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Winemaking supplies

The Beverage People:  Santa Rosa warehouse with winemaking supplies including yeast, oak, and equipment for sale.  They also rent equipment and have listings of available grapes.  Wonderful “how to” articles and other helpful articles.  A great resource on our doorstep!

Innerstave Oak Complements   Bay Area based producer of a range of products to help winemakers achieve a range of flavors, aromatics and texture through the use of oak, micro-oxyugenation, and Extended Oak Seasoning.  Of particular interest to home makers are their Oak Cubes conveniently sized for smaller vessels.

More Wine!:  Online resource for supplies and equipment.  This website has wonderful informational resources including free manuals, articles, and videos!

Napa Fermentation:  Napa based warehouse with a tremendous amount of winemaking supplies and equipment.  Rental equipment available and lots of great help and advice!  Contact them at 707.255.6372.

Scott Laboratories:  One of the leading suppliers for the North American wine industry.  Great source for information including their  2023 Winemaking Handbook.  There is a great deal of information on yeast and other wine additives.  Scott Lab is also a resource for oak barrel alternatives and oak for fermentation.  Headquartered in Petaluma where you can also collect what you need.  Their telephone number is 707.765.6666.

Vineyard Industry Products -  trellising, wire, netting, posts

Local testing services

Home Wine Lab:  Laboratory located in the heart of wine country.  Test your juice or wine with Home Wine lab with convenient sample collection locations including Sonoma Mission Gardens where sample bottles are also available.  Check out their website for further details or contact John Rodrigues at or 707.978.4109.

myEnologist:  Napa based testing facility.  Drop off locations in Windsor and Napa.  They also carry some equipment, a variety of yeasts and other wine additives.  For more information contact or call 707.812.1242.

Gusmer Enterprises: It offers same day testing for more than 50 individual tests and test panels. Testing locations in Napa, Windsor and Santa Rosa. Test panels order form:

Online resources

For Wine Geeks Only - pH Meters  From the Cellarmasters of Los Angeles website, follow this link to an article on the use and care of pH meters.  The website has links to other articles of interest to Wine Geeks.

UC Davis Library Food and Wine Collection  Over 30,000 books in more than 50 languages, historic records and research data, the papers of leading writers on California wine, and materials in every medium, from vintage wine labels to videos all support UC Davis’ top-ranked viticulture and enology program.  

UC Davis Wine News  Links to wine and industry related articles by UC Davis Staff.


Wine Adds – Wine Addition Calculator:  Developed by Vintrace, a Wine production software company.  Use this online calculator to determin the correct additions to your wine or juice.

Wine Folly:  A content site devoted to wine knowledge and appreciation.  Their mission is to allow people to gain a deeper understanding of wine through learning.  Some resources are free; others require a fee.  Of particular interest are the following:


WineMaker Magazine:  Twenty plus years of expert advice and free articles to help you become a better winemaker.  Sign up for free newsletter or subscribe for more in depth articles.  Check out their Resources page for great information like the Chemicals & Ingredients Chart or the Sulfite Calculator  Use pH, Free So2, and ABV to correctly calculate amount of sulfite to add to your wine.  Other useful articles include The ABC's of MLF. Other articles include Yeast & Grape Pairing - an article by MoreWine! on yeast options for different grape varietals and Yeast Recommendations Guide - Wine Yeast Overview - an overview of wine yeast available at the Beverage People with useful information about the yeast tolerances and nutritional needs.

Our associates

Garage Enologists of Sonoma County (GENCO):  We share information on experiences, successes, failures, and pitfalls in making wine and conduct tastings of member wines for evaluation and enjoyment.

GENCO meets once a month in or near Healdsburg.

Sacramento Home Winemakers:

We’re a volunteer non-profit social club promoting the art and science of home winemaking. Meet new friends, make wine and have fun!

Historic Vineyard Society:  This is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that is dedicated to preserving California's historic vineyards.

Wine education

Napa Valley Wine Academy  Whether you’re looking to advance in your career with a WSET Certificate or just be more confident in the wine aisle, Napa Valley Wine Academy offers the instruction and support to enable you to achieve your wine education goals.

Wine & Spirit Education Trust WSET:  The Wine & Spirit Education Trust provides globally recognised education and qualifications in wines, spirits and sake, for professionals and enthusiasts.

Bedrock Wine Company Podcast Series Hosts Chris Cottrell and Morgan Twain-Peterson MW (Master of Wine) talk shop with growers, winemakers, and more.  Currently about 58 episodes.

UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education

Viticulture & Enology  From wine grape research and vineyard health to wine chemistry and analysis, learn about the cultivation of grapes and the science of wine and winemaking.

Viticulture Grape Growing Information   Direct links to a series of lectures covering all aspects of wine grape production from vineyard planting, growing, canopy management, mineral nutrition, irrigation management and more.  Part of the UC Davis V&E Extension program.

Winemaking  World-class winemaking education courses for professional and aspiring winemakers, enologists, cellar workers,grape growers and other wine industry personnel.

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