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

" Coffee keeps me busy until it's acceptable to drink wine! "
- Joy Hattingen
Next Meeting

Next meeting is THURSDAY, February 27th, 7:00 pm
at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Healdsburg
Bring 3 wine glasses

Speaker: Gabe Jackson, Owner • The Beverage People

Topic: The Beverage People-Sonoma County's Fermentation HQs since 1980-What they Offer

Gabe will speak about his goals, future plans, innovations, services, educational series, and newsletter. In addition, he’ll discuss the merits of his membership program when purchasing supplies, equipment, equipment rental, etc. REMINDER: Meeting has been moved from Wednesday to Thursday, Feb. 27th

View February 2020 PDF announcement

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Competition & Awards

Bottle Shock Open
Entry Form Deadline: February 14th
Wine Entry Deadline: February 14th

Sonoma-Marin Fair
Entry Form Deadline: March
Wine Entry Deadline: March

WineMaker International Amateur Wine Competition
Entry Form Deadline: March 17th
Wine Entry Deadline: March 17th

All Competitions & Awards


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