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

" Sometimes I write "Drink Wine" on my to do list so I can feel like I Accomplished Something! "
- Jeff Kubli
Next Meeting

Next meeting is Wednesday, August 26th, 2:45 pm
at the Your home... via ZOOM

Speaker: Education Co-Coordinator Dave Schaffer

Topic: Wines of Spain

Dave Schaffer will present a Wines of Spain tour with 6 different Spanish wines. Slides and videos will provide a virtual auto trip through northern Spain to 6 different regions.

In case you have interest in purchasing 1 or more of the Spanish wines that we will be tasting, they are available at Bottle Barn and on

• A La Caña - Albariño - Rias Baixas - $14.99

• A Louro - Godello and Treixadura - Valdeorras - $17.99

• A Marqués D Irún - Verdejo - Rue da - $11.49

• A Marqués de Cáceres - Tempranillo - Rioja - $16.99

• A Tres Picos - Garnacha - Campoded Borja - $14.49

• A Les Terrasses - Garnacha and Cariñena - Priorat - $35.99

With Covid-19 affecting Spain more than most Countries, wine tourism there has been at a standstill. Don’t miss out on our virtual tour of Northern Spain - you can’t experience it any other way right now.

View August 2020 PDF announcement

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Competition & Awards

CANCELED! - Sonoma-Marin Fair
Entry Form Deadline: April 13th
Wine Entry Deadline: April 13th - 5pm

POSTPONED TO 2021! - San Diego County Fair
Entry Form Deadline: April 3rd
Wine Entry Deadline: April 21st

POSTPONED! - CA State Fair Home Wine Competition
Entry Form Deadline: May 6th
Wine Entry Deadline: May 6th

ON HOLD! - Alameda County Fair Amateur Wine Competition
Entry Form Deadline: May 1st online
Wine Entry Deadline: May 16th

CANCELED! - Orange Wine Society/Orange County Fair
Entry Form Deadline: Prior to May 28th
Wine Entry Deadline: May 28th

CANCELED! - Marin County Fair
Entry Form Deadline:
Wine Entry Deadline:

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