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

" We are all mortal until the first kiss and the second glass of wine "
- Eduardo Galeano
Next Meeting

Next meeting is Wednesday, August 24th, 7:00 pm
at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Healdsburg

Speaker: Bruce Hagen, Director of Education


Part 1 of knowing your red wines. We will focus on the lighter style red wines, ie: Pinot Noir, Grenache, Nebbiolo, Gamay.

The wines will be poured blind with descriptive notes for each of the varietals. There will be prizes for those getting all the answers right.

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Sonoma County Harvest Fair Amateur Wine Competition
Entry Form Deadline: August 19th
Wine Entry Deadline: August 29th

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