Wine Makers

Annual Home Winemaker Competition

The Annual Home Winemaker’s Competition is open to members of the Placer County Wine & Grape Association, and home winemakers in our region. Entries are limited to wines produced by amateur winemakers. An amateur is considered 1) a person who does not work in a professional wine-producing capacity, or 2) a person who is not an owner of a commercial winery.

The PCWGA is an active part of a community of local resources for supporting our region’s wine makers.

Winemaking
Suppies

BREW HOUSE SUPPLY
( SPONSOR )
www.brewhousesupply.com

HOMEBREW OUTLET
Sacramento, (916) 348-6322

MORNING GLORY
FERMENTATION SUPPLY
Diamond Springs, (866) 622-9660

NORTHWEST COOPERAGE
Portland, OR, (800) 606-2988

RECOOP BARRELS
Sebastapol (707) 829-7103

WINE, WINE AND MORE WINE
Concord, (800) 600-0033

U.C. DAVIS EXTENSION
UC Davis Extension Agriculture, Course Listings

UC DAVIS EXTENSION PEST MANAGEMENT

Preparing for Harvest

On June 14th, we hosted an education session devoted to addressing how best to create your own wine style in practice and through the choice of fermentation yeast.  We were joined by a representative from Scott Labs

Oak & Barrel Alternatives

Wednesday, April 12th we addressed the chemistry, innovations and options for leveraging oak in winemaking.  This session was presented by experts from StaVin “The world’s leading supplier of highest quality toasted oak products.”  Below is a link to their presentation.

Wine Filtration

Wednesday, March 13th we hosted an education session all about various methods, benefits and risks of wine filtration.  We had a guest speaker from Gusmer Industries present on the topic.  Below is a link to their presentation.