Garage Enologists of Sonoma County

Sonoma County, California

GENCO was formed to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and  information, and to promote viticulture and production of quality wine within the membership. We share information on experiences, successes, failures, and pitfalls in making wine and conduct tastings of member wines for evaluation and enjoyment.

At each meeting we explore a subject of particular interest to our members regarding home winemaking or grape growing. We have an open discussion at some meetings and at others we have a knowledgeable guest speaker. We share in the purchase of winemaking supplies (bottles, corks, carboys, supplies, etc.) to obtain larger lots for better pricing.

GENCO meets once a month in or near Healdsburg. The group shares ideas, problems, and wine, and is not only informative, but fun. We have beginner and experienced winemakers. If you are interested in joining or would like more information about GENCO, please contact us at

" What contemptible scoundrel stole the cork from my lunch? "
- W.C. Fields
Next Meeting

Next meeting is Wednesday, July 25th, 7:00 pm
at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Healdsburg
Bring 3 wine glasses

Speaker: MaryLou and George Marek

Topic: Exploring Syrah

MaryLou and George Marek will extensively explore the variety SYRAH with tastes from wines made all over the world.  We will discuss the history of this grape, where and how it is farmed, and different characteristics.  We will have a group discussion along with tasting commercial wines alongside GENCO wines.

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