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

" Wine Cellar… A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread, and Friends "
- Andrew Turnbox
Next Meeting

Next meeting is Wednesday, August 22nd, 7:00 pm
at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Healdsburg
Bring 3 wine glasses

Speaker: Discussion will be facilitated by Bruce Hagen, Education Coordinator

Topic: Preparing for Harvest

The program will be a continuation of our open discussion about preparing for harvest, just weeks away, and reviewing the basic process of winemaking from harvest to starting and managing fermentation. if you plan to make wine this season, come and share your experiences, opinions, thoughts, and concerns. Be prepared to participate, ask questions and offer experiences.

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Sonoma County Harvest Fair
Entry Form Deadline: August 24th
Wine Entry Deadline: August 24th

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