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CALENDAR

Sonoma Home Winemakers meet the second Thursday of each month

except August and December. See Below.

We meet at the Sonoma Community Center, 276 E. Napa St. Sonoma, CA
Socializing at 6:30. Meetings begin at 7:00 PM


We encourage members to bring wines they are particularly proud of or
for which they want member assessments and advice.


Most meetings have a guest speaker who offers insights into viticulture and
oenology as practiced in the Sonoma Valley, with lively discussion following.

Monthly Meetings

January 12, 2023

Guest speaker - Sam Baron winemaker at Kivelstadt Cellars

Location:

Sonoma Community Center

Room 210

Socializing 6:30pm

Meeting Start Time 7:00pm

February 12, 2023

Guest speaker TBD

Location:

Sonoma Community Center

Room 210

Socializing 6:30pm

Meeting Start Time 7:00pm

March 12, 2023

Guest speaker TBD

Location:

Sonoma Community Center

Room 210

Socializing 6:30pm

Meeting Start Time 7:00pm

Upcoming Events

January 12, 2023 7:pm

Come enjoy hearing  Sam Baron, Winemaker GM at Kivelstadt Cellars

talk about “California non-traditional varietal & style winemaking.”  

The meeting will be held in Room 210 at the Sonoma Community Center,

276 East Napa Street, Sonoma, CA.  We hope to see you there!"

August, 2023

The Pot Luck Summer Picnic. Date and Location TBD

Further details will be provided in our monthly news letter.

Past Speakers

  • Jack Sporer, the co-owner and manager of Magnolia Wine Services -  Ways to make the vineyards better using natural, organic and regenerative farming methods.

  • Brian Casey, Sommelier at The Sonoma  Mission Inn - Wine varietals and history of local grape growers.

  • Taylor Serres, Granddaughter at The Serres Ranch Farm and Winery - History of the valley.

  • Mike Benziger, Founder of Benziger Winery - Importance of pollinators in the vineyard and beyond. 

  • Mike Sangiacomo, 3rd gen. grape grower - Vineyard management during winter months.

  • Robert Rex, Winemaker at Deerfield Ranch Winery - Use of sulfites in winemaking. 

  • Katie, Winemakers at St Francis Winery - Winemaking techniques.

  • Steve Hill, History of winemaking and vineyard management.

  • Alison Crowe, Author of the Winemaker's Answer Book.

  • Ken Wornick, Winemaker at Dysfunctional Family Winery - Fruits, tannins and the best time to pick grapes.

  • Doug Ghiselin, SHW member - Managing vine growth and removing suckers. 

  • Rich Treghillo, Chef and SHW member - Wine and food pairing.

  • Dennis Przybycien, SHW member - Vineyard pruning demonstration.

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