47th Annual OC Fair Home Wine Competition hosted by the Orange County Wine Society (OCWS) is open for entries through May 26, 2023. Judging will take place June 10, 2023 and Home Winemakers will be notified June 19, 2023. More information is online at https://www.homewinecompetition.com/
California State Fair Home Wine Competition is now open for entries! Entries can be submitted through April 25, 2023. Judging is on May 20, 2023 with Awards Ceremony at the California State Fair on June 10th. More information online at https://calexpostatefair.com/participate/competitions/california-home-wine/
It’s time for budbreak, spring, renewal, and re-starting San Diego Amateur Winemaking Society (SDAWS)! Please join us for a re-organizational meeting on Saturday April 1st (no joke!) at the former Curds and Wine warehouse, 7194 Clairemont Mesa Blvd 92111, at 1 pm. We will discuss goals, organization, and leadership for SDAWS and hopefully bring back this great group to benefit all San Diego area winemakers and wine lovers.
Please RSVP for this event for details on what to bring and what to expect with the “register” button:
There will be a SDAWS Meeting on 9/29/2018 at 2 PM at the house of John and Lorraine Estey, 15434 Paseo Penasco, Escondido, CA 92025.
Has it been a strange year for growing grapes for you?
Have your grapes ripened evenly or are they turning to raisins in the sun while others still remain green?
Have you learned new tricks for netting or bird repellent that you’d like to share with fellow vineyard owners?
Come to the home of John and Lorraine Estey on September 29th and share your stories with fellow SDAWS winemakers.
Invite your friends to become members.
More to come. . .
Bring a list of your grapevine growing questions to the next SDAWS meeting 2 PM, Saturday June 9th at 1435 Logan Court, Escondido, CA 92027.
There will be a guest speaker to answer your questions on vineyard management and what can go wrong in growing your own wine grapes.
Bring a bottle of your wine to share, and one for the raffle, along with your own glasses, a chair, and cheese and crackers to share with the group.
Don’t forget about our November meeting!
It will be on November 18th at 13909 Indian Canyon Ln in Poway.
We’ll start at around 2pm and end at 5pm or so.
Bring some of your wine to share.
There will be a guest speaker so prepare to be intrigued.
There will be a SDAWS meeting on 8/5 noon to 2 at Ramona Ranch Winery. There will be a group email sent out with more information. Hope everybody can make it.
Just an update on upcoming meeting on 6/17/17 from Noon to 2pm. Domaine Artefact 15404 Highland Valley Rd Escondido, CA
This will be our first meeting in a long time, so we are asking to hold off on bringing wine. Mark and Lynn La Chapelle have so kindly offered to host our meeting, there will be wine available at this event from Domaine Artefact. You can bring cheese, crackers…. Mark will also be the guest speaker there. We are hoping to update the email list and add as many new members as possible . Please let everybody know that is interested about the meeting. Hope to see everybody there.
The SDAWS will be meeting on 6/17/17. We will be posting the location of the meeting soon. We may have lost some of the SDAWS contacts, so please let everybody know if they are not included. Looking forward to seeing everybody .