Garage Enologists of North 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

" A meal without Wine is just called breakfast "
- Anonymous
Next Meeting

Next meeting is Wednesday, October 25th, 7:00 pm
at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Healdsburg
Bring 1 wine glasses

Speaker: Group Discussion

Topic: Sonoma County Wildfires

View October 2017 PDF announcement

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Competition & Awards

Cellarmasters 44th Annual U.S. Amateur Winemaking Competition
Entry Form Deadline: November 11th
Wine Entry Deadline: November 11th

All Competitions & Awards


Rod Larrick ~ 4/2016

Rod Larrick ~ 4/2016

One of our most experienced GENCO GEMS, Rod made his first batch of wine from Muscat grapes in 1978 with a disappointing end point: vinegar. We would all agree that he has come a very long way, now boasting a sparkling track record of growing grapes for

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