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.

NOTE CHANGE: Next meeting now on November 5

Next Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2016 (NOT November 12). See Meeting Schedule for more information.

Scheduled Event

Saturday, Sunday, & Monday

July 15th, 16th, & 17th

2017 Finger Lakes Wine Festival
(open to the public)
20th Anniversary!!   1996 - 2016
Watkins Glen, New York

The 2017 WineMaker Magazine Conference
in the Finger Lakes!!! 

Will be held at Cornell University's Statler Hotel in Ithaca, NY. Sign up early for a $100 discount.

See winemakermag.com/1588-2017-winemaker-magazine-conference-registration for details.


RAHW 10th Anniversary

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This year we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the founding
of Rochester Area Home Winemakers.

Rochester Area Home Winemakers’ very first meeting was held in September 2006. We count it as a privilege to have served the greater Rochester area’s home winemakers for the past ten years and we hope to continue doing so for many years to come. Thanks to all who came to our September 10 meeting to help us celebrate! Members can order 10th anniversary commemorative polo shirts at 10th anniversary shirts.

October 2016 Posts

Club medalists in 2016 Erie County Fair Home Wine Competition

September 2016 Posts

No posts.

August 2016 Posts

How to Stop a Fermentation or Prevent Re-Fermentation

Older Posts

Recent Posts Archive

Dues Policy

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 age 21 or over may join for $5.00 each.) Make check out to Rochester Area Home Winemakers. 

MAIL TO: RAHW Club Membership 1000 Penfield Road,  Rochester, NY 14625

Payment can also be made via CREDIT CARD.