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.



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, January 10, 2015, at the Grapevine Restaurant (in the Corner Sports Bar), 122 Main Street, East Rochester, NY 14445. See Meeting Schedule for more information.

November 2014 Posts

The changes that were voted on at the November 8, 2014 meeting have been added to the club Constitution.

Minutes from the November 8, 2014 meeting have been posted under Members Only.

Credit card payment links for Annual Dues and Banquet tickets have been added to this site for your convenience. Click on "RAHW Payment" on the navigation menu at left.

October 2014 Posts

Club medalists in 2014 New York State Fair Amateur Wine Competition

Club medalists in 2014 Erie County Fair Home Wine Competition

Home Wine Press Aug.-Sept. 2014

September 2014 Posts

Make Your Own Chill-Proof Chamber for Cold Stabilizing Your Wine

Club medalist in 2014 San Diego (CA) County Fair Amateur Wine Competition

Club medalist in 2014 INDY International Wine Competition (Amateur Division)

Minutes from the September 13, 2014 meeting have been posted under Members Only.

August 2014 Posts

Firsts in American Wine

Which commercial winery was really first in the United States?

A Glass of History—A visit to J. J. Dufour Winery at First Vineyard

Home Wine Press June-July 2014

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