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.



Annual Club Picnic

This year's club picnic will be Wednesday, July 8, starting at 5 pm.    We will plan to eat at 6 pm with the meeting to follow.   The picnic is for club members , their families and guest.      The cost is $5 per member and guests;  children under 12 are free.  The club will provide hots,  hamburgers, rolls, condiments, forks, spoons, plates, plastic cups and water.  We are asking everyone to bring a dish to pass.  Bring some of your homemade wine and a wine glass.      The park is off the south side of Calkins Road between East Henrietta Road (15A) and West Henrietta   Road (15) between Wegmans and the Henrietta Senior Center.      Plan on bringing the whole family.   There is a big playground right by the pavilion.       Please email me at gerlingdavid at yahoo dot com or call Dave at 585-334-3990 if you are coming. We need to know how many are coming to determine the amount of food to buy.  Please let me know what dish you are bringing to pass so that we don't get too many of the same thing.


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.


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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