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.



Home Winemaking Seminar Reminder !!!

When: Saturday, August 8th is the annual Home Winemaking seminar starting at 9:00 am

Where: The location has changed to the NYS Agriculture Station at Geneva (about a 45 minute drive from Rochester). 

The speakers include:

  • Staci Nugent – “Top 10 Winemaking Secrets”
  • Ellie Butz from Lallemand  - “Use of Enzymes in small batch wine making”
  • Yann Fay – “Making Hard Cider”
  • Diane Schmit from Cornell – “Cleaning and Sanitation”
  • Tom Mitchell – 2015 crop update
  • Chris Gerling – Tour of NYSAGES fermentation lab

Go to the website www.nys-homewine.info for the latest info, and pre-pay $20, or $25 at the door. 


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 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.



Finger Lakes News

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 will be held at the annual club picnic on Wednesday July 8th. See Meeting Schedule for more information.


July 2015 Posts

A classified ad was posted under Members Only.

June 2015 Posts

Photos from June 2015 Tour of Dr. Frank's Chateau Frank

May 2015 Posts

Minutes from the May 9, 2015 meeting have been posted under Members Only.

April 2015 Posts

What is an AVA?

Chicken with Shallots and Spinach

Home Wine Press Feb.-March 2015

March 2015 Posts

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

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