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November 12 ReCooped Barrels

Lori Adams, a representative from “ReCoop” in Sebastopol, will be our  guest speaker for the evening. Lori will be bringing some demo models as well as a cut out of a barrel and talk a little about the process. They re-coop used barrels and make new ones as well.   …

June 11 Meeting Topic/ Vineyard Sustainability

The guest speaker at the Thursday June 11 meeting of the Sonoma Home Winemakers is Robert LaVine from the Sonoma County Wine Growers Association. The Sonoma Grape Growers have set the goal of 100% sustainable farming for it’s organizations growers. Mr. LaVine will talk to our home growers group to …

May 14 Barrel ReCoop

The Sonoma Home Winemakers will have a guest speaker  Lori Adams from ReCoop in Sebastopol at the May general member meeting, to be held on Thursday, May 14, at the Vintage House senior center at 7:30 p.m. Adams will be speaking about the differences between a new and recoopered barrels …

February 12 Meeting/Guest Speaker

We will be taking nominations for the 3 open board of director positions that evening.  If you would like to get involved with planning the meetings or events, or would like to contribute service to the club, join the board.  It is very rewarding:) Bob Peak owner of “the beverage …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …