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

" Men are like fine Wine… they all start out like grapes and it's our job to stomp on them and keep them in the dark until they mature into something you'd like to have with Dinner "
- Presumably a very witty Wife!
Next Meeting

Next meeting is Wednesday, June 28th, 7:00 pm
at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Healdsburg
Bring 2 wine glasses

Speaker: Group Discussion

Topic: Sanitation Practices

View June 2017 PDF announcement

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Competition & Awards

Napa County Fair
Entry Form Deadline: June 14th
Wine Entry Deadline: June 14th

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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