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

" I truly believe grape growing and making wine is an art form that keeps one connected with nature, and also connected to good people "
- Rod Larrick
Next Meeting

Next meeting is Wednesday, November 20th, 7:00 pm
at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Healdsburg
Bring 1 wine glasses

Speaker: Group Discussion

Topic: Judgement at GENCO

We will start with a blind tasting of award winning GENCO member chardonnays against a French white burgundy and GENCO award winning member Cabernets against a French red Bordeaux. Afterwards Movie Night: Bottle Shock. An assortment of French and California appetizers will follow the tasting. We’ll bring the popcorn and candy, you bring the wine!

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2020 Bottle Shock Open
Entry Form Deadline: February
Wine Entry Deadline: February

2020 Sonoma-Marin Fair & WineMaker Magazine
Entry Form Deadline: March
Wine Entry Deadline: March

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