All posts by Gi Claassen

Home Winemaking Seminar Series with Lum Eisenman at Curds and Wine

Curds and Wine will be hosting free home winemakers’ seminars every month from February through June on the third Saturday at 1 pm. Seminars are given by Lum Eisenman, a winemaking guru that we are lucky to have in the San Diego area. Lum will share his expertise on various winemaking techniques and issues.

These seminars are free, but limited to 20 people. If you are interested in participating, please RSVP; a full list of seminar links are available at

2/18/17 – Introduction to Home Winemaking
3/18/17 – Facilities, Equipment & Sanitation
4/15/17 – Getting Ready for Crush
5/20/17 – Must Adjustments
6/17/17 – Common Wine Faults

January 2016 meeting Saturday 1/30/16

Before January gets away lets get together to discuss winemaking and taste
the results of our oenological endeavors.

Please join us for the SDAWS meeting hosted by Mark & Lynn Robinson at
their winery & vineyard property in Highland Valley, Domaine Artefact.
This is an outdoor venue.

When : January 30, 2016 – 12-2 PM  – rain or shine
Where : 15404 Highland Valley Road , Escondido, CA 92025
Phone :  619.992.8034

What to bring: WINE GLASS, chair,  wine friendly food to
share, a bottle of wine to share and a second bottle (optional) for the wine raffle /

November 2015 Meeting – Chili Cook-off!

 Please join us for the November meeting hosted by Keefe & Elane Baker at their new vineyard property in Ramona. Bring your crock pot full of chili (not mandatory) and sides, corn bread, etc. for the annual chili cook-off. We will discuss the 2015 harvest and the different steps in the fermentation process.
Also, we will be taking nominations for officers for the SDAWS elections to be held at the January meeting.


When : November 21, 2015 – 12-3 PM
Where : Ramona – contact us for address if you did not receive the group email

What to bring: WINE GLASS, chair, Chili or other wine friendly food to share, a bottle of wine to share and a second bottle for the wine raffle / exchange