Stuart’s August Juice Message

NGGW members and visitors; please see our upcoming events and Zoom meetings. Add them to your calendar – and we hope you can attend as many as possible. We need your support. As you’d imagine, we are continuously expanding our circles of influence on a local and state basis and constantly working to make our organization more meaningful for you. Please provide any suggestions for events/educational zoom meetings or anything else you think can expand NGGW.


Monday, August 9th (5-6:3 PM) – 3rd Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, August 19th (4-6PM) – Vineyard Tour @ Frost Lane Vineyard

FINAL VINEYARD TOUR OF 2021: Mitch & Jaclyn Strominger will host the final tour & BBQ at their lovely home SW Reno.

It is scheduled from 4 – 6 PM on a Thursday afternoon (vs on a Saturday or Sunday) to let our weekend workers and our hard-working 9-5 weekday members and their guests attend AND (we hope) some of our amazing commercial members will be able to attend as well.


Wednesday, September 8th (6PM) ZOOM Meeting Featuring a “Round- table Discussion on Malolactic Fermentation”

Malolactic fermentation, Secondary fermentation, MLF or ML for short, is the process in which malic acid in wine is converted to lactic acid. It’s a nature process, but winemakers usually start it themselves for most red wines and some white wines to ensure their wines go through ML after primary fermentation. Contrary to regular or primary fermentation (where yeast converts sugar into alcohol), ML is caused by bacteria.


Annual Harvest Dinner Celebration (Date and Location TBD, considering 10/14, 10/21 or 10/28)


NGGW Annual Meeting (11/3 or 11/17) time and location TBD

Wednesday, November 10th from (5-7 PM) Members New Wine Evaluation
Members newly Fermented wine evaluation at the 4th St Wineries. Adam Hand, Great Basin Winery offered to supervise this evaluation along with winemaker Mark Henry, Montolivia Vineyard & Winery in Grass Valley ‘lend-a-hand” giving advice on how to improve your newly fermented wine.


NGGW Members’ Holiday Party (Date/Locale TBD)

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