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 info@gencowinemakers.com

" When in Doubt, add more wine! "
- Maestro Martino
Next Meeting

GENCO Monthly Meetings begin at 7pm on the 4th Wednesday of the Month at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Healdsburg.
Next meeting: August 24th
Location This Month will be at ReCoop Barrels, 2010 Barlow Lane, Sebastopol
Speaker: TBA, Topic: Tour of Facility, Presentation on Services & Products
Bring 2 wine glasses unless notified otherwise.

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Competition & Awards

Cellarmasters 43rd Annual U.S. Amateur Winemaking Competition
Entry Form Deadline: November 2016
Wine Entry Deadline: TBA

Sonoma County Harvest Fair
Entry Form Deadline: August 26th
Wine Entry Deadline: August 26th

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GENCO Gems

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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