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 info@gencowinemakers.com

" Girls just wanna have….Wine! "
- A Girl
Next Meeting

Next meeting is Wednesday, September 26th, 7:00 pm
at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Healdsburg
Bring 3 wine glasses


Speaker: Carmine Indinoli

Topic: Grapevine Trellising Systems

Carmine considers that all forms of training lead to a canopy that require specific “trellis” management, even the outdated head-pruning system. He'll walk us through the 3 or 4 basic systems: head, cordon on a VSP, cane on a VSP, and then briefly go over the “quad” VSP

View September 2018 PDF announcement


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Cellarmasters 45th Annual US Amateur Wine Competition
Entry Form Deadline: TBA
Wine Entry Deadline: November-TBA

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GENCO Member John Fredrick Capitani Sunol, CA/ Geyserville, CA On August 11th, 2018, the Capitani family lost our patriarch, our hero, our heart and soul, our son, our brother, our father and our uncle, friend to all, our comedian and our consiglieri.

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