your Saturday afternoon in early …

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Competition Winners

Congratualtions to the medalists in the 2013 Sonoma Home Winemakers Competition   View more photos of the event in the Gallery. Best of Class – White Iniquity Cellars, Dave Martinelli – Chardonnay Best of Class – Red Caliente Ridge, Michael Carroll – Syrah Best Label Black Cat Cellars, Lou Leal …

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March Meeting

After a wonderful presentation last month on growing grapes and making wine at home by our Vice President, Dennis P. we are following it up with another outstanding set of speakers, the founders of Barefoot Wines, Bonnie Harvey and Michael Houlihan. Their sole emphasis in starting this winery in 1985 was …