Welcome to the Rochester Area Home Winemakers Website

We make wine for personal enjoyment, and our site is open to anyone interested in this rewarding hobby. Our club is for amateur winemakers who are willing and eager to learn the fine art of making, and occasionally tasting, one of nature's finest foods. If you live in the Rochester area, or anywhere in western upstate New York, come meet with us. 

Let us know you've been here by signing our guestbook. Please use the contacts page for live email links to contact us.


Time to order your
Chilean & Californian juice

In April and October we consolidate club members orders and arrange shipping to Pittsford NY for juice from Chile, Italy and California. By group purchasing we are able to get a very favorable price.  This offer is open to the general public also.

23 Liter (6 gallon) pails from Chile and Italy and 20 Liter (5 gallon) pails from California are imported and wholesaled to us from Costa's Wine Country, Ontario, Canada.

Orders need be in by April 11, 2015  See all details on order site:


To all RAHW Members:
The RAHW club dues cover the period from January 1st to December 31st each year, and are to be paid by January 1st.

INCLUDE a check for $15.00 for annual membership dues. (Additional household members may join for $5.00 each.) Make check out to Rochester Area Home Winemakers. 

RAHW Club Membership
1000 Penfield Road,  Rochester, NY 14625

Payment can also be made via credit card.


 In case you have not heard, New York State is the "Wine Region of the Year" according to Wine Enthusiast. Read more here.

Next Meeting

Our next meeting is at 12:00 noon on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at the Grapevine Restaurant (in the Corner Sports Bar), 122 Main Street, East Rochester, NY 14445. See Meeting Schedule for more information.


March 2015 Posts

Minutes from the March 14, 2015 meeting have been posted under Members Only.

February 2015 Posts

New York State's First Winery

2014 AWS Amateur Wine Competition

Home Wine Press Dec. 2014-Jan. 2015

January 2015 Posts

Minutes from the January 10, 2015 meeting have been posted under Members Only.

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